We had a great lesson with our 11 year old investigator this week! He has a lot of anxiety and fears, so we decided to talk to him about the Holy Ghost and the peace and comfort that we can receive. He is very smart and said he is thinking about baptism. It was super great appointment because I feel like we finally became friends with him, and that is not easy with an 11 year old boy! He is learning to play the piano, so we played some duets together and that was fun.
We also had a great lesson with the Telidis family. The mom made us waffles (German waffles are really good) while she talked to us about her testimony. She said she knows this Gospel is true and she just can't figure out how she ever strayed away from it. She and her kids committed to praying and reading the book of mormon every night and they are hopefully coming to the ward halloween activity!
We had a really fun YSA activity this week. We bought pumpkins and taught them all how to carve them! None of them had ever done it before! The best part was that we got Denis and Luise (less actives) to come! They also promised that they would come to church on Sunday!!
We had stake conference yesterday and also got to talk with our mission president. Transfer calls were also on Saturday. We will be getting a new Elder in Köln, so that will be fun! Sister Parker is training a new golden, so that was super super crazy. I'm really glad she will be staying in our zone though.
I think the best part about this week was just the service we were able to do! There are a lot of older people in our ward who need blessings and help cleaning etc. They aren't able to come to church anymore because they are so sick and it is just so nice to be able to share spiritual thoughts with them and listen to all of their cool stories! We are getting lots of life lessons and wisdom! I think my favorite part of being on a mission is meeting the people and caring for people!
Please tell Grandma hi for me and that I love her! I hope you have a great week. I want to see pictures of everyone for halloween! love you!