Letter Seven from the Lovely Lady Lena

The pay is rough and the hours are tough, but boy do I love Missionary work! Hello, and welcome to another blog post from Dresden. Last week I was able to go to the Temple! It was a quite an adventure running up the hill to the Temple to make it to our session on time. You will come to learn that you can’t miss a second of P days!! Haha.

This week our Zone Leaders told us a lovely war story. Back in the day, Somoans and Tongans would fight for the islands. I can’t remember who was winning, but the loosing team devised a strategy. When the other army would come to their island, they would burn their OWN boats. This way they had no way of escaping and they had to fight extra hard because they needed to win. The Zone Leaders then encouraged us to burn our boats. What is holding you back from fighting with the NEED to win? Burn it. BURN IT ALLLLLLL! Evil laugh.

This Sunday I felt prompted to text some people in our phone and tell them I can’t wait to see them at church today. One person actually showed up! The next day he came to Family Home Evening and later in the week he came to Institute. We were also able to have a lesson with him and it turns out he has read the Book of Mormon 3 times in 4 months. Wow. It is so great to be able to not just be a tool in the Lord’s hands but a powertool. He’s just the tip of the iceberg miracle edition, but I will keep you hooked into reading next weeks letter. Evil laugh again.

Sister Degraw and I went to an appointment this week with a guy from the Area Book. When we got there he said he forgot but that we could come back in 30 minutes. We waited. Called people. Rang doorbells. And came back. He had loud African music playing and he never anwsered the door even though we never saw him leave. Dun dun dun. We know you are in there. Haha, missionaries are stalkers. And sometimes…missionaries have stalkers, but we won’t get into that.

Sister Rasmussen and I celebrated our one month in Germany mark with these matching sweatsuits and ice cream. We know how to party! I can’t believe my first transfer is drawing to an end. Shall I share some of the wisdom I have learned?

1.write down a shopping list the night before so you can speed through the grocery store like an annoying american.

2.bring postcards! I bought a box of 100 art postcards before I came and they are so handy. It makes people feel special that they got a FULL postcard instead of a half empty letter since there is not a lot of time to write.

3.treat baptism like a cure and not a disease. So often I have witnessed missionaries afraid to ask and bring it up. They tip toe around it. There is no need to! Baptism is for the remission of sins! It is a cure! Shout it from the rooftops! But it in a needle and shoot it. Okay, maybe don’t do that, but really, don’t be afraid of it. Read Elder Hollands MTC talk titled The Atonement and Missionary Work. It’s simply amazing.

Do you have any questions for me? Send them to ZOOM! Or me. Send the questions to me.

Have a splendid day!

Sister Helzer

germany missionary

WE CELEBRATED OUR ONE MONTH IN GERMANY MARK!!! how? by getting this matching suits the Tafel and eating Magnum Golds. I love Sister Ras!


the sisters and brooke! she is an amazing member!

the sisters and brooke! she is an amazing member!

Can you say FREITAL?!

Can you say FREITAL?!

welcome to the missionary 15

welcome to the missionary 15

I love to see the Temple

I love to see the Temple

Temple Trip Time!

Temple Trip Time!


my family sent me this picture of our family pictures. nicely done tristan, nicely done!

my family sent me this picture of our family pictures. nicely done tristan, nicely done!

posted by Splendidly Sar


2 thoughts on “Letter Seven from the Lovely Lady Lena

  1. Kate: funny twins…I mean septuplets!
    Everyone loves The billy helzer family photo. I’ve seen to so much, that now i’m dying to know what the real one looks like.
    I think our FHE treat for tomorrow will be the caramel magnum ice cream bars. the kids think the look good.

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