Monday, August 16, 2010

8/16/10....Vivian to be Baptized this Saturday

Cool, Brad is done! I will be sending off his package pretty soon, I might be getting home before it gets to him! if it is anything like last year at least! This week started off pretty normal, but ended up as one of the most different weeks of my mission. It started with a sweet pday in Düsseldorf, playing basketball with the rest of the zone, and then going by on this sweet less active family, and they fed us a lot of noodles, so far so good...then we have German class the next day with Vivian, our investigator from Taiwan, and we started off talking about what she had read out of the Book of Mormon, and she had some questions and concerns. We resolved them and Bishop (who is also from Taiwan) came in and helped explain it too, which was perfect. After they finished, Bishop left, and then Vivian said, '' That was the last of my concerns, I think I am ready to prepare for Baptism.'' ....OK..... so that really happened. We weren't even planning on talking about baptism again for a while. Because we talked about it a while earlier, and she said she wasn't ready yet, and it seemed like it would be awhile before she would be. but then she comes out with that. It was awesome. So we set a baptismal date for this Saturday, at 3:00 and she is good to go for it. She is way committed to it too, which is awesome. That was by far the best thing that happened this week. The next day we had another ZOKO, interviews were cancelled for it, and these are the big changes: ZOKO will be only every 3 months (all of these changes are world-wide changes that all missions are already doing, but we were for some reason left out of it...) interviews also, and the whole way missionaries will be trained at the MTC will be changed pretty much the whole thing is about not teaching lessons, but people. Making missionaries better teachers, and actually helping them to become great teachers, and not just people who repeat the same lessons over and over again. It is really nothing new, they just want missionaries to know that from the beginning instead of having to figure it out for themselves, like we did...and not know it until they are a year or so out...It should help the program all over. So that was that. After that. Elder White went home to go sign up for school on time, and so he was in Mönchen-Gladbach and it is really close to our area here in Krefeld. Elder White left, and his companion Elder Wildey, from New York is now with us here in Krefeld. We are in a drit here and still have to take care of 2 areas, and so that is a little stressful, but all in all it is a blast, more missionaries, more fun, that is pretty much how i see it, no matter who it is...and so we are together for about 2 weeks total, and it is going well so far. Transfer calls are this weekend, and then I will know what will happen for my last cycle, who is killing me, and if I am staying or getting ghosted. So next emails will be pretty big as well. So, that is about it for me, thanks for listening, I hope all is well, I love you all. Tschüss! Love Elder Bentz aka Mooker