Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012

Dear Mom,
                I got your package, and I waited until today to open it. It was fantastic! Thanks so much for watching out for me, and thanks to everyone who wrote something :) I have the best family in the world!
                Well this past week has been exciting and busy. We have started to meet with a family in Lichtenstein! They are pretty interesting. They are super faithful, but Pentecostal, and really bible oriented. Not really sure how interested they are. They like to try to teach us from the bible. I must admit, it is really hard for me not to bible bash with them. But we are doing our best, and the Lord will do the rest! 
                Things are also going well with Y____. He is making progress, slowly, but surely. I think sometimes as a missionary I forget how hard it can be to change. For me it is so clear that if the Book of Mormon is true, then get BAPTIZED! It is hard to remember that there could be 1000`s of other social or even doctrinal issues that the investigator doesn`t even mention. If fact, when you think about it, it is a miracle that anyone converts at all. There seems to always be challenges and concerns, yet those who hold to the iron rod come through alright.
                We are also having a lot of fun with N________, our investigator from
Tibet. He really wants to study in the Book of Mormon and find out if we are telling the truth. He also cooked Tibetan food for us this week. It was good. 
                We have another busy week a head of us this week, and transfer calls are on Friday. I am hoping that now that Elder Sanderson and Elder Sullivan are the assistants that they will send me to Italy :) that would be awesome! hahaha but we will see. 
                This week was also a week of miracles. Every day we met people in the most random areas. Monday we should have had an appointment with a guy named Rolf, but we show up and he wasn`t there. So we went streeting for 40 minutes and then I said, "I am hungry, lets go buy a chocolate croissant " so we walk in the store and the guy we wanted to meet with is standing right there! He had to work and sent us a text message, but our phone didn`'t get it. So that was cool. Then Tuesday we were on a train and as I got off I saw that an old man gave a younger girl a book about Jesus. I waited until he got off, and then told him that I appreciated that he would talk about his faith. He was a really cool guy, and we talked for a while, and then he said that he needed to go to some Brokies (second hand stores). That was cool because we needed to find some because we need a new rug, so I asked if we could come along for a while. We were able to talk to him a lot, and the more amazing thing, at the first brokie we go to we walk in and see a potential investigator from another city who we have been trying to contact. So we were able to talk with him. Then Thursday we were streeting and talked to a man who turned out to be a less active member who the ward had lost track of and had tried for the past 2 years to find. All I can say is that I am grateful for a Father in Heaven who sends us his tender mercies to let us know that we are on the right path. I know that God guides this work, and his hands are in the details! The church is true!

Elder Terry

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