Monday, June 3, 2013

Miracles Everywhere!

Zdravo moji najljubši ljudje doma!
This week has been another absolutely miraculous week. The person we meet with who has been off and on with his baptism date is now on day 4 being off of smoking, the longest I've been with him. Also, two of the people who are ˝semi-active˝ or in other words are around but not incredibly involved or regular, both came this Sunday, one of them the second time in a row after not having come for well over 3 months. And we have established contact with two new members who haven't come in a long long time and have/will set up with them before too long.
Also, we found a new person to work with this week totally by the inspiration and well intentions of the members here in Celje. On Wednesday, we had been asked if we could help one of the members ˝saw and cut˝ wood. So we accepted and showed up at the other member's house where it was at, expecting to pick up an ax like I had many a time in Kranj to cut firewood. We soon discovered however that not all was as I had assumed it would be. We went around the house of the member's neighbor to find piles and piles of abandoned wood, majority of which used to be furniture. And, with a chainsaw and screw drivers, began removing the metal from the wood and sawing the boards into fire pit safe pieces.
As we worked, one of the members we were working with showed me an older woman who I didn't know who was helping us, and told me that this all was for her. She also told me that she had just lost her husband ten days ago. Noting the information, I assured her we would talk to her. Some 3 hours later, we finished for the day and she invite us and the member who had invited us to have lunch with her. Over lunch, we discussed her challenges and trials with the recent passing of her late husband, and discussed how the gospel provides tools for our lives to bring us peace, even in the times of our utmost turmoil.
She gladly accepted what we gave her and told her, and mentioned as lunch was coming to an end that we were guided by God, that where ever He needs us, we go, and today we had to be at her home. Unfortunately for us, she lives in the Sister's area, but I trust they will care for her well.
Also, we have had an... interesting series of events transpire to setting up a time to meet with a less active member we still haven't met tomorrow. He hasn't been to church in at least... 5-10 years. We will see how it goes tomorrow.
In other news it is strangely cold again here in Slovenia. Who would have thought it would be in the 50's to 60's in June now. I've had to wear my winter jacket a few times this week!! It snowed on the tops of the higher hills outside of Celje Saturday night, Sunday morning. And rain. rain every where every day (except today!! :-D) But still, everyone keeps saying it is strange strange weather.
Hope everyone is warm, even maybe hot if you have that opportunity at home. What I wouldn't give for nice sunny weather. None the less, let the miracles keep flowing!

-Starešina Benson

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