Monday, February 23, 2015

Germany Week 36

My week consisted mostly of fallen through appointments, which was a little bit frustrating, but life goes on and hopefully things will be better next week. This week should be fairly interesting though because Elder Tolson is going home and will soon be replaced by a man by the name of Elder Bean who is coming up from Aachen. Should be an interesting experience.

Also this week I had an interesting experience at District Meeting. For some reason that day was going really well, and I couldn't figure out why until District Meeting. Since it was Elder Tolson and Sister Madsen's last District Meeting ever we had a nice testimony meeting to end it and one of the elders gave his about prayer. And that's when I realized why that day was great. Now, don't get me wrong, I always say my morning prayers, I'm just sometimes a wee bit more asleep than awake, but that morning I had made sure to actually wake myself up before I said my prayer, and I really could tell the difference it made in my day. Prayer is the best!

Also, tschüß!
Love you more!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Germany Week 35

This week seems like it was crazy busy, but I can't remember anything that actually happened. We did meet with some investigators, but nothing too exciting happened with any of those. Elder Tolson has also had to start doing things to get ready to go home, so I've been doing a lot of sitting around studying or something as he writes his mission history or what not. It reminds me a lot of when Elder Swan was going home, so that's exciting. Thankfully aside from those things he has to do to get ready Elder Tolson's still been doing well on the doing missionary work front. We also ate at some members houses, and lately we've been trying to get more involvement form members in the missionary work, and I've been amazed at just how ready most members are. Most of them just need a little push, and some of them don't even need that. The JAE we visited last night is quite possibly a better missionary than I am, and he's not even on a mission! It's crazy!

Well, I really can't think of anything else to say so... Have a nice week!

Love you more!!!
Elder Isaac Cloward

Monday, February 9, 2015

Germany Week 34

Well, this week was crazy busy for us.  We were constantly running from place to place, but a lot of it was just errands, so it wasn't that exciting.  Some of it was though!  First off, Y got baptized on Saturday and then confirmed Yesterday!  I should be able to send you a picture of that so you can see that.  That was a way cool experience and it's made even cooler by the story that goes with it.  The missionaries here before me "found" Y one Sunday when he walked into church, told them he was Christian and that he was looking for a church.  That was about a month ago.  It was so cool, and an absolute miracle.

We also had an awesome lesson with a member family this past week.  The Sisters were talking to them a little bit about missionary work, and then asked them if they would take a copy of The Book of Mormon and write their testimonies in it and then give it back to the sisters who would then hand it out sometime in the week.  It was at this point that Bru. D walked out of the room.  When he came back he handed the sisters a different Book of Mormon that already had their testimonies in it and took the copy they were going to give them so his wife could have a copy to try to give to her doctor who she thought might have interest.  It was crazy.

Well, as I said, we did a lot of other stuff this week, but none of it was that interesting, but Y's baptism was super great.  Church is true!

Love you more!
Elder Cloward

Monday, February 2, 2015

Germany Week 33

This week was pretty busy. We met with a few investigators, including Y. That was actually the first time I was able to teach him because he's been sick and really busy with school ever since I got here, so while I met him when he came to church, we haven't actually taught him. But he seems pretty excited and ready for his baptism, so that should be great. The baptism means that we have a crazy busy week though, because we still have to teach Y a few minor things, as well as get his interview done along with everything else we usually have to do. Should be a crazy, but also a good week.

Well I can't think of anything else specific to say, but this work is great! I know God is there for us and just waiting to bless us, and when we ask he assuredly will.

Love you more!!!

I know what I forgot!Köln! A week ago I visited the Kölner Dom