Monday, July 27, 2015

Woche 58: Finding, Finding and More Finding

Woche 58: 
Monday we just chilled and relaxed for our P-Day. And then we doored for our work hours. We were trying to show people the "Because of Him" video.

Tuesday we had Zone Training. We had to take some Language Assessment. It was some test for the new application thing. But, it took way longer than anyone expected. And then we still had to have the actual meeting... But it was still good. We talked about finding and goals and chasing after perfection. It was really good. And then our Branch President drove us back to St. Pölten. He is way awesome!

Mittwoch bis Samstag
Wednesday to Saturday we doored, all day long pretty much. We talked to so many people. Like a ridiculous amount of people. We did meet some new guy this week. He was super nice. He gave us some juice and bread and we talked about the Restoration and the Book of Mormon. He doesn't believe any church can have the truth though. It is all about our own personal beliefs. Well he found it interesting that we left home for two years to do this. Well, we told him we just want other people to enjoy the same happiness that we enjoy. Well, that was that. And then we doored some more, and then some. Haha, it was definitely a learning experience. People wouldn't even let us finish saying hi before they rejected us. And most people who do listen are completely content the way they are.

Sunday we went to church. It was really good, not too hot either. Not too much happened on Sunday... Well, I am just personally grateful for the knowledge I have of Prophets. What a blessing it is to have a man just like Moses or Abraham on the Earth again. I mean, a prophet of the Lord to direct us in these final days! How amazing! The Lord truly does love us!

~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

Woche 57: Eine sehr heiße Woche

Woche 57: Eine sehr heiße Woche
Well, my iPad shut down, so I have to retype my email, so it might be a shorter one, sorry!!!
This week we went out finding pretty much all week. It was so hot!!! Not as bad as Missouri(: But without AC... Haha, but we have a fan, luckily. But we went out finding every day in a different Dorf. Sorry, that was German. In different Villages, towns... And we just kept walking door to door. we met some really nice people. Some people gave us some water while we began to teach the Restoration! It was awesome! And we met the Chinese Family again. It is so interesting with the whole Language Barrier. But we just keep on going and this week we taught the 10 Commandments. Pretty Easy. Well, I am super sorry this is so short, but I really have to go!!! Have a good week!!!

~Elder Albrecht~

Monday, July 13, 2015

Week 56: Mein wöchentlicher Brief an euch

Week 56:
Wien 2 District before transfers
Montag Monday we taught a new person! His name is "J". We finished the first lesson and we talked a lot about the Book of Mormon and why we have it. It was a pretty good thing. And I think that he is planning on reading the entire book! Dienstag Tuesday we had District Meeting, but this time the Zone Leaders visited us. They gave a small part and talked about righteous pride. We need to take pride in our work. We are on the Lord's errand. We are a part of the greatest cause, so why wouldn't we want to have pride!? And then we talked about teaching people, not just lessons. We talked about being sincere, showing and expressing our love for these people. And then we went back to St. Pölten and did some finding. We talked to a really nice Hungarian lady and testified of the Book of Mormon. She said we can come by with one in her mother tongue! And then we had GMK, with our new branch president. His name is President Mauch. Mittwoch Wednesday we went to Pottenbrunn, and no one was home or they were too busy. So we took the bus to Unterradelberg. While we were there, it started to rain. It progressively got harder until it was completely pouring. It was raining so hard! And we only had one umbrella! (I'm glad I had
the impression to take one with us when we left and even happier that I listened!) But it
was fun! Well, no one let us in...


Thursday we went to Loosdorf. We doored the entire day there. Well,
for the most part of it. We told people about the living prophet and
of the Book of Mormon and testified that families can be eternal.
Unfortunately, people didn't want to listen. And then we went to a
member's house and they had friends there who gave like a small concert


Well, because Elder Smith is a problem child (not really, I'm kidding), we had to do some paper
work to take care of his residency here. Well. That was a problem
within itself. The scanner at our church isn't hooked up... But
afterwards, we went to Pressbaum. We doored some more and went by on a
less active member. 


We had a grill party on Saturday! The members roasted some pig! 30 kg
to be exact. It was amazing. And we had some awesome Kraut. And some
other Salats... And I got a little sun burnt. Good times.


We taught the Chinese twice. Once at the church and then we went to
their house to teach the sister. Well, we taught the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. And we extended the Baptismal Invitation. We will be working
towards the 8th of August. Well, that was our week.

Mit Liebe,

Elder Albrecht

Monday, July 6, 2015

Woche 55: Und es war heiß

Woche 55: Und es war heiß
The Wien (Vienna) Zone the day they received their iPads

Monday, well we met with a new friend of ours! "M" is a friend of a member who moved to America a while back... Well, we talked about the Restoration and why one was necessary. We testified that Joseph Smith really did see God the Father, and Jesus Christ, His son. And then we went dooring. We met some really nice people who said we could come back, later... And then we went and tried to visit a Castle, only to find out that it's private and people live there. Kind of a bummer, but oh well...

Tuesday, we had District Meeting in Vienna. We talked about love and the Holy Ghost. We discussed about love, and how it is so important in this work!!! We need to love, love, and then love some more!!! Like the scriptures say, we are absolutely nothing without Charity.And charity is like the ultimate love!!! So if I can't just love somebody, then wow... And then afterwards we stocked up on some German and English Books of Mormon!!! Wooh, more! And then we went home to drop them off, study a little bit of German, and then went out on the street to do a bit of finding, and we totally found someone who has interest in the after life! And then Brother Bauer, our GML, took us to his home, fed us, and then we discussed some things about missionary work.

On Wednesday we went to the north part of St. Pölten. It's called Pottenbrunn. We met someone new there, but he doesn't believe that he can ever believe in something... But he just loves the missionaries. And then we went to Aggsbach Markt. We are teaching the Chinese Family at the members house. It was a really good lesson. We finished the Restoration Lesson. We explained Joseph Smith's story, and then we talked about the Book of Mormon. Well, the brother, told the member, his sister, that he never doubted that the Book wasn't of God! It was awesome!

Thursday... Well, we doored some more in the neighborhood right next to us. We actually met a few different people who were interested in eternal families or in prophets! And then we later doored out by the city Forest... It was pretty, but no one wanted us there. And then it got like super hot... not as hot as Missouri, but with no air conditioning, it might as well be.  We have one tiny fan... But it's all good, I haven't died yet.

Well, on Friday we went out to the Chinese Family again. We taught the Plan of Salvation. They all had questions about the after life, so we answered them and explained what will happen and how we need to prepare for it. And we also asked if they read in the Book of Mormon the past days. Well, they didn't all read it. But the brother did, and he said he knew it was true! He shared an awesome experience with us!!!

Samstag bis Sonntag
Well, Sunday we got a new Branch President. His name is Brother Mauch, well now it is President Mauch. But, he like 29, but I am super excited. And at church, the partions were opened for the first time!!! Well, because of guests, but it was a great reminder of where we wanted to get to! And then after church, we went out finding. We were about to pass some guy, but we stopped as he was passing us and he stopped. We asked him a couple a questions, explained some stuff, and he said we could share a message with him right then and there! We went to a bench and explained the Restoration. We explained Priesthood and Angels, and the Godhead. But he agreed to meet with us the next day!
Well, it has been super extremely hot here, but I love it because I get to be on the Lord's Errand!
~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