Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March 7, 2016

It been a good week! I hope everybody is doing well!

Montag- we shopped for groceries then had carbonara pasta with some meat for lunch. After lunch we emailed at a McDonald's down the road. After emailing we went to Bahnhof to check for train times because we had to go to Ansfelden for an eating appointment at 17:00. We went down to Innenstadt to get me some socks & shampoo. I also ended up getting a tie! :) We missed the first train to Ansfelden but got on another one and were a few minutes late, Schade! When we got there we walked to the Obermayers and had a very good meal! Sister Obermayer made a really good Gurkensalat (cucumber salad). Then after a spiritual thought we took a train back to Linz. When I was on the train I remembered that I had been wanting to trade a tie for an a ÖBB workers tie (the train ticket checkers). But then I looked down and I happened to be wearing my favorite tie... :( so I didn't trade him. When we got back we went home and did planning.

Dienstag- we had Distriktsversammlung in Linz at 11:30. It was pretty good and the German
tip for the week helped me quite a bit. Then Elder Graham came down and had a huge box of candy and soda that apparently one of our ward missionaries (Klaus Haindl) got for us!!! We were so happy! After Distriktsversamlung we went and ate at Vapianos as a distrikt. After the distrikt left we went back to the church to get all the food and bring back. When we got back it was pretty late so we had a real quick dinner then planned.

Mittwoch- we did studies then went over to the Persians Heim to let Sister Berry say goodbye before she went home. It was really fun and they cooked us Persian food. It was great! :) After that we headed to the church, filled out a Fortschritts Bericht, and had GMK. That was pretty much our day.

Donnerstag- we went to say goodbye to Sister Berry at the train station at 9:30. It was cool, their new convert was there and also one of our Persians. We exchanged Tschüss book entrees and she left. She is coming back to the mission to visit and said she's gonna come visit me! Then we finished studies and went finding. Then at 6:30 we went to Bahnhof to greet sister Zink the new sister in Linz. We gave her a pack of snickers as a welcoming gift haha! After putting their luggage in the Graham's car we found till dinner.

Freitag- after studies we went up into Lichtenberg to work on Emil
Ivanovski's Haus! It was a beautiful day! We got all of the basement dug out and moved a lot of rocks. Part way through we had our regular sandwiches with fresh French bread, sausage and cheese! The place where we eat overlooks the alps which is pretty cool! Then after some more working we came home to do weekly planning. There was a surprise on our doorstep! It was a crate of Italian salad dressing!? Hahahaha most random gift ever! There is soooo much! One of our ward missionary's gave it to us.


 Samstag- we had our Deutsch Kurs then we taught the Persians. We went through the importance of baptism and the Law of Chastity/Word of Wisdom. It went really well. Then we headed to our next lesson but he didn't show up. There happened to be a lot of people from Afghanistan so of course we started speaking to them in Persian! They were like what the heck? White people speaking Persian! Haha so we taught them about our church and they were really accepting! They were so nice! It is probably because refugees are so humbled. They walked all the way here which is 3000 kilometers. After that we went dooring in a apartment building but nothing turned out.

Sonntag- choir was really great and we all sounded amazing! After that
we went and said hi to our investigators. For testimony meeting the new Linz Sister (Sister Zink) gave her testimony. She is pretty cool! She is from Germany and only has two transfers left. Elder Bensing is the other German in our district. He is our district leaders Frau haha. Anyways after sacrament our investigator class was also really good. We read the first of Moroni 6. After that we had our priesthood class. We separate the Persians to teach them separately with our GML (ward mission leader). After church we got a surprise member appointment with brother Ausobsky! A lot of times we have member appointments on fast Sunday, so we just fast earlier. Wir hatten Knödel mit Fleisch und auch Gemüse. Zum trinken hatten wir Apfelsaft. Es war rechtschaffen, aber wirklich! :) it was the best Knödel I've ever had by far! Then after we taught Brother Ausobskys son how to shoot a basketball! It's funny no one over here knows how!

 So I decided to make a funny list about how Austria is different
1. I haven't seen a pickup truck since I've been here haha!
2. People wear lederhosen around as regular clothes.
3. They don't have regular mustard at subway...
4. Everyone wears house slippers haha!
5. People drive crazy!!!!
6. Every car is a hatchback I swear!
7. No one knows how to use the progressive tense when they speak
English because they don't have it in German hahaha! Example: they
say "I go to the house." When they mean "I am going to the house."

Hahaha crazy Austrians!! Well that brings me to the spiritual thought
or should I say "geistige Gedanke" of this week!

"Abrahams servant, like Abraham, was a man of great faith. Abraham had told him that his errand (to find find Issac a wife) was a commandment of the Lord. So when faced with a tremendously challenging task the servant turned to the Lord for help. Instead of just asking the Lord to solve his problem, he presented a plan for the Lord to confirm."

So I read this in studies this week and it really hit me because a lot of the time I just ask the Lord for help when I don't know what to do. But I realized that I needed to make a plan or a way to go about things and then take it to the Lord.


No comments:

Post a Comment