Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ihr seid die Wunder dieser Kirche

Hallo Leute,
Life's good in 70 degree Darmstadt. The weather is seriously sooo nice, even warmer than summer was...weird but no complaints here!
Top of the castle
We had the opportunity to hear from Elder M Russell Ballard, an Apostle of the Lord, on Monday, and it was awesome!!!! All 200 something missionaries were able to shake his hand and then for 45
minutes hear his counsel to us about what a mission really is and how we can improve our areas of work. One thing that stood out to me at the end of his counsel was when he said "You are the miracles of this church" and he testified to us of that and that what we do every day is a result of us being a miracle of our Heavenly Father.
Mormon 9:19 "And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles"

We went and helped a lot of members out this week with various things and applied Elder Ballard's counsel and started teaching them the lessons we teach our investigators and it has been sooo much fun! Haha we were at the Familie Kramesch's house and they both are converts, so they reverted back to their convert selves and we taught them about the Book of Mormon, it was really cool to see how they helped us explain the doctrine better and how willing they were to give us a family to go by on and teach about the Book of Mormon(we didn't even ask!) After the meal appointment it was dark and we were waiting for a bus in the middle of nowhere and there was a couple with a small couch
standing near by. We called a few people for our appointments the next day and then realized the elders gave us a person to meet with that only had an email address. His name is Armando. Anyway I went and talked to this couple and the man said he had talked to missionaries before and that he had an appointment on Friday with them. I happened to just ask if it at 4pm and he said ya.....and then
I asked what his name was and he said "Armando". What the heck?! We had just talked about him and now we happened to come across him in the tiniest city that he and us have never been to before. We were able to get to know him and his friend a lot better and we confirmed the appointment with him. It was just really cool that we were able to get to know him a little better and make a friendship before we got to meet!

Anyway there were really cool appointments with investigators and I traded a trinket for a bible so life is good here:)

Liebe Grüße
Sister Farner

MTC group at mission tour:)
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