Germany Week 44

Hi, Family

 

So this week was fast and slow but still good, so this is going to be short this week because we went bowling with the elders today and need to catch a train in about 30 minutes and I still have to write to my president.

But cool story of the week, we were with a less active sister and we were reading from the Book of Mormon and I asked her how she knew that Heavenly Father is really there and loves her, she looked at me and said because He keeps sending me you, she said every time you come back it lets me know that I’m not forgotten and that he loves me.   It was the sweetest thing in the world my heart just melted.

We had a baptism this week for the elders….. We had to use buckets to fill the fount…. needless to say we had fun.

Sadly that family has not called us …YET … I still have faith that she will.

 

I´m glad you got the package 🙂 I hope you enjoy it. Mom, question would I have enough money to buy an old school German dress?   They usually cost a lot normally 300 or more but we found a shop that is going out of business and so it would only be like 100 something… let me know…. also I can maybe get permission to go to that church that has our family records in it but that would be another 100…. I could go on a p-day if I pay for it all and president says yes…. but I don’t know what I have any more I can´t remember…. so just let me know.

Well I guess that´s it for this week love you all!!!

Love Sister Kingery

Germany Week 43

Hey Family,

Well this week has been great…. the miracles are just rolling in!   So this last Saturday our branch had a branch game day.   So the whole week before game night we had been giving invitations out on the street… hoping that someone would come.   So Thursday roles around and we don’t have much planned for that day because that day is transfer day and we need to be able to get to Bahnhof and help the elders get where they needed to go. (Ps. Sister Imbach and I are staying together) so it was a nice sunny day and I was like lets walk through the park, I love walking though parks.   So we did and I saw this lady with two little kids and I was like we have to invite them to our game day!   So we did and we just kept walking.   And then I decided that I was going to try and get a smile out of everyone we passed that day.   So I was like just being my loud American self…. when this man came walking towards us … and I was like Hello!   And waved at him, he stopped and looked at us and was like kennen wir uns? (Do we know each other?) I was like no we don’t.   I just wanted to say hi….. the man just smiled and was like wow that is really kind of you thank you that just made my day and he just walked away…. then these two little old ladies came walking down the street and I was like oh boy they are next so I do the same thing and said hello and waved and they stop and she looks at me and is like … warum bist du so freundlich? (Why are so friendly) I smiled and said weil ich bin glucklich ( because I´m happy) and she just looked at me and then she saw my name tag and was like oh the church of Jesus Christ ( but in German) and smiled and was like good and waved and walked away, it was pretty fantastic.   I got a lot of people to smile that day. But cool part of the story…. the day of the game day comes and we pray that someone we met off the street will come…. and that’s right about 30 minutes  into game day the lady from the park shows up !!! Woot so cool!

Other cool story of the week so yesterday Sister Imbach walked up and was like we are getting 4 lessons today!   I was like okay ( thinking we only had 3 planned and one called last night and canceled…. but okay) so we go to church thinking that no one would be there and this guy that we had been talking with just randomly showed up !! Sweet!  So we got a lesson with him them, we went to the two lessons we had planned they went well.   But before that we had stopped at the house to drop some things off, an on the way out the door I saw a proclamation to the Family, and was like we are going to need that and grabbed it.   So now it’s after our two lessons and we are well now what…. Sister Imbach and I have this game we like to play its call follow the spirit…. so I was like hum and she was like we need to get on ther strassen bahn number 5 and I was like good because I was think we need to go in the direction of this person who lives at the end of the number 5.   So we get on it and ride….. and then I look at Sister Imbach and I’m like what now… right now we are going to do whatever the spirit tells her to do so we get off at a stop and walk down a street and we get about half way and she is like we need to turn around, and get back on the 5 so we turn around and get back on the 5.   We look at each other and are like we need to ride this thing to the end and stay on and ride it back.   So we get to the end and at the next stop on the way back a lady with 5 kids get on … and the spirit just hit me you need to talk to her…. then Sister Imbach looks at me and is like you’re on  remember we follow what I say… so I just looked at the family and was like how am I going to get over there from here without it being weird and stuff, and then I remembered that I had a family proclamation in my bag and was like that mom needs this.   So I waited until the bahn stops and pretend that I had just gotten on and go and sit across from this family.   Well one of the kids had been walking up and down the strassenbahn and came and sat down right next to me and just started to talk to me.   It was way cool I talked with all the kids they were so excited to talk with me it was kind of funny.   And then I gave mom the proclamation to the family and told her about how the gospel has helped my family and she promised to read it.   And she took our phone number…. sadly I didn´t get hers so the only way we can have more contact with this family is if the mom calls.   Pray that she will!!   They are so ready for the gospel.

 

Oh mom all the new missionaries will be coming with Travis’s group.  So in about 4 weeks!!   Woot woot we are so excited for them.   Also tell grandma I would love to go on a trip with her and dig up some info. And Travis sends me his email and I send him mine so you don´t have to worry about that.

