This week was amazing. Still going strong with the He is the Gift initiative, and we are getting TONS of new investigators! Love it. These people have real potential. I love being in Tirane where there are so many people, so that every few seconds I can reach out to someone and share this wonderful gift with them!
Ok SO this week, Sarah Shehu got baptized! Sara has been with us for about a month, and man was this girl prepared. She is from Vlore, here for school. And she seriously is one of the elect. It is an immense honor to have been a part of her gospel learning, I feel like she taught me so much. But you know those kinds of people who just as soon as they hear a gospel truth, they get it. They have the gift of understanding, that is Sara. And she is one of the most amazing people. It was meant to be that we taught her, considering the fact that my first name is sarah and my companions name is sarah… and we were teaching Sara…. it was meant to be!
But there really have been so many wonderful miracles happening this week. Getting people on baptismal dates, and just witnessing so many miracles. Like with Elona who will be getting baptized on the 27th.. She had a problem with the Word of Wisdom, coffee… 4/5 a day, met with her on Wednesday and she brought it up to us, talking about her baptismal date, you know how last week when she accepted a date and we had that wonderful spiritual lesson with her? ya well, she wants to move her date up~ she is awesome, so she brought it up to us, and we talked all about it and we talked about weening herself off of coffee slowly.. but she went and quit it cold turkey! Hasn’t had one since! She is absolutely amazing. These people have such amazing faith! And once you talk about what they want, about their end goal of baptism/temple/celestial kingdom, what is one cup of coffee compared to all of that?
I love teaching. And I love being a missionary at this time! It truly is magical. Since we are in the middle of the biggest city in Albania, at the center they have this HUGE Christmas tree all set up and lit up, and the boulevard has lights and it is gorgeous. I love tirana. It is a bit unfortunate that we don’t get snow here in the city, but it definitely going to be the best Christmas ever! I love that I get to be here with these people that I love so much. Can’t believe Christmas is next week! Crazy sauce. and then the week after is transfers! We will see where I go! I have no clue..
Love you all to the moon and back!
– Motra Kollmen
ps. today we had some pday adventures!
P.s.s. so our next pday is christmas, as in i will not have pday next monday, so pday is on the 25th all day. And I get to skype your beautiful faces for a glorious 40 minutes. 🙂 See you then!