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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Woche 59- Finding Week!

Hallo liebe Familie!
What a week! We saw some AMAZING miracles this week! This week was our "Freiburg Zone Finding Week"- and it was a smashing success! Our Zone averages about 95-110 "potential investigators" a week- those are people we meet on the streets, buses, trains who give us information so that we can share the gospel with them- and we set as a Zone, the goal to find 150 this last week. That is a major increase- but we felt that with the right effort and the lords help, we could see this miracle happen. WELL we SMASHED the goal- we already had 150 by friday, and by sunday night we had reached 194- that is a HUGE miracle! 
Our personal week was a little crazy- tuesday was probably the most chaotic morning i lived through in a long time. if i had hours i could tell the whole story- but we'll leave it this way. We were running out the door to catch an early bus- without ties or shoes (or Elder Garretts contacts) so that we could catch an early train- but it turned out that we had the wrong ticket- so elder garrett left to buy the right ticket, and the train took off without him, leaving us stranded in separate cities for an hour. Then the Gurneys called and needed to get into our apartment, and I had BOTH the spare keys on my key ring (dont ask me why im not sure haha) so they had to come find me in a distant city to come fetch the keys. What a mess.
We found some really cool investigators this last week too! We recieved a referal from elders in Schwenningen- the sister of one of their investigators. Well, she lives in one of the prettiest places on planet earth- Ludwigshafen (its a little village right next to the Bodensee- so pretty!) and her house is up on the hill so you could see all the alps too in the background. amazing. Her name is Meli. She is from Peru, but has been living here in germany for 15 years. she is married to a german man- Martin- and her brother in peru is a member. she remembered from her childhood that her brother would give them blessings and do FHE- and she wanted that for her children! So we met with the whole family, and they asked so many questions! She also asked us to give her a blessing- and the end result- they want us to come once a week and do FHE with them- to teach their sons to pray and stuff. SO COOL. Our hope is that the spirit will touch their hearts, because they are still pretty strict Catholics, but they are open to ideas that help the family.
We also taught Athena several times- she is our investigator from China- she is so cool and spiritual! She came to church and loved it.I think we will invite her to baptism this coming week! 
Oh yeah- this week is looking crazy. tomorrow i go to Offenburg to do exchanges with Elder Horlacher (my companion from St. Pölten! His mission is up in 2 weeks so i get to see him right before he goes home! I cant believe so much time has past!) then we go to Munich for two days, then we are in Stuttgart on Saturday for the BIGGEST FINDING DAY EVER. more than 200 people. ill be sure to send you some sweet pictures!

Well... thats pretty much it.
Oh yeah im turning 20 this week. Odd haha. thanks for the birthday wishes.
ALSO- Happy Birthday to my Lovely sister Emily and my brother Malcolm! I love you guys!
The church is true- the mission is sweet!
I love you all!
Adventure is out there!

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