Week #8 in Chemnitz (April 15, 2013 Letter). Reese had a zone training meeting that he enjoyed. A picture of the Chemnitz Zone was posted on the mission blog:
Reese and Elder Pack continue to work steadily, although this week a large number of appointments fell through. Reese reported a bit about how Fast Sunday works and the power of fasting: "So after all of our other appointments started falling through, I was getting down. I was hungry, because I had started fasting. In Germany, you skip Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. I said a prayer that everything would change, and then things started turning around. We went to see if a inactive member was there, and he finally was. We set up an appointment for the next day." They were also able to give someone a Book of Mormon.
On Sunday, they had sacrament meeting early and then watched general conference. Reese reported: "It was only in German. If I really concentrated, I could understand about 70% of it." Later in his letter he said: "I am excited to be getting better at German. I am actually starting to really like Sächsich now. It is funny. Most of the people that start in Sachsony love Sächsich, but everyone else hates it."