We are preparing for our investigator, L's baptism next Saturday and we cannot wait. We are so excited for her. But the best part is how excited she is for next Saturday. I love hearing her testimony, because she knows this church is true. She always tells us how she has been waiting her whole life for the chance to be baptised as a member of Jesus's true church. And now since she is so close she can hardly contain her excitement. (okay, well maybe that's me, only because I know how amazing of a decision it is for her!!)
Recently we have been working on getting more people to come to Sacrament Meeting. Well a little miracle happened this week. L works every other weekend and normally isn't able to come to church on those Sunday's, but yesterday, even though she was supposed to be working, SHE CAME!! Her testimony of Church attendance has been strengthened so much recently and she knows how important it is for her to come to church. Especially since she's getting baptised soon.
Then G, the egyptian that was refered to us a couple of weeks ago, but haven't been able to see since, ALSO CAME TO CHURCH. It was amazing. And stressful. But he came. He doesn't speak very much German so we were concerned that he wouldn't understand very much. At the end of Sacrament meeting however, he said he understood much more than he had expected and that he loved church. TALK ABOUT ANSWERS TO PRAYERS. The whole time during Sacrament meeting I was just praying that he would understand and that he would be able to feel the spirit.
So yeah, yesterday was a really really good day.
This week, I can't remember which day, we were waiting for a Bahn when this man next to us starting talking to us. We were a little taken off guard, cause most people think we have conversational leprosy or something. AKA we usually have to start conversations with people before they'll even look at us, especially at Bahn stops. But he looked at us and asked if we were from Germany. We quickly told him we were from America. He said he had asked because we were different. But different from the Germans because we were actually happy. Well, if that doesn't describe Germans, I don't know what does. Nah, Germans are very happy people they just don't like people to know it. But that made us smile and feel good that our smiles and happy attitudes actually do make a difference.
Just like in Alma 37:6 & 7
"By small and simple things are great things brought to pass...to bring about his great and eternal purposes..." And just like we were told in General Conference the small and simple things like a smile can bring about great things. I know this is true. "Let your light so shine before this people, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
Have a great week and DON'T FORGET TO SMILE.