What a week! New companion and new adventures!
Sister Carpenter is from Texas(yes, I got another southerner) and has been out one more transfer than me. She likes drawing, cosplay, singing, musicals, Zelda,etc. so pretty different from me haha but it's a blast! She came to Dortmund ready to do missionary work and our first lesson together was the day she got here. And it went super well! We're already working well together to bring others to happiness!
We got two new investigators this week!
Cesar is from Syria and he came to the lesson with his friend and we originally planned on only his friend coming. But he came and was interested and his friend ended up not being:( But he's awesome! He kept emphasizing that religion comes from the heart not just the mind and how true that is. Too many people focus on the logistics instead of what they feel about something. For instance a lot of people don't believe Jesus is the Son of God because how could Mary just have a baby. They forget that they can pray to God to know if in fact Christ is His only begotten Son and get an answer through the Spirit.
Nasim, funny thing about him was that I couldn't remember who he was because Sister Thurgood had set up the appointment. So when Sister C and I met him at the church we went in blind. He was super nice and pretty young, yet had the desire to learn about the gospel. We were reading Moroni 10:3-5 in the Book of Mormon and he kept on reading through to 7 and we had to stop him and said he could read more later hahaha.
I'm so grateful that I can be here and serve my Heavenly Father and bring His children to the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sometimes it's not easy, but it is always worth it to open my mouth and share with others what has given me so much joy. There is nothing more rewarding than being in the service of God. Seeing someone pray for the first time to their Father in Heaven or seeing something start to make sense to someone is worth every step I've taken and every rejection I have received.
I'm so thankful for the Gospel, I'm so thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ and for the strength I receive from Him day to day. I'm thankful for my family and that I will live with them for eternity. I promise you that when you share the Gospel with others you will feel so much happier, even if they don't accept it, because you have made the effort to serve Someone who has given you everything you have!
I love you all and I love Deutschland!