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A Week of Miracles

24 Feb , 2015,
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A week of miracles. Oh my.

I don’t think I have ever worked harder in my life. We were out of the apartment for like 13 hours a day. Traveling and teaching and all that. I was just pooped all day and could hardly keep my eyes open. But somehow I got up every day and did what needed be done! It was great!

Monday was sick by the family Stein. Played UNO with them and taught their less active daughter who we didn’t even know was gonna be there. So much fun but also petty spiritual before UNO and all that. That was a miracle!

Then Tuesday, we taught 7 seven lessons. Soo tired. We were just leaving teaching one of our investigator in his apartment complex and realized there was a less active in the near. So we started walking and literally out of know where I just see this old lady standing at the door. And she’s like “come on in. I’m Frau Wertz” and we are just like what the crap. We get inside her apartment and we don’t know what is going on. This lady doesn’t know who we are or anything. She just like told us to come in. She just said she felt like she should invite us in. She started telling us how her husband died last year and how lonely she is. She really misses him and she was just like almost in tears when we started telling her that she will see her husband again. And we set up another appt with her and we brought the sisters with us so they can teach her just cause she lives really close to them and stuff. But she has a BoM and now she’s a really promising investigator! That was a miracle!

Then Wednesday we taught another 6 lessons. That was another crazy day. Anyway, sickest part of the day. We go to meet Willy the priest in the Catholic MTC place. And we walk in the room and there’s just a room full of catholic priests. And one guy who already is one. And were just like “oh my” but we were really friendly and we sat down and all the sudden they just start asking us what we believe and before we knew it we were just preaching to all these priests. We only had one BoM on us but we gave that out and next time we return we are bringing a ton with us cause now they all want one. And they all took our pamphlets and it was just so sick. That was a miracle!

Thursday we taught 6 lessons. We met with this guy Nathan from Louisiana who’s a student and his bff is a missionary in SLC. And we had a little farewell lunch with him just cause he’s leaving and stuff and so is Elder Henderson. And it was awesome! At the end of the meal he just like told us how much we meant to him and how we were an answer to his prayers and that he’ll never forget us and just all this nice stuff. It was really nice to hear and made me way happy! That was a miracle!

Then ugh. Friday hit and everyone just started bailing on us! We had 5 lessons fall out! So bad! But we still managed to teach 3. Friday is the day that all the newly called trainers get called and told they’re training. And we’re living with a kid who’s just finishing up his first transfer and so we switched this other elder’s name to “president” and had him call and do an impersonation and tell him that he’s been called to be training. He was like freaking out and dry heaving he was so nervous! Ha-ha it was sooo good! We had to tell him shortly after that it was just a joke. So because all our appointments fell out we just decided to call the really lonely guy in our ward and see if we could meet him. We met with him and of course he insisted on playing UNO again. No complaints! I literally dominated. I won like 5 straight rounds. That’s what happens when you get as much practice as I do I guess. Idk what it is but Germans love UNO! That night was a miracle!

Then Saturday was when we found out where everyone is going. Since Henderson is going I’m getting a guy named Elder Brown. Who actually was Elder Henderson’s comp right before me. He’s just coming off being Heidelberg ZL, just like Henderson. Pretty odd, but I’ve met him before and he’s really cool and I’m way excited! I think it’ll be a lot of fun! Then we went and taught this fam of a daughter and mom and they’re way sick. the daughter is like 5. and they bought one of these crazy real looking babies and they named it Henry! Ha-ha so funny! The baby is freaking hideous but it was really sweet.

Then Sunday we finally taught enough lessons and we actually broke our mission record for lessons taught in one week! 31! I was so dead every night but Heavenly Father really blessed us with energy every day and we did it! plus one of the guys we taught in the catholic MTC called us and said that he went on and chatted with a missionary and read 3 Nephi 11 and loved it and has questions and now he’s our investigator! Soooo sick! Then Sunday night we taught the kid named David. He’s so legit.We went through the baptismal interview questions cause he just wanted to know. And after we were like “there’s a baptismal date for the 4th of April” and he’s like “for who?” and were like “for you” and he’s like “ok” IT WAS SO SICK! So everybody pray that he will continue to prepare for it please! That was a miracle!

I talked to this guy on the street and he was immediately just like “I’m happy I don’t need religion” ha-ha! and it just made me think. A cool thing about this church is that it isn’t just for the hard times! Ya it helps a ton when we’re sad, but even when we’re happy it makes us even happier! So great!

Adam got transferred and now he’s like wayyy far away :/ but I should see him at Thursday in Frankfurt! So I’m excited for that! And we still call a lot so I love talking to him and talking about old times! But even when we think we’ve changed a ton, we still find ourselves making dumb jokes that no one else thinks are funny and laughing so hard! Some things never change!

Thanks for everything! Things here are good.

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