Saturday, March 27, 2010

Referrals equal............... investigators

That stinks about ASU going up for tuition, I don't know what I am going to do...I gotta get a job either way...hopefully I will be able to get some type of scholarship, but we'll have to wait and see, anyways...This last week was pretty cool for us, we had a lot of good lessons and we got a referral from the mission office telling us about this guy, who was referred from a friend in Australia. We go by, and we get let in, start to talking, and it turns out, that this referral, Andreas Geison, met this other guy, Robert Sinclair, an Irish man living in Australia, over the internet, playing Command and Conquer, a PC game, and they became instant best friends, even though neither of them can speak the other one's language very well. weird, anyways. This guy is free evangelical, and very open, he likes that we stress the importance of the family, and the pre-earth life. He seems pretty legit, and hopefully will be making good progress soon. We met with Patricia and Ewa again, and it went well, we have Zone conference this week, and then General Conference next week, so that should go by fast. and then I hit my 6 month mark!!!! well, I have 6 months left, I mean...yes.....anyways, thanks for writing. take care everybody, and tell Steve and Tausha and Matt and Melanie to write me! I don't know anything!!!!! whatever, I didn't write either of them while they were on their missions...thanks TSCHÜSS!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Dreck Weg Tag"....Clean the church grounds

Cool stuff about the laptop and garden, everyone sounds good too. This last week was, not too cool, we had finding time alot of it, and yeah, that is about it. Ewa came to church, and then yesterday to a member's home for FHE, so that was cool. We also had a good lesson with Patricia, about the benefits about knowing the church is true and stuff, went well...We also had ''Dreck Weg Tag'' where went around the area around the church building, and picked up trash, and it went well, a new convert's son came , who is not a member, so that was also cool. We had dinner over at the Rumbach jr's home on Sunday, and they gave us this pretty lame casserole, the mom is American, but still, casserole's are and should be an American thing, It was all just whole grain and stuff, pretty...healthy? At least we have eating appointments, so that is good, they are a really nice family, and we should be meeting with them some time later this week to teach a friend of theirs. We also went over to this one family's place, and this guy, Bro. Baumann, is crazy! He has this old Thompson rifle, from like world war 1, and he showed it to us, and he sleeps on like two hundred pounds of dynamite, so does his wife, they are really perfect for each other...their food was good, we had a stew, and some tea, that we found out later was from black tea extract, so...yeah, Germans are a little...yeah....anyways, can't think of anything else really except that we are going to have Zoko next week, and that's about it. The weather is getting better, I think we are done with the snow finally, and it is starting to warm up, I can't wait for Summer! Thanks for writing, take care and know that I love you all. Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It all went pretty well.........March 9, 2010

Well, this last week wasn't too eventful, we got transfer calls, and we are both staying here, My companion will be here now for 7 transfers! (that's pretty dang long) He is not too happy about it, but it's ok. Address is still the same, so feel free to send me some packages. We went on a splits with the young men, and went over to this inactive lady's house, and it went well, the young men had a good time, I, through a weird course of events ended up going with 3 young men to this one lady and her family, but it turned out well. Today, I saw a lady with one of those cactus things on the antennae of her car, and I asked her if she had been to AZ, but she said that New Mexico is where she got it, but she went through AZ too. Everyone loves the outdoors over here, especially american outdoors, we have a lot more than they do :) but yeah, also helped out with a move, had a tiny little trailer, and it took quite a while, but went well, my back was kind of hurting afterwards, but whatever. I am now in my 12th cycle as a missionary, which means that I only have 4 MORE possibilities of being transferred, and then I am gone, it really does fly by. That's about it for me. Take care! Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Shut down by a neighbor....... but attend a baptism

Happy Birthday! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! That sounds cool about Spencer's talk, and Bro. Child's, also, about you getting a laptop! Yeah, I started writing letters last week, I am really far behind, tell them that I will be getting some out pretty soon. Well, last week was decent. We wete not able to meet with Ewa, because she had to work, but we will tomorrow. Cool\not cool story: Yesterday, doing some doors in the area, and we get let in by these two nice Russian people, we got to talking, and they were really nice and liked us, we watched this DVD called finding happiness with them, and they liked it, they are already christians, we got to talking a little more about what our message was, and the Book of Mormon came up, The guy didn't seem to understand the word Mormon, but before we could explain to him that it wasn't a word, more a name, he got on the phone with his upstairs neighbor who is supposedly his go to person for religious questions, and she ended up telling him that we are a sect (which I think we are, in the actual meaning of the word, just like every church that is christian is a sect of Christianity, correct me if I am wrong...but...) which is not good in German, meaning that we are more like a Cult, sooo...we were actually talking pretty good with his wife who seemed good with it, but he came back, and there was now a wall, he completely shut down, and didn't even let us talk anymore, all because his freaking dumb neighbor told them that we were a sect! We are the CHURCH of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I really hate people sometimes, When we left I left a pass along card in the neighbor's mailbox that said DANKE! (I hope she gets it that it's sarcastic...) but, so it is in the life of a missionary, hopefully that lady will be held accountable for it and burn in hell...well, let's not get carried away, Anyways, the rest of the week was also good, but that was about it that I can think of that was really exciting for you to hear about...
OH GOOD NEWS, we were able to go to the baptism of Lauritz,in Friedrichsdorf, my last area, and it was awesome, he was really glad that I was able to come, it was really nice to go back, and see all of the friends I have there in F-Dorf. It went well, he got baptized, and then we had cake and ice cream, and it was all great. Got some good pics, and yeah, that's it. Just thought you would like to know that as well. that's about it for me, Take Care! 7 months!!! Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker