Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Week of Service! 9/29/14

We went to the cool town of Burgberg and handed out flyers to promote a blood drive
for a member who has cancer.
Elder Ridd and Elder Albrecht
I am doing really well today! I had a really good week and today we are headed to Singen Hohenwiel, so we are doing something fun. The whole district is coming, as well as the Zone Leaders, so it will be a ton of fun! It is actually way nice out as well so we are way excited about it!

The missionary work is going well! This week we did a lot of service which was reallly cool. We helped an older lady named Schwester BS move firewood and put it in her shed. That was really fun, because we got to drive out to a small town in the middle of nowhere and then stack wood, and then we also ate with her and our Ward Mission Leader. 

The next day we were actually called up by another member, who said that their neighbors looked like they needed some help taking stones out of their driveway. So we went over and helped them de-stone their driveway. They are going to put other stones in as well but that was also a really good experience. The couple were way awesome and gave us some German pretzels afterwards! It was also a ton of fun. Another service we did was to go to a town called Burgberg (pic above) and hand out flyers to promote a blood drive for a member with cancer. 

We did teach a decent amount of lessons this week. We taught someone named A, who is really awesome. He is from Nigeria/America, and we will be meeting with him again this week. Something cool about A is that when we asked him if there was anyone that we could pray for for him, he said his dad, who passed away 4 months ago. After that we got to talk about the Plan of Salvation a little bit and then prayed for his dad. We will meet with him again this next week and talk more about the Plan of Salvation with him!

Schwester BK (our new convert and good friend) is doing amazing! She is seriously so strong in the church already and the ward loves her. We were meeting with her this week and we told her that she was a great example of charity, as she gives us special water and food every week to keep us healthy; and then she said that we showed her first what charity was, and that she was just following us. It was really amazing - Schwester BK is a legend!  (Click here to see this scripture on charity and the pure love of Christ ~ John 13:34-35). 

R is doing okay; we only got to meet with him once this week, and the contact has been a little difficult. But we will keep trying for sure!

But the week went really good. Glad to hear that everyone is doing well over back home! Sorry my email isnt longer, but we do not have too much time this week! I did get a little package from Elder Albrecht's mom. It was really great - lots of fun things, candy & a challenge coin (an Army thing). And Dad, that is a really good passage! (in As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen). I like this one as well- "Not what a man wishes and prays for does a man receive, but what he justly earns. His wishes and prayers are only gratified when they harmonize with his thoughts and actions."

I love you! You the best! Thanks for all you do and your wonderful emails!
Elder Ridd
A pic taken from the car
Elder Wilkins and Elder Cavin -
Eating dinner at the home of  Schwester BS

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