We had a couple miracles this week! A couple weeks ago, we were about 15 minutes early to an appointment, so we doored some people in the area where our investigators live. We doored this lady from Iran and gave her a Book of Mormon and asked if we could come back sometime to teach her more about it. So, last week we went back to see her and follow up on her Book of Mormon reading. Sadly, she told us she hadn't read the book and that she didn't have time to hear our message. As our back up plan, we planned to door all of the other doors in the building and the building next door. In the process we found two people who invited us to come back. One was a family who blew us off when we came back to visit them, and the other was a young college student who has been in Regensburg for just 4 days starting his study at the university. he took a Book of Mormon and invited us to come back this week!
I also sort of stocked someone this week... Here's the story: Two weeks ago, we helped a recent convert's non-member dad move houses. It took almost the entire day to help him, and it was a lot of work, I have never been so sore in my life. Of course he was moving to an apartment on the top floor with no elevator in the building. Everyone always lives on the top floor. Anyways, he is from Mozambique and speaks portuguese. Therefore all his friends helping were from Brazil or Portugal. One really nice guy from Brazil was driving us in his car between the two houses and as we were driving I noticed that on the back seat of his car, was a paper with his address written on it. I saw the address, and it just kind of stuck in my mind. When we got home I still remembered the address. I took this as a sign that God wanted us to visit him. A little reluctant, we went by him. I was mostly nervous that he would ask us how in the world we got his address and kick us out, but it was fine. We knocked on the door, and the son and wife answered the door. He was in the shower, but as we explained who we were, his wife yelled something in portuguese to her husband, and she told us that we could come back anytime after 5:00 during the week. Hopefully this will work out well!
We also decided to do some family history contacting this week. So, I pulled out my Pedigree chart, some family history pass along cards, some "How to start my family history" sheets and we hit the streets and doors. We had some great conversations and really helped some people to see how important family is in our church. One door we knocked on was a 19 year old girl from Macedonia. Her german wasn't perfect, so when we started introducing family history she began to tell us her life story and how her family is spread out through the world and not happy together. She was very sad, and her dad kicked her out of the house because she was dating a christian. We promised her that if she builds her family on the gospel of Jesus Christ, Her future family can be happy. She was so thankful that we told her that.
Lot's of little miracles have happened this past week. We also had some disappointments with our current investigators (We met with none of them this week) But we were opened to lots of opportunities to find new people! this is the work of the Lord! I love bearing witness of the Lord Jesus Christ. I love being a missionary and preaching the gospel every day. I love wearing my missionary name tag! I love this gospel! I love my family and friends!
I liebe euch!