We have had a roller-coaster of a week here. It's Been going up and down and back up and then down. But, just like a roller coaster it's super exciting and I love it! A roller coaster really is a good... Um... Vergleich? Comparison! With a mission. It started out with the mtc, where we were constantly getting higher and higher on the spirit, then we had a high exciting drop when we got off of the plane in Germany, and now we're going through the corkscrews and loopdy-loops, and I love it!But, yes, this week.We started off with a big low when we had to say goodbye to our dear friend (more like a brother, really) Alexander. Man, we've been working so much with this man, trying to prepare him for baptism, and this week he got sent to Albania. We were such good friends, it's really, really hard to say goodbye, but after a lot of prayer I realized it's for the best. In Albania he'll be able to hear the gospel in his own language, and he'll be able to make even more progress. That was a pretty deep low this week, but it was accompanied by an awesome high. We made contact with another member who we thought was also sent back to Albania(because he hasn't been too church for a while) but we found out that he's still here, and now he has contact again with the church.
But, right after the whole baptism fell out, we had the feeling that we needed to go by on an investigator that we found a few weeks ago, but haven't been able to contact since then. We went by, and they were home! We had no plan when we walked in, but we trusted that the spirit would help us know what to say, and he did! He gave us inspired questions to ask, and scripture references to back up our testimony. This woman told us that she had a hard time believing that she was a child of God, so we opened up to Romans 8 with her, and as she read the spirit filled the room and she showed us that she had already marked the scriptures we read, and the spirit helped her remember the testimony that he used to have, that we all are children of God.
Another fun experience this week, on Sunday the gospel principles teacher came up to us at the beginning of the second hour at church and told us that he needed to talk with the bishop for 5 minutes, and he needed us to start up his class. Only for 5 minutes, no problem, right? Well... Wrong. Apparently some other stuff came up that took longer than 5 minutes, so elder Griffin and I ended up leading the class... And, of course, the topic was chastity...
The church is true!
I know it, I live it, I love it!
Have a great week!
|Elder Greaves getting shoes from the double decker parking garage|