|Sherry and J|
(she is officially the Elders' baptism but they taught her together)
|Sis Kutschke, K-J, J, Sister Henry, Oma V. Thank you so much for sending photos, Oma V! <3|
|Singen Branch Missionaries: Elder Mickelson, Sister Henry, Sister Kutschke, Elder Allan|
But something really REALLY funny happened on Monday. We are all done with emails, we head back home to just clean and rest for Pday. After a couple of hours, we make our way over to the grocery store to get our weekly groceries. I was still feeling just really on edge and emotional. Anyways, we are at the fruit isle when I man comes up and asks if we are Mormon. I say yes, he asks if we're from America, I say I am and Sis. K is from Darmstatt, etc. The usuals.
Now, normally I can take this. We joke that Sister Kutschke brought bad luck, because lately there have just been a lot more people getting upset with me for being American. Anyways, he keeps ranting and I just go, "Sir, I am sorry. I can not handle this today." and I just start crying. Right there, next to the apples and the plums, I am crying in a grocery store however many thousand miles away from home. (5345 miles)
Oh the other funny part was that most of the chocolate had alkohol in it (there were a couple pieces without thankfully). Our neighbor from downstairs also brought us some thank you gift. It was these two cute Elderblossem drinks with a little bit of lime and mint in it. We were so excited to drink them, after making sure they weren't alcoholic. We sat down to dinner, were about to open them up, and then Sister Kutschke noticed right next to the label a little 6,9%. So, we didn't end up drinking those ones haha
We also got to go to the temple, which was GREAT! I loved every moment of it. It was also cool, because it made me want to go out and be a missionary. I am excited for when I get to go to the temple as often as I want, but I also know that this time really is the time for me to focus my work on the living.
Interviews were FANTASTIC. The Kohler's are just the best! Seriously, they were called by inspiration. They are the best.
Oh, my brain is getting messed up with so much German. I say English words in my German sentences, and German words in my English ones without noticing. They just slip out. It's fun, though. Sister Kutschke and I joke that there are a lot of jealous missionaries because I get to work with a German speaker ;)
PS I loved to hear more about your visits with my comps and Preston! It's so fun you got to see everyone! Thanks for being so great and getting to know the other people I love. Oh and I want you to know I am learning a lot about patience with myself, speaking German all the time. It was really hard for me last week just adjusting to making mistakes all day long, I felt like a golden again. But it's better now, I am adjusting. I just thought you would like that I am learning that lesson :)
Oh yeah, I play the piano all the time now, last minute too. I played for the baptism. It is hard for me to comprehend that I wouldn't play when people asked someone to play, how funny is that?
|Oma, Sis Kutschke, Sis Henry, Sis Lee, Elder Lee (the Lees are from Tri-Cities in Washington)|
|With Sis Kutschke and Oma by Bodensee on the Finding Day|
|With Elder Sanft, a Golden who is from Portland!|
|She french braided her companion's hair|
|A PIGEON (her patronus)|
|Sherry being Sherry|
|Kim-Joy in her dirndl and Elder Mickelson|