Monday, March 9, 2015

Woche 38 - This Church is on a Foundation of Simple Truths

Woche 38
Monday was P-Day, and I didn't even buy a tie. I am so proud of myself!!! Haha, but we just had a relaxed day. We played the piano, and ping pong. It was pretty rainy though. We were walking to buy groceries, and this huge semi drove by and went through a puddle. I got soaked! My pants were so wet, it was crazy! But, after we got dried and stuff, we went and had a lesson with Herr"Z". It was definitely interesting to say the least. We talked about prayer and about God and stuff. He thinks we are nice, but won't try out what we teach him. You can never know until you try it out.

My first day in Vienna! It is definitely bigger than St. Pölten. We had our District Meeting in some Youth Center. I guess that is where we normally have it. So, we talked about making sure we keep the Gospel simple. Because, it is just that! Simple. This church is on a foundation of simple truths. We have a living prophet, simple. We believe in continuing revelation, simple. We believe Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father are two separate beings, simple. And then we talked a little bit about how we can find 'Tips' in the Book of Mormon. We can find tips on how to better live our lives, or whatever it may be. Like 1 Nephi 3:7 teaches me to push forward with faith. 

On Wednesday we ate at a member's house. She made us chili! It was way good. And we had Semmel with it. It is pretty much just fancy looking bread that tastes really good. Well, tried to go finding, but not much success. We then went to the church for what would be a fallen out appointment. And then we had a German Lesson with a New Convert. 

Thursday, we had a lesson with a man named  "S". He is struggling in his life right now and we are just trying to help as best as possible. We are trying to help him understand that we really can find comfort in this world, even through the hard and difficult times. And then we traveled to a city called Krems an der Donau. We had another lesson with a guy named Gerald. We talked about the Word of Wisdom. He told us how he has blessings come from the result of living this commandment. And not just financial benefits. He also said that he really wants to get baptized, so he definitely has a great desire to follow Christ.

Friday we had a wonderful lesson with "I".   We explained what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is. She read 2 Nephi 31 beforehand and then we explained it. We talked about Priesthood authority and why it was important. We then talked about blessings that we could find after we had received that Gift of the Holy Ghost. She really enjoyed the many blessings that would follow. We talked a lot about Comfort and Hope as well and how this Gospel is comforting and brings hope to us when we are faithful.

Saturday, we went finding all day. And we found three people. One being a former investigator. But we doored someone's apartment and they answered and the entire family came out when we walked up and they seemed so happy!!! It was way cool seeing the entire family listening to us on the doorstep.

~Elder Albrecht~
Siehe, ich bin ein Jünger Jesu Christi, des Sohnes Gottes. Ich bin von ihm berufen worden, sein Wort unter seinem Volk zu verkünden, damit sie immerwährendes Leben haben können   -3 Nephi 5:13

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