Tuesday, August 16, 2016

(August 8, 2016)

This week was a good week! Until I got a scary email from dad on
Sunday, but I'm glad to hear everything is ok :) Thank goodness.

But yeah, Monday was the 1st of August which is Switzerland's national
holiday so that was fun! We went to the Matterhorn as a district and
our investigator Leah. It was fun! Also kind of sad cause when we
first got there, it was foggy, like incredibly foggy, but then
miraculously our fervant prayers were answered and it cleared up!
There was no point when the matterhorn was really clear, but we saw
bits and pieces of it so we were happy! Then that evening, we went to
a members house who was having a party. It was great! They were all
about 3 times our age, but it was fun spending the 1st of August with
some proud Swiss citizens.

Then the rest of the week was a miracle week. Caution, this may be a long email.
We had exchanges with the Sisters in Reinarch and that was super
great. One of their investigators was actually an investigator in
Solothurn before but she moved to Reinarch at the beginning of last
transfer and now she's getting baptized!! I think I actually wrote
about her. Her names Linda, she's from the Congo and I got to teach
her once while she was in Solothurn cause she only speaks French! And
then on Tausch, exchanges, they had a lesson planned with her and I
got to see her again. So incredible to see. She really has a testimony
of the Restoration and simply cannot wait to be baptised. I was having
to translate, asking details about the baptism, when it should be and
who should baptize her, and she kind of waved off the details and was
like, I don't really care, I just want to be baptised already! So
great. She also has an incredibley sad story. She's a refugee here,
she has 3 kids still in the Congo, one with her here, and she has no
idea where her husband is, they were accidentily split up in Russia
and she hasn't seen him in a year. She has no idea if he's even still
alive. She really had given up all hope until one day the missionaries
came and invited her to come to church. She went and just cried and
cried the entire time becasue she felt God's love so so strong. Isn't
that incredible? That's the Sunday I got to teach her, and then I was
transfered, so didn't hear anything else about her, but then this
week, I got to see her again, still in an incredibly difficult life
situation, but with a real light and hope in her eyes that wasn't
there before. She was practically giving the lesson as she bore
testimony of the reality of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and of the
truthfullness of the Book of Mormon and this church. So incredible.
Then that leads to Linda's roommate while living in Solothurn, Joy.
She's from Nigeria. She is also going through an incredibly difficult
time. A couple months ago, she was also really struggling, she's all
alone here, only 25, and has a baby who has been getting sick quite a
bit. Well she was praying and praying, saying, "God I need a church. I
need to you to lead me to a church where I can feel your help and
strength and where I can pray to you." And then one day she saw the
missionaries with a ward member and ran down to them. Turns out they
were picking some other people up for church that day, and she asked
if she could come along. She went to church and loved it. She had
missed it so much, and she said that she had really felt God's
presence there. So so cool. For some reason she wasn't taught right
after that but when Sister Eden and I came, a ward member told us
about her and we called her up and now she's an investigator and
coming to church. So so cool. She also, just like Joy, already has an
incredible testimony of Jesus Christ, his Atonement, and the power of
prayer.

Well, those are just two of the many many miracles we saw this week. I
wish I could write them all. But yeah, the work here is soaring.
Sister Eden and I have had so many oppurtunites to teach. We have
found so many new investigators here it's really incredible. And guess
what, yesterday, 4 investigators came to church! Haha we were
hyperventilating a bit I think. So yeah. The work is good. The church
is true.

Sometimes Sister Eden and I get so sucked into the work and get really
hard on ourselves but then we remind ourselves, hey! We are two little
19/20 year olds in this big world, sort of on our own here, but we are
relying on the help from heaven! We are FAR from  perfect, but we are
trying! And if there's one lesson that we see over and over again in
the Book of Mormon, is that those that try their best to do what God
would have them do, miracles happen. Miracles always happen.
Have a wonderful week!

-Sister Lehmann

Our view of the Matterhorn


Us and Leah

District picture, Elder Stahle, Elder Cornetta, me, Elder Ashcroft, Sister Eden, Leah, and Elder Kilgore taking the picture

What the view should have looked like
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Sunday lunch at the Pangs. She made her secret invention, avocado icecream. She just blends avocados and icecream together, it is SO GOOD.

Sister Eden straightened my hair

The process of straightening... It took a long time.

And then the next day it rained. Hahahaha

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