Dec 7, 2015

And he is safe.....

Sooooooo for all of you that are wondering... I am staying here in Schwarzenberg for the 3rd Transfer in a row with Elder Spencer. In that case, I am safe. I love working here in this area. It has been such a marvelous experience learning and growing. Ive learned a very important lesson being here. Honestly, sometimes not a lot happens in areas because there are things that we need to change and learn about ourselves. I have really learned some cool principles being here from that and I hope the Lord does continue to use me and Elder Spencer as tools in his hands for at least the next 6 weeks. ;)
Last week a lot of stuff happened... I turned 21 and that was a fun experience haha. There isn't a better experience than being able to serve others on a day that is focused on yourself most of the time. We were able to both pass out 42 cards on that day (21 each for my birthday) (; with the short time we had to go finding and it was so much fun talking with people about Christmas and the true meaning of it. The hearts are opened for many people.
The coolest thing I was able to see is what Christmas means to people who don't even believe in Christ or God. There is still a warm and contagious feeling that surrounds everyone during this time of year. I mean, yes, it can be stressful and frustrating if we cant get work off to see the family ;) Or other things that go on in our lives.. In spite all of that, there is always a warmth in our hearts and I know its because our hearts are open for Christmas and everything it has to bring. 3 Nephi 13:21 says to us that where our treasure is, there will our heart be also. And I know that the Spirit works with us when we have an open heart to learn and to follow the promptings that he gives us. As many spend time with their families, and follow principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that aren't normally followed at other times of the year, they feel this peace that comes from it. Without even knowing that this peace is from God. But because the spirit works with us and in us, and in our hearts, the open heart from Christmas and the following of simple gospel principles brings the most joy that we can have. I hope that as you all continue to put the family first in your life and also set the gospel side by side (especially to have a good start, in being Christmas Christs Birth) that you will always be able to see that we can feel this comfort in our lives and see what comes from living simple gospel principles. Have a great week everyone!

Liebe Grüße, Elder Williams

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