Monday, October 19, 2015

But I can't be a Singing Elder.....I'm just a little boy!

Elder Muller

Elders Muller and Hunter at Den Haag Temple

Elders Muller and Hunter at the Den Haag Temple

Temple Conference in The Hague, Netherlands

Here are links to two short three or four minute videos explaining the importance of temples.

Hey everyone! This week has been amazing!

First off, we had Temple Conference. I can't even describe how amazing Temple Conference was. It helped me so much with things that I have been personally struggling with. I have gained such a testimony of the temple on my mission. Like my (mission) godfather, Elder Hills says, It's soooooo gooooooood.

A link to see a picture gallery of LDS temples around the world.

Just quick backround, during Temple Conference, we get to go to one endowment session, and then afterwards, we get training and stuff from our leaders. Even though it's only one session, it's incredible how much that one session can help you. I think the most spiritual part, and the part that helped me the most, was after the session in the Celestial Room. Last Temple Conference, I was in the second group to go through, so we didn't get to spend much time in the Celestial Room, because we had to go get lunch with everyone else. This time though, I was in the first group, so Elder Hunter and I were able to stay for a lot longer. I am so incredibly grateful for that, because it was there that I received the answers to the questions I had.

Wednesday was also just a great day of missionary work. We just came from the fire of Temple Conference on Tuesday, so we just went hard. We found a good number of potentials, and we had a let-in first lesson as well. Also, another miracle, K--- and H---, two of the people we've been working with, went to church on Sunday, even though we weren't there! FINALLY!!!!!!!! It feels so good haha!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday we were in Maastricht, Heerlen, and Germany. What was really weird is that most of the appointments were with American military families. It was quite the culture shock. I guess it was a small taste of what going home will be like.

The ward down there is awesome though, lots of really cool families. The subject of my email comes from the 4 year old son of the last family we visited. He was super cute, and we asked him if he wanted to come with us and be a Singing Elder. That's when he said, "But I can't be a Singing Elder.... I'm just a little boy!" It was so cute!

Adventures of the week:

Traffic!! ZO VEEL FILE!!!! (So many traffic jams!) On the way down on Thursday, we left Den Haag at 3:17ish, and didn't get to Maastricht until like 7:30pm. That trip normally only takes like 2 hours. I don't think I was able to drive the full speed limit until we got past Eindhoven. Ugh!

The hot water heater broke in the Maastricht Elder's apartment (where we stayed the week), so we had to drive to Heerlen to take showers.

Cool! That was it! If you all want a challenge this week, make time to go to the temple! It's worth it, I promise!!

Love you guys!

Elder Muller

Elder Hunter

Elder Hunter

Elder Childs and Elder Muller - Elder Muller's "Dad" in the mission! Elder Childs was Elder Muller's first trainer when he arrived in the mission field. Might be the last time they see each other in the mission field.

A close up of Elder Childs! 

Good friends!

Refusing to smile!

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