you are hereby called as a Missionary of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
you are assigned to labor in the Germany Berlin Mission. “
As I read, hear, or think about this simple sentence tears suddenly fill my eyes. I’m so extremely thankful for the opportunity I had to spend those glorious 18 Months in Germany. I’m so grateful for the amazing people I was able to serve, the testimony I was able to bear, and the culture I was able to experience.
This day four years ago I read that simple sentence that changed my life forever. I’m so grateful that by the grace of our Heavenly Father I was able to serve a mission for him and the Church that I love more than anything in this world.
As I reflect today about my mission and Germany I wanted to share a few photos from my mission, as well as things that have helped me through the tough times of being completely home sick.
H E I M W E H
Google Maps: Holy cow they are good. I’m able to go on google maps and look at the street view and see the streets I walked, the sights I saw, the Places I went to church, and be reminded of how green it is there compared to Utah.
Skype: I love skyping people I met in Germany it doesn’t happen as much as I would like it to but life if tough with so many different schedules and time changes.
German Chocoalte: Sometimes I’m lucky enough to find German Chocolate and let me tell you that is what saves me. Pirate O’s in Draper was my life saver. Every time I go up north I try to stop there and stock up.
I’m hoping to make it back to Germany next Fall or Christmas. So fingers crossed. Deutschland über alles.
PS: So if any of you want a tour guide to Germany I’m your girl.
XOXO Karly Ruth