Weekly riddle: What was it that Adam and Eve never had and yet they gave to their children? (Earthly parents)
This week flew by, but time tends to do that when you're having fun spreading JOY! There is too much to tell about it all so I'll just hit some highlights and some fun stories.
we were invited to the family Lopez-Yao to share a spiritual thought and eat some cake. We planned a thought on Nephi (because honestly I could probably talk about Nephi for like a day straight he is so neat). We talked about when the bow was broken and how Nephi didn't murmur but he got to work. I asked the son how he behaves when he is hungry and it was too funny. Apparently earlier that day he had been a real pain about being hungry and wanting other people to fix his problems. So it fit great and we all had a good laugh. Hanger is real, but we should be more like Nephi and just get to work.
we met with Deyanira again! Ahh she is so great. She calls us her Amigas. Sister Cook led the lesson (3 weeks in the field and leading lessons like a pro, that's my girl!) and it was so good! We taught the last half of the plan of salvation and she just loved it, she expressed how much hope it fills her with and how it just makes sense. Ahhh ♡♡♡ she also told us that she randomly got in contact with an old coworker in Venezuela that she wasn't even really friends with but it turns out he is Mormon! He and his wife have been so supportive of her and have answered her questions as well! God works in mysterious ways and it's fun to see how He puts everything together. He certainly has a plan!
We also met with Niaga and Sister Cook practiced teaching us the restoration in German (what a boss!). It's so fun to see her German skills improving and it's always fun to meet with Niaga and see his knowledge and testimony in the gospel grow. ♡
we were supposed to have a lesson with Christa but she was worried the bus wouldn't take us back home because she lives in the middle of no where and it was a blizzard. So we went dooring and we talked to this woman, she told us we could come back another time but now was not the time. We started to pin her on the map (in front of her house, we just felt she needed to be pinned asap..) and she came out and started yelling at us!!! But nice yells!! We went back and she asked us where we were from, I said Utah and she got so excited! Her son lived in Utah for a year with a Mormon family and she has so many questions! She also has the address and wants to look at maps with me! She asked us to PLEASE come back! Guys-your member work is so important!
we had two children baptisms in our ward! It was really fun to see it and reflect on when I got baptised 12 years ago . It was my 12 year mark of being a member of this wonderful church! I am so grateful I made that decision 12 years ago to be baptized. I am also grateful that I was able to make the decision for myself and it wasn't something that I had to do, or that I was too young to know what was happening. I chose to be baptized, and I am grateful everyday for that decision.
we went contacting in Freiburg after district meeting. Except, we decided to start on the bus and not just when we got to the city. Sis Cook and I talked to this lady (shown in picture below) and she loved us right away. She wasn't interested in the church but she wanted to take us to a lake, when we said we couldn't she asked if we would at least walk with her to the bank. We said okay, since she was old, alone, and adorable. She gave us a tour of Freiburg!! She was the sweetest lady. At the end of her long tour I asked if we could take a picture with her and she said only if I post it and say that she was the lady who guided us through the beautiful city of Freiburg. I love nice people!
Today we had district pday in the Black forest! We hiked to a waterfall and spent some time touring the cute city of Triburg. Sooo beautiful. It was so fun to spend a day with the Gassers, our lovely district senior couple.
"I know this for a certainty: it is often in the trial of adversity that we learn those most critical lessons that form our character and shape our destiny." -President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
It was just a fantastic week, I love you all and wish you the best!
Hermana Lundskog ♡