May the Force with with the Missionaries

Sup parentals!That’s crazy to hear about Grandpa!  I hope that he will be okay!  I’ll be sure to pray for him!  Please keep me posted on how he is and what is going on.  (Brian’s dad suffered a major stroke, and is not doing well)

That’s cool to hear that the UCLA game was pretty intense! I miss sports a lot. One thing that I actually got to do a few weeks ago that felt really strange was toss around a baseball. That was strange. I even got to use mits. It’d been a while since we had the chance to use either of those.

The mission conference was pretty cool! It was really cool to be able to see everybody there. I realized there that 1. I knew a lot of people there, and 2. I hardly knew any of the people there. That I feel is a good sign that I am getting old on the mission. I only have 5 transfers left, including this transfer. That is super weird. Time is flying by.

Elder Ballard was really cool! We got to see a real sense of his humor, which was really cool! I didn’t know that he had one! But he gave some really good talks both at the mission and stake conferences.

I finally got my package, by the way. As well as the little package from Texas Grandma from a bunch of months ago! Now I am set on snacks! Thanks a bunch! I was very happy with all of the food! And the heart thing was SUPER cheesey, by the way. I about gagged. But it was fun to get.  Make sure to thank everybody for me.

Not much has really gone on this week. Elder Burger got transferred out of here, he actually went to Coburg, which is funny! Now we have Elder Young in our area. I haven’t really been able to get to know him too well as of yet though, but he seems to be pretty cool. And Elder Watson did send me the picture by the way. Awesome, ja? So am I friends with him on Facebook or something? Are you still doing stuff on my facebook?

Using the "Force" for good! (photo by Elder Watson)

Using the “Force” for good!
(photo by Elder Watson)

All our friends and investigators are doing well.  Just taking things day by day.
Well that is pretty much it from me. I’m doing well, I’m happy.  I am just hoping to hasten the work a little more during the next few weeks. It’s hard finding people to teach, and harder to find people that want to really learn.Well I gotta go! Love Ya! Tschüß!

Elder Austin Cassell

Going to Hogwarts

Sup people!Well I guess that you are gonna want to know how my birthday was. It went pretty well. We spent the earlier part of the day at a member’s house. Their names are the Weingartens, and they are a very nice elderly couple. They just invited the two of us over to have lunch with them, they made us some kind of tasty beef and pork stew with knödel and rot kohl, and then we did a bunch of yard work with them. I did not tell them that it was my birthday, they just happened to need some help with the yard work on that day. Then later the day all four of us went to see Christian, our magic friend, and spent some time with him. Then we went home and chilled in the evening. Not anything too special, but it was a pretty good birthday!

And like I just told the Frito, I am staying in Koblenz with Elder Möller, which is what I thought would happen. I seem to stay in all of my areas for 4 transfers!

We got to meet with all of our investigators this week, which was really good. (Name removed) is still doing pretty dang well! I think that he is making some awesome progress. A couple of our other investigators seem to be backtracking a little bit, though.

We had our zone p-day/zone training meeting this last week in Wiesbaden, and that went fine. Our Zone is barely a zone, though, more like a big district. But I guess that that all changed during the last transfer call. Some of the zone boundaries got changed a little bit because of the new stake that was formed a few months back. Friday everyone in the mission is gonna be going down to Frankfurt for a mission conference with Elder Ballard, and that will be pretty cool! It will cool to be able to see literally everyone! I’ll try to take some pictures! And this Sunday we will have a stake conference with Elder Ballard again.

Well not too much else has really gone on this week. Nothing really out of the ordinary. I talked to some random girl on the bus because she told me that she liked my Batman watch, so that was pretty nifty. Some other drunk girls told Elder Möller and I that we looked like we were going to Hogwarts, so naturally I took that as the highest of compliments!

Make sure to thank everyone for the birthday wishes! I liked seeing the comments from the people that I have met on my mission! It made me happy!  (I emailed him all the Facebook comments.)

Well I think that is really everything from me for this week! Peace out! Mach’s gut!

Love ya, Elder Austin Cassell

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Zone P-Day in Wiesbaden

Hey Parentals!Well this letter is gonna be rather short. I have to leave to go to a zone p-day in Wiesbaden, and I spent most of my time writing my friends, and other family that I have neglected.

Well not too much has changed since last week. We did a bunch of service hours this week, and that was pretty good. I spent a great amount of time in a tree picking plums. Other than that we just moved a bunch of furniture and did a bunch of standard garden work.

We got to meet with some of our investigators this week, and they are all doing pretty well.

We have transfers not this Friday, but the next Friday. This one is actually gonna be pretty cool, though, because we are getting the whole mission together to have a  mission conference with Elder Ballard.

Other than that not too much is going on at the moment. We are still working on finding new investigators. Oh I got my package from Amazon! Thanks for that! We have played a few games with the other Elders, and it has been pretty fun!

Well sorry, but I gotta go! Have a great week! Love ya, bye!

Elder Cassell
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