It is another hot one in Sochi! As for our week, we had a lot of time in our apartment this week due to our health. I had a cold and a fever earlier in the week and then Elder Vonn got sick with some stomach problems so we are just trying to get healthy!
This week almost all of our appointments fell through which resulted in a lot of time on the streets. We have some awesome potential investigators that we hope to meet with soon and start their conversion with them!
Through all of this, we did have one lesson this week and it was so powerful. It was with our investigator Alexander and we had a lesson planned but felt prompted to discuss the priesthood authority. The spirit was very strong and at the end, he committed to being baptized in July. We still have a lot of work to do and he is very busy, but with some faith and prayer, all will work out!
Yesterday was a great! I am starting to feel more at home here in the Sochi branch. The members here are amazing and they are all very good at missionary work. They often bring non members with them to church. Yesterday, one sister brought a friend and he stayed for all three hours and said he wants to meet with us this week! The branch was so welcoming to him and it was just great to witness.
After Church we had Choir practice! Elder Vonn and I participate in choir to help support the member in charge and it has really helped us gain relationships with some of the members. They even have a Missionary Song that they sing when missionaries leave - it is quite the tribute! I am going to translate it and send it next week.
Just wanted to testify about the scriptures really quick! One day this week I wanted to learn more about forgiveness and my purpose as a missionary - two pretty opposite topics. That day, I just happened to be in Alma 39 where there is so much written about forgiveness and the purpose of missionary work. I know that prayer works and that Heavenly Father answers our questions through the scriptures, even if it does not seem possible. The Book of Mormon is true and contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
I love you all! Thanks for all the support, prayers and love!!
Till next week! Mom - do not think I forgot about you!!!