March 21, 2016

Hallelujah, Aleluia

Buna ziua, draga familia si prietene mele! Primavaria fericita! (Hello, my dear family and friends!  Happy Spring!) Today it feels like spring, I didn't even need a jacket! (Saturday night though, it was SNOWING so maybe I shouldn't speak too soon, but it was pretty! :)) This has been an absolutely wonderful week with Sora Green, I can't wait to tell you all about it!  To all my family and friends, multumesc! Your faith, prayers, and love are bringing such blessings to me and everyone here! I love you all and I know Heavenly Father will bless you because of your Christlike examples! 

 Well, this has been quite an amazing week! To start off, Tuesday, I sent Sora Linder to the windswept beaches of Constansta!  I'm going to miss her!  But even sadder, I saw my trainer, Sora Susan Routson, leave for America! I can't believe that she is home right now! But I know how amazing she is, and that incredible things await her at home in Oregon!  Sora Natalie Green, my new colega, also saw her trainer, Sora Trebas, off with her parents today!  It's sad, but we are so thankful for the wonderful missionaries they were here!  I love Sora Green so much!!  Her enthusiasm, courage, and love for other people is absolutely incredible!  She is such a Christlike example to me, everywhere she goes, she talks to people and is able to connect with them. People love her because she is so genuine, I am very blessed to learn from her! She is always encouraging me to do better, I am excited for all that we have ahead this transfer!

 On lds.org, there is a new video: “Hallelujah”, that we have had the chance to show a lot of people. It is a beautiful video about how through Christ, we and all those we love can find new life. I know that this is true and have had the chance to share this hope (Easter is a time of hope, perfect time to study it :)) with so many people! If you haven't had a chance to see this, I would invite you to, because Easter is a wonderful time to remember the Savior and why we should praise Him every day for all He has given us. 

 We have a new investigator named Lili, a young mother with two little girls. Her family is the most important part of her life, Sora Green and I are hoping that we can show her that her family can be greatly blessed through the Gospel.  One of our other investigators, Aurelia, came to our Relief Society activity on Saturday!  Sora Green and I were so happy, especially that she made friends with some of the members, this will definitely help her progress!  We also had a wonderful lesson with another investigator, Ane.  We had committed her to baptism in our last lesson with her, and we were able to teach her about sacrament meeting, and we used the strait gate approach. The Spirit was very strong and she said she would like to come to church.  She wasn't able to this Sunday, but we're hoping next week she will!  We have also been led to and made friends with many wonderful people this week and to talk about Easter. I am very thankful for this wonderful time of the year, because it helps turn our minds and hearts to the Savior of the world. When I think of what He did in Gethsemane, in Calvary, and in the garden, for all of us, all I can say is what they said in the video:  “Alleluia. Hallelujah. Praise ye the Lord. For He shall reign, forever and ever.”

 Va iubesc, draga familia mea! Si prietene mele! 

Dragoste,

Sora Lunt

Some Pictures:

 Mirela, a very sweet member we visit.

Me with Sora Routson, my trainer, who is going home.

 Anca, a potential Sora Linder met at the mall, she is very open and loves making new friends! 

 Talita, a recent convert from Mihai Bravu ( the other branch in Buc, she loves helping with investigator lessons! :)