This week was an unusual one, but it certainly had some great highlights!
To start off with, for Pday we got together with Elders in the area of Hamm and explored an abandoned factory. There was a lot of interesting grafiti to see, and it was interesting to see how the building has been treated over the years. Oh, the things missionaries do for Pday!
Unfortunately, all of our previously planned appointments fell out during the week, so we didn´t get too much teaching done. We were able to meet with a member multiple days to help him prepare to receive the priesthood, which is exciting! On September 11 we spent the entire day doing service for a member who is in another area, but works in our area. We helped him move furniture for a place where he hopes one day firesides will be held, and then helped him clean out trash out of a woman´s apartment. This member was grateful for our help, especially when it was short notice for us, and he even gave us a referral! We also helped out with a street display in Unna, which was fun.
The big moment of the week though was the mission conference. Elder Ballard, Hallstrom, and Teixeira. Elder Teixeira talked about how his family was found by the missionaries, and about finding people. Elder Hallstrom talked about how missionary work is increasing, and Elder Ballard talked about the importance of internalizing the doctrine and being yourself and having a positive attitude. It was a really cool experience to have, and it was also fun to have the entire mission gathered in one place and talk amongst each other.
Out of all of the things said, I think the point about being yourself hit me the most. It really is important to know who you are, and that makes you all the more unique.
Until next week!