Okay so…. you know the end of the movie Vertical Limit? It’s when they are all stuck in a ice cave and freezing to death? Fingers are falling off and lungs are filling with fluid??? You know?? They have to chose who lives, and pretty much everyone dies. Well thats about how my week went…lol!
I took a bus down to Donetsk city on Monday and it was a GREATTTTT trip! I can’t wait to serve there! It’s really crazy! But, I got SOOOOO car sick on the bus ride up. Worst I have hever had!!! So, I got out on one of the stops to throw up and there was a pack of wild dogs (just like Italy, remember?) and one of the dogs ran across the street while all of his dog friends watched him. Then…..BAM!!!!!! He got nailed by a bus!! :O I saw the whole thing!!!!!!!! His leg flew off, then he was running around screaming while his dog friends watched him….SO messed up! haha, it was such a crazy day!
SO its pretty crazy….I have found out that all the Muslims here like to learn more about Jesus Christ than the real Christians??? Wah?? Yeah it’s weird. We taught a lesson with Muslim and his Christian friend. To keep it short, the Christian kid hated us.
I was SICK allllll weeek!! Ugh! I feel great now though, but it was a hard week! I had a flu or something. It sucked!!! But when the Lord brings you down low, He is just getting ready to lift you up higher!!!! On Saturday, we met with Raime (a brother from Africa) We had a BOMB first lesson! The spirit was so thick! He has the strongest faith in Christ I have ever seen!!! We put him on date to be baptized FEB 18!!!! He is SO amazing! He said if this is all true, he will move back to his home town to tell everyone the truth!!!! He just started reading the Book of Mormon and is already thinking of missionary work! Haha! I love this guy! So you will hear lots about him! We are going over to his house tonight!!
We have about 6 investigators right now!!! The work is going fine!!! I would tell all about the investigators, but it would take forever!!!
We had another lesson with Veetalik last night! (the one who was drunk and we gave him metro coins) It was SUCH a good lesson! He is progressing VERY slow but that just fine!!!
Tell Courtney Page congrats on school!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for the letter!!! Tell them I miss them!! and I will write them asap!! lol….when I have time.
It’s crazy being out for 4 months….It’s going so fast! It’s almost been 1/2 year!! Aghh!!! I am growing so much! I didn’t know how amazing this gospel is!!! I was thinking the other night, and I thought “Serving a mission won’t change anyone, Simply living the gospel will change EVERYONE.” That’s not to say you don’t need to serve missions!! It’s just that EVERYONE can feel this happiness and this spirit that missionaries feel! All you have to do is be 100% obedient to the word of our Father!
The other day on the metro, an old funny looking man got on and stared to play his accordian!! He was dancing around and smiling like there was no tomorrow!!! But the funny thing was, he was not asking for money….he had no coin case or cup for change. He simply wanted to make the people smile. This being Ukraine of course, everyone hated him. No one was smiling or even showing a care for this old man. But, he let his light shine anyways!! He walked up to one girl and kinda got in her face, playing a happy tune and giving her a big smile. She just looked away! He asked her, “Will you notice me?” She turned and said “DA,” and he simply said thank you! and smiled and everyone else! It was sooo crazy! Me and Elder Petersen were getting such a kick out of this guy!!! He made such a bad sick day SO much better just by giving people a reason or opportuninty to smile and be happy! I know it’s cheesy, but never forget to find those small moments that bring an opportunity to be happy!!! Don’t spend you life waiting for the golden ticket! Take a step back and enjoy the small moments!!!!
AHHH, I love you all SOOOO MUCH!!!!!! FAMILY! 2nd FAMILY DROUBAYS! JER, DEV, WES EVERYONE!!!!
I MISS YA all!!! Send me some letters! :d I love you goodbye!!!