I was forwarned that Schwester L makes the missionaries very large amounts of food, and usually has us sing for her after. Singing I could do, but very large ammounts of food, I was not so sure about. (I'm pretty sure my stomach has shrunken in size in these two months, cause I simply cannot eat as much as before.) She made us the most AMAZING homemade Spaetzle, heaped it onto our plates, along with some delicious pork, a seperate plate of tomato salad, and then a whole package of grapes after we were all finished. Simply stated, through prayer, eating without thinking, and a little of Elder Killpack's help, I finished my whole meal. Because Sister L is the sweetest lady ever, we were very responsible to finish our meals. (If I can I will attach before and after pictures, Elder Hunt is featured in one of them.)
It was the most perfect German thing I have encountered so far. And it was sooooo schmeck (delicious). Yum, even thinking of it.
This week we had a lesson with our wonderful recent convert, S. He was baptised in June and has the strongest testimony of the atonement. Before he met with the missionaries he was had pretty much everything that could go wrong happen in his life. Like name, anything and he's either done it, or had it. Recently, he has been having a really hard time making it to Church and feeling accepted by the ward members. This week he made him cookies and brought him over some church talks and such, and we ended up having a lesson with him. S talks alot, but this time he really made HUGE improvements. He bore testimony about how through he grace and mercy of Jesus Christ he has been cleansed through baptism and the sacrament every week. We talked about how we are never completely clean and that's the reason we go to Church each week, to renew that cleanliness, and become clean for the upcoming week. It's a continuing process.
Also, this morning during my Book of Mormon reading, I came across 2 Nephi 15:25 which reads, "For all this his anger is not turned away, but his had is stretched out still." I know our Heavenly Father loves us, and no matter the things we do, or how bad we may feel, His hand is ALWAYS stretched out. As long as we take it and accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ to work in our lives. There is a new video series called "His Grace" on the Mormon Channel. And I am in love with them. They are so very applicable and wonderful. Here is the link: http://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/his-grace
go watch some.
Love you all. Gutte Woche!