Letter Seventy from the Lovely Lady Lena

Some weeks I feel so inspired to write the coolest, sickest, radest emails on the face of the planet. Today all of my creative juices are drained….mostly because Mama Helzer just spoiled my birthday surprise and I can’t quite concentrate … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Nine from the Lovely Lady Lena

There’s a word in the German language that every missionary ought to be acquainted with. The word is Kummerspeck: literally meaning ‘grief-bacon’, this word refers to the extra weight we gain from emotional overeating. This week my Kummerspeck was not … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Eight from the Lovely Lady Lena

Have you ever bought a jar of sweet creamy nutella? A.K.A. Vitamen N. One that is so packed that it is hard to twist and turn the lid of the jar to reach inside for a taste of heaven. That … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Seven from the Lovely Lady Lena

  Once upon a time, in the city of Chemnitz, miracles began to pour down upon the heads of a now healthy Sister Miller and her trusty sidekick, Sister Helzer. Just when we felt everyone in our teaching pool had … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Six from the Lovely Lady Lena

You might be asking yourself ‘why is Sister Helzer emailing on Tuesday?’ or you might not have even noticed or even cared about the whole ordeal, but I am going to endeavor to tell the most dramatic turn of events … Continue reading