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Monday, July 8, 2013

Toil and Moil- Weekly Letter

This week was fairly slow. We had quite a few appointments that dropped, and so we were left trying to call people and organize new times to meet and how to have them progressing again. I feel like it did not work out too well- plus we have quite a few investigators who are going to the hospital for various reasons. It is weird that they are all doing this simultaneously, and so all of our investiagtors are going to lose contact with us for a few weeks (I think that we make many of the people we meet with sick haha) BUT, we were also able to see some really awesome things, including finding some new people that we are hoping that we can teach in the coming week. One of them is the brother of a person that we have been meeting with for a few weeks already. He has been really nice to us, and last time we were over there, she was gone, so we went ahead and asked him if he wanted to meet with us on his own and he said yes. He seems like a great guy. We have also prepared a list of all of the less-actives members to go by on so that we can get them coming back to church. After the broadcast a few weeks ago, we have all been really excited at getting the members involved a lot more into our work, and we have seen some really amazing stuff from it. It is cool to see the little changes that are taking place in the ward now that we have 3 sets of missionaries who are all wanting to stop by and teach them. They are starting to become a bit more excited about our work and are wanting to involve themselves more within it.
I love being able to serve here in Germany among the world-renowned "stubborn people"- I fit in really well with them :-)
I know that what we have to share with them is the truth, and that those who allow the gospel to affect their lives will find an increase of happiness and peace in a turmoil-filled world. We just toil and moil to get them to realize that.
Have a great week!
- Elder Eric Gibson
  Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzen Tage 

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