Monday, April 14, 2014

Work both Small and Big matters to Him

Our district on P-day at the Kellesberg above Stuttgart
Good morning from Stuttgart! Glad to hear all is going well and you had a great Spring Break week! Sounds like lots of family time which I love to hear because there is nothing better we could be doing in this life, learning together and especially learning to love. Its been a good week here in Stuttgart! Its great to be in the Lords work at this time of growth and new beginnings all around the world. We have been blessed to be working with some new people this week and hope to make some good progress with them. One was just last night! After church and after we came home and broke our fast with cooking up a good meal of Schnitzel we headed out to our appointment that we had made out with him just earlier this week. We get there and go in and see plates set out before us. He fed us as well and by the end of the night we were quite full! But gladly full because not just of food but also of the Spirit. It was a great lesson and he is very open to reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, he is already religious and it was neat to talk about its true that we are all Christan's and believe in Christ but how whats is special about us is that we have the fullness of the gospel and authority of God which has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and in order to that to know is exactly do that what he accepted, reading and praying. In my study just this morning I studied about the importance of having those we teach receive that witness from the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true. Our role is essential to guide them and help recognize their answer but they must be the one with the desire and be willing to ask God. He will always answers if we ask sincerely and having the faith on his Son Jesus Christ. 
Our others investigators are doing well. Unfortunately we didnt meet with Ilja this week. He seems to have good weeks and then a bad week with cancelling appointments but we are not giving up on him and we know as we just be there to support and help him build his faith in Christ I know he will come around. We met with Damaris twice with this week and we had Bishop came which was really good! He is a really busy guy but there is nothing better than getting your Bishop to come to an appointment to get him more involved and excited in this work and then to have him give that further to the ward. It was a good experience for us all. 
A neat and fun experience this last week happened when we were on an exchange. I was here in Stuttgart with another Elder and our plan for part of the day was to go out to a small town to do some work. A member had actually given us some names to go by on and so we were excited to see what would come of it. She told us that she explained to these people that there may be missionaries working in your area and may stop by your house. So what we did as instructions from her is we doored one door before and after. It was great to be doing this work and even if none of them had interest it was great to see the effort of the members doing their part and what was really cool is that we actually ran into this member! I didnt even know that they lived in this village but there they were and they were so happy to see us in their village doing the Lords work for those they know and love. It was neat to know that on this day we were doing exactly what the Lord wanted us to be doing. We strive daily to do the will and the work of the Lord His way so we can help those ready find that joy! May we all pay more attention to the Spirit and the way it speaks to us through our feelings and thoughts in the small ways of service to help others along their path to eternal happiness! 
I love you all so much and so grateful to call you family! Hope you have a great week! 
Much love,
A look out of Stuttgart!

On Konig Strasse with a big alp horn playing!!
Elder Jerman

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