Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Birthday, Elder Ridd! 6/15/15

Elder Dewey & Elder Ridd in front of Schloss Linderhof

Hey Mom and Dad!
I have had a great birthday week. It has been kind of crazy and busy, but I guess that is almost every week. I actually did get to do something pretty cool for my birthday. We didn’t have any Pday time last Monday, so we took a little bit on Wednesday evening and visited a pretty cool castle called Schloss Linderhof. It is really cool, nestled between the German Alps in the southern part of our area. So that was sweet! Yeah the G7 Summit was way close, literally in our mission proselyting area, haha. The weeks are flying by; I cannot believe that it has already almost been a transfer since I have gotten here. That is just unbelievable. But yeah, I am having a blast.

MLC was also good. A lot of iPad stuff, plus we got to train a little bit on connecting with people and how it is important to do instead of being robots. Basically we taught people how to make friends and establish relationships. Some missionaries struggle with that. All the Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders now have iPads.

That is awesome that Mom got to visit Grandma and Grandpa. Sounds like it was a good trip and really awesome that Parker could tag along. That is great that Grandpa is continually doing better and keeping the amazing attitude.

I am liking Munich a lot! It is a really nice place. Transfers are next week, and transfer calls are this Saturday.

The iPad is good! You need WiFi a lot, but that’s not a big problem for me because we live right next to the Office and have Wifi there. We moved into the Office Apartment on my birthday, so that has been crazy. We now have 8 Elders living there - the 4 in the office, the Zone Leaders, and us. So I have been living out of a suitcase for a few days now. Only the leadership has iPads right now, but the rest get them this week at Zone Conferences. We will not be attending them all, only Munich’s and Stuttgart’s. Both conferences will be in Munich on Wednesday.

MD is doing okay. He really doesn’t understand very well - there is a slight language barrier - but we are trying to teach him. 

Brother X is doing great. He has been been doing well since we dropped him off last Sunday at the clinic. We visited him once and will visit him again tomorrow, so that is really good news! 

Our new member, C, was in Church yesterday and was confirmed, which was great. He is way cool! 

Wow, our weather doesn’t look too nice this week. We will be in Salzburg on Thursday to Friday, so maybe that will be nicer - hopefully! 

Thanks for the great email. You are the best! I hope you have an excellent week!
Elder Ridd

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