Letter Sixty-Eight from the Lovely Lady Lena

We had stake conference in Dresden and I got to see my favorite human beings!!

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

My 'Birth' Place!

We went to Dresden this week for Zone Conference, in preperation for....ELDER DAVID A BEDNAR!

  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

a 'hair'iffic tale! #punny #can'tpunwithusyoucan'trunwithus #shoutouttohannah

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

moments before we saw Miss Plether Pants.

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

Smile Chemnitz! We're coming for ya!

   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

on the way to berlin we came up with new handshake ideas and wanted to take a photo but couldn't stop laughing in time.

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

This is Mark! Our friend going to South Africa in a few months to serve his mission!! (see my email from like 3 weeks ago)

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

Letter Sixty from the Lovely Lady Lena

the view from Ostkreuz Train station

  This morning I opened my mail box to a flood of creative emails comparing missions from everything from swimming to soccer to sandwiches. I just want to talk to you about Straußberg and skirts and other S words.  Straußberg is a … Continue reading

Letter Fifty-Nine from the Lovely Lady Lena

7 to 1!!!!

W E L T M E I S T E R. erledigt. Okay, I don’t want to start up on how awesome Germany is, and how I am the luckiest Sister missionary ever, but come on….did you hear?! We won WORLD … Continue reading