 

Man I love you all so much!!  I hope you have a great week.

 

Oh yeah I forgot to tell you but last week we had to give talks in church…. ahahah we totally gave it together because the 1st counselor guy was joking that we should do that … so we did it was fantastic … at first the branch didn´t know what to think of us but then they loved it.

Well love you!! Love Ashley (Sister Kingery)

Germany Week 42

Dear Family,

Ha-ha I love that Brookelynne has ´´my´´ old Sippy cup.   Tell her I want it back  … 🙂 haha jk.   Oh and mom my hair is not like flaming red really you can’t even tell that I did anything to it unless I am in the sun and then it just gives it a little red highlight it looks good.   And it’s still growing out … I´ll have long hair again when I come home, it was just a trim.

 

But this week was crazy fantastic, so first story we went to go see one of our members who lives in an old people home, and they can’t get out much.   So we were getting ready to leave and we get in the elevator and this older lady was like … can I come with you?   Sister Imbach is like oh yeah of course, so she helps her into the elevator, and then right as the doors start to close like 5 workers look over and are like NEIN NOOOOO so we stop the doors from closing.   They get the old lady out and are like she won’t come back if she makes it down, she is always trying to escape.   Ha-ha so yeah we almost aided in the escape of an old lady from the old people’s home. Epic

 

So I got to go on a split this week, Sister Garlick came to work with me in Erfurt it’s the best split I have ever been on.   We just seemed to be going all the places where the Lord wanted us to be.   We ended up running into this man who is an American soldier, and it was cool because his mom is sick and he told us how he had been going into the churches to try to find someone to talk with but there was no one. So what do you know we show up … I am pretty sure we were an answer to his pray because not only could we tell him about the plan of salvation we could speak English.   So he said he would be coming to church next week!   Yeah we just kept seeing miracle after miracle it was so cool.

 

Well I guess that’s it for this week. Love you all!!!

Love, Ashley

Ps. Sister Imbach and I get one more transfer sweet!!

Germany Week 41

Dear Family,

Well mom first things first I have some not so good news for you….. I may or may not have let Sister Imbach cut my hair last night…. BUT it’s not what you are thinking she only trimmed it because the ends were getting a little crazy, so it’s still growing, I also may have put a little red in it, but you can´t really tell all that much because my hair is way dark.

But we went to Wartburg (I think that’s how it’s spelled?) yesterday.   It’s the castle where Martin Luther (again not sure about the name spelling?) translated the bible into German and such look him up he is pretty cool.

Also cool story of the week.   So we go to this bible class every week, and this week about halfway through this girl just walks in and sits in the back.   I look at Sister Imbach and I´m like I think I know that girl… I was pretty sure that I had met her once before on the street with Sister Mosher, and that she has had lessons with the missionaries before.   So after class she escaped before we could talk to her.   But it was that girl that I thought it was.   So the next day we were just chilling at the house reading the Book of Mormon for German study when the phone goes off… and what do you know it’s that girl from the bible class.   She said that she has some questions about what she has been reading from the bible and asked if we could meet in the morning, so we set up the appointment.   Next day we get to the appointment and she is asking all kinds of questions about the second coming and such. ( and I´m just sitting there going Heavenly Father what is this girl’s real question) so I ask her some profound questions that came through the spirit that I now can’t remember and it turns out her real question is how do I know if I’m on the right path in life.   So Sister Imbach and I both share our testimonies about how we found our paths in the gospel.   Then just out of the blue I was like, if you will come to church tomorrow I promise that you will get an answer to your question.   I can´t even describe the power of the spirit that was in the room when I said that.   She look at me and with an excited voice said yes I´ll come it’s at 10 right!   After the appointment Sister Imbach looks at me as if to say like you know tomorrow is fast Sunday right…. and I was like ha-ha yeah and she is going to get an answer tomorrow.   So the next day Sunday she is the first one at church, but like half of the ward is sick or out of town, and we are thinking well this is going to be interesting but we are going to trust the spirit.   So then I’m sitting there thinking spirit when do I get up to give my testimony?   And the spirit says you’re not just sit there…. well okay but we don’t have very many people today so you let me know if you need me to get up.   As it turned out I didn´t need to get up the flow of testimonies just came one after the next and every person gave testimony about how they found their way to the gospel, they all started at different points but all at some point shared that.   It was the coolest most powerful testimony meeting I have ever been in!   So at the end Sister Imbach looks over and said well if that didn´t answer her question I don’t know what will…. so I was dying to talk with her and find out what she thought.   So I asked her did you get your answer she looked at me and smiled and said yes.   Woot woot is was so amazing!   And the next day she called us again and was like thank you so much for inviting me to church I can’t stop thinking about it, it has given me so much to think about.   So cool and we should be seeing her again on Thursday.

So yeah that’s it I think love you all, Ashley

 

We Passed Room Inspections!

We Passed Room Inspections!