Glad to hear that I will be able to come to the next wedding! :)
Life has been wonderful as usual here. And time just keeps on flying
by. Winter has officially come. It is COLD here. I have my big puffy
jacket and warm boots on. I think I look like a marshmallow but I'm
warm! :) I am also getting very tired of my clothes so I play dress
up in sys Werjefelts clothes sometimes :)
This week was amazing because we were with members and teaching
Philip is a 16 year old stud and we met his friend at
the youth activity we had a few weeks ago. We got to teach him for the
first time this week. I think first teaches are my favorite because
that is when you get to dig deep and figure out what part of the
gospel they need to hear that can help them in their life. Philips
friend said that he really just wanted to know if God was real.. if he
really existed. We ended up teaching him on a bench outside his house
because there was no girl home. It was a little bit chilly but as we
all sat there and he voiced his concerns and the reasons why he wanted
to know... it was a very special feeling. We gave him the commitment
to begin by praying each day. He looked at us for a moment and then
answered.. well you got to be open to try everything. yay! So we
shall see what happens.
Hadi our amazing new convert from Iran... is on fire! He
came home two weeks ago from church and a girl in his corridor came
out and started talking to him. She asked why he was in a suite and he
explained that he went to church. She ended up telling him that she
was lonely here. She is from Stockholm but is studying down here in
Skåna and he said.. "well I was lonely when I first came here too..
and then I went to church and made lots of friends.. you should come"
So we have met her a few times now, we have taken her to some members
homes for dinner and she came to church this Sunday! She is super cute
and we hope to help her more!
Vali and Javi are two awesome young woman with an awesome
mom Claudia. We came over and told this family about our desire to
meet their friends and teach them. Claudia spoke right up and said,
why don't we have a movie night next week. We can watch "the
testaments" and the kids can invite their friends. I thought.. wow
OK.. ya if the kids want to. (I don't know if I would have been that
bold to do that with my friends back home) But we showed up on
Friday for movie night and they had two friends over! There should
have been a few more people but some other things came up. But Vali
had just told her friend that they were going to have a movie night
and watch a church movie and then another girl listening said that she
wanted to come too. Sweet!
So we had a great time watching the movie. At the end when Christ
comes in the film and heals the dad.. all of the girls were crying.
We turned off the film and asked them what they thought. "It was a lot
better then I had thought it was going to be.... I never cry in films
and I cried in that one.. so it means it was a good film"
We had a great time talking to them and invited them to learn more.
They both said ya! So we shall meet them on Tuesday.
Just as an update.. we met with that girl I told you
about last week. It was fun but she said she had already tried with
our church and it didn't feel right for her. It was super sad. But
each person has their own choice.
Last cool miracle... We have been so busy that we haven't really
had time to visit a lot of less actives. But Saturday we decided to
cancel a member dinner and instead stay in this one area and visit the
less actives. Usually when I have tried to swing by these people they
are never home.. But on Saturday... Each person was home! God can help
us know how to best spend our time. We are going back on Thursday to
visit a few of them and help them feel the spirit again in their lives
Well! It was a shorter letter today! But I love you all!!!
Love Syster Schneiber