This week was so cool.
On Wednesday Elder Meier and I went to the mission home early in the
morning so that I could be there to meet my trainee! I am the only
Elder training so it was quite obvious that I was his trainer
throughout the meetings. haha
But my new companions name is Elder Celestini. He is from Rome,
Italy. His English is way better than I expected it to be but there is
still the occasional awkward silence when when don't understand each
other. haha But we just laugh it off and keep trying.
The drive from the Mission Home to Aberystwyth is just over 3 hours
and he was mesmerised the whole journey by the green hills, sheep, and
small Welsh roads. We arrived in Aber around 5:45 and the first thing
that we did was stop by the Branch President's home. I love their
family and it was so good to see them. We had a dinner appointment
after that and did a few more stop bys to finish the night.
On Thursday we drove down to Newcastle Emlyn for District Meeting. We
talked about the Doctrine of Finding. Immediately after we drove to
Aber, jumped out of the car, and started to street contact. After 30
minutes of finding I noticed that Elder Celestini looked very
uncomfortable, as most missionaries are on their first full day, so we
sat down and started to talk. After reading from PMG and encouraging
him for a bit I asked if we could say a prayer. He agreed. So on a
bench, with loads of people walking by, we said a prayer. We asked
for strength, courage, guidance, and finished by asking if we could
find someone that would be Baptized this transfer. After the prayer
we both look up and there is a guy standing off to the left just
watching us. I made eye contact with him and with a huge smile on his
face he introduced himself. His name is Miyi and he began to explain
why he was watching us. He said that he moved to Aber three weeks ago
and that ever since he arrived he has been praying to find a church to
join. He said that when he saw us praying the Spirit told him to stop
and talk with us. He then said, "I Would like to join your church."
It was a miracle. I was smiling from ear to ear. Elder Clelestini
was in such shock and so grateful for this miracle that all he could
ask was, "Can I hug you?" It was such a cool experience. It really
got us pumped up for this transfer.
On that day the Lord answered many prayers and I am so grateful to
have witnessed such a miracle.
I hope that everyone enjoyed conference! I gained a lot from it. I
specifically liked Elder Anderson's talk of Faith.
"Faith does not fall upon us by chance nor stay with us by
birthright...The future of your faith is not by chance, but by
I definitely can't disagree with that one.
Well I hope that all you have a great week! Love you!