Monthly Archives:December 2014

Christmas

29 Dec , 2014,
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So yeah not much to report this week. It was good to talk to everyone and wasn’t like as terrible as I thought it would be after saying goodbye. Hard, but I managed to keep it together.

On Saturday we felt kinda worthless and weren’t doing much but then we felt that we should go by on Asaad because he’s been way sketchy lately and wasn’t answering our calls. Then right as we ring the doorbell he just walks out the door and is on his way to the grocery store. (Keep in mind he’s supposed to be in Berlin right now) and we were just like holy cow what the crap are you doing here. Any way. His friends from Greece are like threatening him and stuff so we are just trying to get that all figured out. But the cool part is he takes us next door to this little family and apparently he had given them a Book of Mormon and right as we walked in one of the guys had the BoM in his hand and  they were talking about it. Just by chance when we showed up. So sick. So now we have 3 new investigators. Just in like 20 minutes. Miracle.

But, sickest part of the week. Ad came to Köln for Pday today so we went and met him up there. So much fun. He came down with his foursome and we went up with us four and the sisters. But then like my guys wanted to go do something and Ad’s guys wanted to go do something and we couldn’t split up and I was just like “listen, my bff is here let’s all just chill together.” So we did then it was sick.  Ad and I just talked a ton at the Dome. Every time I talk to him it just reminds me how alike we are. Everything that comes out of his mouth is just something that would come out of mine. Like we are just bffs. But yeah that was cool to spend a pday with him.

Anyway, nothing too much this week cause I just talked to you. I have the pics, but were at some bad internet cafe and can’t so I’ll just send them when I’m at the church next.

Love you all thanks for everything.

Monsoon

15 Dec , 2014,
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I had a good week this week.  But yeah on Tuesday I played the violin for an hour cause I found out I’m playing it on Christmas Eve for the whole ward party in a duet with a girl in the ward. We’re playing Greensleeves. I actually kinda got the hang of it again. The note reading came back quickly, then I got used to moving and laying and all that stuff. So it was good.

Then yeah I found out I’m sleeping at Adam’s apartment in Oberhausen tonight. We talked last night and man it is just gonna be so much fun. Idk how much sleep we’ll get.

Anyway, our baptism fell through. But hopefully it’ll happen next week. His friends from Greece came and took him to Berlin and he can’t tell them he has to come back for his baptism or else they’ll hurt him. So were just waiting till they leave.  Then the other guy we had a date with texted us on Tuesday saying to leave him for eternity and he was turning himself into the cops. So idk what happened there. He’s just a little mental. Then the saddest part of the week was when our pro soccer player is like running from the government cause his Visa papers got lost or something, so they’re looking for him and he can’t go back to his house cause he’s afraid they’re gonna be there. So he’s just like hiding out and last night he didn’t have anywhere to go so he asked if he could sleep at our place. We were way close to saying yeah but then we thought about getting caught and getting into trouble with the law and that stuff. So we were calling all around and knocking on doors just looking for a place for him. Finally he called one of his friends and is staying at his house. But I just wanted to cry he was so scared. We were out till like11:30 looking for him. We had to take like 3 trains and 2 buses just to meet up with him way late at night. And we were with him and he was just like “this is love” and gave us some hugs. Such an awesome guy. Pray for Lyke.

Probably best story of the week is when we got caught in a monsoon. Seriously we missed our bus and holy cow we had to walk forever just to check out this apartment we might wanna get, and it was pouring. So bad. Like we looked like we had just gotten out of a pool and had to hang dry our clothes when we got home. So then we finally get back to Bonn after that like took up our whole day, and its late n stuff. And were just starving and cold and miserable. And we’re near this apartment of this Mormon.org referral guy that we have literally tried to go by on 14 times. And he’s neveeeer been there. But we were just walking to this restaurant and it just popped into my mind that we should go by on it. But I was just like “no, no way, this sucks. I’m not going” but it just kept on coming back and I was like “fine” so I told Henderson that we should go and on my way I said a prayer and was like “look, Heavenly Father. You and I both know this situation is terrible. but if you want me to go by on him so badly, please just make it worth it.” So I went and rang his doorbell and he let us up and said that he lost our info from Mormon.org and we showed him ‘He is the Gift‘ and went and ate with him, taught him the first lesson over some Italian dinner and gave him a B of M and now he’s our new investigator.  He’s from Louisiana.  He’s studying at Bonn U. but his bff is on a mission in SLC.  So like that was a nice little tender mercy just to help me feel better.

So yeah, I’m all good.  Just pumped to see Ad in a few hours.  Many pics will be coming next week.  Thanks for everything.

Love, Elder Morris

Aachen

8 Dec , 2014,
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OK week. Again nothing too bad.

We set another baptismal date with the pro soccer player which was dope. We’ll see how committed he is.

But the biggest part of the week was when I went on a split to Aachen. I was with this kid who’s been out 3 months longer than me and thinks he’s all knowing. First of all, we freeze for like 3 hours while he goes and gets rejected by 300 people trying to pass out DVDs.  Then we get back to the apartment and he starts asking all these MTC questions like “why are you out here?” and “where do you want to be spiritually in 2 years?” and I’m just like bro, knock it off. I just kept on being nice and giving him short answers with a little smile. Then I was just like “I’m content” talking about being on a mission. And he was just saying how the Lord doesn’t like that and I need to repent and all this baloney. All this stuff that I was nice enough to answer and he thought he could just flip it on me. He is one of the robot missionaries that walks a block away from any underwear store so he won’t be around it. Idk he was just killing me and made me way grateful to get the heck out of Aachen.

But like it didn’t really affect me. He’s just an idiot, and there are plenty of them out here.

Our bishop had a cool quote. It was “As in nature, if you’re not growing, you’re dead.” and like idk I just liked that.

I’m fine out here. Love you all and I can feel all your prayers. Thanks for everything.  Love, Henry

Pray for Walter

1 Dec , 2014,
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Yo,

So we set another baptism date this week. Which sounds cool n all but it’s with the guy who says he has devils following him around and we went and blessed his house and cast out all the demons from each room. That went in my journal. Quite an experience. And idk he’s just a little off.  We think he needs psychological help and we don’t wanna baptize someone just to say we did it, especially if he doesn’t really understand what comes along with being a member of the church. Idk. Just pray for him. His name is Walter.

Anyway we had the highest numbers in the zone for the second straight week. Which is dope. Lot of blessings here. And this week we out-taught a whole other district combined and we had 2 p-days this week. Not being prideful, but we sure are getting blessed with a ton right now.

So yeah, Heidelberg was sick. Way weird to be back there and walking all the same places I did with my friends. Kind of made me homesick but I got over it. We were at this member’s house earlier that day that Henderson knew and she is a Huge OW. She flies in every general conference to try and get tickets to priesthood session and was saying a ton of weird stuff. I was going to say something but like she was really rude and it wasn’t worth it.

Anyway then that night we went over to some lady’s house and a ton of people were there. The AP´s were there and other elders and sisters then like a ton of members and nonmembers. Tons of fun. Nick Emery was there and he’s just like a weird guy kinda. And his German is like a little better than mine. I swear it’s all his name that gets him by.

But yeah sorry this week was super boring. That whole new mormon.org Christmas stuff came out and that’s a big deal. The video is really good this year. You should all go watch it at Christmas.mormon.org.  Love you all, thanks for writing me, thanks for the prayers. Love, Henry