Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 44: BFF E Got in the Water!!


Hand of the Lord moment just happened...Motra Holt and I weren't sure if we'd have time at all to email today because it was taking really long for us to move (we had to switch homes here in Tirana) and we pulled up to our new house with all of the luggage/furniture/etc.etc. and they were doing construction on our driveway so we thought we wouldn't be able to get through to move in after all. So I got out of the car to ask when they'd be finished and the construction workers were so nice; they didn't let us carry a single thing and they moved it all up the hill and on our porch in a matter of 10 minutes. God is good!

As for the work... We found a super cool girl street contacting the other day so we exchanged numbers and that night her husband called us! So we went over to their home and taught them the Plan of Salvation. It was a really cool experience because I haven't had the chance to teach a family the Plan of Salvation lesson before and they loved it! They have an adorable 1 year old daughter and I'm so excited to keep working with them. Our work is on the up-and-up and we are so busy it's a good problem to have!

To kick off the "25 Days in 25 Ways" Christmas initiative of the church we went to a retirement home to help out. Motra Holt and I went into a little room and chatted with a little nene for over an hour; she was the sweetest. We are definitely going back to meet with her again.

Highlight of the week: E got baptized! It was such a good day. Motra Holt and I were stressing out a little because E was adamant from the beginning that the water would be warm and the water heater was broken... but she still got in. She had to get dunked three times in the freeeezing water though because her feet kept popping up out of the water! Then yesterday she got the Holy Ghost and afterwards she bore a beautiful testimony. She was just beaming after sacrament meeting. E's a huge inspiration to me.

Something Albanian: Our electricity goes out at least once a week for a couple hours so sometimes we have to do our studies in the dark. Today when we were moving the elevator didn't work for that reason so we carried everything down six flights! Luckily we got a crew of elders to lend us some hands.

Something spiritual: Our ward was fasting for missionary work yesterday. Remember... every member a missionary! “True Christianity is love in action. There is no better way to manifest love for God than to show an unselfish love for your fellow men. This is the spirit of missionary work” -President David O. McKay

Have a great week ju dua shume!

Motra Fulop :)

The boulevard is pretty

And some friends

​It was freezing out but worth it
​I went on an exchange to Durres and we walked to the beach for the sunrise :).

Flowers for E's big day :)

Us and E!

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