Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

Dear Mom,
                Anyways, this week was really interesting for us as well. Here is the shakedown. So Pres. Miles has decided to try something new, wait, that was worded improperly, THE LORD has inspired Pres. Miles to make a few changes in the mission, mostly that for the foreseeable future we will be having district meeting on Wednesday instead of Thursday, and after district meeting we will make a district finding day, where we spend the next few hours working in that area. This week we worked in Zürich. Man, it was interesting to contact in the city again. It was a lot of fun, and we found a lot of really cool people. Not to mention that on Tuesday I was in Richterswil on an austausch (I must say, I love not having to do austausches every week.) then Thursday we had 2 service projects, Friday we had appointments all day, Saturday appointments and weekly planning, and yesterday we went to Zürich for a broadcasting of Pres. Monson’s address in Frankfurt. So there is my week. All summed up in one paragraph. That is just the unimportant details stuff, now is ready for the good stuff.  (love his English?)
                First Y____; You know in Star Wars Episode 2 where Obiwan says to Anakin, "Why do I get that feeling that you will be the death of me?" sometimes I feel like that with Y____. Ha ha ha ha just a joke, I really love this guy. We visited him 3 times this week, and he is making a lot of progress. We talked about the Sacrament, gift of the Holy Ghost and prophets. He knows that it is all true, knows he should be baptized, but he just won`t do it. He came with us to Zürich yesterday, and Pres. Monson blew him away. I asked him what he thought of Pres. Monson, and he said "When he talks, it is like Christ is talking. Now I know what it means to be a prophet" he is making a lot of progress, but please oh please, keep him in your prayers. 
                We also are making a lot of progress with K___, an investigator who is really cool. He is illiterate, and has some learning disabilities, but he is really smart and a cool guy. He is also making progress, although slowly, but that is understandable.
                Also J___, the Nigerian that we found last week. Man he is a funny guy. On Thursday we met with him, and we challenged him to bring some friends with him. Next appointment he brought 3 friends. And they were pretty hilarious. 2 of them weren`t super interested in what we had to say, but one was, and we had a super good appointment with him yesterday. We discussed the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and they loved it. And the end of the lesson J____ told me, "You tell the pastor here that he now has two new members. We will be here every week!" Obviously we still have a few things to teach him about church organization, but he will get there. 
                As for conference, we have now listened to them a lot, (we have a car, and what better to listen to) and after listening to Pres. Monson`s conference addresses as well as his talk in Germany, it has again been impressed on my mind that he truly is a prophet of the Lord. He is an amazing example of the influence one man can have if he follows the promptings of the Holy Ghost. And that is what Pres. Monson does best! 
                Well I hope you have a great week, we are having some amazing fall weather right now, and it is amazingly beautiful, so I hope that it is like that back home as well. I love you!

Elder Terry

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