K this week was pretty good. I had a good time. I went on a split with our Zone Leader to Dortmund! It was pretty sweet but he is kinda weird. But he probably thought I was weird so it doesn’t really matter we’re all different. Anyway he didn’t really have a whole lot of stuff planned for us so we literally just went out on the street and we probably talked to like 200 people it was so insane. We talked to this one guy and he’s like rolling this cigarette looking thing and he looks wayyy paranoid. And then I kinda look a little closer and I see some green stuff and I’m just like “hm” and he keeps on telling us that we should leave. Then he tells us that it’s weed and that the cops are on their way to get him lol we bounced so fast. We talked to some pretty interesting peeps lol
But anyway, Marian did not get baptized this weekend. He didn’t pass his baptismal interview cause of some problems with what the church teaches that he didn’t tell us before. Then he got super offended that we said no, and said he doesn’t really want anything to do with us anymore. When I got his text my stomach just kinda fell through my pants and everything just like kinda went quiet. It’s really sad. I watched someone make so much progress and come SO close, then just give it all up. Elder Ewing and I fasted on Wednesday before the interview, and we both felt after that everything would work out in the end, and after Marian sending the text to us it was kinda hard to believe. But I know that somehow everything will be ok!
This week I learned a very valuable lesson. Because I’ve been like down lately. I’ve been praying a ton for comfort and stuff. I have been on my knees praying a ton these past few weeks just to have those feelings of comfort. Then, on Wednesday night this past week, I got the coolest impression. I was sitting there praying and I got the strongest impression, that I wasn’t going to get my comfort while I was on my knees. Rather I was going to get it while I was on my feet, out serving the Lord. And that is exactly what happened. The more I just put my head down and went to work this week, the better I felt. It was so sweet! Something I had never felt or thought of before! I think I’ve learned that the best way to get through the hard times is to remember the good times! Things will always get better. I always get so down and act like things will stay the same forever. But I’ve had some of the best times of my life out here. I know there will be more to come! Some of the best words in the scriptures, “And it came to pass”.
So wild this Thursday is my year mark! It’s way weird to think back a year ago like I was in New York and Maine then just like came home for a few days then bounced! That was a whole year ago. I just can’t believe it! So much has changed! But all for the better lol! So I found out that our bathroom window has been open my whole time in Unna. Like it can’t close but it just looks closed. We are on the bottom floor and our window is right next to this back courtyard place where tons of peeps hang out and grill and stuff. Well I always showered and heard people laughing while I sang my playlist of songs like “bleeding love” “hey now you’re an allstar” “what does the fox say” and “bartender” among others. Then a guy who lives in our apartment saw us walking out and asked us who was always singing and that they like all know what song comes after another. I ran in and looked and ya the window is just like open so I could sing loud and clear. So ridiculous.
But ya I’m all good over here. The transfer call is on Saturday so I’ll write you guys next week with what’s happening! Exciting stuff. Can’t believe I’ve been here since April.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9!!
Ps joke why were the Lamanites legs so sore? Because of the knee fights! (Nephites) lolololol