Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Woche nummre fünf.. Ja wohl Schatz!
The title means "Week number 5, heck yeah baby!"
The last week of my first cycle. This has been an amazing first cycle. My comp has been amazing and life has been great! I am happy and that is all that matters. So just a little bit of mission lingo, every cycle is 5 years, where you first serve is your birthplace. I am so happy I am serving my first cycles out here in Erlangen. Seriously I hope I spend my entire mission in the Bayern area, I love the people and everything out here. So amazing.
Funny story: So out here in the Bayern area people say Servus as a greeting. It's like hello, but they don't use that anywhere else, cause directly translated it means "slave'. So people are just walking down the street saying "Slave"!! Haha it makes me laugh.
So this week we have had quite a few miracles, one of the really cool ones was meeting with this guy named Mina from Egypt ! We didnt have anything really planned so we were just walking around dropping in on some less actives and some refferals. Mina was a referal and we were lost for years trying to find him. We stopped at a park to sit down to try and find his adress, we finally find the right place and we show up totally unnannounced . He answers the door and we explain thet we were just in the neighorhood and wanted to drop by. He tells us that he literally just got home 1 minute before us and it was a miracle that we got him because he is so busy! He said he was out at a park before and he said his "insides" were telling him to go home. So he went home and we show up 1 minute later. If we hadn't gotten lost and if he had not felt the way he did to go home we never would have met him! So he is our buddy now, he is a refugee\ student and he said he was so gratful for us stopping in cause he feels like he has no friends and he is lonley. So we are working with Mina right now, he is an awesome guy. Shoot up a couple of prayers for this guy, he is awesome and has so much potential!
Our ward situation is going great, the more and more we meet with them the better things seem to go! We were having a hard time at first but after that world leadership braodcast things are going much smoother and we are actually getting refferals and offers to teach in member homes (we just need to find people that are willing to be taught), haha, but seriously life is grand!
Here is my scripture of the week, I like this one because every Book of Mormon we hand out has this scripture pre marked!! It is Moroni 10: 4-5!
"And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."
It is so true, all anyone needs to do is go down in prayer and ask if the things are true and they will get and receive an answer from the Holy Ghost if they are ready!
I love you guys! You are so awesome! Sorry this week is a little short, I gotta run and get some stuff done!!
LOVE ELDER ANDERSON!!