Thursday, August 25, 2016

Our car is fixed!

 This week was crazy.  We were all over the place.  We helped the elders in our district who were getting whitewashed carry all their bags, then we got our car from the shop.  I'm starting to drive now and at first it was scary because the roads are so narrow here, but now I'm getting the hang of it.  We also went  to Kiel for a street display with the Neumunster Elders and I got to see my old companion Elder Miller, and meet his trainee who is a pretty cool kid.

 Us and the Pinneberg Elders with a member in Pinneberg.  I served in Pinneberg not too long ago, so it was nice to be back.

We did meet with a couple of people this week.  One of them is a less active and his nonmember girlfriend.  They are a little hard to teach.  The man has a tumor and has challenges mentally.   But in the end he comes to church.  We have a lesson and he won't agree with everything we say.  Like scripture study is actually a commandment and that we should follow all the commandments.  Then we asked him what commandments he is going to work on this week, hoping he would remember scriptures.  He said..... the ten commandments...  But when we ask if he is coming to church, he always says, "auf jeden fall" which means, of course!

We were going by on less actives who live around a small town called Rendsburg.  We went by this guys brother first, and he was like. "what the heck, why do you keep coming?"  And long story short, he is probably going to take out his records, yeah pretty sad, but surprisingly he was really nice.  We explained that the Rendsburg Branch closed a year ago and that's why we went by on him to tell him about it.  We also went by on the guys brother and talked with him too.  We knocked on his door and talked on his doorstep about things, then we asked him what he does and he said his job, then he was like, "But I have a hobby and it's collecting and selling Star Wars toys."  So we were like, "Cool, can we see them?"  He says, yeah sure, he first shows us a display case full of them and I've gotta be honest right here, cause I've never seen Star Wars.  Like I've seen parts of certain movies, but never the whole thing, so I was kinds lost lol!  And then he starts telling us how much some them sell for and some little tiny figure sold for $7,000! What the heck!  Then he opens up a room and it's full of them and at that point he's like, "Well it's a little more than a hobby."  But the guy was so chill, he even has a John Stockton jersey!  Sadly we didn't see that.  We talked with him a while about religion, he's way smart.  Gee its kinda sad, some people in Europe actually think about religion and they are so smart, but they have to have logical proof for everything.  He kept talking about upgrading religion, for example changing the church to conform to society more.  At the end we invitied him to pick up a Book of Mormon and read in it, which he hasn't done since he was a kid.  He said in October his Dad will be there and his Dad is a member, so we will see him again hopefully.

Well I'm out of time again.  We need to plan a lesson for FHE tonight.  The bottom pictures are of Husum, it's a huge tourist city and really pretty.

Elder Spangenberg

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