Woche 71: Elder who???
Well, we got transfer calls on Saturday, but I am putting the news up here so you don't have to wait!!! So, Elder McArthur is actually being transferred to Rosenheim! He is working with Elder Smith(one of my previous companions in St. Pölten)! Crazy! And I will be getting a brand new Golden! I will be training! Totally scared to death, but way excited!!!
So Monday morning was pretty normal. Studies, shopping, emails. And then after that we went to Mariendom with the Sisters. It is some Cathedral in the middle of the city pretty much. Super pretty. And then we just went roaming around the city. went to a small little trinket store. Well, it wasn't small at all. It was huge!!!!!!!!!!! They had a small little Bassoon trinket thing, it was cool! And then we went to the Brandstätters house for dinner. It was fantastic. We played a guessing game. We had to guess all these different things about everyone. It was way fun!
Tuesday we had District Meeting. We talked about the Plan of Salvation and how we will get what we deserve. We will earn what we have worked for. Evil, or good, It will be ours if that is what we worked for. And Elder Hale ate an onion!!! They did some object lesson with the Atonement. Elder Hale drank the bitter cup(eating the onion) in representation of the Savior. And then they put ink(sin) in some water(us) and then used bleach(the Atonement) to wash it clean. It was awesome! And then afterwards we went and did some finding before GMK (the missionary ward meeting thing).
Wednesday we had a service project. We helped a less active member get a new couch to some other members house. And then we took their old couch and took to some Refugee home. And then afterwards we went to his house that they bought and are renovating. So, we did some yard work and then cut up some branches into smaller pieces. It was fun, and then we went finding after that again! Wooh!
So, we ate at the members house with the new couch. Haha, they are so awesome! They are both converts! And they saw the construction of the Linz building, and all of the baptisms and stuff! So cool! Then we went and did some more finding after that. We talked to so many cool people!!!
Friday we had our Tausch(exchanges). I worked with Elder Hale here in Linz. We went straight to a member eating appointment. She made so much food! And it was all on fine china! We went with the Sisters and the Grahams. She made 5 courses. So much stuff! And then we went finding after that! It was so much fun. We bore a lot of testimony of the reality of God, and how through the Book of Mormon, we can come to know God, or come closer to Him.
Well, we got transfer calls. We exchanged back in the morning. We had to take forever to get back. But when we got back, we ate and then did Weekly Planning. And then we had a lesson with "M" and the Persian guys. We explained the Book of Mormon to the new guy, and then we went straight into Jesus Christ. We talked about what he did on Earth. We read Mosiah 3: 1-17. We talked a lot about the Atonement. It is the ONLY way back to our Father in heaven. And we talked about how through the Book of Mormon, we can come to know of these truths.
Sunday was good. I translated for some guy from Nigeria. He enjoyed church. Hopefully we will meet this week. And then afterwards we went to the Miesbauers house for lunch. They are so awesome! Love them. And then we shared a spiritual thought about missionary work and the armor of God. How can we share the armor of God with people? It was super good.
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