This week was wonderful :) We had two investigators at church this week and one of them became an investigator just this week! Remember the guy from last week who we gave our card to and he said he would call us? Well, how many times do we hear that one as missionaries... them: "Oh yeah, I know your church. ummm maybe if you just give me your card or something, I can call you when I have "time" :)Then we are just thinking, oh yeah sure your going to call us... And then... guess what!They never call. Except for our new investigator! He is from Afghanistan, and when he said he knew our church and would like to learn more, he was serious. He has lot's of problems in his country, so like all of the other middle eastern investigators I've taught on my mission. It is very dangerous for him if his family were to find out he is changing his religion to be christian. When he was in Afghanistan, he was working with a lot of american military, and one of his friends was a member of the church. I wish I could find this soldier and tell him how much of an impact he is having, because I believe that is why his friend is investigating the church now. God truly led us to find this man.
We also have had a lot of success in working with less actives the past week. We have been working on going by a large list of names that the church has collected of members who location is not known and sent us their last known addresses. 90% of the names and addresses are wrong, but we have found two addresses that are real this week and it has made up for all the wrong ones! One of them is a family of 4 or 5 from Africa and they have a son who is not baptized yet! Lot's of potential there. we will be meeting with them tomorrow. The other one is a man whose wife answered the door and took our card for him to call us. We will be going by again this week! Two more families that no one knew about who could come back to church! Exciting. The work is progressing here in Regensburg and the less active work is so important for the growth of the church here in Germany. More than half of the ward list are less active members. crazy.
I know that this is the work of The Lord. I have truly felt His hand guiding Elder Nelson and I in our efforts this week. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I am not alone. That God is always there watching over us and that I have a Savior who loves me. I am grateful for my family at home whose prayers I can feel helping me and giving me strength from day to day.
Ich Liebe euch!!!!!