|Heidelberg in the Fall|
I had my 3rd split with the STL's in Heidelberg this week! So that was fun! Meanwhile Sister Harris and Sister Clifford taught another family. Our goals are a little verrückt (crazy) compared to 2 weeks ago, but that's what happens when you find families. Sister Williams and I found Frau Stanke awhile ago, but her daughter has been in the hospital so we were never able to teach her. Turns out she has a son too! And they all committed to reading in the Book of Mormon! Our Syrian family is also progressing very nicely. We hope to get all 8 (Stanke family and Syrian family) on baptismal date this week so please pray us and them!
We had a miracle day on Thursday. We actually forgot to plan Thursday (we usually plan in the evenings for the next day) so we were winging it all day. We had another awesome lesson with Toni. We were dooring in Morlautern and asked someone if we could help them rake leaves and they ACTUALLY accepted! So it was cool to serve someone. We felt like we should go by on an old investigator and it ended up that they had moved. Coincidentally, their neighbor was on our active members list, but I hadn't seen her for a really long time. So we klingled and she told us that if we had klingled any sooner we would have missed her. We were able to answer some questions for her and she came to church on Sunday! Then we had a Besuchs Gemeinderat (town visits) in the evening. So we all make appointments with as many members as we can and we break up as a whole ward council and meet with as many people as we could. We ended up meeting with 3 families in our ward! It was a really awesome missionary opportunity.
The 3 American military wards had their trunk- or- treat at the church on Friday. So I can't say I missed Halloween too much.
As Sister Harris and I were setting our goals for the last week of this transfer we were a little scared to set such high goals. Neither of us had ever planned double digit numbers before. However, on our Frankfurt Mission website (frankfurtmission.com) there are quotes about the missionary work in Europe. And this one in particular came to our minds:
"Maybe we have not stepped forward enough where miracles happen. Move forward to the edge of the cliff. Demand these blessings and call them down from heaven. This work is urgent. The gifts of heaven are here. That we are to receive miracles, revelations, help from the Lord is known to us intellectually, but practiced too little and forgotten too often. We need a sharp turn in our path or a raising of our platform. See things the way God sees them. Lift your eyes. Look at the fields already ready for the harvest."
So our goals seem a bit ridiculous, however we have gone forward with them. We are demanding blessings and I know we will see miracles! Stay tuned!