Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Eine ganze neue Welt!.....Week 27 in Wiener Neustadt

     I welcome ye all this day to my weekly email. It takes a lot to learn the language of the writer. I feel like my abilities are not yet to the point where I would classify myself as a writer, yet in the same idea, I feel like my skill in writing has indeed increased. I probably sound like a nut. It adds sugar to my life. I look forward now to the "Dreaded Email" where I have to put together the constraining thoughts that engulf my mind, for it is my chance for release. You think this sounds weird... read my journal. As Aladdin and Jasmin would sing... its... A whole new world! haha pulled that out of the back of my mind. That's why I love it, its all inspiration! Well kinda...

     I would like to start off by saying that I made it to the zoo. The oldest Zoo in the world from what I was told. And it was actually a rather enlightening time. I forgot how much I like animals. But now picture this. Mormon Missionaries in white shirts and ties and dress pants in a zoo. Then try not to judge us. We got judged! It was hilarious. It was so funny how many people were looking at us rather than the animals. It's like we almost belonged there... I'd be OK with that.. people come to see us. That's what we want isn't it? lol we win! 

     Overall, the zoo is now a recommendation from me to you, when you are in the city of Vienna. Do it! And say hi to the bears for me! 

     I then spent my day on Tuesday in Vienna :) Tausch with Elder Ringger. We had a really great day. I like Wien cuz like I said... the people come to us. People are everywhere. I sit in a tram... someone sits by me. I love it! We also spent time teaching together. We work well together. Anyone can learn from him no problem. He is a teacher. 

     The week went fast. Friday, we helped at a party here at the church. Like a wedding reception kinda thing. We were on duty! OK. The coolest thing happened. Jared Jentzsch was there. He was our MTC teacher. And its been over a year since we have seen him! Remember he was only there in the MTC for our group and so we were the only ones he taught. Elder Durrant and I were the first people from that group he saw in over a year! Coolest thing was... we could converse in German! hahahahahaha YES! Last time I talked to him in German I couldn't say a full sentence... but this time we were talking! It was so cool! Ah! He is a boss! That totally made my day! 

     And at the end of this party when we had to leave we got to take home a ton of food! Haha yes! I love that! And early the next morning we went back to help clean up everything! I love service as a missionary. It's so much fun! We ate with a member, then boom. Conference! 

     We watch one session Saturday evening and 3 on Sunday and 1 on our own through the week, usually Monday. And so on Sunday we were at the church all day! It was awesome... cuz conference rules! Clearly there are a lot of talks that are awesome and some that really take a special meaning for me.. Like they should for all of us. I loved 3 in particular. But for a reason. There are others I loved for other reasons. I love talks about love. And there are 2 that fit into that really well. But I think in my general category... there are 3 that really were boss!

Lynn G. Robbins- Totally epic!  Saturday Morning
President Uchtdorf- Priesthood Session
Jörg Klebingat-  Saturday Afternoon

     I like the forwardness of the messages. I liked how they were to the point and really direct. I loved what was said and how it was said and I think those 3 messages are so so important. It was such an uplifting conference. And by the way... 2 of them are Germans ;) 

Well. Another week gone by. Time flies when you are alive. Its fantastic! I wish you all a wondrous week. Sleep well, eat well, LOVE well! 

Elder Rodgers <3

I went to Schönbrunn (Vienna Zoo)

Uhh... lazy meercat! hahaha :)

Schönbrunn Palace

At Schönbrunn Palace

The Schloß (palace) and me :)


weird monkey...

Cheetah! rawr!

SO CUTE!!!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Loved this letter! He sounds super happy. It will be fun to see where the Lord sends him next, he certainly has left his mark serving in WN for all this time. He is just such a positive person!