“You say it best when you say nothing at all” -@my German

AY how is everyone???????? Thanks for all your emails, they literally made my week!!! Send those anytime, there is truly nothing better than getting to the church/wifi somewhere and having notifications hahaha. So thanks for your love!!!!!!

This week was beautiful, it has been so warm and sunny this week which has rocked my world. Also Germany has daylight savings apparently, and that was Monday. who knew! My comp and I both have like, Pnemonia hahaha we sound awful but besides that life is good over here! AND to top it all off, we played soccer for pday!! (see vid)

Sunny: doing great. He’s coming to conf this weekend, and is so excited for his baptism. We’re trying to help him make some more friends in the ward, but it’s kind of hard where so few people speak English. But he goes to Institute and loves that. Also the CUTEST American fam moved into the ward this week, they have two young kids and their little girl is named Ashley!!! I sat by her on Sunday and told her that was my name and now we are pals haha. she is seriously darling. Ill send pics next week. We had some way fun member appts this week, including TACOS with a cool fam from the ward (Mexican food is not easy to come by here). We also met with a lady that was baptized recently and she invited her two refugee neighbors from Iran that had SO many questions and were so cool!!! We gave them the restoration lesson and it was great. We had some good lessons in German, given mostly by Sis Yeck but I tried my hardest haha. Lots of finding, which I am actually getting bettter at! Any sunny day we have we WORK the huge park/Botanical Gardens right by us and its great. Lots of college students, most of them will talk to us, its awesome. BUT its hard bc theyre way interested, ask questions, take a BOM, and theyre like “oh im in the middle of finals and then im moving”. DANG. but we’re working hard and things are good.

Other fun things this week:
-first zone conference! SO fun, got me PUMPED for the new Easter Initiative!!! 10/10 day.
-While we’re not technically biking sisters (we’re walk/bus/bahn sisters) this week we got my bike fixed and tomorrow we’re buying one 4 sis Yeck and THEN we can be bike-the-h*ck-through-Erlangen sisters!!! whooo!
-Taught Seminary in german! About Stephen/Saul! Yeah i dont think they got much out of that day, but also there were only 3 of them there. so the damage was minimal.
-Taught an English class for some ward members. way good.
-Helped put on a member-mission-conf thing for all the Ward Mission Leaders in the stake/stake pres/Mish pres put on by our ward mission leader on Saturday which was cool. Apparently the last *German FAMILY* to be baptized together was like 40 years ago. Sis Yeck and I are comitted to breaking that streak hahaha so now EVERY single mom with a stroller, kids, anything, we like chase down hahaha. I’ll keep you posted there
-Germany is beautiful and I am in LOVE with it here. my pics dont do it justice but literally I am in love with this place and these people!!!!

This email got really long, sorry! But I LOVE and MISS you all and looooove hearing from you! email me anytime! pics, stories, I love it all, and if you stop and ask yourself if its too soon to email again? the answer is no πŸ™‚

Have a great week, email me if youre around, but know Im thinking of and praying for you all!!

xoxo
Sister Anderson πŸ™‚

Fusbal candid with some of our district

Post German-Seminary haha

Blurry pic taken from a bus somewhere

Back porch selfie ft. my new skirt hahaha!

Wore through a jumprope hahahaha OOPS
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Politzei and Sunny!!!

Family! Hello!!!!! How is everyone???? K first of all everyones weekly stats killed me hahaha. Keep those a comin, any time u want. Ill see what i can do for mine !:

% of words I understood: <15
Times I almost peed my pants bc Europe has no bathrooms: 3+
Exchanges: 1 (I spent the night in Nuremburg with our STL sis Marchant and it was sooo fun!!!!!!!!)
Doors knocked: tons
Had the cops called on us: yes :))
Rained: lots
native Germans who want to talk to us: 1/10,000
Muslims who want to talk to us: idk but more than the germans ! πŸ˜‰
Coke zero: 6+ liters
Member meals: 2 and they were SO good
BAPTISMAL DATES SET: 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, Sunny our amazing investigator has a baptismal date set for the day before Easter, April 15th!!! We are so pumped, he is the coolest. We had our lesson with him last week and we brought this cool member named Andy who is around the same age (20s) and he told his conversion story at the end. And right when he finished and we were about to extend the invitation, Sunny is like, “So, when can I be baptized..?” it was great. AND for the first time ever, he stayed for all three hours of church on sunday! He is so excited and we are equally stoked. So keep him in your prayers and I will keep you posted there :))

