Hey Sister Mom,
Those temple dedications sound like they were probably pretty cool. Man, the moment I leave the stake suddenly turns into a super-charged spiritual party. I'm super neidisch (jealous).
However, I enjoyed my week too. It started out like almost every other week we've been having here in Bamberg, with finding people. We did a lot of walking around trying to talk to people, and per usual they did a lot of not listening to us. In fact that's pretty much all that happened this week. Until Friday, when we did some Weekly Planning instead of walking around. Well, as we have more or less no investigators at this point we decided to call a former investigator named M1. He didn't answer, but when Elder Swan found his number we also saw M2's number. I think I've told you a little about M2, but not too much, and in order to understand the full miraculousness of this story I'll have to tell you all of his background.
M2 was one of the other Elder's investigators, and he decided he wanted to be baptized. He said he wanted to live the standards of the church for a month before his Taufe (baptism) though, which made sense. One of the things he had to do was quit smoking and he went from smoking a pack and a half a day, to none. It was amazing. He also had to break up with his girlfriend, which he went to go do on the same day he quit smoking. The man is awesome. Unfortunatley at this point his life exploded as his girlfriend thought she was pregnant and some things happened to make his financial situation a bit stressed. At this point he fell off the face of the earth and we couldn't get a hold of him. Until Friday. We called him up, and he answered. He then explained that due to his financial situation he's not able to make phone calls, but he can recieve them. He also was more or less forced to move into a place with his girlfriend and move over to Graf because he couldn't really afford to live anywhere else. But when they moved there, he demanded his own room, and made it very clear that nothing was going to happen. He's also started to go to school and has a job, so he can now move out which he will hopefully be doing sometime this week! He's also been reading in the Book of Mormon about an hour every week, even though he hasn't met with the missionaries in over a month, and he's cut his smoking down like crazy. Sadly for us, he no longer actually lives in our area, but he has to come to Bamberg every weekend to see his son, and he wants to meet with us either on this Saturday or Sunday, and is hoping to come to church! It's awesome! He is so prepared for baptism and he really knows this church is true, and I know that he can do it!
The Lord truly does work miracles! This is His church!
Love you more!