This week was a lot better for Elder Smith and I. I absolutely love being a missionary and seeing how it changes people’s lives. Yes, the mission is very tough. But I know that this is God’s work and he shows us that every day. I learned a lot as a person this week and definitely humbled me.
Thursday we met with the Schuette Family. And I can honestly say it was the
coolest thing I have ever felt. We went into the lesson to kind of answer the
questions they had about everything. We brought our Bishop from our ward here
there and he taught with us. We started talking about Gods plan and why we are
on the Earth. That God has a plan for us and he is happy when we are happy and
sad when we are sad. But no matter what he is ALWAYS there. The lesson started
going into the Holy Ghost and how he is the testifier and the comforter for us.
The spirit was super strong. We then started winding it in to baptism and how
that is our first covenant into the Lords kingdom and how being baptized you
will have the Holy Ghost by you all the time. As we were talking about it we ended
up setting a baptismal date!! Thomas will be baptized on the 23rd!!!!! I was so
excited for him and Shirley. Shirley is so close to being there. She might get
baptized that same day she just wants to see what a Baptism is like so we are
going to Frankfurt on Saturday and watching a baptism with them. I am very
excited. I know she will feel something special and be able to follow in
Thomas' footsteps. She is so sweet. Thomas is very excited for that day and I
know his life will change even more. It’s been incredible starting from the
beginning and seeing how much they have changed and how much I have changed. I
absolutely love it and never been so happy. So we will continue to teach them
but I know I am very humbled seeing their progress from the very beginning.
I have been very blessed serving in this area and I have seen so many
miracles so far. I know the Lord put Elder Smith, Elder Lindsey and I in this
area for a specific reason to teach Thomas and Shirley. We have built such a
great friendship and it’s been absolutely amazing teaching them. The Lord
definitely knows where people are supposed to be. I know I have needed this in
my life to change me. I have honestly been changed and it has been
absolutely awesome. I wouldn't change this chance to serve. It’s the best thing
I know that we are on this Earth for a reason. My testimony of the Gospel
has just changed me. Seeing people change their lives and seeing how happy they
are has changed me. I am so grateful for this everlasting Gospel. That I can
live with my family forever. I know Jesus is the Christ. He atoned for our sins
and I have seen that in my life. I know we are called and lead by God as
missionaries. This is his work and we are called on missions. Our life is a
mission to find those people who are lost and don't have this Gospel. I know
that we can change our lives if we just give our hearts to our Heavenly
Father. Sometimes as missionaries you don’t think you can go forward anymore. Sometimes it feels like the end and everything happens that can be
super frustrating. There are a lot of down parts on the missions but I know God
works in patience. We need to be patient as well. Let him build us as people
and continue in Patience. I love this work.
Germany is great as ever. It has been super wet the past couple of weeks.
One thing that is sometimes hard is that it has been so dark and gloomy. It has
been getting really cold here too. Nights have been freezing and it’s been
raining a lot. But that doesn’t stop missionary work so that's good. I have
been catching a cold or something so hopefully I will get over it soon.
I love you all. I am doing really well. I am hanging in there and enjoying
every day possible.