|At one of the main train stations in Vienna, so neat that they have the nativity up!|
Hey Family!!Great to hear from you and know that all is well, especially at this wonderful time of year. There is not a better time to be a missionary and I am so grateful to be here serving the Lord every day. I will be a missionary up to the day I get released and I have learned of the importance of diligence work no matter how long or how much experience you have as a missionary. I have the same calling now than I did at the beginning and I have the same goal today as yesterday. Its been to be able to fulfill that goal daily as we diligently work in His vineyard. We had a couple neat experience that showed me the importance of that this week. The first was when we were in Salzburg for our Zone Christmas Conference, we had finished and arrived back at the train station to head back to Vienna and we had just missed our train going back and the next one wasnt coming for about an hour. So there we were, a bunch of missionaries at the train station and I wanted to do something, we didnt have our hymn books on us to carol, so we went out on the streets of Salzburg to contact. There was lots of missionaries and I worked with Elder Seamons who is in my zone right now. Its was neat to work with him again and talk with those about this special time just coming from a spiritual high, the neat thing was that we found someone who lives in our area back in Vienna! The Lord is preparing many and they are everywhere, its neat to find those and have the Lord put them in our paths or theirs in ours as we work diligently. Another experience was after our Ward Christmas Party, we still had a half an hour that night before coming home, it was cold and dark but we decided to go contacting and on the way we found a great young man who seemed very interested and accepted the Book of Mormon. As we work, we are filled with the Spirit and as we follow the Spirit we are happy as many wonderful miracles happen with the power of God.
|Fun group, all that served in Stuttgart and now in Austria. At our Christmas conference.|