Bringing Them Back
Sorry, this entry will have to be short and succinct; since most of the day was taken up by an epic district gondola mountain hike to the WWI Memorial Cross Monument in Busteni (near Peles).
On Friday, we went on an inter-district exchange, putting me with Varstnicul B. On the exchange we had a really cool lesson with a less active member, maybe the best lesson I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching. The lesson was so successful because our super-awesome branch mission leader changed his work schedule in order to come with us…member fellowshipping happened (yesss!).
As to baking, the cherry (jam-based) pie went well.
We were rather surprised to find out that the couple we were teaching is moving to Germany. The husband will be working there until March or April of next year. So unfortunately we won’t be teaching them anymore, even though we will keep in contact via email.
I translated for Sora Bair this Sunday during Sunday school. Translating is always fun (particularly in a low-pressure situation such as interpreting in church), so it was a good time.
The Bairs (the senior missionary couple) were able to bring the same boy we have been working with to church again. I’m so happy for him; he’s got to be one of the coolest kids ever (reactivation is the best!). I definitely want to encourage everyone to try to reach out to those who are less active and invite them to come back. Also, don’t forget to talk to at least one new person at church every week. Making sure nobody feels neglected or excluded is essential. It reminds me of the scripture found in D&C 38:27 “if ye are not one ye are not mine”. (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/38.27?lang=eng#26)
Wishing everyone an excellent week!