My testimony of fasting was really strengthened because we saw a ton of miracles this week!
-On Monday night we did some street contacting and ran into a guy that I had met before on this street. And he told us he wants to come to church! And the miracle is that he actually did come to church! He loved it and already knows a ton about Mormons..he may have read a bit too much on google, but we will take care of that..And we will be teaching him on Tuesday!
-On Wednesday we got a call from Kai! He is a past investigator who didn't call us back for a while. I almost cried. I have so much hope for him and we just had to be patient. We will be meeting with him tomorrow:)
-We FINALLY met with Monika this week! She works at a day care type place for old people and sisters have been doing service there for like 2 years. And she is now investigating the church! She literally told me she is searching and thinks this church might be what she is looking for.
-We doored into a really nice man on Friday. We had 9 minutes to knock on a few doors before the train came and we found him! We will be going back this week.
-One of our less actives is setting a goal to make it to the temple in the year of 2016:)
There were lots of little miracles too and I'm just so grateful for everything.
I also had a rather humbling experience this week. I feel like I swallowed a nice humble pill on Tuesday haha. We went to visit with an investigator and she told us a story about how her mom sent her cigarettes from Poland and she sent them back to her mom because she is trying to quit smoking. I really wanted to show her that I was excited for her and proud of her so I told her that and told her I thought she was doing awesome. Then she told me I wasn't listening to her... So I'm not sure if I misunderstood or if she misunderstood or if I need to work on my listening skills and deal with some more silence in our lessons. But it just really made me take a step back and reevaluate how I can be a better teacher. It is also very clear that she likes my companion better than she likes me haha. And honestly I think I needed to realize that too. It wasn't a fun experience in the moment, but I'm grateful that I can take it and learn from it.
I went on a split to Wiesbaden in the American area. We visited some awesome families and I learned a ton about how the military functions! We even made homemade fries too. We cleaned a sister's house, delivered dinner to someone, contacted in the buses, did p90x in the morning and I almost died, and worked on personal progress with a recently reactivated member.
We had a street display on Saturday right next to the christmas market in frankfurt. I'm not even kidding when I say no one would stop for two seconds haha. We were all a bit frusrated. So me, my companion, and the international sisters decided we would sing some christmas songs. We started singing and it made no difference haha. I think we need a guitar or something. We are going to figure something more effective out!
We also had a very memorable service activity on Saturday. We offered to help out a benefit concert for this babysitting place for older people that I mentioned earlier. We took the international sisters with us. And they needed our help distributing tickets, showing people where to hang their coats, and serving the drinks that people bought. Turns out the choir was a lesbian choir and it was just a rather interesting experience. We will leave it at that:)
I was able to teach the gospel principles class yesterday. I decided I am really really going to miss teaching when I go home! I also played for the ward choir to sing in church and that was a funny experience. I accidentally put the pages in the wrong order and then my companion turned the pages wrong. So the choir had to sing without me for a few lines until we sorted everything out!
Transfers are tomorrow and things sure got changed up in the Mission! We no longer do a giant conference call to announce who goes were. They just called individual people and we were all freaking out because we didn't know what was going on! people will also be going straight to their areas rather than meeting in frankfurt and then going. There will be three assistants instead of two and we are getting two new zone leaders in frankfurt rather than just one. Sister Pettitt is going to be a sister training leader in heidelberg, so I will get to see her a lot this transfer at meetings. I AM SO EXCITED. We are getting quite a few new sisters in the zones, so I am excited to meet them and go on splits with them!
I love you all and hope you have a good week!