Monday, May 4, 2015

Woche 46: We Have a Very Specific Purpose as Missionaries

Woche 46:
Monday, was Monday... Played the Piano and stuff. Don't really know what else to say...
Elder Jakobi struggled when opening this bag.  I don't know why, but we all found it extremely hilarious and laughed and laughed and laughed.
Tuesday we met with President Kohler in Vienna. So, we talked about effective teaching, especially when we start teaching someone for the first time. We discussed the importance of setting expectations. Both the investigator and us need to know why we are there. We have a very specific purpose as missionaries, and we need to make sure that they understand that. And then after that we had interviews and District Meeting. We talked about the importance of being obedient, even in the small things. Obedience brings blessings, exact obedience brings miracles. I think that's how it goes... And then I had everyone play Telephone! Fun, and in German. The sentence got way messed up. Which was good. And then we read a couple of different things in Preach My Gospel. We discussed things that strengthen the power in our prayers. For example, if we pray using the right language, thee and thou, one of the obstacles\people are gone. And so on and so forth. Until we have no obstacles between us and God. And then the first person stood up and told us what he said. It was a shocker because it was way different. We need to make sure nothing is hindering us from a faithful and powerful prayer at least everyday!
Elder Wahl & Elder Albrecht

Wednesday we went down to Lillienfeld and Traisen. And it is so pretty down there! Beautiful weather, rolling hills, green grass and a nice river through the valley. Oh my gosh! It reminds me of the scripture Alma 30:44. Everything just proves there is a God, and especially this part in Austria!!! But we did a ton of dooring and tried focusing on the Book of Mormon. And we found 4 people who were interested in the Book of Mormon! We knocked on one door and said that we were sharing this book with people for free and he said no and then was like, wait, did you say free. And then we told him what it was and he said he would read it and we can come by and follow up!

Thursday we had a lesson with "M", she is the one from South Africa. She said she didn't that she didn't have time to read in the Book of Mormon but she was planning on reading it to her friend in the hospital the next day which was way cool! But we talked about God's plan for us and how we can know everything for ourselves. We don't need to believe someone else nor should we. We can believe on their words of course, but we should find out for ourselves. We should build our own testimony!
We did a lot of walking... Friday was a Holiday. Tag der Arbeit, otherwise known as Labour Day. So none of the Buses ran and everyone was probably in Vienna. So we didn't really get to much of anything on Friday.

Samstag bis Sonntag
Well, we had lunch with Sister Brunnsteiner. She is pretty much my favourite member here in Austria, I mean... Well, she fed us some Austrian food and dessert which was just so good!!! But unfortunately Elder Wahl was sick the rest of the day along with Sunday... But he is all better now! And I also realized that my accent is so different and I can't speak English that well anymore!!! NOOOOOO!!! Good thing I don't need it too much for the missionary work!

~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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