What a week full of adventure and new chances to improve the quality
to become a better missionary! Being a missionary in the South has its
Sunday night we went out with our recent concert and had dinner at
her place, we had the real deal of Mexican food! Tres Leche cake for
dessert! We then went to our member dinner appoitment and had stuffed
pepper and then went to our Bishops home. We had two dinner
appointments because it was Sister Buckner's Birthday. When the
members know its your birthday they go all out! Later that night At
the Bishops We watched two Mormon messages about temples, and Bishop
talked about Maria's next step is to go to the temple to do baptisms
for the dead. Alan his son shared his experience and testimony of
going to the temple and Elizabeth the daughter also shared how she
felt! It was amazing and it left her really excited to go to the
temple! Maria is planning on going Oct 16! We are so excited for her!!
Tuesday was a great day! We went and taught one of our Investigators
from the Kongo! When we finished teaching him he said "I want to make
you something" and ran to the kitchen and started making us food! He
made us popcorn from Africa and we ate alaco! It was AMAZING!! He said
afterwords "Since its your birthday next weekend I will make you a big
plate because I love you!" I felt so special!! We get to pick it up
today from him. I am really excited! I love the south!
Wednesday: During one of our appointments we were teaching a less
active member and then all of a sudden she fell asleep on us!
Literally ALSEEP!! it was awkward. We didn't know what to say so we
just randomly said "So, the Book of Mormon, its a good book right?"
And she woke up suddenly and said "oh yes, its a good book, sorry I
fell a sleep!" We started talking again about conference and she fell
asleep AGAIN!!! I couldn't believe it!
Thursday: We were able to set expectations with Tisha our other
investigator our and talk more about the word of wisdom! She found a
spark inside of her and immediately quit drinking and smoking. She
said that she would have no problem living the word of wisdom, because
she wants to see God help her in her life. She really wants to be
baptized and wants to make a change in her life so she decided that
she wants to be baptized October 17. She came to church again this
Sunday and loved it! We will be watching conference with her on Sunday
at the church and then the next weekend she will be baptized! We are
really excited for her progression in the Gospel!
Friday: We ended up staying home that day because I was sick after
being at the doctors all morning! My throat was hurting and I was all
drugged up from the anesthetics! It was pretty rough. But, I got the
rest that I needed and am hopefully on my way to recovery!
Saturday: We did a couple phone lessons today, we were able to help
people strengthen there testimony and love of the gospel! We also
contacted s referral who seems pretty interested in learning!
It was a really good week! :D
Thought of the week:
never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person
to be Loved!!
Scripture of the week:
Alma 36: 3 And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth,
and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and
learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God
shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their
afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.
Keep strengthening your testimonies :)