Early in the week We traveled to a small city and went to a clinic owned by a member and there we helped him and other people he works with bake Christmas cookies. It was an interesting experience, trying to make cookies with a bunch of Germans. They would give you instructions, and I had no idea they were saying. Still, it was a fun time.
We did teach a less active/part member family later in the week, and that went really well. The son, who is reaching the teenage years, had a few questions concerning alcohol and smoking, so we went into the Word of Wisdom with the family. A few years earlier, the father of the family, who is not a member of the Church, gave up smoking and drinking, so it was a great experience to have, and to see the father teach his son about this stuff and motivate him to live a healthy life.
Our recent convert, Joachim, is also doing well. We met with him once and kept in contact by phone, and he is as happy as ever. He even surprised us by getting us a gift. Scarves for the different Soccer teams in Germany are pretty popular, so he got us Paderborn scarves, and then one for himself, as a way to celebrate his baptism. It was really nice of him. He also gave a lesson in Church, and while he really needs to work on his teaching skills, it was cool to see him lead a lesson in Church.
Until next week!
Aaron in front of the Paderborn city hall.
They have made the lower windows into an advent calendar.