Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Liebe Familie! 

Happy Valentine's Day!  I know I say this every single week, but it's still true every week, this week flew by!  We had our Zone Training on Tuesday and then on Saturday our Zone Conference.  I always love getting together with all the great missionaries in our zone and learning together.  I swear, who would've known that 18-22 year olds could have such profound things to say. (Apparently, Heavenly Father :))

The lovely Sisters Harman and Powell
Something that really hit me as I was listening to the counsel given, is just how ridiculously important it is to be virtuous.  Virtue. To be clean. Worthy. Prepared. To do what is right, even when no one is watching.  It really goes right in hand with Integrity.  With that, Sister Miles talked about the importance of setting a good example. She really highlighted that it is through our example, seen and unseen, that people come to know Christ. People see us walking around with badges on everyday.  If one day, Sister Powell and I decided to leave the badges at home and go to a movie, EVERYONE WOULD NOTICE.  This world is no longer a world of anonymity. Technology has changed and made the world a much smaller place. People are watching our little lights and, while it might be easy to do, we cannot think for a second that our contribution is not noticed or important. It is important. You are important. 

President Miles then talked about the Book of Mormon. It's so simple. But, it's really true, the little things we do make a big difference. The advice to set a good example or to read every day in the Book of Mormon seem so cliche and are things we've heard million times.  But, the reason we keep hearing them, is because quite honestly, we're not doing it well enough yet.  We watched this video and man. If this doesn't make you want to read the Book of Mormon, then you might need to watch it again.

Stuttgart Zone February 2014

Fun story this week:  Got a referral from a member. Called her up, scheduled an appointment and had a super awesome lesson, where she was able to ask us all the questions, she has been having about the church but, couldn't find the appropriate setting to ask them.  She's in her 70's and is actually from Peru  (she married a German). She was a little disappointed neither of us spoke Spanish (we communicated in German). Flash forward to Sunday, asked around if there were any Spanish speakers. None. RIGHT THEN. A young guy from America walked in and said he just moved to Ludwigsburg for 6 months for an internship for Porsche.  Guess where he recently returned from? Yep! A mission in Peru! God really does put people exactly where they need to be when they need to be there! LOVE IT!

We are so lucky to have a God who loves us so much!  He gives us so much help to come unto Him! I'm so grateful to be sharing his love with others and to feel my love for others grow every day.  And while we're talking about love.... Happy Valentine's Day! Go get out there and share the love!

Sister Harman

Sister Harman's mom here:  We received pictures this week, no more pictureless posts for a while. :D  Gotta love  :D :D

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