Oh what a wonderful and crazy week! People disappearing off the face of the earth as normal, but also, The Lord has blessed us with some wonderful miracles. And we had the best Zone Konferenz EVER! It was a pretty spectacular week :)
SO, as I mentioned last week... The Hotel Conference room where we have church was rented out for this week and so we were very worried that we wouldn't have anywhere to go to church on sunday except for the next closest ward, my last ward, Feucht. That would have been a little strange not to go to church with our members, so I'm glad it worked out differently. The Germans had to go find the next closest ward, which is out of our mission, so we couldn't go there. But, the Americans were able to organize a room on the military base in Hohenfells where we had church. We got a ride from the train station from our branch president and he signed us on to the military base. We met in a little room and used the couches and spinny chairs that they had in the facility to set up our chapel. We made it work and it was absolutely beautiful! The church is true everywhere. Whether your in a chapel, a hotel, or a storage room, the spirit is what directs those meetings and the spirit was definitely very present this week in church.
I love my mission! I love every experience I have had. Even when the rain comes pouring down, there is so much to learn from everything. And everything has a reason.
The Lord blessed us with another new investigator this week. Remember the less active family form Africa I talked about last week? Well, when we went there, we got the number of her daughter because the mom didn't have a phone. We tried to set up an appointment with the whole family, but it only worked out for her daughter. She invited us over and was super excited to meet with us. She was never baptized as a child, but remembers coming to primary when she lived in Africa. Their family has been attending the catholic church since they got to Regensburg, and has many problems with the catholic church. We taught her of the basic beliefs of our church and she was very impressed saying that we have already answered a lot of questions she has had! Amazing. Truly truly amazing!
We had an awesome experience this week with Josh from our branch. He is 18 and preparing to serve his mission. He came out with us and helped us teach some people. While he was with us, we found this man from Russia who gave us his address and wants us to come by! It was a miracle. I loved being with this member. He has such an amazing spirit and did so well in helping us teach.
We also talked to this guy last week on the street in Schwandorf from Slovenia and delivered a book of mormon in his native language. He said he would love to have us back another time at his house and gave us his address! His whole family will be there when we come by next time!!!! I am thrilled!!!!!!!! I love teaching families :) It is the best feeling in the world to bring a family closer to Christ.
The feelings that I have felt and the experiences I have had on my mission are undescribable and irreplaceable. And like my dear sister Mary emailed me this week: "I know half the time you are searching for people, but once you share the message, doesn't it make everything worth it? I can't even imagine."
It is worth it. Every step, every tear, every rejection, every success, every drop of sweat, and every shiver. there is no place I'd rather be.
Jesus Christus ist mein Erretter und Erlöser. Dank ihm finden wir die Friede und den Trost. Dank ihm können wir errettet werden und eines tages zu ihm zurückkehren. ich weiß, dass er lebt. Ich weiß, dass er uns liebt. Er will, dass wir glücklich sind! Seid Glücklich! Und wenn ihr euch unglücklich fühlt, denkt mal an ihm.
Ich liebe euch!!!!