Well, we received news on transfers this week, and I will be staying in Regensburg. However, Elder Nelson will be sadly leaving to Solingen :( I will miss him, we have had a wonderful transfer together here in Regensburg. We have seen so many miracles together and I have learned a lot from him. I will be recieving a fresh new "golden" companion as we call them in our mission. I pick him up on thursday morning.
On friday we have our meeting with Elder Ballard and I have been asked to play some prelude and postlude music on the organ! I am nervous. Apparently I am the only missionary in this mission who has touched an organ, which I highly doubt, and there are many greater pianists than myself who could switch to the organ with no problem. But, I have been asked. Please pray for me as I prepare for this.
Aahhhh!!!! I am beyond excited this week. There are no words that can describe this wonderful and week. Remember our investigator from Syria that we found last week? Well, we met with him last monday night and set a baptisimal date for the 20th of September! My goodness. this man is amazing. He has such a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon. He told us after we set the date that when we were walking down the street he could see something different about us. He had just been very angry at the world and then, when we talked to him, his mood changed. He took a german book of mormon and translated it using his translator app. He picked a couple random verses and said that he could feel that this book was different. He is studying this book in Arabic now with his whole soul. He said "there is no man who could have written this book, this book comes from God". Because of this, he knows that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that this is the true church. Read the Book of Mormon! This book is the word of God and anyone who reads it and asks God with a sincere heart if this book is true will recieve a witness of its truth and divinity. I know that this book is true!
Since Monday, we organized some appointments in two members homes where we taught the plan of salvation and the word of wisdom. He accepted everything! We also invited him to do a painting service project with the young men of the branch, and he had such a wonderful time. This branch has truly welcomed him with loving and open arms. I am so happy to be serving in such a wonderful branch :) We will also be having a family home evening at another members house tonight with him where we will be teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We also found a family of 4 this week! I'm not sure how interested they actually are, but they invited us back to teach them more, so we will see how this goes!
The wrok is moving beautifully! I love you all so much and I know this gospel is true.