Monday, April 27, 2015

Woche 45: Missionskonferenz

Liebe Mutter,
Well, I am doing amazing! Our meeting with Elder Bednar was awesome! I learned so much, I will explain a little bit more in my email.

I did get my scriptures, yay!

That is so cool for Colter! So many people are leaving now for their mission! How awesome!

I believe we will skype on Mother's Day, not too sure of when though.

Woche 45: Missionskonferenz

P-Day! Well, Elder Wahl and I were playing the piano and some lady just walked in the church wanting to listen to us. We talked to her for a bit and she said she just loved the piano and so we invited her to church and she told us where she worked. Hopefully we will talk to her again sometime!

No District meeting this week! It was way weird not having a meeting on Tuesday,but anyhoo. We planned on going to Traisen, which is absolutely beautiful! But we needed to wait an hour for our train. So we went out finding and we talked to a ton of people! We tried so hard to be inspired. Well, we were walking back towards Bahnhof when I spotted some lady on the street. I totally knew that we needed to speak to her. So of course we did, and it turns out she can't speak German, but English is her Mother tongue, yes!!! Well, we talked about the Book of Mormon with her and about being missionaries. She was interested and so we told her we would give her one in a couple of days. And then we headed off to Traisen! IT was amazing, rolling hills and beautiful green grass in Austria, amazing! We talked to so many people but no one was interested. So we then headed back to St. Pölten for a meeting and we were finding on the way. Well we stopped a Jehovah Witness and started talking to him. Well, he was pretty interested in the Book of Mormon and how we can better understand the Bible and the word of God! It was so cool! And then we met with a new investigator and he bought us dinner unexpectedly! Awesome, and we talked about the Book of Mormon and a lot of it can be perfectly translated into Arabic and languages of the sort because it was translated from Hebrew! He was way surprised and said he will take another look at it. The Book of Mormon is so true!!!
Well, we spent most Wednesday in Horn, which is north of us. It took two hours to get there and another two to get back. And we went there, to visit a member who is doing an exchange program with a host family and they had some questions. One of their biggest concerns was with Chastity. We bore strong testimony that we have these laws because the family and marriage go past this life and have such an important role in our eternal destiny!

Thursday we had a lesson with the lady we met on Tuesday. We met in the park because it is so nice here. We talked about the Bible and the Book of Mormon. We explained the history of the Book and why we have it in the first place. We got to know her better and it turns out that she is from South Africa and that she is a very big believer. She had a lot of questions about the commandments and how we can't do a lot. We told her that the commandments do not just restrict us from doing certain things, they protect us and actually give us more freedom. She was pretty interested and said she would read the Book of Mormon.

Mission Conference! Elder Bednar came and it was amazing! We pretty much had a discussion with him. He would talk and we could ask questions and answer his questions and make comments. There was one point where I was raising my hand quite a few times. And then later he asked if there were any other short succinct statements we had. I shot up my hand and he called on me. So the mic guy came over and I was starting to get a little excited and then all of a sudden the mic was in my hand. I got so nervous! And anyone who knows me knows that I get so nervous! Unbelievably nervous! And now with an Apostle! Man, but I stood there and just said, "I forgot what I was going to say," And he immediately said, "Just wait, it'll come back to you." So I started with this statement, "It's not about iPads... It's about the Holy Ghost and how important he is and how much more important he will become as we get new tools in the mission." And he asked if that was my statement and I said yes. And then he looked out into the audience and said, "I don't know about all of you but this Elder here has learned something he will never forget. The Holy Ghost will always fill your mouth. Like him, he didn't quit and sit down, he just went for him and he was reminded. Now, the entire time my legs were shaking but I did learn something! I don't need to be afraid of anyone or anything! I don't need to be nervous! I always have the Holy Ghost with me as long as I am acting worthily and he will always help me!!! It truly was an amazing experience to have an Apostle of the Lord with us. I know that Elder Bednar is one of His special witnesses in these Latter Days! The Lord's church is on the Earth because of Joseph Smith! The work is moving forward and the Gospel is spreading all over the earth!

~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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