Monday, October 2, 2017

October 2nd

Përshëndetje familja!

This has been an awesome week so I'll get right into it!

First off, our new friend Manuel. Last Monday the young women's president invited us over for a family home evening. So we went over and she said that a kid from her city(she's from Himara) would be living with them this school year, and he had just gotten there that weekend! So we decided to teach the restoration. It was a great lesson, he didn't have a ton of questions but it was easy to see that he was thinking about it. And then we gave him the Book of Mormon and he promised to read it. Then throughout the week he came to some activities, the baptism, conference on Saturday, and church on Sunday. He's been reading the Book of Mormon and he said he's really enjoying it so far! He's an awesome kid, he's super polite and really funny. Him and I get along really well and he says that we're like brothers now. He said he wants us to come with him to visit his family in Himara when he gets a little more settled in! And to make it even better, his sister came this weekend too and will be living here a well. And to top it off, they seem to get along really well with the members too!

Another amazing experience was general conference. We got to watch it live with translation, and this time it actually worked. We only got to watch the morning sessions because the afternoon sessions don't even start until 10 pm here, but the talks that we did see were so awesome! 

Also, the baptism on Saturday was great! The kid was super excited, and his mom and siblings came too! He got confirmed on Sunday and he gave a very short but great testimony. 

On Friday we had a lesson with Meli and she really wanted a blessing. So we taught her about blessings, what they are and how we get them and then gave her a blessing. It was a really cool experience, and I really hoped it helped her!

Elder Murray and I have been getting along really well this week. We've been really busy and we've had a lot of good lessons. It's been really cool to see how much of our work has come from members. Without them this work really doesn't work! 

That's about it for me, I love you all! Have a great week!

Mirupafshim, Zoti ju bekoftë!
Elder Gardiner 

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