Monday, July 8, 2013

Another Day in Paradise . . .

Ben with other missionaries at a 4th of July parade.

Another great week in the College Hill ward.  We had a great miracle happen.  Elder "M" and I felt prompted to go visit a less active member and on the way there we were walking and saw a girl and went up to talk to her. We were able to give her a Book of Mormon and then set up an appointment for this Saturday at our institute. The lesson went great. We felt prompted to share the Plan of Salvation and she loved it. She said it made total sense and we were able to set a soft baptismal commitment with her and then this following lesson we will set a date. She also came to church and our Break the Fast dinner and loved it! Miracles! i love serving in a college town. 

We also had interviews with the Mission President this week and that went way well.  We were told about it on Tuesday and that it would be on Friday.  And they told us that we had to prepare a 5 hour training thing for our missionaries while they were waiting to be interviewed.  So we focused it on cleaning our inward selves and how important that is.  We started by baking a lot of brownings.  Some of which were really good and others that had a bunch of hot sauce and terriaki sauce in them.  They all looked the same but they for sure didn't taste the same hahaha.  We compared it to how missionaries can look the part but they need to be the part.  It was fun.

Oh - and we had our first Chinese baptism on Saturday!!! how awesome is that.  He is so cool.  He was way nervous but after he got the Holy Ghost on Sunday he was so happy. He told us he felt calm. and we asked him after the baptism what helped him to know this is true. and in his not so good English said "I found out God was true, and He helped me with the rest" how awesome is that! Liu  is such a good guy.  He told us that he wants to bring his girlfriend over to  America after the summer so hopefully we will be able to teach her too. 

Also a set of missionaries ran into Dan H who got baptized a year ago in Albany and he told them to tell me that he went to the temple!!!  So awesome. and Phil ( the chaplain in Eugene who is like my long lost friend and brother for life) went and found the missionaries! Our APs are teaching him, which is awesome!!!!!  Miracles happening everywhere - left and right. 

Love you all. Anna your baby looks cute.  Punch Izak for me- he should be coming home this week or next week. 
Love Elder Woestman