Monday, September 14, 2015

Well it's raining today but that won't stop me from having sunshine in my soul

we went and toured the opera house here in Vienna with the district. I loved it! Our whole district enjoyed it. During it I kept thinking and singing phantom of the opera songs in my mind. It was a really good pday! When Wiener Neustadt was on there way to coming to this they met a man that wanted to meet with us and so they help schedule an appointment with him. We decided to meet at schwedenplatz. There is where Stra├čenbahns and ubahns come and meet. Well he did not show up but as we were about to leave we met a lady who was from London who needed help finding a bus to Budapest. It was great to talk to her and help her out. Another interesting experience was while riding on the Stra├čenbahn a lady read my name tag and felt like she had seen it before. Like she saw the elder bowers and thought about it. Unfortunately we were not able to talk to her before she got out.
Well this week was a monumental time in our mission. Schwester Braunizar (Frau Martina) was baptized. She has been investigating the church a long time. President and Sister Kohler were in attendance. They are in town for the European mission presidents conference. So all the mission presidents in Europe came to Vienna this last weekend. During the service I was able to translate for one of our investigators, Sonny, who came. Man my brain was so tired after that! That was hard work!! So transfer calls came this last week and... I'm staying in Wien! Elder Monson and I will be staying together but Elder Wilkins will be leaving our apartment and Elder Spratling will be getting a golden, so a new missionary from the MTC. We were so blessed this last week.
We decided to visit Reynoldo because we have not seen or heard from him in a little bit of time. When we went to his apartment he was home and we shared a short message with him and he asked us if he was allowed to come to church the next day. So we traveled to church with Reynoldo! It was great to see when we arrived the Ward cared about him. They even drove him home afterwards. At church since it was the mission presidents conference, a mission presidents wife came to our Ward. Turns out she is serving in Romania and is Tanner Kohler's, President Kohler's son who is in the MTC, his mission president's wife. It is great to see others reach in only a way you can.
This week we enjoyed meeting with Sonny, Reynoldo, and Jay-C. All are amazing men. Jay-C we found in the area book on a potential page. He has so much faith in Jesus Chriat being the Son of God. Well it's raining today but that won't stop me from having sunshine in my soul. At times in life we just have to go out and be spontaneous like dancing in the rain. Love you all!
With love,
Elder Bowers

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