Friday, May 24, 2013

Hallejuah Hallejuah

ear Family 

So this week has been really fun Mon. we had a meeting with a family and we made paper airplanes and told them that is how the lord works he may seam like he is hurting our perfect flatness but he is really making us an airplane so we can fly. Tue. We had district meeting yeah and it was really short because we were talking alot about how we can help this area grow and our conclusion was the branch needs to be more solid and we need to help. Then my companion started feeling sick and so I did some phone calls and reminded people about english which turned out really well we had about 30 people com and at the end like everyone wanted to stay and talk and I started to talk with this girl olia and she was like yeah i really love Jesus and that was funny and so we talked about Jesus and she was like hey could you send me a song from your I pod about Jesus and I couldn't figure it out but I gave her a bom and she invited us to her chruch and i will tell you about that later in the letter.

Wed. We set up this english thing with a university near by and hopefully that will all work out but then we came back and elder walker had a piano lesson with katya to get her ready to play in sacrament which she did and did really well at and then it was raining so we came home. Thur. this is the day with the other church but before it we met with zhenya and talked about whats keeping him from baptism and it is church he doesn't stay for the full time and its really frustrating but we had a good lesson but of coarse he didnt come to church this week go figure. But we then had the Pentecostal Church called Emmanuel which i will just write a little about. 

The experience was attending a Pentecostal service with a young woman from English (named Olya)  Naturally, it was unlike any church meeting I had ever before attended. What was really interesting was the sermon from a rather emphatic African preacher ; He talked about a rather important topic-- the light of God; Ironically enough, I noticed that only half the room was lit by electrical lighting during the sermon, while the other half remained in relative darkness... My thoughts moved to the Apostasy--how these church-goers are so close to the truth, and yet it seems a bit of darkness remains. And then something rather miraculous happened: as I sat in a state of mild uneasiness (i.e. attending an unfamiliar church service tends to cause some feelings of confusion; It gave me some insight into how people must feel when attending our church for the first time, well, with the exception that they would hopefully feel an increased measure of the Spirit). Anyway, as I sat pondering, the shutters from a window in the back were ever so slightly parted by a breeze, just enough to allow a beam of sunlight to directly hit Elder Walker and I, and then the shutters closed once more. It seemed to be a reminder of the full light of the Gospel we hold, and the need to share that with our brothers and sisters, who remain in (differing) states of "spiritual darkness." How grateful I am for a tender mercy from the Lord-- for a reminder of the light we carry to the world.

Sat. What a flop day, we had sports morning and the only people who were there was this 20 year old kid dima from english which was awesome and then a 19 year old (snake) who came only to see Americans play football and so yeah. Then Well I was on Exchanges with elder porter and we had a really good time together but we met with a man named paul he speaks english with a southern accent and he loved that i was from Texas and i spoke in an accent to him and he said he understood better that way which was fun. and then we had english and we switched back to normal comps and came home. 
So Saturday was also euro day and i took alot of videos and saw this cool concert that the people were singing and playing i think the star wars battle scene when Anniken gets his arms chopped of and becomes Darth Vader and yeah there was lots of fun stuff like that which i loved. 
Sun. We had church and then a meeting with the primary helping them know how they need to do things because all we do is sing the whole time and thats not good. We then had really good home teaching with brother bevsuke, all the members love him and want him to be branch pres. again but that wont happen. 

Well that was about it for the week Im glad that trevor is going on a mission and that I guessed right and that im so humble.... Mom and dad Go to bed its to early for you to be up. Love you all 

Elder Naumann

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