Monday, August 24, 2015

God's Orchestra

Hello, lovelies!

So this email is going to be a little short and full of typos because we have less than half of our regular email time today - because something simply WONDERFUL happened.

So today for P-Day, we decided to go visit Veste Oberhaus, our local castle on the hill (what the heck is this mission, amirite?) and then we went to check out some of the cathedrals on our little peninsula. We then had just enough time to get groceries and do emails before FHE tonight, so we headed off...until somebody called out to us, "Hey, Sisters! We were looking for you!"

With Sister Bishop at the castle

Long story short, it turns out to be the son and daughter-in-law of the late apostle Marvin J. Ashton, who are on vacation through Europe before becoming the new MTC Presidents of the South Africa MTC. They said that they had been praying to find missionaries, so that they could buy them lunch or dinner. And then they ran into us. So we sat down at a little cafe and they bought us pizza, and I cannot even begin to express how wonderful it was to sit and talk with them. They just brought the Spirit so strongly. They asked to hear our testimonies, and we all laughed and talked together about our mission experiences, and we heard about their experiences running a mission in Washington. It was just so amazing and such a miracle that they found us. It just strengthens my testimony over and over that God is really there and he orchestrates everything. It was so, incredibly wonderful. I have such a strong testimony that God's hand is in everything.

With the Ashtons

We also got to have exchanges this week! I tausched with the lovely Sister Abram, and it was lovely working with her. She's a really great missionary, and an all-around classy person.

With Sister Abram

I know that the Gospel is true, because I've seen God's hand in my life. I know that when it seems dark and dreary outside, it's not the end. And Jesus Christ is the Light in the darkness. If we look to Him, we'll never be lost.


Sister Bushman

Sister Bushman's Mom here:  a few photos of lovely Passau . . .

Umbrellas in the sky

Half of the windows are painted on

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