Hello Friends and Family!
Sora Djahanbani and I are wishing all of you well from Sibiu! This city is absolutely beautiful and we are having the best time finding those who are ready to change their lives and live for something better! It's such a wonderful blessing to be here in this lovely city, among these Romanian people.
This past week there was so much happening here in Sibiu! We had an International Theatre Festival here, so there were people here from everywhere: Europe, America, and so many other places! It's been a blast to meet the artists and tourists. People come from so many different walks of life and it's the experience of a lifetime to be able to share in their story.
This past week was amazing, but like all weeks it definitely had it's ups and downs. When we have those "down" moments we do this...
and this to make us laugh hysterically....
and then we eat donuts :D
BUT, regardless of how hard things are or how creepy people are or whatever, it's just a testimony builder that the Lord really does look out for his missionaries. Especially the sisters.
Really fun things that happened this past week, though...
Sora Djahanbani had a strong feeling this past week that we really needed to go and meet with a certain member and even though I didn't see what the rush was, I agreed that if she felt we needed to meet with him, we should go. We went and shared a chapter in the Book of Mormon with him from Enos. We talked about how even though Enos was a lone man in the wilderness, the Lord did not forget about him. This older member, Mihai, lives alone without any family or friends. He has a garden that he works in every day where he grows food for him to live off. He leads a simple life and when we shared this with him he started to cry. He said that he feels exactly like Enos: alone and in a wilderness. He said that he had prayed this week that the missionaries would come visit him and we didn't come Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday...it wasn't until that Saturday morning that his prayers were answered. We testified to him that the Lord will always answer our prayers. It may not be exactly when we want, but it will always be how we need.
I've definitely learned on my mission that when the Lord gives you a feeling in your heart or a thought in your mind, He expects you to act on those feelings/thoughts because they are what prompt us to do good and be better. I love that my whole purpose here in Romania is to help people find ways in which to improve their lives through the knowledge that Jesus is the Christ and that He lives and loves each and every one of us. Now, the challenge is being able to say all that in Romanian... ;) haha!
Anyways, I hope that everybody has a wonderful week!