West Virginia Charleston Mission

West Virginia Charleston Mission

Monday, August 8, 2016

"We even went for a run Saturday morning, which was hard but very needed"

We didn't get to teach too much this week, but we did get to find a good number of awesome people to talk to! We also had Cody move back on Saturday so we'll try and see him this week, along with Natalia who is more available to meet now.

Last Friday we had Zone Meeting, which was awesome as usual and then afterwards, Elder Hugentobler and I went on exchanges. He's from Moab Utah and ran XC and track in high school as well, so we talked a lot about running. That was nice and we even went for a run Saturday morning, which was hard but very needed.

 Cool story, Elder Hugentobler and I were walking up the hill back to our place for dinner when this student, Christian from Cameroon, stopped us. He had a very thick French accent, but he just needed some help finding an apartment complex that he could try and rent from. We gave him some options and then started talking more about the Gospel. He was actually very interested since he had already seen missionaries in Cameroon. We talked about the Book of Mormon a lot with him and he really wanted a copy, so we gave him his very own! He unfortunately didn't have a cell phone, but he said he'd call us as soon as he got one! We also gave him the address to the Institute because he wanted to come to church. He was really awesome to talk to!

One cool experience that happened this week really strengthened my testimony in how the Spirit works to guide us. Elder Roberts and I were out walking to talk with people, but few people were out. Suddenly I just thought that we should go and try the small apartment complex of 9 apartments that we has already tracted before, since Brunno lived there before moving. But we went anyways! We actually knocked on the door where Brunno used to live in and lo and behold, a Brazilian student named Gabriel opened the door. He was happy to let us right in and talk with us. He really had no clue about our beliefs or anything, so it was awesome to teach the Restoration and tell him about the Book of Mormon! He was really excited for church as well and wanted to come (luckily it is very nearby his house, since he has no car). We are going to be able to see him again this week and we are praying he continues to progress in the Gospel! That was seriously such an awesome experience, I know that God was really involved with it.

Other than that, not too much happened this week. Elder Roberts and I made our own ties, and I really am happy with the tie I made. Making them isn't even that hard. I did forget to bring my SD card with the picture though, so I'll get that next week.  Anyways, I hope all of you are doing well! Stay safe and keep up the good work!

Take Luck,

Elder Goold

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