I don't know how you and dad did missionary work with out cell phones! Geez. We use them all the time!
Kristianstad is still wonderful as ever. It is getting colder now.
Syster Werjefelt and I had a great week :) I thought I would share
some little miracles with you all.
The power of prayer is real! On Friday night we were at the Sandaline's
home. They have had the missionaries over at their house every Friday
for the past 20 years. The branch members know that Friday nights are
always taken if they want to invite us over for dinner. :) Well,
after we had our message we had to walk fast to the bus stop. As we
rounded to bend we saw the bus pulling in. On Friday nights it only
comes once every hour. We began to RUN. It left the bus stop and
began to pull away. All I could think about was not wanting to wait
for another hour for a bus.. we had stuff to do! So I chased after the
bus like a crazy woman in a skirt and it had to stop at before pulling
out onto the main run. I managed to catch up to the bus and banged on
the side. The bus driver (he was early too!) was kind enough to stop
and let us on. We got on and my bus card was GONE! noooooooooooOOO!
For some reason I decided to pay my ticket and then we called
the Sandalines and asked them to look for it. (I should have just
gotten off the bus to look for it myself but I had just run all that
way to flag down the darn bus!) Well, we got home and they still
hadn't found it. My stomach began turning. Ugg.. We had just bought
the bus card and it works for a whole month. That would be a lot of
money to loose. It had been about 30 mins and I called to see how the
search was going. No luck. Well I thought I'd better tell them to just
give up and go home.. I'll just have to buy another one. But sys
Werjefelt said, "Why don't we have a kneeling prayer before we give
up." (I had of course prayed multiple times in my head)
Side comment: While at the Sandalines we talked about how God
answers prayers. Sys Nancy Sandaline talked about how she had lost her
son one time in a big park. They all spread out to look for him and
they couldn't find him for a while. She finally felt like she needed to
go find a place to kneel down and pray. After she got up from her
prayer her little son came wandering right into her view.
So we finished our prayer and still on our knees--the phone rings.
They had found the bus card on their way home. :)
Roland got baptized!!!! Remember Roland and Ingrid? and how they got
married a few weeks ago and then Ingrid got baptized. Roland had to
wait to get papers back from the church. He got them back and we had a
wonderful baptism on Saturday! It was definitely the easiest baptism
yet for us to organize.. because Roland did it all. He picked everyone
and called them himself to ask them to give a talk or a prayer, etc.
He even made his own fika afterwards! (Fika--important word in
Swedish... refreshments). Sys Werjefelt and I sang again. It went
not too bad :) haha. Best of all was that Roland was happy.
On Saturday afternoon before we were heading out sys Werjefelt
found a record of an old investigator that I had pulled out of the
area book with syster Vistaunet. She brought it along with her to read
more about her. We were on the train after the baptism and she pulled
it out and decided to give this girl a call. No one answered (that is
usual), so she texted. Later that night as we were heading home from
our last lesson we got a text back!! (very unusual) She said that it
was cool to have heard from the missionaries again but she wasn't
interested. While we were waiting for the train back to Kristianstad ,
we responded and said it was very kind of her to respond and hope all
goes well. Well we got on the train and I was on the phone talking
to our mission leader and I was scanning the crowd as we walked down
the aisle. Who did we want to sit next to??? The train was pretty full
and I came to a man sitting on my right hand side with three empty
seats. I was about to sit next to him when I looked to my left
hand side and saw a woman sitting alone with three empty seats. So I
sat down across from the woman. Shortly after came a girl who looked
to be the woman's daughter. She began to smile and I smiled back.
Suddenly, still talking to the mission leader, I watched as this girl
pulls out her phone and shows sys Werjefelt something. .... whats
going on?? that's weird... I could see it looked like a text from us..
did something happen to the wifi and send our text message to this
random girl? and then it hit me. This must be the same girl!!
It ended up being her. She was super nice and so was her mother.
We talked and laughed the whole train ride back. We texted her later
that night and said that we didn't think that was just a coincidence
and would love to see her again. She texted back Sunday and said she
didn't think it was a coincidence either. We decided to meet this
So! we shall see what happens this week! Much to do, with too
little time. There were many other amazing lessons and miracles and
answers to prayers during the week.. but this is all I have time for.
I love you all!!
Syster Schneiber II