We had a good week, and found a new investigator, a man named D. He is really interested in different religions and we brought Ivana, one of our super awesome members to a lesson with him at his apartment. We'll meet with him again this week.
The leadership council was good, and it was fun seeing Sister Hendricks again. I really love her. We talked about a lot of things and prepared things that we need to teach at Zone Conference this week. We were able to spend more time with the Grants and get to know them a bit more personally, and they truly are wonderful. They are doing a great job here and are on top of everything. We're lucky to have them! Sister Grant wants to go out with us sometime when she goes to the store and explain why her grocery cart is always so full (when she cooks for all the missionaries) haha. She's so, so sweet. What was really cool about that day, though, even though I wasn't working with her, was that Sister B navigated her way around Zagreb to our different lessons (places she had never been before, and a lesson with someone who she had never met) and at the end of the night she invited 2 of our investigators and 1 English student, who sat in on the lesson, to all be baptized! Ah! I was so proud of her. That is a really hard thing to do. We're meeting with all 3 of them tomorrow. Sister B is really coming along! I'm so proud of her. I push her to understand where we are, and to remember words in Croatian, practice the lessons from Preach My Gospel all the time, and she is always patient with me, haha. I really think I could put her in any situation, and even though she might not know what to do, she would figure it out and everything would turn out well. She's a champ!
We tracted in these buildings that we call "the Rockets" (because they look like space shuttles) this week, and we had been working for a while, and were just about to go home for the night, with no one really being incredibly receptive to us. We had a few more minutes, so we decided to do one more floor of the building, and the last person to answer the door was this really great girl who loves Lord of the Rings (which makes her and Sister Bradley soul sisters). She was really cool and said that she'd be interested to learn more. Blessings of working all the way until the end of the night :)
Nothing too much else to report-- we've been preparing for Zone Conference this week and we're teaching about Finding. I was thinking about what advice I would give to the missionaries in the Croatia Zone to motivate everyone to find more and I read this scripture in 2 Corinthians 8:11 "Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have." So often we hear inspiring stories that attempt to motivate us to act or we are encouraged to remember the times when we exercised our faith and we received blessings from living a gospel principle. I've found that the strongest testimony builder for me of any principle is to just do it. It's the same reason why we're asked to try Moroni's promise time and time again--that we show our desire and willingness to do. That we will not only just believe the gospel to be true, but that we will live the gospel. This in turn strengthens us and our faith, and as a result we are more willing to act and to live other the gospel principles. President Monson said this: “Our [testimonies] have to be current. It is not enough to sit back and ponder former experiences. To be fulfilled (time and time again), you have to continue to naturally and normally [act on the word].”
I love you always! Have a great week!
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