The end is coming! (For the transfer at least. :))
Buna ziua, draga familia si prietene mele! I can't believe another transfer is almost over, it's just crazy how fast the weeks go by! Uau, was this a wonderful week! It feels just like summer (not exactly, I'm told in the summer in Bucharesti it's even hotter! :)), we had some great lessons, and we had a baptism in the branch!
I'm sorry I don't have much time this week, so I'll keep it short and sweet. This was an amazing week! Thank you for what you said about being as strong as an oak and about being bold. I have been praying to know how to be a better contactor and I believe that this is an answer to my prayer. Sora Green and I want this week to also focus on improving our teaching. I have learned a lot from Sora Green, in lessons, she asks great questions and loves helping people learn. She cares a lot about what she teaches, and especially about the people she teaches. I have loved working with her, she is an amazing missionary. Our exchanges went great, Sora Wyatt (she's in her last transfer) is a great missionary, she's so bright and friendly, we were able to meet some great people, we are hoping to meet with one of them, Gia, this week! I'm sad that Sora Wyatt is close to leaving, but she is an amazing contactor and friend.
Sora Bobeanu's baptism and confirmation was an amazing experience, the Spirit was so strong. She is a wonderful woman and that her husband was able to baptize her to me is evidence that blessings have and will come to her family because of her decision to follow Christ. Her daughter, Lavinia, is a quiet, but very sweet girl, we are excited to start working with her. We are also excited for another of our investigators, Aurelia, she has been progressing very well, our last lesson, we did the Strait gate approach with her, and she said she would think about being baptized! We want to help her keep progressing, or in Sora Green's words, "help it click in her heart." We have been talking about how we can continue to bring the Spirit into our lessons so the gospel truths can sink into the hearts of our investigators. I have been thinking and praying a lot about this and I think that the first way to begin is what you said in your email: get to know them. Care about them. Once you know how they learn, then you can begin to teach because then they are prepared and so are you, your love for them brings the Spirit, who is the real teacher.
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Va iubesc!
Pictures with all our cute young women. On exchanges with Sora Wyatt. A concert in the middle of the metro (or subway). Bucuresti in the evening. Us with a potential, Corina (sorry it is blurry).