Monday, September 12, 2016

Loving the Lovely German people

Well this week was honestly a whole lot of disappointments! Haha we
had a bunch of meetings set to meet with some potential investigators
and they all fell out, but it's all good because we had some awesome
member lessons! I love member lessons, because one they are the only
Germans I seem to love right now and two they always take off so much
stress and keep you going! Haha still trying to love the German
people, but it's definitely a work in progress. Haha!

The highlight of the week was probably a member appointment with my
favorite member! We set up an appointment to go to his house around
7:30 or so so we figured we would just go finding until we wanted to
head over. Well it just so happens that we ran into him on the street
and he was going to the grocery store to get food for our dinner that
night, so we went with him. We got there and he told us he was going
to make some pizzas, I was really excited until he grabbed three pizza
doughs... Elder Morley and I got nervous right then!

The member also grabbed some juice and stuff, but when we got up to
the check out line he wasn't able to buy all of it so he just left the
juice and got the pizza stuff. As we left I felt very strongly
impressed to tell him that I could pay for him with my personal money,
I did without any hesitation. This member has been without a job for a
while now and has barely been getting by, but it's one of the coolest
guys here, if not the coolest. He had just barely got a job the last
weekend and so he told me "thanks brother but I have a job".

I then did what I shouldn't have done and felt so dumb for acting on
the spirit, I felt like I made the member feel so low for not being
able to pay for the juice. Well we got to his house and had our lesson
as the pizza was cooking, we talked about love for other people and
the love that our Heavenly Father and our Savior have for us. He then
explained to us that love isn't just shown through simply saying "I
love you brother", it's by showing it by doing and saying things that
expresses that love. He then used the example of me telling him that I
could've helped pay for him.

I'm not trying to boast or make myself look all awesome. All I did was
simply act on the Spirit, and the Spirit touched the members heart,
not my words. I know that we can all act on the spirit, you don't have
to be a missionary, bishop, or any kind of leader in the church. I
hope that everyone can always listen to the Spirit and act as soon as
possible, you will be amazed and your eyes will be opened to the
blessings that our Heavenly Father has for us, I promise!

Anyways after that awesome lesson, we had one pizza. Then the member
said he will make another one and we were getting a little worried, we
barely got that one down and then the member said that the first pizza
is ok, the second one was good, so the third will be super! Haha
before we let him make another pizza we told him the second was super
and it's all good. Haha we were stuffed as could be!

Elder Rogers

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