Monday, 17 September
Today I was the first one done emailing. That’s
pretty unusual. All four of us spent a while cleaning our apartments, and
then went to X’s for FHE and dinner. The Meyers, a senior couple serving
in the Freiburg temple, were there too. (They were also at the Szvoboda’s
last night). We had a very, very American meal of sloppy joes, salad, root
beer floats, and Oreos. Today’s miracle is that although I know and can
see so many imperfections in myself, I also know that one day each of those
will be made perfect.
We had Zone Training today. Finding hours has been
reinstated. President Smith came and gave a presentation on the growth of
the Church, and our Zone Leaders gave training on goals. We had one
cancellation, by a member again. Our only program was Angolora. No
one came to Kezdo today, but there were eight in Profi and Halado. My
miracle of the day is from Bishop Rife: it is a spiritual reasoning that our
God is a happy God.
One cancellation today. Went streeting and tracting
with mild success. We dropped by J’s and S’s to see if we could offer our
help with anything. They answered no and revealed that they’re not really
interested. However, a miracle today was that on the way out we saw their
neighbors and talked with them. They are Mongolian siblings, brother and
sister, and were willing to listen and ask several questions about us. The
sister accepted a Book of Mormon, committed to read out of it, and we set up a
program for next week. My hidden or additional miracle today is that
while we were streeting and tracting, I had the opportunity to talk to and get
to know my companion, Elder Nabrotzky, better.
More streeting and tracting today. Unfortunately no
success. Met with A and B today, and talked to them about Family History/Genealogy
Work and conversion, respectively. Elder Clavel is here right now, and Elder
Nabrotzky’s in Papa for splits. My miracle today is that I still haven’t
missed a day on my mission with my journal writing.
Today we were on splits with the ZL’s. Elder Clavel
and I went tracting. Also, I spent a good amount of time practicing the
piano as I was asked to play 10 hymns for a good portion of the Branch.
We met with a new investigator, Z, today (half-English program). Our
expectations don’t quite line up, and we can only hope that he’ll become
interested in the gospel part. I bought a second whip today. My
miracle is being able to play 70+ hymns.
I saw some deer today. They’re pretty unusual here,
so that’s today’s miracle. We went up to Sopron today. Elder Abrok
and I had two programs and I interviewed one of their bapt dates. She
passed! Trains stick on weekends since over half of them don’t run.
When we got back to Szombathely, we were taken out to dinner by President and
Sister Smith. They also brought the rest of my winter stuff up from Buda.
Today was a combined District Conference between
Szombathely, Sopron, and Papa. Despite our best efforts, none of our
investigators came. In the evening we had dinner with the K family.
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