Thanks everyone for your emails and love, it means so much to me. I'm short on time so I'm gonna type as fast as I can and hope to get everything said that I'd like to. This past week was really successful. We received three new investigators and more than 15 contacts. Ruslan is our first new investigator. He's 22 and is already a lawyer, he also knows great English. Irina is a nice lady we met on the street. She is interested in the Book of Mormon and wants to meet again. And Raisa is an old lady, 73 years old! She lives by our apartment. We're going to keep working with these people this week and hope to find more investigators! Thursday we had a split with the APs and we found 10 contacts in one night, it was amazing! Miracles are just happening everywhere in the mission. Something has changed and we all have a greater desire to share the gospel and be the most obedient we can for the Lord and for the people. It has been a challenge for me some parts of my mission opening my mouth, especially on transport. But now with training Elder Harrison we just decided to always talk to people and it's not that bad, plus the Lord is just blessing us with contacts and people that are interested. Training is going really good. I am learning more and more everyday to rely on the Lord in everything because He knows best. I know that His promises are real and is truly with us as we do the work.
We also had Zone Conference on Friday and interviews with President. There was a great Spirit there and it's just so cool to see how the mission is getting better and better. We had a section about using the Book of Mormon more in proselyting and heard testimonies of the senior couples and missionaries. So powerful. I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is true. It grows everyday and the more I read. The Book of Mormon proves that the Bibles is true! What an amazing tool this is in the work. And we had an opportunity to do service on Saturday for a member family in the branch. We helped them clean up a huge pile of old roofing and stuff left by the workers. There were old pieces of rotted wood and brick so we put them in bags and threw them out. The rest we just burned in the back yard :)
Really quick, comments and tidbits. You found the right place on the map, Makiivka. Daky is an area of Makeevka and sounds like Daaakey. Unfortunately I can't send pictures because there's no connection on the computers here. And we get to Church by going to the bus station and then the Church pays for a bus to Donetsk. All the members come and we talk to them as we ride to Church, it's pretty cool. The ride is half an hour.
I love you all very much and wish you a great week! Remember that Heavenly Father is only a prayer away!
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