Frohe Ostern! Happy Easter! I hope you all have had a great Easter celebration, and a good opportunity to think about the savior, Jesus Christ and his resurrection. I'm so thankful for the opportunity that I have to be a part of his great work.
Everything is going well here in Erfurt, we have found a new investigator, who had to flee his home country in order to protect his life, and now he has been living in Germany for about a year. He's is really cool, and is really excited about the gospel! At our last appointment he had two other friends come over, then his brother, then another friend! And we were able to have gospel discussions with all of them!
Have you all seen the new Easter video? #Hallelujah? Probably, but if not, Watch it! Followhim.mormon.org it's great! We've had a lot of success with it, and with talking to people about Easter this week.
On Thursday we went on exchange, and we found a family that wants to learn more about Jesus Christ, so we showed them the video, and they really liked it! In th video, you can really see the joy that these people have received in their lives because of the knowledge that Jesus Christ suffered, died, and rose again all for us. This knowledge brings joy! I've seen it in my life and in the lives of others! The gospel works!
I hope you all had a great Easter!
LG Elder Oliphant
Hey hey hey!Spring is finally here! Woo-hoo!! Say goodbye to the cold German winter and say hello to sunshine, sweaters, and smiles! As well as rain, allergies, bugs, and a sunrise that's way earlier than 6:30. But let's not focus on the negative.We also have easter, with easter care packages (hint hint), general conference, and good sport/proselyting weather! #HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE LORD.So, if you remember, I said last week that we were expecting miracles, because this week our zone did a WUNDERWOCHE®️ (miracle week). What is a WUNDERWOCHE®️ you ask? Well, when a companionship is having a rough time, and is desperate for miracles, he can do a WUNDERWOCHE®️ where he and his companion come together and set goals and make plans for things they want to do in order to show the Lord that they need miracles.Some of the things we did were:1. Wake up at 6:002. Five minute showers3. Cold showers4. Extra 30 minutes of study in the morning5. No chocolate (that was hard)6. Only spoke German7. Only listened to talks or motab8. Only took the stairs (which is hard when your investigators live on the 7th floor)9. Kneeled for every prayer we said10. Drank green smoothies11. Only 30 minutes for dinner.There's probably some more stuff too, but that's all I can remember right now. Now is course, doing all of this stuff isn't what gave us miracles, the miracles came because God loves us, he loves his children, and because we were expecting them. This was a way to excite us about miracles and to show our urgency and desperation. Desperation can be a wonderful tool to motivate us for the work, and I even though a lot of the things we did were hard, I learned a lot about myself and I was very happy!I love you all, I love the Lord, and I love His work! I hope you all have a great week in preparation for easter!LG Elder Oliphant