Sunday was great, I bore my testimony/introducced myself in sacrament mtg and it went really good, i think lol. The ward is way nice, even if they are so hard to understand πŸ™‚ afterwards we had the BEST member meal with the Bruder family. Theyre prob in their fifties, but they live in the prettiest little woodsy house. He’s a high up in Siemens, the big company that like everyone in the ward works for here lol. But they made us amazingggggg homemade pizza, and we had a good lesson with them afterwards. Turns out he is the Patriarch and she is the stake RS president. Not bad. Anyway, best sunday. Tuesday night I went on an exchange with our STL sis Marchant and we had a way good time, we did some serious finding and had a blast, as well as another way fun lunch with a cute young member couple- he is the stake YM pres so we had fun comparing ur callings @ mom πŸ˜‰

k STORY time- on sunday we had this kind of crazy lady from the ward come up to us saying that she wanted to go finding with us this week. So we’re like…. ok sure. So we go out, its freezing, rainy, no one is really home lol. And anytime someone is, she like, screams at them lol. we were quite the sight I have no doubt. anyway, this lady sees us out the window and yells something at us, so we skip her and go to her neighbors. It ends up being this old guy in a bathrobe, and we can literally see the smoke in his apt its so strong. Buuut he invites us in! So were in there chatting annnnd…. the police show up πŸ™‚ Apparently the lady called the cops (Politzei) on us hahaha. But our guy vouched for us and they left, and the elders have a follow up apt with him next week. So weird hahaha.

So much has happened this week hahah its hard to get it all down, so I apologize. If u have quesstions, ask away;) But I seriously love it here, and it has been such a fun week. I love sister Yeck and honestly there is no place I would rather be! If youre around I would loooove to hear from you all. Send pics, send stories, everything! Otherwise, have a great week, email me whenever, and know that I am thinking of and praying for all you guys, all the time!!!!!!!!!!!

Love u all sooo much!!!

Sister Anderson πŸ™‚

1. christmas tree farm!
2. view from the Nuremburg sisters apt
3. walking 40 min to get our bikes fixed and the tire falls off hahaha.
4. sis Green bringing us more Dew at District Mtg :’) (yes thats a 24 pack)
5. rain!/exchanges

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Made It!

Family!!!!!!!!! How are you all?? I miss you and Im thinking of you all mucho.
Well, I made it!!!! and I AM IN LOVE this place is amazing, literally could not be happier. Not even sure where to start but I will try!

We got to Frankfurt Tuesday morning, and the APs and President and Sister Stoddard met us at the airport, and we drove to the mission office/chapel in Frankfurt where we had lunch, watched videos, filled out paperwork, while groups of us would go pass out Book of Mormons at a street display in downtown Frankfurt. It was SO fun, so beautiful, Mom you wouldve been in heaven. We are coming back to shop there hahaha. Then we came back to the church for dinner and to meet our trainers! Theres just something about everything here that I just love. Its like this mix right between India/the US, everyone rides their bikes, they’re trendy and efficient and just cool. also iits been sunny and gorgeous today. I probably am speaking way too soon here hahaha but for now I cant even put my finger on why, I just love it.

So while we’re on this I CANT ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE HOW PERFECT MY TRAINER IS FOR ME we have literally so much in common it is insane. Every time I think of all the bullets I dodged I want to cry hahaha she is so cute, so funny, clean, patient, eats healthy, watches Friends!!! She went to UVU oone semester and worked at Called to Surf, and……. SHE LOVES DIET MOUNTAIN DEW. you cant even buy it here, but a Senior Couple in the American ward bought her a bunch so I got here and the fridge was stocked :’) And everything i said about sis schellenberg walking slow? Sis Yeck is 6’0 and walks crazy fast hahaha. i absolutely love it. Also: Sister Schellenbergs trainer? Sister Estes. :)))))))

God is good.

Our area… has our work cut out for us. We have one investigator, who we are actually meeting with tonight! His name is Sunny, hes from India and speaks english πŸ™‚ and we are going to try and set a baptism date. I’ll let you know how it goes. Last night we had a way cool night though. This darling member family from Brazil just had a baby and wanted to go show her to their neighbors, a non-member German couple, so we came along to translate! It was SO awesome, they were so sweet and I actually contributed a tiny bit hahaha. We want to invite them to the baby blessing to get them out to church, we”ll see how it goes!

My first Pday has been so fun, we went grocery shopping this morning which was hilarious bc I cant read anything and all the labels are weird and in the metric system hahaha. We’re right by this awesome shopping center call Arkadden and it is AMAZING. The inside is like City Creek on steroids, and the outside is just streets and streets of old cottage shops with the coolestt stores ever. Weve spent the rest of the day just walking around the shops and stuff today, Holly and Mom, you would be in heaven.

