Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Week #15 in Oldenburg (10 November 2014). Reese was joyful in his letter, quoting his former German companion Elder Schaal and saying "this week was bombastic."  The wonderful news was the baptism of the sister who first learned about the Church on the internet several weeks ago and who has come to church and eagerly learned all she could about the gospel ever since.  Reese reported that he "had the privilege of baptizing [her], and it was awesome. She was absolutely glowing afterwards and there was a lot of support for her there."

On Wednesday they had a Zone Training Meeting.  Here are a couple of photos:

Reese also told the story of singing happy birthday to an investigator who said "it was the first time in her life that someone has sung to her. I guess it showed me that sometimes I take the little things for granted."  Reese also said that "[a]nother thing we put into motion this week is a study of Preach My Gospel in the whole District Oldenburg. We went to District Council on Sunday and proposed it. We are going to start in January and study one section together per month in all the branches.  Elder Schaal and I had that idea, and we had a goal for October that every member gets a copy of it, and we are super excited that it is finally getting rolling. I hope that we really can stay at it, and create some more unity in the District!"  He concluded his letter:  "I'm excited for the work in Oldenburg, and the members here are eating it up. Life is great, and I'm continuing to enjoy the mission. Have a great week!"

Here are a couple of more photos from the week.  It looks like they had a fun Halloween party.

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