i know it's true
Tuesday, March 19
This week Sister Woodward and I moved to a different apartment. It was sooo stressful.
Friday night as we were settling in, our neighbor knocked on our door...
He asked who spoke German so Sister Woodward grabbed me and sure enough I beheld..
A small old man nearly identical to the old man from UP standing at our door.
I had to refrain from snapping a photo..
He just wanted to say whhhaaat up and tell me how to make the temperature perfect in our apartment.
It was like getting initiated into the old folks club
He saw my name tag and asked who we were so I told him we are missionaries for our church for a year and a half here in Germany.
He laughed and said " don't you have something better to do like be married?! "
I just awkwardly smiled, so he said, " well I'm off to bed... if you hear loud party music.... it's me"
Then he proceeded to make the
" raise the roof" motion with his hands and went back inside his apartment.
mmk I found my new best friend
The new apartment now that the stench is gone is lovely.
We got brand new kitchen supplies, oven, fridge, blenders utensils EVERYTHING.
It made me so excited to have a hubby. But then I realized..
New appliances are what really makes me happy. So now I can problem solve and cut other things out of that equation.
This weeks been my first with using the new medical bedding they prescribed for me... it's sooooo uncomfortable and feels like I'm sleeping on a towel.
The worst part is.. my sweet poor little daughter has to sleep on it also.. bless her heart.
I still feel strongly that I'd rather just live in a bubble
So we have all become familiar/in love with Francesco Assisi yes?
Well I'm gonna top it all off
So I've been with Francesco for 6 months now... and time after time we have tried to teach him how to bear his testimony since his baptism.
Francesco is a little shy and hesitant sometimes and sharing his testimony has been my project with him. He wants to share it so badly but is scared.
We practice every fast Sunday in the congregation together and watch the clock pass with no luck of getting him up there.
This Friday at our annual weekly Book of Mormon class Francesco came..
I had Sister Woodward take the lead with teaching and she nailed it.
At the end of the lesson she bore her testimony beautifully and looked at me..
( the infamous awkward missionary glance everyone knows and loves/hates )
And I forwarded the glance on to Francesco..
Simultaneously we both nodded at each other and then...
HE SLAMS HIS HANDS ON THE TABLE AND STANDS UP AND SAYS:
I GIVE MY TESTIMONY THAT THIS BOOK IS TRUE!!!!!! I KNOW IT!!!!!!
( proceeds to pick up the book )
JOSEPH SMITH SAW GOD!!!
HE SAAAAWWWW GOD AND JESUS CHRIST AND TRANSLATED THIS BOOK. THE CHURCH IS ON THE EARTH AGAIN
I WAS BAPTIZED AND GIVEN THE HOLY GHOST AND FEEL NEWLY BORN AND LIKE I'M IN PARADISE!!!!
IVE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY!!! I KNOW ITS TRUE. IVE BEEN TO THE TEMPLE. THE LORDS HOUSE AND WAS SOOOO HAPPY.
WE HAVE THE TRUTH YOU GUYS!!! IF YOUR MOT BAPTIZED YET... YOU SHOULD BE!!!
AND NOW THAT I HAVE THE PRIESTHOOD I WILL BLESS AND RAISE A FAMILY TO BE MORMONS TOO SO THEY CAN BE AS HAPPY AS I AM
I GIVE TESTIMONY THAT WE HAVE A PROPHET TODAY
AND THAT BACH ONE DAY I CAN LIVE IN HEAVEN WITH BACH ( he is obsessed with the classical composer.. gawl.. love him)
CHRIST CAME AND WILL COME AGAIN. I KNOW IT!!!!!!!! THE BOOK OF MORMON IS TRUE
WE HAVE THE TRUTH!!!!
IN THE NAME JESU CHRISTI AMEN
Francesco sits down and looks at me and smiles the sweetest simple smile and says
" sister diederich I know it's true. Thank you"
tears. just tears
streaming down my face
ohhhhhhhh of all the happy moments in my life I believe I found my #1 one.
Who would've thought Friday nights full of classes, converts and reading scriptures could bring me so much happiness.
This week i saw lots of miracles. I'm still praying for a recovery with my health but know and believe
that in the Lords timing and his will.. all will be well. Thank you for your prayers..
WERE CHANGING GERMANY
Line of the week....
more like HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Sister Woodward and i were walking through a big group of people and hopped quickly onto our bus,
when she realized she had been pick-pocketed!!! And low and behold... she was...
but the thief got more than he bargained for... hahah he got a nice big stack of Jesus pass-along cards
ok real quick everyone... the ß symbol i place on letters etc.. is not just a fancy B.. its a symbol.
Ha ive been getting mail to the Zerbster StraBe..
its ok... i still love you nana ball..your letters eventually find me! xo