a week. Things are really climbing in an upward direction- thats for
sure. The Lord has really blessed us over this last week! We have had a
big focus on working in the area book recently- finding the previous
investigators there in the book and contacting them- and that starts
with cleaning the book out and organizing it! So we TORE IT UP on
monday- seriously. we really cleaned that thing up and found some WAY
cool people inside! Tuesday was the zone training meeting- where we
trained the elders and sisters all about the area book- and we also
learned about Virtue and the Spirit- such a powerful meeting! We had to
RUN from that meeting to catch a train down to switzerland to meet with
the stake president- those meetings are always fun.
Wednesday we did the first service project of spring! We helped
our branch president clean up his yard and bring away some HUGE trees-
they were so muddy and wet- we got REEAL muddy haha. In the evening, we
visited Frederic again (he came home early from vacation ahaha)- he was
pretty sad he couldnt make it to church last week.
Thursday was SUPPOSED to be a way sweet day- but it turned out to
be pretty rough! I was on exchanges with Elder Mongia here in singen,
and almost ALL of our appointments fell through- except for one right at
the end ofthe day! Her name was Athena- she is from a distant part of
china- there she was studying the bible secretly, and has lived here for
10 years now. she is REALLY sensitive for the spirit- and is so excited
to read the book of mormon! so that was good.
Friday we taught Julia- she has SUCH DEEP QUESTIONS. we were going
into some serious space doctrine with her- we try to keep it under
control but she is such a deep thinker, and just is so curious! Then, we
took a train out to this little tiny village called Anselfingen to meet
one of our investigators- Donat. He is twenty, has a long ponytail down
to his feet and wears no shoes. He believes in the best of all
religions- well we ended up climbing this miny mountain to reach his
meditation spot where we read together from the book of mormon! We read
the vision of the tree of life (not sure why...) but he LOVED it. he got
really excited about the restoration and is set on recieving an answer
from God. way sincere- looks like the hike was worth it!
Saturday we took a train out early to a neat little city called
Stockach and met a man named Markus. He walked into the church a few
weeks ago and requested a Book of Mormon- so we went and taught him
about the gospel of christ! He got so excited he just asked us right
there when he could be baptised! we set up the date for the 3 of may :) hopefully im still in Singen!
IN church, we had SUCH a cool experience- we were able to do a musical
number with Julia! Elder Garrett played violin, Julia played the flute,
and i accompanied on the piano. We did an AMAZING arrangement of Joseph
Smiths First Prayer- the spirit was SO STRONG. it really just filled the
room. Not only was it an honor to play with a professional like Julia,
but the spirit really was present and the members all were in tears.
After Church, we went to the Trenchs home (or wardmission leader) and
had this vegetarian lunch that was actually really really tasty! And TWO
miracles happened! In themiddle of the meal- my phone started ringing-
it was MARIA. she called us! She asked us to meet again next week!
YAHOO! We knew she would come back when she was ready! So cool! THEN- as
i was saying the closing prayer before we left, there was a knock on
the door. and a man named Richard walked in. He is Benjis old friend
from England, who has been gone for months in Thailand, but is
interested in the church! He is possibly the funniest person i have ever
met- i couldnt stop laughing everything he said was so funny- and hes
comingto church next week! SWEET!
Ah life is so sweet. The gospel is sweet. We are simply so blessed.
Oh and we finally climbed Hohentwiel today! Thats why im writing late! Ill send the pictures next week!