Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Week 30; June 2, 2014 - Trials Bring Blessings

Hi Guys! 

It's been a challenging week. We've struggled to set up appointments and things moved a little slower than usual.  It has taught me some patience though. I think I needed an area like this to learn new things about missionary work.

Last P-day was super fun! We went down to Linköping and traveled to a town called Motala and hiked around a lake. It was very refreshing and absolutely beautiful!  Sweden has some truly breathtaking views!  

The highlight of the past week was working with a new member named Solomon. He is from Uganda and last time we met he was convinced that he would be sent back to Africa. He wasn't upset though, quite the opposite, he put his trust in the Lord and he was completely faithful that anything that was to happen would be God's plan. Because of his faith, we saw a miracle this week… His case worker got an appeal and another year for him to stay in Sweden. It is miracles like these that keep me going and remind me of God's master plan in everything. I hope that on my mission I will learn to trust God like Solomon and put absolute faith in the Lord.       

I know things are looking-up here, and with a little bit more pushing we'll see great things happen.  I'm still loving my mission and I am just as thankful for the trials I experience as I am for the good times.  

-Äldste Stoeltzing   

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