Monday, March 30, 2015

Because He Lives!!!

It seems only fitting that preceeding the week where we celebrate the greatest miracle that occured on the earth, namely the resurection of Jesus the Christ, I seem to have found myself in the midst of miracles here in Herne. This week we have been meeting with all the people we ahve been teaching and they have all made so much progress. Frau Hellhammer keeps us both on our toes by asking so many questions, Familie Ciu Ciu is doing good, they are waiting to see when their daughter can join them from Romania- so that they can all be baptized as a family.
Specifically we met with Besmir, a man from Albania and taught him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ- as we spoke with him Sister Davis invited him to be baptized on the 18th of April and after pondering for a moment, he said yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOLKS!!! Including the Elders investigators thats like 10 baptismal dates in Herne ALONE!!!!!!! :D :D :D
We had such a fun week! Sister Davis and I got caught in a thunder rain storm, but we avoided most of it by sitting in an old bus stop, and singing our favorite songs from the Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof! We also blew out eggs and tried to dye them red with old beet juice... yep, it was an epic fail- we just ended up with smelly eggs. 

I wanted to share a small moment that happened to me on the bus this week:
Sister Davis and I were sitting on the Bus when a mentally disabled woman got on the bus as well- I had spoken to her already several times and we fell easily into conversation. We didn't talk about much, just the weather and our Easter Plans- when a woman from behind me touched my shoulder and as I turned around she looked at me and said, that she was completly fascinated, she had known this handicapped woman for almost 25 years and had never heard her speak or had a conversation with her. I was surprised but, managed to say something like, It's not so hard, we just need to take the first step. Both women got off at the same stop and as I turned to look out the window I saw the woman turn and speak to the handicapped lady- with a smile on her face they began to walk down the street together. That was such a small little act, but it made such a big difference- to think that now those two women will no longer be strangers but have taken the first step to becoming friends.

This is the new Easter Video that the church has produced for Easter- I would like to challenge you all to watch it and share it with someone this week who needs to hear the message of hope that the gospel brings.
Liebe Grüße

Sister Shurts
playing a game with Familie Ciu Ciu 

Our little easter Tree 

A rainy day in Hattingen 

1 comment:

  1. I love reading this blog. What a great missionary she is and I just love the rainbow umbrella.