This week was great, as always. Can you believe this weekend is already transfer calls? I sure can’t. Also, this next transfer is a 5 week transfer compared to 6 weeks. Weird!! Time flies when you are preaching the Gospel. This week was just amazing. We are meeting with some wonderful people and I’m just really hoping I don’t get transferred. Last P-day we went to Primark which is a huge store that is so cheap and has such cute clothes, so when I come home I won’t be bringing anything that I came here with. Love you mom and dad! Anyway, this week we met with our awesome investigators: Elizabeth was a referral from Declan and she just had a baby. She is from Nigeria and is so cute. She has so much faith and we asked how she was feeling and she said, “Well, the Lord is my shepherd.” She answers every question just like that. It is fantastic! Declan is just great, like always. One night we were talking to him on the phone and he decided to sing a song to Sister Ricks and me. A song about us. It’s pretty hilarious. We recorded it so you will hear it July 30th when we sit down and look at pictures and videos for dayzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. We were having district lunch and everyone knows that Sister Rasmussen and I love and think about children and marriage a lot. One of the Elders said, “Sisters Rasmusen and Ahrenholtz, I am like really surprised that you both made it out on missions. How are you not home having families already? It was pretty funny.
This week was my 1 year mark in Germany. So cool, huh? I can’t believe I have been in this DREAMLAND – HAPPYVILLE place for one whole year. Yea. I love this place so much. It is so beautiful and just fantastic! One of our investigators in from China and we taught her the Word of Wisdom [health code] last week so this week we met at a coffee shop to show her what we can drink and eat she is so happy that we are still allowed to have chocolate. I totally agree and I thought you would too mom! 🙂
There is this country in Africa called Cameroon and I want to go there some day. I pretty much already have like 20 friends from this place and it is totally on my after-mission list. Tonight we are having a Cameroon Family Home Evening with Declan and his family. I am so excited!!
This week we got to do a service project. It is about time they let us serve them – haha. We helped a member move! We had a car ride to the old house and it took about an hour or so, maybe an hour and a half, and it was probably the most needed thing all week. I was so relaxed and so able to think about everything and I just was so happy. I think that driving for long distances is like my therapy! It was amazing.
Remember that super cute camera case I bought a few weeks ago? Well, I lost it for like 2 weeks but then this last week we were walking on the same street again and a sweet nice German hung it on their gate and I got it back. I am so thankful I have it now because it had pictures from when I said goodbye (the first time in Dresden) to Sister Rasmussen which are just the world’s best pictures ever!!!!!!
By the way, have I ever told you how much I love being a missionary…nope? Okay, fine.
It is pretty much for sure the best thing everrrrrr.
Today I want to share with you what we members of the Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzen Tage [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) believe!!
Here it is. A lot of you probably think you know or have some idea what we believe, but here it is, as written by the Prophet Joseph Smith.
- We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
- We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.
- We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
- We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
- We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
- We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
- We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
- We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
- We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
- We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
- We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
- We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
- We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul. We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
Have an amazing week. I love you all so much!!!! xoxoxxoxoxooxoxoxxo Sister Ahrenholtz
This week Sister Ricks and I are going to China 🙂 ha-ha. Well, just pretending we are Chinese.