Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Another wonderful week in the Acworth Ward

This past week was a bit stressful mainly due to all the events that we had going on, zone conference, broadcast, two exchanges, and transfers. Wow! That was a lot going on in one week! But we successfully were able to remain calm during the excitements of last week. 


The exchanges that we participated in were absolutely wonderful. I had the opportunity to learn from Elder Argyle and Elder Richardson. These elders are amazing examples of devoted missionary service. I was very happy to have had the opportunity to serve and to learn form both of them! 


Zone training went much better than I thought it would.  We spent a long time preparing for it so it ran very smoothly and we were able to cover all the information that we planned on covering.


I am excited for the opportunity that I have to serve for at least 6 more weeks in the GAM.  It has truly been a privilege. One thing that built my testimony this week is that our Heavenly Father wants to forgive!! 

 

Elder Gebauer





Saturday, January 9, 2016

1st Update 2016

Great week!!!!!!! It was a wonderful week here in Acworth. It is starting to cool off, there is frost on the car every morning when we head out.   We found a bunch of new people to teach this week, so that was cool.  New Year's was fun, we went and watched a firework show at one of the parks near by.   Transfers will be coming up In 3 weeks, I will more that likely be staying in Acworth for the last 6 weeks of my mission, and elder Zavoral will more than likely be heading to a new area :(    We went on exchanges this week like always, it was good!   The mission department is having us do exchanges differently than we have ever done them before.   Instead of one swapping companions and working both companionship areas we will now be working in our area with the other companionship for 24 hours. It's an interesting concept to say the least, but we will see how it all plays out.   Other than that I am doing great!!!! just trying to stay as warm as I can:)
 
Love Elder Gebauer
      

Monday, December 21, 2015

Small World

Elder Gebauer and Elder Pace in Atlanta. Their Mothers were best friends growing up in Mesa. Now separated by a few states fate still found a way for our families paths to cross once again. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wonderful Week

   What a wonderful week it has been in the Acworth 1 area! The week was full of finding some amazing new people who have been prepared by the hand of the lord. This week we also worked with some of the investigators that we have been teaching for a bit longer, K**** for example. K**** is a really great person, he actually found the missionary's a week before I arrived in Acworth. He is on date for baptism for the 19th of December, and get this he has read all the way to mid Alma in the BOM, in just 3 weeks!!!! K**** is truly prepared by our heavenly father and we are so excited for him!!!!

    We had a finding frenzy this week in the zone. there was a goal maid for each companionship to find 7 new investigators as well as have one person attend church. Every time a companionship found a new investigator they would text us there name and something about the person. We would then send it out to the whole zone, that way we could all rejoice together.

    I love and cherish every second of this precious time that I have to serve a mission!!!!

Elder Gebauer







Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Temple Visit

   
This week we had zone conference. My companion and I had to host a 1 hour training session to all the elder and sisters in the zone. It went well I guess, we passed out all the candy that I found in the apartment when I reassigned. We focused on "working with members", "teaching with the BOM", "asking good questions" and "becoming more powerful teachers".

We had the opportunity to go to the temple and that was just fantastic!!!!! 
 
My companion is struggling with a shoulder injury, may need to go home and have surgery on it soon. That bums me out because I really like my companion:(
       
This week was not the best teaching wise, but we managed. We are working with a  mother and her son who live in an apartment complex. They actually requested missionaries from Mormon.org.
 
We are getting all geared up for the holidays!!! We will be having two thanksgiving dinners this week, so I am expecting to be completely in a food coma by the end of the week:)
 
But yeah over all it was a great week!!!!