Thursday, July 31, 2014

Week 6: From Preston to Munich

 Last week I received an email from the MTC president with Michael's letter of departure attached and a few group pictures.  It made me super excited for him.  These 6 weeks just flew by!
 The picture above is a group shot of the Alpine German-Speaking "Goldens" the morning they flew from England to Germany.   I think their smiles say it all.

As you might imagine, I was pretty anxious to hear that Michael had arrived in Germany and super excited to hear where his first area might be.  Finally around 4 p.m. our time I received an email from his Mission President who told us where he would be serving.

Dear family of Elder Albrecht -

We are delighted to tell you that Elder Albrecht arrived safely in Munich this morning.  He is tucked away in bed now after a long day of orientation. 

We thought you might enjoy these pictures from this evening. His new companion is Elder Cavin , and they will be serving in Freiburg Zone and Schwennigen Area

We are thrilled that he is here and are very impressed with his preparation and enthusiasm.  He will be a great missionary.  Thank you for all you have done to help him become the fine young elder she is today.  We love him already, and we will do all we can to help him grow as a missionary and have a successful mission.  Your son’s preparation day is on Mondays and that is when he will be emailing you home each week. If you would like his apartment address where he will be serving, please email him before next Monday and ask him to give it to you in his first email next Monday.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.  May the Lord bless you and your family at this wonderful time of missionary service. 


President and Sister Kohler

Alpine German-Speaking Mission

He was 100% correct that we enjoyed the pictures.  Michael's smile says it all, he's exactly where he wants to be.   I prayed immediately for him and his new companion, that they might get along and be patient with one another.  I've already heard great things about his new companion so I'm excited for Michael.

Now, I just need to wait patiently until Monday to hear from Michael himself!

Pointing to is area and holding a picture of his new companion.

Michael with President & Sister Kohler

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