Elder Aaron Baxter
Germany Frankfurt Mission
Kirche Jesu Christi
Corneliusstrasse 18
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Monday, June 30, 2014

Germany vs. America

A few highlights of this past week were saying goodbye to the mission president, getting the opportunity to watch the Germany vs. USA game for the World Cup, and a lot of service.

We had a zone conference which was our mission president`s last one.  Everyone said goodbye to him, and it was cool to have a bunch of other missionaries around and to chat.  Right after that my companion and I rushed back to our apartment to change clothes and get ready for the World Cup game.  We got invited by some members to watch the game in a stadium in Frankfurt.  So, I was surrounded by a lot of crazy, drunk, smoking Germans, but it was a lot of fun!  Of course, the game was not the best and America lost, but Germany was happy they won.  It felt like everyone in the city was dressed up for the game, with all of them wearing the national jersey. The S-bahn ride home was crowded, and you could clearly tell who had too much to drink during the game.

The next day we started early in the morning helping a nonmember move.  They were pretty happy to have us there, and they kept on asking a lot of questions about the church and what we, as missionaries, do.  The next day after that, they had us come back to help them build some IKEA furniture, so that was cool.

On Sunday I had my first talk in German.  It went alright for my first time, and I am just glad now that it is over.

So, anyways, Germany is all hyped about the World Cup right now, and it was cool to actually be a part of the fun for a day.  This week I will be meeting my new Mission President, President Stoddard.

Until Then!

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