Landshut – Week 3

Landshut - Week 3

(week 57)

Hey everybody how’s it going?!

What a wonderful week I had!! We saw so many wonders!! Let’s talk about it

Thursday was a day for the mission history books! We were sooooo busy. First, we had a lesson with a new friend named Glory. She is awesome!! She is a refugee from Africa, working on getting her German citizenship. We talked with her for almost an hour, and she expressed many beliefs that we already believe too!! The spirit was super strong. Something I like to do when I meet with people, is try to imagine them wearing the baptismal clothes. It helps me focus on helping them get where they need to go, and it’s a way for me to see where they are at in their progression by asking myself if I can imagine that for them or not. This lady slipped right over the white jumpsuit and straight to temple clothing! She’s amazing and I can’t wait to meet with her again!

So, we were also going to be doing exchanges with the sisters in Munich, but that meant that we needed to take public transportation to get there instead of driving. The catch was, we had a SUPER important appointment for Sister Rollins in Munich that we HAD to get to on time… we literally had to run from the U-bahn station to the appointment!! But we made it. The sisters met us there, and we switched. I took Sister Prete and we headed back to Landshut. Keep in mind: we left at 3 pm. That’ll be important later.
So we start heading home, U-bahn to train, then to bus. Missed the first bus, had to wait an hour in the station for the next one. Got on a bus. Looked at my Google maps, which is telling me we will pull up at home at 5:44 and I’m like okay, at 5:40 I’ll start really paying attention to my surrounding and make sure we don’t miss it. πŸ₯²πŸ˜ͺ at 5:55 we get off the bus at a stop that doesn’t even have a name, across the road from an egg farm. It is like 20 degrees out, 6 pm and pitch black outside, and we are in the middle of NOWHERE. I,of course, start apologizing, and Sister Prete is laughing just a little like the Joker. And I’m like… shoot, what now?! So, I call a member to come save us and eternal thanks be to my hero Brother Klemm because he was out driving and he swung around and saved us from certain doom. AND THEN bought us groceries! What a legend. So yeah, getting lost #371 for me on my mission how about you guys? I hope you’re all better at directions, and I also hope I never have to take that bus again.

Friday we had an Austellung here in Landshut!! I didn’t have a great finding day, but as a zone we got 3 numbers and 6 people who said they’d come to church! All 3 numbers responded to our messages, and we’ve already met with 2 of them!! More on them later.

First, I need to give y’all a PSA: I’m sure that many of you have had people approach you on the street to sell something or ask for money before. Well, I’m not selling the gospel when I go out on the street, but sometimes it sure feels that way with how people react to me. The way I ended this austelling was with this interaction:
“Hi, we are out on the street today asking people, what brings you peace?”
“When people leave me alone in peace.”
So, I had already been rejected multiple times, in diverse ways, and my steam was running low. But this man coming at me with the “lass mich in ruhe” comment, broke me and I almost cried. I just felt so done. So, my PSA is please, please be nice to people who ask you stuff on the street. You don’t have to take what they offer, or even listen to what they have to say. But please reject them nicely. Even so much as saying “you too” when you wish them a good day can literally make such a huge difference. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been rejected by someone who said “you too” and my follow up comment is “wow they are so nice” EVEN AS THEY ARE REJECTING ME AND THEIR SAVIOR. Thank you for your time, my PSA is now complete.

Anyway, Saturday was awesome!! I got to go to Stuttgart!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ almost half the mission went to get their covid booster shot, and though I am already boosted, my companion Sister Rollins was not! So I got to see tons of my missionary friends and even a couple friends from Stuttgart! Brother Hoffman and Bea SΓΌss came to get their boosters too, and it was so fun to see them. It was a great great day. RIP my companion though, she had to drive 7 hours to get there and back ☠

Sunday was another day for the mission history books. Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start! So, we had a Book of Mormon referral we decided to stop by and drop off before church. We pull up to this man’s house and knock on the door. A man opens it wearing a tank top and bright red underwear… and nothing else. We, being “professionals” don’t skip a beat and are like “ummmmm… we’re looking for Florian?” And this man just pauses and then says “nicht Heute. Danke” which being translated is “not today. Thanks.” And slams the door in our faces! I will never unsee this interaction, but we left the book in his mailbox and messaged him a couple days later. He got it.

During Sunday school we got a call from a couple who wants to be baptized. So that’s epic.
Then later that day we met with one of the guys from the Austellung! His named is Alfred and he is 63 and possibly homeless and definitely jobless. And also kind of really weird in a scary intelligent way… just some highlights, he flirted with a 36 year old while we were talking, fed the ducks, picked up and ate from a bag of Haribo gummies, and left us to go to the bathroom before finishing our interaction. We are debating whether we will meet again because he’s interested but also wouldn’t take the book sooooo…..

And now for Tuesday, aka one of the most epic p-days of my mission. Some of you might have seen my new profile pic. We went to Garmisch, a beautiful lake and gorge. I WALKED ON A FROZEN LAKE. And through a frozen gorge!! Many pics below – we had the best time ever. 10/10 would recommend and might do it again. Like, soon.

Thanks for reading my books every week! Haha, my emails are always sooooo long but this was a great week with a ton of good times!

I love you all! I only have 4 and a half months left and I’m so 🀫🀫🀫🀫🀫😬😬😬😬😳😳😳😳

Sister Miltimore

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