Week #82

Dear Family,
This week was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!I think this is the biggest miracle of my mission.We have found a family.I have been praying to find a family my whole mission.You will not believe this, they are Hungarian.They are so amazing.

We found them while we were contacting one day in center city.We contacted the mom and dad and exchanged numbers.A couple days later we fixed a rendez-vous and we began teaching them and their daughter. It went so well that we met with them almost every day since then!In just 5 days we have seen incredible changes in the father. He now prays and reads the scriptures with his family every day. Even by the second rendez-vous we had with him we saw that he had changed.

Get this…………..
The whole family walked for 1 hour to come to church.They walked for 1 hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The father said that when he prayed for the first time with his family, he felt as though 50 pounds were being taken off his shoulders. He understands the scriptures so well.The spirit in our lessons is incredible.

I start crying because I am watching his life change as he draws closer and closer to Jesus Christ.The wife and daughter do not speak a lot of french.The dad translates parts of our lessons and he teaches them the gospel at home after our lessons.They are so incredible.During our lesson Sunday night the Dad said that he has found the antidote to his sickness.We had taught him about repentance and Jesus Christ.We were all in tears as we knelt in prayer and the Dad expressed the feelings of his heart.Right after our lesson we rushed to get on our boat to go to the continent.

Elder Taua is transferred to Laussane in Switzerland so we need to be in Lyon today.While we were at the boat port. We see a bunch of members from our branch.They came to the port to say goodbye to Elder Taua.Guess what!!!!!!!!!The Hungarian family was there too.They wanted to say goodbye to him as well.This family treats us like angels.They show us so so so so much love.

This is the greatest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!This is what missionary work is all about.Wow!!!!!!
I feel like I did nothing.I can just see the Lord doing everything.
They are so sincere and incredible.

Love you so much,

Elder Ioannidis

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By Robert Suranyi