Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Greatest Austrian Packed Week of Missonary Work

Dear All,

This past week has been the greatest Austrian packed week of Missionary work in moscow. The past two days we got 7 really promising contacts. I think that finding people who are willing to meet is easier than i think...i think. basically you just have to make a person start talking with you and then you can just become best friends with them, joke around, LOVE them, and then they are going to trust you. just yesterday we were on a split with my boys Elders Woodruff and Foster and i went up to this guy with a liahona and apparently one of the other guys had already tried approaching him cuz he so said, but i talked to him anyways, found out that hes 33 years old has a car, a wife names masha, an 8 year old daughter, and he was born in smolensk which is like 300km north of moscow if i remember correctly. he has been smoking since he was 7 years old, one of his grandmothers is still living, and he hasnt set foot in the metro in 7 years cuz hes got a car. Nicest guy ever, and he seemed interested in the good news. Elder Lex and i have talked to a few other really nice potentials like this guy in just the past couple of days. Earlier this week we talked to a mother and her daughter who lived in america for 10 years, they gave me some caviar, cuz i said i loved it, which i do, and later that week we had caviar with butter on toast for breakfast when we were on a split with the APs. I ate a spoonful of caviar too. I rtecommend it.
however i do not recommend ostrich egg, because i am still paying the consequences for that one, and that was 2 weeks ago.
Pretty much transfers are coming up in a week and i still dont know who im going to be serving with, but boy am i loving serving with Elder Lex. Chances are pretty good that i will be serving with him again though, so im not too heart broken.
We had Zone Leader Conference with Elder Neuenschwander who is our current acting mission president due to President Sorenson's absence (he should return in a week) and at the conference we talked a lot about goal setting and why it is so important, especially daily goals. pretty interesting stuff, we will be talking about it a little more in our mission Conference on Friday, so Ill let you know more about thhat later.
We went to Bladimir's dacha-the same dacha I went to a year ago that i have pictures of with elder Nielson. I climed in the cherry tree and picked delicious cherrys. and we ate shashlik.
Love you all
Elder Paul

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