Monday, November 11, 2013

Great Week!

Hey Everyone,

Another great week here in Friedrichsdorf. It sounds like everyone is doing awesome and just loving life right now. I have changed my whole attitude about everything. This past week was such an awesome week and we stayed super busy. Something really cool happened to Elder Smith and I this week here in Friedrichsdorf. Here is the Story.

We had our ward counsel on Tuesday night here in Friedrichsdorf and the subject was about missionary work. It was our turn to speak and so we started to talk about how we don’t have as many investigators now since Thomas will be getting baptized on the 23rd. He was the only one and we were talking about how the members need to work with us. And then someone in the counsel made a smart aleck comment about how we as Elders don’t have any investigators and that got me a little fired up. I didn’t say anything though. That night as Elder Smith and I were planning we canceled the appointment we had at 5 p.m. so that we would have 6 hours straight of just contacting so we could find more people. We had set a goal that we would find 3 new people and we weren’t giving up till we did that. We prayed to Heavenly Father asking him to give us opportunities to find people and to feel prompted to find someone new. We went to sleep. The next morning we woke up and it was just terribly windy and super rainy... But that didn’t stop us. We did all of our planning and then went out. We had our coats and our umbrellas. But that didn’t help. haha We were still soaked! And needless to say that day we ended up finding those 3 people. It’s pretty incredible and the timing was perfect for all of them.

The first person we found was Kevin. We met him on Kurhaus bus stop here in Bad Homburg. He is 14 years old and has a smoking problem. It was really cool because we wouldn’t have ever met him if Elder Smith wouldn’t have forgotten our questionnaire. It’s a long story but it was so cool meeting him and we met him on Friday and he wants to learn more about the Gospel and how it can help him quit smoking.

The second man.. We were headed back to our apartment and he had just barely gotten off the phone and was walking the same direction as us and we both had the feeling we had to talk to him. He had questions about the Book of Mormon. We gave him one and we made an appointment. That was another cool experience we had that’s a long story to explain but that is so cool.

The third man we met was right before we went into our appointment in Rödheim. We found the first 2 guys in the first 2 hours.. And so we seriously contacted about 50 people in the freezing rain and it was about 3 hours straight of just getting denied. We had to take the train from Bad Homburg to Rödheim and we had about 15 minutes before we had our appointment. We were determined to find that last person. We contacted a couple people and got denied and then we saw this Chinese guy standing there and started talking to him. He was super nice and it was so cool because he was asking about temples and why we have them. We got his contact information and we gave him over to the International Sisters because he lives in Frankfurt.

It was such a cool day and was one of the best days on my mission. I learned a lot from this day and it changed everything. Jackson talked to me about changing my attitude about everything even when times are hard and it has just changed me. I am so much happier. I am sleeping better at nights. And I love it.

Another cool thing that happened was we went to a baptism in Frankfurt with Thomas, Shirley and David. It was such a cool experience because Thomas kept saying. "That will be me in 2 weeks!" I am so excited for him and it will be so exciting. It’s been so cool.

I am glad you are all doing well. I am doing well and staying healthy. Thanks for all the support.

Elder Emery

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