Week #75

Hey there family,

This week we did quite a few service projects.
We had a family of 3 move into the branch, so we went to help them unload the moving truck. It was really nice to have a bunch of members come to welcome them and help them move in.
We helped an older member paint her apartment, and that was a fun service project as well.

We had our first Branch Presidency meeting and we will be having our first Branch council this week.
I have been thinking recently about extending callings to certain people; it is really a brand new experience.

We had a pretty cool miracle this week.
While we were knocking on doors, we entered into a home with a very sick lady. Her friend had opened the door and invited us in. When we entered the living room, we found the lady confined to a bed. We introduced ourselves and she was more than happy to receive us. We prayed and shared a message with her. She started crying and was very grateful. She said it was a miracle that we were sent to find her. We showered her with love and kindness and told her that her Heavenly Father loves her very much. We gave her a blessing and she cried again. She tried to offer things to us but we kept on explaining that we were here to serve and needed nothing. It was incredible to see how Heavenly Father takes care of His children. This humble lady was so grateful for our visit and I know she felt loved.

We had a really cool experience at Family Home evening at the church. 2 members brought a friend each. During our lesson one of the friends starting crying and expressed his gratitude. The spirit was so incredibly strong during our lesson. We really felt like the Holy Ghost was leading us the whole way through. We invited both of the friends to receive the missionary lessons and we taught one of them the next day.

Well I love you all loads

Elder Ioannidis

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By Robert Suranyi