Monday, June 9, 2014

Kommt zu Jesus!.....Week 10 in Wiener Neustadt

     Wow. This week was hot. I mean that literally. Like it was up to 32 or so degrees this week. I'm not a fan of the heat. But, heat leads to sweat, sweat leads to weight loss, which leads to me weighing the least I ever have in like over a year and a half. Not too shabby eh! I actually don't know how many people really care about that haha. Its a big deal tho ok! haha

     So this morning I go to my closet.. Open it up and I was looking at it for a bit. Elder Smith asked me what I was looking at. I said I was choosing which shirt to wear. He proceeded to say... ' Hmm that's a hard one. The white one, or the white one?' Yes Elder Smith.. haha its a choice every morning! lemme tell ya! We got long sleeve then short sleeve (never long) we got wide or narrow collar, we got tight or lose fit, we got European fit or american fit. We got choices people! Then comes the pants.. oh man!

     The coolest event of this week was Friday, there was a special Fireside in Wien (Vienna). We were visited by Elder Patrick Kearon (2nd Counselor in the Europe Area Presidency), Linda Reeves (2nd Counselor in the Relief Society Presidency) and Rosemary Wixom (General Primary President). It was a really really good meeting. the focus to me was on a very simple topic, that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father and all he wants is for us to be happy and to return to Him. We do that by following the path that was sent before us by Jesus Christ... Hence.. Come Unto Christ.

     It was a really good time. They are wonderful speakers.They spoke in English and then it was translated at the stand into German. Haha it always very cool. I have mad respect for the translators. They did it good. Then we got tot talk to them after. It was cool, they are great examples of love.

     And then a personal thing. Ha there's a guy from a Wien ward who is from Lethbridge lol so we chatted it up good after! He's cool! That was way fun to meet him! Then that night 10 missionaries stayed in one apartment in Wien haha. We had a huge sleepover cuz it was so late and couldn't get home haha. Never gets old.

     I was looking through some notes I had from stuff and came across a quote. It says.. 'The Lord uses the unlikely to accomplish the impossible'. Well now think about how true that is. First example. Me. Or missionaries in general. Who could really think that teenagers from 18-25 could be the ones out teaching the Gospel and bringing people to the truth? That in itself shows how much the Lords hand is over us in this work. Really eh?

     The story going along with this quote is in Judges 7. Its a really super story. That was an awesome personal study when I went into that. Really great!

     Another one that hit me this week was just the overall message to Come unto Christ. Especially for missionaries who are just starting missions; reading Moroni 10:32-33 is a huge source of revelation. So much to be taken from there.The scriptures are so full of messages. Too many to count. They really make me happy :)

     I am so happy. Teaching happiness is easier when you yourself are happy. Teaching by example is the way to do it. Blessings are flowing! They sure come freely to all those who ask for them! I love my Mission so much! These people here are the best!

Have a wonderful week everyone :) And this week, try to come closer to Christ! Its worth it!

Elder Rodgers <3

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1 comment:

  1. Brilliant testimony of those principles and scriptures. And his fashion report is hilarious!