October 16, 2017




Elder Solov'iov

Post-Apocalyptic Miracles

Alright everyone it's been another wild & crazy fast week here in Chisinau. It's been 6 weeks so normally it would be the end of my first transfer but our schedule is a lil off so this transfer is 7 weeks instead of 6 weeks. WOOHOO lets get started.
So first, MOLDOVA GOES OFF. Literally every week they have some huge event going off. This week it was Chisinau's birthday so they blocked off the whole center and it was a huge sha-bang. I included some great videos for ya.
My favorite thing to ever happen on my Mission so far happened this week and it has to do with my email title. So basically we were going block knocking with elder rubitskii and dumbrell and we were deciding who would start at the top of the block and who would start at the bottom. Keep in mind that this is a soviet block and so there are very few lights and its kinda late at night so it looks something straight out of a horror zombie game. We were sketched out but basically our trainers were refusing to get out the the elevator so me and elder dumbrell were like we can do this block knocking thing without our trainers so we started at the bottom. Nobody was really answering for a while BUT we knocked on this one door and this older guy answered and we started to talk to him in Russian. He didn't really understand but then he grabbed his daughter who did know english and then we talked to her and then they invited us in. We talked to these people for like an hour and then shared a spiritual message with them. It was super spiritual and they were the nicest family ever. IT WAS THE BEST AND WE'RE ONLY TRAINEES. I'm including a voice recording of what happened to better portray what happened.
Funny thing:We w're walking next to an orthodox tower and then this one lady was staring at my tag and she looked like a hardcore orthodox woman. She was staring with a sour face for a while and then she suddenly did that cross thing across her chest three times like I was the devil or something hahahah. We all just busted up laughing including the orthodox lady hahah.
Sora lehr has been super super sick this week and I was able to give her a blessing. She's been in the hospital for a while so please keep her in your prayers.
I met with another investigator this week and he only speaks Romanian and English so I went on splits with a romanian elder and we taught him a little english and then we talked about the gospel with him and it was the most humbling thing I've ever done. He talked about how hard his life was and how mad he's been at how his life has gone so he doesn't believe in God. We talked to him about how much God loves him and how He actually cares about him. It went well and Victor said that he felt a lot better talking about it. He's been going through a rough time so it's nice to know that I can actually help somebody here. There's a whole lot more that I don't have enough time to write about but it was really really amazing. 
We had our ping pong night this week which was so fun haha. I thought I was pretty good at ping pong until I saw my comp. Elder Solov'iov can ping pong like nobodys business hahah. He's such a stud haha. 
I taught my comp the word "spooky' and he loves it for some reason haha. He always says 'ooooo spooky' at everything it's hilarous. Some Russian words we say a lot are: (translated): -you are a dummy-please leave the building-the bench is locked (don't talk to me)-Pine trees and branches (WOW)-crepe (dang it)-your place is next to the toilet (its a quote from some old soviet movie lol)
Tomorrow I'm headed to Bucharest to do some trainers training haha. It's going to be so tight. I'll only be there for a day but I'll update you all on some Romanian things. 
Annnyyyyways my little spiritual thought is Alma 32:21. Faith does not have to be perfect. Work off of what you do know and believe. God wants to help you and pour out blessing on you. Also be very grateful for everything that you have. Take a second to realize all of the blessings that you have in your life. I have been very humbled this week and I am extremely grateful for the country I'm from and the life I've been given. I love you all and I wish you the best always!
-Старейшина Уайтинг


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