|With Sis Krasynski at the Biebrich Palace|
We met our new Gemeinde (ward) on Sunday and they were SO EXCITED to see us. The whole relief society (woman's organization) hugged us at least 2-3 times each. Which is so different because usually when you get to a new area their excitement is pretty mild. We met our GML (ward mission leader) for 5 minutes and then 10 minutes later during sacrament meeting he was released and we got a new GML Brüder Tiebing! It's ok because I didn't really know either of them.
Brüder Tiebing invited all of the most over to his home for a mini Gemiko for Monday evening. That was so much fun! We got to meet his whole family and they are so amazing and so nice! They have 4 children; a daughter whose name I have not yet learned but she's married and has a baby, Jens (19 and waiting for his mission call), Lisa (16 and dances ballet), and Kris (9 and super energetic). We ate and had a great time and Brüder Tiebing shared with us his ideas of what we could do differently and they were all super inspired!
We've been able to meet with quite a few less actives and we've been finding a lot. We were in Bad Schwalbach, Taunusstein, and Hattersheim (Frankfurt areas) for appointments and finding this whole week. It was a lot of time on busses and trains.
|Dooring in Bad Schwalbach|
aka Langenschwalbach area
We had 3 or so appointments with potentials, but they either fell out or the person didn't understand what we were saying. Oh well das passiert manchmal (this happens).
Something that I really came to appreciate this week and understand more deeply is the knowledge that we are all God's children and that we are created in His image. In John 14:9 it says "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." Christ had a body of flesh and blood and so do we because our Heavenly Father has a body just like ours. We also have the ability to have children, families, and relationships. These are abilities we've inherited from our Heavenly Parents. This is seriously just the beginning of a wonderful wealth of knowledge that we have and thankfully for the restored gospel we have even more knowledge now!
I love Wiesbaden! I love being a missionary! I love you all!
|Wiesbaden town center (Fussganger - shoppers)|
|Kurhaus - this area is known for its spas and resorts.|
|Best looking casino you've ever seen!|
|Sunday School - found while dooring|
|Wiesbaden distriact in front of Biebrich Palace (the Schloss)|
l-r: Sis K, E. Holyoak, E. Smith, E. Wiley, E.Jukes, ME