Hellllllooo from Switzerland!
This week has been the best week! I love Switzerland. It's absolutely beautiful, and the ward members here are fantastic and so welcoming! The German here is wack but it's so funny. It kind of sounds like Irish people speaking German while making up some words. It's awesome.
So Reinach is super small, nothing compared to the big cities I've served in and I love it. There's never anyone out so our method of finding is always dooring...which is fun we actually had some [slightly terrifying] experiences getting let in. I've learned on my mission that 9 out of 10 times you get let in the person is actually crazy. One of the ladies who let us in is a practicing witch...it was all normal conversation about what we are doing and why until she asked us if we believed in demons... then she started pointing to different places in the room calling out words in a different language and then told us all sorts of different offensive and crazy things. Then she cast a spell on us. And then when we defended our beliefs she started talking to "someone" else in the room and told them to leave us alone as it was her battle. And then she told us we were damned and then we left. It was probably the craziest thing that's ever happened. It was a nice warm welcome to Switzerland.
Another day we doored Pfeffingen and when we were almost done with the day we saw we were like a 5 minute walk away from the Pfeffingen ruin, so we walked to that for a little break before we went home for dinner. It was so cool and it had a beautiful view of our area.
Every time we have gone dooring all of the neighborhood cats have followed us, every time by the end we have at least 3 cats following us, its the greatest. It's just a cute little blessing to have so many cat friends. :)
The ward here is incredible. We have a wonderful bishop, on my second day we had been dooring near his house so we went by for a minute so I could meet him and his wife made us some huge sundaes and we ended up having a really nice time. We went to our GMLs (ward mission leader) and had GMK (missionary correlation meeting) and then we had an investigator (well he wasn't an investigator yet but he is now) come for a lesson. We had an incredible lesson, I love when we have members in the lessons because they always have such a wonderful spirit and it brings a different feeling when they bare testimony compared to when it's just us. Sunday there was a baptism for a little boy in the ward so I was able to get to know the ward a little more.
Yesterday we had a lesson with Oliver (this was the second meeting making him an official friend of the church). It was awesome. He had so many good questions that were able to just be answered as we taught the restoration. All the pieces fell together so easily for him. We challenged him to read and pray about it, and although it's something new for him he said he would. We see a lot of potential in him. :)
Today we went to the Bern Temple. It was absolutely beautiful and I feel completely recharged. There were the cutest members from Austria there and this cute little old lady just kept trying to kiss me and hug me and show me love. She told me she wanted to take my eyes with her so she could remember me. She was so cute I just died. The session we attended was French, and it was amazing. ♡
In general conference a quote from President Russell M. Nelson was shared, and I really love it. “The Lord has more in mind for you than you have in mind for yourself! You have been reserved and preserved for this time and place.…The Lord needs you to change the world. As you accept and follow His will for you, you will find yourself accomplishing the impossible!” We are needed, every single one of us has a job to do and we prepared for the work long before we can remember. God knows who we are, and He will help us come to realize and know what work He has for us if we just ask.
Have a fantastic week my dears!