Anyway I’m probably forgetting a ton of stuff here, so much has happened, its crazy haha. So if you have questions, ask away πŸ˜‰ If I think of anything else Ill send it haha. But I couldnt be happier and I feel so grateful to be here! I cant tell you how happy it made me to talk to you guys this week, in fact I think Im still a little bit on that high hahaha. And I LOVE getting your emails so send them all the time!!!!!!

Anyway, I love you guys and I hope youre all doing good! Have a fantastic week and know that Im thinking of and praying for you all, all the time!
All my love from Germany!!!!!!!!!!
Sister Anderson

Sisters Yeck and Anderson

Dear Parents,

My wife and I are serving in the mission office here in Frankfurt. I was at the main train station this morning as your daughters were heading out to their assigned area in Erlangen. We are grateful to have them here. Thanks for your support for them.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Elder Jeff Kirk

 

Yeck Anderson

Arrival in Deutschland!!

Anderson Family, (7:10 am)

We are pleased to announce that Sister Anderson arrived safely in the Germany Frankfurt Mission. She is doing great and is excited to begin this new adventure here in Germany. We know that the Lord will protect her in her service and you and your family will be blessed.

Sincerely,
President and Sister Stoddard

 

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Spring Break???

Hallo Familie and Friends!!!

How are you all??? Story time! So tonight for our MTC General Authority devotional (ended up being Elder Costa, a Seventy) I got asked to say the opening prayer! They assign it like a week in advance, make you read a general conf talk about how we use “special words” when we pray, you get there an hour early, its intense. So I finally get up to the mic to say the prayer and I start and THE THING ISN’T ON. I didn’t know whether to start over or what so I just kept going on and it came on a few seconds later. Hahaha so awkward. Hopefully in my panic I didn’t say anything stupid !! BUT it was so neat to sit on the stand and everything, and the devotional was fantastic, as always.

Another fun surprise: we get 15 new missionaries in our branch today! Everyone thought they were coming next week, but they are here. Not sure how that happened lol. Us and the ZLs get to orient them and everything tonight. And today is also the only day we have time to pack soo that should be fun haha. We leave on Monday at 6:30 AM, then I think we take Trax to the airport. We get to JFK in the evening sometime, then to Frankfurt 8 am Tuesday morning!!! I bought a phone card in case but I’m hoping the phone will work so keep your phones on :)))))

Also my German teacher brother Bretzing (Robyns nephew lol) is bringing me swig on saturday bc I beat the elders in a push up contest HAHA.
Also there is a new elder here from new Zealand that is way cool and has the coolest accent who I will probably give Hollys email.

…. and thats about it.

Miss you all mucho and hope everyone is doing good!!! Im freaking out at how soon I’m leaving- this time next week I’ll be in DEUTSCHLAND- but I’m just excited to get out there. πŸ™‚ (We’ve all already decided what we’re ordering at Cafe Rio at the airport hahaha)
Email me whenever this week, I hear the Frankfurt pday is on Thursday but we’ll see! Just know that I love you and am thinking of and praying for you guys all the time!!!!! Have a great week<3

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One Month :)))

Hullo everyone!!! How are you??? I miss you and hope you are all doing good and putting your ski passes to use πŸ˜‰
Things are pretty good here. I have officially been here a month! Wooooooo it feels like less honestly so that’s good. Aaand, the new roomies are here! Sis Crawford (see pics) is darling and so sweet. Sis Fuhrman is awesome. Really smart, veryy dedicated. If anyone can handle learning Georgian, it is her! My German is coming along, slowlyyyyy. We’re learning the gender stuff and how to order verbs and which der/das/die/whatever to use, it is so confusing haha. But we try to speak it a lot through the day and it’s helping, I think !
Last night Elder Nielsen of the seventy came and spoke with his wife, and I absolutely loved it! His wife talked about that scripture in D&C that talks about “cheerfully doing all things that lie in our power”. It was much needed and so powerful. We got an email from the mission that sent us our schedule for our first week in the field! We leave next Monday, I can’t even believe it!
This week had some hard days but all your emails/letters/packages/prayers have seriously made all the difference, so thank you SO much for everyones love πŸ™‚ I hope you’re all doing good! Email me anytime, I looove hearing from you and all about what’s going on. Love and miss and pray for you all!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

All my love,,,,
Sister Anderson

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