So just recently we have had quite the time. We set a baptismal date with this guy from Egypt. He really has interest in the church but we will have to take it slow with him. We’ll probably push his date back a couple of times before he gets baptized. But that's ok, because he will in the future get baptized. And then last week in the “finding day” we really turned up the heat and prayed and set a goal that we would get 4 potentials and give out 5 Book of Mormons in 4 hours. That's a lot in this mission. So we saw a miracle and reached our goal in one hour!!!! It may seem like a lot but there are so many people here that need the gospel. You should strive for higher goals. This Thursday (Thanksgiving) is transfer day. I am going to stay here. Elder B. is going up to Wien (Vienna) to be a zone leader. My new companion is Elder G. and is from St. George. I don't know how to spell it. I have heard he is a great guy and super funny. So I'm excited. Elder B. was great, but companionships don't last forever here in the mission field. Just a couple of months and then it's over.
That's awesome that Jason will be getting his call soon. Call up the mission office to tell them so they can call me. Then I'll know where Jason is going before next Monday..
Hmm I think jason is going to go to Romania... well I have no clue. That's not really a guess. But our mission is expecting an increase of 90 missionaries by April. Not new missionaries, an increase of 90. Every zone will have 6 or 7 new companionships. That's a lot! Jason is going to be a part of the massive increase of missionaries in the next year. But. Jason would get here in the spring when it's not cold. Right now it's hovering around 0°, 1°, or 2° when we get out in the morning. It's also foggy or misty. So ,it's like going through a mister when it's freezing cold. But then later in the day it's not so bad. The fog goes away and it's warmer. Then night hits and it's cold again. It gets dark at like 5 here. We still have hours of Hmm I think jason is going to go to romania... well I have no clue. that's not really a guess. But our mission is expecting an increase of 90 missionaries by april. Not new missionaries an increase of 90. Every zone will have 6 or 7 new companionships. That's a lot. Jason is going to be a part of the massive increase of missionaries in the next year. But jason would get here in the spring. WHen it's not cold. Right now it's hovering around 0 1 or 2 when we get out in the morning. But it's also foggy or misty. So it's like going through a mister when it's freezing cold. But then later in the day it's not so bad. The fog goes away and it's warmer. Then night hits and it's cold again. It gets dark at like 5 here. We still have hours of proselytizing after it gets dark. It's so annoying. We need more light to work with. But oh well, in the summer it's light until 10:30. That makes it easier to work with.
Oh, we do get a Thanksgiving dinner. We have a senior companion who feeds the district every week. And Wednesday will be our Thanksgiving dinner-well lunch. But still, we get a real life Thanksgiving dinner in Austria. We are all Americans, except one elder. He is Swiss. So he will have his first Thanksgiving dinner here in Austria. How ironic. How in the world did you not die with 4 eating appointments in one day? Then again they might not be so heavy as eating appointments here. They say eat, eat, eat!!!! You are a missionary and a young man you need food. Well it's not quite like that. But they still give you enormous helpings. Just one of the strange things missionaries do. Suffer and stuff in as much food as possible.
This area is really great we all love it here.
So, I remembered one more thing. A cheesecake pan (doesn't need to be springform). Elder B. has one and everyone loves it when we make a cheesecake. And now he is leaving. Going to Wien to be a zone leader.
Today for Pday we are going up to Wien. It will be a lot of fun. Oh, I also forgot I don't really have any recipes, just a little book like the ward or family one. Those would be perfect. But if you don't have time to get one no problem.
And no, I do not have a Christmas tree. Maybe Elder G. (my new companion) and I will buy one at the Christmas village in Wien. Yes, they set up villages for christmas. You would like it here Christmas time. Everyone is in super-Christmas mode.
Anyways, I got to go.
I Love you
Elder Devon Kinghorn