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This week was possibly one of the fastest of my mission! With the three
of us and all that we have to do, i dont even have time to think,
usually! Just running from one place to the next (literally, sprinting
as fast as we can, in our church clothes, because we are late and our
appointments are back to back) But we survived!
Monday evening, we taught our new investigator Erich- he is way
cool! He is originally Baptist, but didnt like the way the baptist
church was set up, so he wanted to visit our church. He loves our
services and wants to come to church every week! He is a sweet
investigator! Unfortunately, he has some big financial problems,
Tuesday we had completely packed with lessons, so that was fun. 4
lessons back to back in the church, with a small break for ward council.
It was very busy! Andrea is making tons of progress towards baptism,
the only hold back is that she has a hard time concentrating long enough
to read from the BoM, so we are working on that with her.
Wednesday, we were SPRINTING from appointment to appointment, but
it was still a lot of fun. A cool miracle that day... Elder Mongia said a
prayer in the morning, that we would be able to place some books of
mormon. And throughout the day we each gave one out! The first was
totally random, because got lost on our way to a member appointment, and
ended up taking this little dirt path to a random building, and be
figured we would try and door it. The first door was a girl who took the
book and was really interested in reading it! After that, later in the
day, we had a street conversation with a man outside of a pharmacy. He
didnt have interest, but a guy walking past had stopped to listen, and
actually asked us if he could have one, because he had cancer, and he
was looking for a source of hope. Crazy cool story. and the third, we
met with Erich again, and before he told us he couldnt read because his
eyes were so bad, but he told us he really wanted to try and read and
asked us for one. So that was one Book of Mormon for each of us! Thats
the power of prayer right there!
Thursday, good old 4th of July. I hope you all had a happy
Unabhängigkeits Tag! Der Tag unserer Befreiung! We didnt really have
time to celebrate my favorite holiday, plus here in Austria, people have
pretty negative feelings towards americans right now... something about
a spy scandal? no clue really, I just hear little bits and peices of
news through conversations on the street. But that day, we set the goal
to find 7 potential investigators... it sounded like a ridiculous
number, but in just ONE hour, we got 7 numbers on the street from some
REALLY cool people! It was such a cool experience.
Friday we were in Wien for a finding day- and becuase we found so
many the day before, we set the goal to find 15 this time! Elder
Horlacher and I got put with elder Richman, a brand new missionary from
Orem actually, and in 3 hours, we found 14 people! It was seriously
miraculous! thats the power of pray and goals. 21 numbers in two days.
That is some work right there! elder Horlacher has been teaching me some
new methods of contacting people, and its helping me a ton. Its a huge
blessing to be able to work with a Finder like him!
Sunday we were with members pretty much the WHOLE day, its was
crazy. We had some fun meals, built some good relationships. Quite nice.
and there we have it! Suddenly its monday again, and I have no idea where all the time went!
People are progressing, and things are just moving along!
a quick shout out to those working cherry season- Im pretty sure night
crew is out right now as Im writing this letter- Im praying for all of
you and I hope all goes well!