Sunday, March 2, 2014

November 11, 2013

Dear family,

This past week was good. It was kind of hard to meet with people, but that's ok. We had an austausche (exchange) with the zone leaders. We had an awesome stretch of street. In 20 minutes we found 3 different people and set up 3 lessons with them, but that was in Stuttgart. So I didn't get to see them again. It was really awesome though talking with 3 different people and they all wanted to meet with us. And all in a row! No rejections between. That doesn't happen too often. It was awesome. Maybe it was the heat. It was 41 degrees celcius in Frankfurt. That's well over 100. And also it's humid. German weather is crazy. 

We met with R last week. He is doing as awesome as ever. We talked about the temple. He thought it was way cool that it's the exact same as Jewish temples (he has studied jewish religion a ton) so he knew everything that went on in the temple already. It was just making connections in his head. We also met with the really old guy. F. He said he is about 90% sure the Book of Mormon is true scripture. His big problem is that he can't come to church. He really can't. He is too old and fragile to make the journey. So we are going to have to see what we should do about that one. He wants a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants so we have one to give him next time we meet. This week he said he doesn't have time. He has visitors and doctors and all sorts of stuff. We also met with L. She is really cool. She’s kind of shy, but she was warming up to us. We met in a park and some drunk guy came up to us and said, “There is no God. I can't see him it means he doesn't exist.” And L. said, “It's like the wind. You can't see the wind but you can see the effects of it.” Not to the drunk guy, but to us afterwards. She said if she gets baptized it would be after she moves out from home. So in a couple years. When we talked with her dad a couple weeks ago he sounded like he didn't care about religion. It wasn't important to him. And wouldn't care what his daughter did with religion. So we'll see. 

Something cool from what happened last week. I was reading in the bible. When Joseph gets sold to Egypt. After he reveals himself to his brothers that he is Joseph, the governor of Egypt. He said, “You didn't sell me into bondage. God sent me there so I could help our family survive this plague.” So if we go through trials faithfully and try to do what's right, God will bless us. There is always a happy ending. I know that.

Transfers are in 2 weeks so I can tell you then where I'll be. We walk everywhere now. It takes longer but it's freezing to bike here in rain and cold, it's no fun. Luckily there hasn't been any snow yet. It should come soon sadly.

We teach english every week and this week will be fun. A lot of times nobody comes. The Ls are going to come to help us. We are just going to play games and speak English L. is coming so it will force her to learn more English. It's perfect. And then everyone else has fun together.

I Love you

Elder Kinghorn

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