Salut Familie! Ü (Don't want to forget my French now do I??)
I have decided that I love Asian People. They can be so cute. We now have two Asian investigators out of China. L*** has come to church the last two Sundays and stayed for all three hours! And he even came to a church activity. It is a pretty big deal for him because he has no Christian background . . . Just picture a 22 year old chinese man in a plaid shirt with a backpack on, and glasses. And there you have Linpaung Ü. He has lived here for 2 and a half years as a student but his German is still not perfect . . . ''Wie bitte! Ich habe nicht verstanden . . .'' Looking all confused but so cute at the same time.
S***--My other Asian friend Ü. We had the best lesson with her and showed her the restoration video of Joseph Smith. We watched it in Chinese and she was mesmerized by it. I was able to testify after which was really incredible. Often times she thinks of the gospel as a big fairy tale, but the second one of us bears a sincere testimony she softens a little bit and seems to understand on a spiritual level.
I really love teaching both of them though. We have found our testimonies as the strongest teaching source. If we can testify by the spirit, then they will feel the truthfulness of our words by the power of the Spirit.
The most amazing thing of the week was inviting the O*** Familie to be BAPTIZED. We were on our way to our appointment and Herr O*** actually cancelled the appointment. We had felt inspired to bring a couple more Albanisch Buch Mormon's so we asked if we could still just bring them over. So we went to our appointment, and Herr O***had actually managed to get off work in time so that we could meet! We taught the third lesson on the Gospel of Jesus Christ--Faith, Repentence, Baptism, Recieving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. Once again the Spirit was so strong in the lesson and the family was just so prepared for our message. We talked a lot about Jesus Christ, and very soon we heard Herr O*** give his own testimony on Jesus Christ as the Son of God. (Remember that they were formally non - Christian and were unsure about their own beliefs when we first began meeting together). It just really touched me. I asked Herr O*** if it was important to him to follow the example of Jesus Christ? Following his thoughts I asked him if he would follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized with his family? He said yes! We still have work to do and lessons to teach, but this family is solid. He had read even more in the Book of Mormon and shared it with his family once again. They were so grateful for the extra Buch Mormon's that we brought too. The youngest daughter who is 7 grabbed one and asked excitedly if it was hers. Herr O*** pointed to the three books then on the table with a big smile on his face and said that one was for him, one was for his wife, and one was for her and her sisters to share. It was so sweet. We set a baptism date with them as well and we will be working with them a lot in the next few weeks.
As far as I go... I am doing well. I AM SO HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO STAY IN LANGENHORN ANOTHER TRANSFER :))))))))))))),
I love you all. I will try to send photos soon.
Have a fabulous week!
Sister Heidi Elaine Shelley