Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two Transfers Down

Wow TWO transfers down! I still do not know Romanian but patience right? Sora Barrera is heading to Chisanau next transfer and she is pretty excited about that. I will be holding the fort down here in Ploiesti as well as introducing a new companionship of Soras into the area. I am so pumped for it. There is a lot of work to do in this area and the more of us the better.
We had some pretty amazing experiences this week. We set a goal to teach a certain amount of lessons this week and although we did not hit our goal Heavenly Father placed people in our path to teach and we totally could have beaten our goal if people didn't have free agency but apparently that is a pretty big part of the Plan so I just have to learn to deal with it.
We started teaching Georgiana this week. She is a 14 year old girl that is the captain of her Handbol team. How tight is that? She is the first girl I have met in Romania that plays sports and man do I love this young woman. We taught her Plan of Salvation first, and after the lesson she said she would teach us Romanian, haha it was so cute. Probably also a hint that my Romanian is still terrible though. Anyway she also came to Razvon's baptism. The baptism was incredible by the way. The spirit was so strong. Razvon bore his testimony after it was so simple yet so powerful. He said he knows that the Lord Jesus Christ lives and that this is his restored gospel. He also said he was ready to devote his life to Christ. It was so so cool.
Anyway back to Georgiana. She was there and she loved it. Then we had a lesson with her about the restoration. We watched the Restoration video with her and after she said that she has never had a movie captivate her like this one did. She said she felt like she was there in the grove with Joseph and she remembered she was back in Romania. It was so cool to hear her say that. We testified that that was the Holy Ghost testifying to her of the truth. We wanted to set a baptism date with her but she said she wants to think and pray which I appreciate because it means she knows how important this decision is. It was a powerful lesson. I love Georgiana so much and I am so glad I get to stay here in Ploiesti and keep teaching her. 
Family Friends people listen up. If you are ever doubting your testimony or if you want to know which of all of the churches on this earth are true. Read the Book of Mormon, read Joseph Smith History and pray about it. Ask God our eternal father if this is his church and I promise that if you are praying with a desire and with a willing heart you will feel his love and through the Holy Ghost you can come to know that this is his gospel. That through this gospel you can find eternal happiness.

Okay now for some fun stuff. On Wednesday we went to a salt mine about an hour away from here. It was like a 20 minute van drive down into this mine. It was HUGE like you could host a concert a world cup game and a super bowl in there AT THE SAME TIME. It was so so cool. We all started coming up with different movies we could make in there and stuff. Part of the Dark Knight was filmed in this one so that is sick. The salt mine had like little restaurants you could eat at and lots of things sculpted from salt. It was way cool.

I am so blessed to be able to live in such a beautiful country, to be able to become a part of the culture here and to hopefully eventually learn this beautiful language.
People I love you all!
Sora Armstrong

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