|" We had dinner at the Weihnachtsmarkt in Konstanz and drank some Kinderpunsch."|
Actually that's how I handle emotional bumps now. I go into my room and pray until I feel better. I am so glad that I had the experiences on my mission that taught me to do that.
I think of the things I have seen these last 18 months, the people I have met, the experiences I have had and I just can't help but shake my head and say, "Only God could make such a wondrous thing possible." I couldn't have planned a better adventure even if I had had all of the creativity and money in the world! These last 18 months have been better than any movie I have watched, better than any book I have read. I truly know that if we let God write our story, he will take it to places we can't even imagine. I wanted to say that in the German way (wir können uns nicht vorstellen) because it makes even more sense. We can not comprehend what the Lord wants to do with us, it is so magnificent and glorious. I mean, truly just glorious. I think of the things that I have seen and they are glorious.
I love you all so much! Thanks so much for the emails and letters and packages and prayers over this last year and a half. I love you.
I am so excited to see the Christmas lights on the house when I come home . I can't believe I come home ! I can't wait to share this experience with you.
I gave my last testimony at church yesterday and one of the members came up and said, "You are the first missionary that has given their testimony that has said they will still be a missionary when they go home." I thought that was really good, because I really don't feel like my mission is ending but that it is in a way just starting. I am all trained and now I get to adjust and learn how to be a real tool for the Lord, you know? And I am sure I will be learning my whole life how to do so.
I love you so much Daddy. Ah! I get to give you a big hug and watch football and chit chat with you and Tori and Mommy and Tina and cousins and everyone else! It will be really great. I love you! I love Germany too, just wait until I get home because I will talk your ear off so much you will love Germany Austria and Switzerland too!
|This beautiful family is being baptized this week!|
|And so is this handsome gentleman!|
|One last pigeon picture ;)|
|Getting beautified courtesy of Sister Kutschke|