Oh my wonderful family. thank you for your prayers in our behalf. I know they helped as part of this miracle!
GOT BAPTISED! Oh it was so amazing. that morning was way stressful
though. We had planned with him to meet him at 10 at his house, and walk
to church together. So we get there at 10- no one home. we call his
phone. no answer. We are POUNDING on his door, trying to get in to see
if he was sleeping- when some elders call us from our district. They had
come for the baptism and were waiting at the church- they told us
frederic was at the church waiting for us! Haha he had it mixed up. So
it all went well. it was very well attended- Elder Garrett baptised him,
and i was able to confirm him on sunday.
Speaking of church- there was SO MANY people there! Between us and the
sisters- we had 8 investigators in the church! plus many other visitors!
The confirmtion was so sweet- and frederic just seems so happy. the
ward really welcomed him with open arms, and he feels at home. AND THE
COOLEST PART! His girlfriend used to be way against the church. But she
came to the baptism, and to church the next day- and LOVED IT. she said
shes coming next week too- and we are meeting with them both this week!
Soon they will get married i think- then we are talking eternal family!
Boom! Missionary work rocks!
Another huge miracle- Julia (the flute player) came to church! I
have never seen her there- she always says shes too busy, but she came!
And she told us she doesnt have time to meet this week, because she is
doing girls night with a couple members. So i guess thats ok!
Maria is still progressing towards the 22nd as her date. But she didnt make it to church, or the baptism :(
got sick right before church started, so he didnt make it... but he
REALLY wants to get baptised as soon as possible! We just need to
explain to him that its takes a while!
those are the people we are working with very closely...
week was crazy- ill be honest. I went to Munich to work with APs on
exchange! It was way fun. I chased down this chinese boy in a park
because i just felt like i had too- and he was SO interested in the book
of mormon. hes moving to north germany this week- but he wanted many
copies to take with him so he could give them to his friends! Maybe
james will meet him when he gets there...!
Oh yeah- culturally speaking- this week was Fasching. Its also
called Carnival- or basically German Mardi Gras. IT WAS SO INSANE. I
have never lived through something so wild- except new years. This was
just wild because it was like Halloween- so EVERYONE is dressed up like a
freak- like the weirdest costumes ever. But the weirdest part- it wasnt
just the young people. The 80-90 year old people were walking around in
the weirdest costumes, with purple hair, and just... so strange. and
WILD. Its basically a week long party where everyone is allowed to do
whatever they want, and just get away with it. Crazy.