December 16, 2013
We had a very productive week. Although we are not able to meet with a lot of people right now because of the holiday season, we are making a lot of progress with the ones we are able to keep in touch with.
We met with Cxxxx again this week. She is doing super well and we went over one of the lessons and baptism with her. She has been keeping all of her commitments perfectly. I am sure she has a testimony of the church, she just needs that realization though its coming very steadily. She mentioned a few very spiritual experiences she had this last week and some of the members invited her to go caroling and to bring her son which ended up being a very special experience for her. I think if we had a little more time to meet with her, she would really recognize that she has a strong testimony and that she is ready to be baptized. Unfortunately, our joint teach had to go for another commitment, but she is still doing well. The problem is she is away for the holidays and so we won't be able to meet with her until after New Years. I probably will only be able to meet with her one more time, so hopefully it will be a really good appointment.
We were finally able to meet with Axxxx again. She is the older lady from Hungary who made a lot of progress when we taught her, but then she got sick and was in the hospital for a month or more. She took time to recover and then she made an appointment with us for last week. It was very spiritual. Elder Fletcher and I were to hand her over to the other elders because of the way we divided our area. However, all four of us were at the appointment because she asked if it was possible if all four of us could meet with her if we weren't too busy to work it out. During the appointment she said that she knows the Book of Mormon is true and that this is the true church. However, she mentioned she felt scared of the baptism because she felt she had to keep learning more. We then talked about faith a lot and by the end the spirit was really strong and she asked for a blessing. Then she told us she wanted a little more time to think it over and then let us know on Wednesday when we meet again.
We have a less active we have been working with named Zxxxx who is doing really well. He came to church yesterday with his wife and wants us to start teaching her and his father in law. On Sunday the bishop gave a very spiritual talk and after the meetings Zoran mentioned he felt really at peace with things and wants to keep working on coming to church more often.
Our investigator Bxxxxt, who was doing very well with a program he was in and wanted to get baptized after it was done in a couple months. Well he found out this last week that he was doing so well that he will be done this week and so on Wednesday he will be moving back to Linz where he is from, and so the elders there will continue to teach him. It's good that he is making a lot of progress.
We had our Christmas party this week. Unfortunately, the guitar piece with Bxxxx didn't work out. He started feeling scared to play in front of an audience and was having a rougher day and his grandma and I felt it was best not to push him. We will keep in contact though and help him however we can. Instead at the Christmas party I played one of my piano pieces and it appeared to go fine. In fact, they asked if I could do another musical number for this week in Sacrament meeting, so hopefully that goes well.
Well that is about it for this week. I hope all is good back at home. I love you lots. I hope the Book of Mormon reading is going well.
Gott sei mit euch bis aufs Wiedersehen