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

Letter Sixty-Five from the Lovely Lady Lena

Things I lost this week in Germany: 1. My Letter. I received a letter from Mama Helzer, but didn’t want to rudely read it while I was on exchange, so I just stuck it in my folder and we went out … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Four from the Lovely Lady Lena

More often that not, my life feels like a movie. Today I came to the realization that I have 10 more weeks left on the mission. 10 more weeks. How in the world am I suppose to loose all the … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Three from the Lovely Lady Lena

   Someone once told me that Chemnitz was voted the city that smiles the least in all of Germany. Sister Miller and I are changing that up pretty quickly. This week we taught thelaw of chastity in german sign language. … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-Two from the Lovely Lady Lena

First there was blind Daniel….now there is deaf Daniel. That’s right, Sister Miller and I are teaching a deaf man named Daniel. I honestly never thought that I would translate from German to German Sign Language, but hey, I also … Continue reading

Letter Sixty-One from the Lovely Lady Lena

Real estate agent. Travel agent. Therapist. Sport professional. Mover. Masseuse. Baker. Translator. And of course, Mormon Missionary. These are all the roles I played this week, one of the most eventful weeks of my mission. There is no way that I could even relay … Continue reading