Monday, January 9, 2017

"Imma Get a Sword and Axe and Cut Your Face Off!" -Elder Baker

We are #EUROTRASH2017
Hey everyone!  I promise my life isnt in danger.  Elder Baker just got really emotional one day X)  I almost died of coldness though..Explained below.

Overview:
It was a great week!  We did many things and had a COOOOLLDD week.
-The beginning of the week staretd with being a taxi service for Soras Langenstein and Nicol..Sora Langenstein fell on her knee and they needed us to drive them all over heck and gone to find a hospital and get xrays and to translate.  Thankfully we made good use of our time there and got some peoples numbers and it was fun to make fun of sora langenstein for falling ;)
-We tried going to peoples houses and shoveling out there yards but no one saidf that there was enough snow to shovel so we had to find something else to do.
-We went to bookstores and coffee shops alot this week. To beat the cold and make satan super sad that we wernt gunna give up.  We tried looking through some literature and ask people meanings of words and we had a few good conversations with people got some numbers.
-Also when it wasnt too cold, we went streetboarding and tried talking to people and that yielded some good results too!  We got a few interested people to talk to about the restoratiuon and we are hoping to meet this week and kill it!  #Nottrunky
-We met a guy who was in salt lake and wanted nothing to do with our message but then gave us his number and asked us to come over again...so that was a cool miracle.  I wonder what we will talk about the next time we go over X)
-We went block knocking alot this week. Its about all you can do in the evening if you dont have any people to meet with at night.  And we had 2 good convos this week that were worth mentioning.  READ BELOW.
-We had our heat go out on saturday...so it was really cold in the house.,.Even better reason to stay out! But that night the heat didnt get fixed and we slept in like -5C house..seeing our breath in our sleep X)  Then the next day at church the heat still wasnt working...So the members were frozen too and we grabbed blankets and jackets to give to people who came.  SUPER COLD!  But it wass good to see the faith of the few members that braved the cold snowy weather.
- We are focusing alot on finding youth and helping them have a good community in Iasi.  We played Munchkins with a friend we made last trransfer and some other friends.  If any of you rememebeer that game i played at the Rolands :)  Its just as fun in Romania :D So this next week we will be doing some more youth activities to try to get some more friends and so they can be introduced to us in a normal way.

Story 1:
So Elder Brownell and i had a good first day.  Energetic and fun.  We went streetboarding, got a bunch of numbers and talked to some cool people.  Then we ended the night with a good session of block knocking.  Not a lot of people opened.  As usual.  But eventually a few floors down, a middle aged woman opened the door and we went right in to do the survey that i like to do.  She had a bunch of kids toys everywhere and we talked about her 3 kids.  Her name is Semida and she is super cool.  We finished the survey and had a good discussion and then we taught her the Restoration and had a great lesson with her.  She accepted to take the rest of the lessons and we are looking forward to helping her grow and progress.  She could be just what Iasi needs.  We are hoping to set a bap date with her next week if possible.   She said she needs help finding a job so we hope that wer can help her with that so she has more time to meet with us.  But she is super cool and we are anxiously waiting to see her progress.

Story 2:  
We finished our week making a cool new friend.  We went block knocking again to finish off the night and make good use of the hour of time we had free at the end of the night. We had a different experience than the first one.  The first door we knocked, a guy responded to our approach with some english and i responded in Romanian and he asked if we were romanian and we said we were from the US and we went in to his house to do the survey but he said he didnt want to do anything religious.  So we made up a survey out of our mind and then he wanted to speak english as well.  He spoke very well english and he was a cool guy.  He gave us drinks and some left over cake.  It was very nice and we were super surprised because he was very against anything spiritual we had to share.  He said he is atheist and we talked about our lives and shared who we are and why wee are here.  We kept switching between languages and it got confuzing after a while.  He was super surprised by how well we spoke romanian and so cuz i felt awkward we started speaking more english to get out of the constant compliments.  anywho, he was really nice and he was definantely the one we were suppose to talk to in that block.  We got his number and hed love to get drinks with us.

Spiritual Thought:
Well thanks to my good ol bestes t pal Sora P, i have little scriptures written in my planner to help me stay active and reading from the good word of God.  And the one i read this morning, i really liked.
 Jacob 3:1
"But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction."
The faith of us as missionaries plays a huge role in how we effectively do our work and how much the Lord can help us.  Through our faithful finding and diligence, we will find people to help in this cold cold land of Iasi X)  The Lord knows our struggles and will console us and help us.  I know that and i gain a stronger testimony of that everyday i stay in the wonderful country of Romania. I wanna do Romania proud and return with Honour so i am gunna give it my all this last transfer and keep on fighting tilll the end to find the One.

mall fun is fun



snowz

#budz

hat hair...

elder baker

The new comp elder Brownell


We were really cold and didnt know what to do with our lives















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