November 9, 2015
Elder Fisher’s dad asked: “Well, you're a year older but the question is, are you any wiser? Did your companion sing happy birthday to you in German? Any cake?”
|Elder Fisher in his new suit.|
And here is Elder Fisher’s response:
Well the wise man built his house upon the Rock and I haven't even built a house yet so that might be saying something dad. My companion and most of the Germans sang the Happy Birthday song in English so that was pretty cool I guess. I didn’t get cake—but I got an apple pie from a member in my ward like 3 days after my birthday so that was good. As for the rest of my birthday, we spent it at a district meeting and the district sang Happy Birthday to me. We then had a lesson with a less active member and it was super spiritual and good. For the last part of the day, since my companion had a meeting the next day in Hamburg, we drove somewhere and overnighted in a place called Leer (about 80 miles from Bad Bentheim) and those elders made dinner for us and it was a fun day (just not a lot happened).
As for the Bad Bentheim ward, yes, we do have a branch ward mission leader. We are not sure what we are teaching in our monthly Sunday school (which is next week) but I am sure it is something good. We usually check it a few days before so we are not quite sure yet. Our ward does have the annual Primary Sacrament Presentation--it is next week here and the whole ward is so excited about it too.
Since our ward covers so many cities, we work a lot in certain cities. We decide which city we are going to visit and we go and work in one city for a few hours. Then we switch cities after a few hours and basically, we set up our appointments to go with the cities we are.
As for Thanksgiving, Germany doesn't really celebrate Thanksgiving but we have a zone conference that day so it is kind of a celebration for the missionaries. However, there is a lot of Christmas stuff out already but the stores are not enclosed malls here--I would say everything it set up pretty close to how the W_______ Shopping Center near home is set up—all the doors open to a central area and the center area is open.
I am looking forward to our Christmas call—you asked if I could read part of the Christmas story…can I read the scripture from Luke when the Angel visits the shepherds in the field? I am excited to meet my future sister-in-law at Christmas during our Skype call. I hope that they can get everything for the wedding planned, too. Instead of holding up my pictures for the photos, I heard of these things called cardboard cut outs and that might work for me so I can be in the family pictures.
Scripture of the week 1 Corinthians 13:4 "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,"
Quote "I don't know many things, but I know some things" -someone
Thanks for all of the stuff and the birthday email, I hope you have a good week. Love ya mom and dad.
Elder Spencer Fisher