Well, this week was a week of miracles.
We have just been teaching all day, every day. We taught Any, who will be baptized THIS Saturday, she came to church yesterday and loved it! She's been interviewed, pumped, and ready to do the dang thing this coming Saturday. Noon!
A member recently came into the ward from somewhere else in Sweden, she's Spanish, and strong in the Gospel. In the looking for an apartment, she found someone who was also looking for a church. They became friends quickly, and last week Helen, the non-member, came to church and enjoyed it. We talked to her there and set up a time to meet. We had just come from giving someone a blessing, and were trying to get everything set up but were running late. Luckily the member showed up with Helen, and we taught her. Her questions jumped around from God, to the Word of Wisdom, and we soon ended up on baptism. She told us how she wants to come to God, and we talked for a good hour and half total, showing her the font and discussing things. She was dead set, on being baptized on the 19th of October.
That's the feeling the entire Zone got this week, everyone's coming to us with more baptismal dates, and things are picking up.
The rest of the nights in the week were devoted to doing splits with the ward missionaries, and random members. We've been reaching out to a bunch of people, and for the most part being well received.
Even just a simple home-teaching visit to a guy named Antal, who's going through a divorce, was an amazing experience to sit through as he just bears his testimony about this months Liahona message, about the seasons.
The next day another Hungarian member cooks lunch for every missionary at the church, and we have yet another feast of a life time.
With member meals planned for all 8 of us several times this week, it's safe to say that the members in Malmö are beginning to do their part.. and it feels amazing!
We were at the church nearly all day yesterday, as there was a farewell for two Sisters leaving from the Malmö ward. The spirit was strong, and I spent the entire time just going around, chatting with people, entertaining Norwegian kids who just showed up out of nowhere, and having a good time with all the members.
Being around the Gospel so much, the church, and everything that it's affiliated with is such a blessing. Sarah asked me a question in her last email that really got me thinking, and after all the miracles that happened this week (in terms of simple home teaching!)
With seeing all of these things, and coupled with what I've learned while being out here (which is an entire book in and of itself); the last thing I will ever do in this life is deny the reality of the Gospel. It works. It's not just a hope. Not just a religion. It's a reality that this is all a large testing field, but a test designed to turn us into exactly what we all want to be.
This is the basis to something that none of us can even fathom.
And that, just gives me so much energy.
Love you all.