Monday, April 19, 2010

2 Baptism dates coming up....April 19, 2010

This week in church we met a man who had just returned from Switzerland and met an Elder Bentz. He wondered if our sons mission crossed over the border. It doesn't.

Well, I am not in Switzerland, sorry...but I have also heard of another Elder Bentz out here, from some girl in church, she came up to me and asked me if I was some brother of another guy, Elder Bentz, who looked really similar...?... anyways, I am staying in Koblenz, and so is Elder Voutilainen, so this will be 3 cycles together, We set another baptismal date with Ewa Flügel this week, and she should be getting baptized on Apr. 30th, so like 2 weeks, should be sweet. we are going to have 2 baptisms this cycle, it is pretty exciting, and the whole mission is doing really well right now too. So, May 9th is Mother's day, I heard that I might be able to use Skype, so, I will give you some more info on that in the next few weeks, but yeah, don't forget to call Michael over there too...Tausha wrote me, and told me all about the Andrea doing the rollover, and dance class she is teaching, and law school, Steve looks like a freaking lawyer...I have seen the posters for Clash of the Titans, looks pretty sweet, 3D? dumb. but I want to try :) Florian is doing really well still, and he is still looking towards baptism, we will be having a baptismal interview with Ewa Flügel this week, and then she will baptized, and then like 3 weeks later, he will be, pretty sweet. Yeah, 165 days? sweet, that is roughly 5 1\2 months... but yeah, don't think about that! anyways, we did some more yard work this week, and it is a lot warmer now, so that is nice. Well, take care family, I love you all. Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

PS Next package, please send some cholula...(mom says)Sorry mooker glass bottles filled with liquid are against postal regulations internationally. Won't be happening.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

baptism in May...April 12, 2010

We taught quite a few lessons, had General Conference, set a baptismal date, walked around....wait, what? YES! we set a baptismal date, not with Ewa, we actually didn't meet with her this whole last week, sadly, she had to work alot, but we set it with someone who we didn't even expect to set it with!. His name is Florian Steinhauer, he lives super far away, and is married to a member from Brazil, but she is inactive, Elder Voutilainen felt that we needed to go by on them, we did, taught a spiritual thought and set an appointment to come back the next week. We came back, and were just having some small talk at the beginning, and he was telling us about some dumb stuff that happened at work, and then he said, '' but i do have good news too...ich will mich taufen lassen.'' meaning, i want to be baptized. ... ....We're all like, yeah, ok, just expecting him to say, that he found something cool, but then he says that, and we're like, yeah...WHAT!!??! well, that's great. we are going to be teaching him for a while, the date is for the 29th of May, and he will be coming to church with his family as well, within 2 weeks once he gets his driver's license, that will be good. So, that is the big thing that happened this week. Transfer calls are on Saturday, so next week i will know and tell you if anything is happening or not. only 4 left, not too much, that is about it for me.I bought some new pants...European pants...they are slim fit, and are way better than my American ones, which make me look like freaking MC, that was about 60€, worth it...I need some shirts and shoes now, and then it will be done, the whole clothes buying yeah, we also did A LOT of service this week, and last too! and this week! freaking gardens...but yeah, keep me updated... I love you all! Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Forgot about the Pday move!

Well, it's come to this, I don't even get a weekly letter anymore, well, I guess I will write something... General Conference was pretty cool, we only were able to see the Priesthood session, and the one where Jeffrey R. Holland talked about pornography, so, good ones, but not all of them, i am gonna have to wait for the Ensign to come out, and then just read them then, but it is never the same as seeing them live, oh well. This past week was pretty good for us, we did not get the opportunity to meet with Ewa, because she had to work, but we will be meeting her tomorrow, that should be good. hopefully setting a baptismal date with her, because now it is warm enough outside :) Gas is...1,60€ per Liter? i think that is around the price of it at least, to fill up our car, from pretty much empty to full costs around 50€ every time, we have an Opel Corsa, it has a sewing machine for an engine i swear. Yeah, Zone Conference was really nice, it is always nice to be able to see the other missionaries. We also had interviews with President this last week. hmmm....other than that i can't really remember anything that happened. We have been teaching a lot more lately, and it is going great, The Geisen family was pretty cool this last week, we got to teach his wife now too! and we found another new investigator that lives SUPER far away, so we can only go over there once a week, unfortunately, oh well, so it is with a car...but, yeah, that is about it for me, thanks for writing? Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker

Pdays moved to mondays...March 30, 2010

Hey, I got that package, thanks for all of the stuff, especially the Sardines? thanks dad...good choice with the cup Ramen, I guess the next and last package is gonna be my bday package, and then that's it! unless you want to send me some more stuff too :) that pic of Matt is pretty cool, and Chloe is looking old. Where is Mike and his wife living now? still in the ward? WEll, this last week was pretty cool, we had zone conference, and we had to travel for 5 hours! we got thrown off of the train, because we didn't have the right ticket, well, it just didn't start ''working'' until 9 AM, and it was only 7AM, whatever, we got off in the tiniest little dorf, and had to wait an hour! but we got there nonetheless, it was pretty cool, We set a new mission goal of 200 baptisms for 2010, which is quite a bit compared to our last one for 2009, of 100. We are all pretty excited about it, and teaching 20 lessons a week, so that will keep me going until the end at least :) but yeah, we had daylight savings time this last week, and now it stays light longer. We did a butt-load of go-bys this last week, and a lot of walking. General Conference is this weekend, and we will be going to Wiesbaden for that, those are always fun, we are going to have a couple investigators there too! that always helps :) btw, is dad writing down all of the movies for me to see when i get back? I hope he is...anyways, we are meeting with Andreas Geisen, that referral again later this week, he is pretty cool, but he has like 7 dogs, and we get really dirty whenever we go over there. yeah, thanks for writing, oh! btw, our pdays will be changing to Mondays in two weeks, so, that is when I will be writing from now're gonna have to get used to it... yeah. Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker