|Worn out Shoes!! From sooooo much walking and spreading the Love of God!!|
I don't think I mentioned this before but our district in almost completely made up of sisters right now besides our district leader and his companion. We call it a Sistrict. Poor Elder Chia is our fearless district leader. He gets called the Relief Society President by all the missionaries.
|Our Adorable and amazing Mission president. Pres and Sister Alba.|
We went tabling on campus again this week. I met some VERY interesting people - my two favorites were the one guy who wore a cape and a hat that looked like it belonged to Robin Hood who explained that he only worshiped Lord Sparrow who is the ruler of the universe. The other was a lady who is an ex Mormon who served a mission a number of years ago and has since left the church and is now part of the "Ordain Women" movement in Utah. It was interesting... Sister Whimpey and I had a good long conversation with her. She was one angry woman. The things she talked about were awful, and made me so sad. Its so easy to become distracted away from the LIGHT of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I walked away quite rattled by her, and even started to cry. It was interesting how I could feel so much love and desire for someone to come back.
|This is what we call TABLING|
One of our investigators in HILARIOUS. whenever we are teaching him we can always tell when he is picturing something funny. For example we were reading with him in Alma 32 about comparing your faith to a seed. We read and talked about the things that he could do to nourish his seed of faith, and how he would feel that faith begin to grow within him. As we were talking he started to get this great big grin on his face and started to giggle. It was apparent that his mind was elsewhere. Finally we said, "Joey (Changed the name), a tree is not going to grow inside of you." he laughed and said, "awe dang it!!" and finally we were able to focus again.
I love our investigators. They are incredible! The different lives they live, and the different trials they face, make them so much more lovable. There are some that are facing severe trials in their lives. I just want to gather them in my arms so often and tell them everything is going to be okay, you can do it, don't give up. and as Elder Holland would say, "there is hope and happiness ahead."I know this because It has happened in my own life. I so badly want them to accept and realize the blessings that await them in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. But they get to choose, what a blessing that is, we can all choose for ourselves. All I can do is pray for them, and prepare the very best that I can so that the Lord can speak through my companion and I. It can be hard when there is so much love attached, but it is worth every moment spent on their behalf. Which reminds me of the movie , "The Butterfly Circus." If you haven't seen it, watch it! It is incredible! I cried like a baby watching it in Zone Conference this week.
Moment of the Week:
We were at the farmers market tabling for family history on Saturday and while we were there a balloon making clown came up near our table and started making balloons for all of the little kids. one of the Hermana's (Spanish Sister's) got a brilliant idea to ask the clown if she could make us an Angel Moroni. We showed her a picture and she had it made in no time. It was pretty funny, so we got a picture with her.
Then about a half hour later after the clown was gone two actors in costume came up advertising for their play that they are putting on called "Seusical the Musical" They were both so funny so we decided we wanted a picture with them too. Hermana Billat had my camera ready to take a picture for Sister Whimpey and I. I walked up to one of the Characters dressed up as the Cat in the Hat, and asked him if I could get my picture with him - in the next moment He says , "OH CERTAINLY!" and throws his arms around me forcing me into a hug with him. It took me by complete surprise. I was so embarrassed as people around me watched as I laughed and yelled, "NO, NO!" I could not believe how uncomfortable I felt and all I could do about it was laugh because I couldn't get away! Then Hermana Billat snapped a picture for proof.
For anyone who is confused there is an "unwritten law" as a missionary that Elders and Sisters do not hug individuals of the opposite sex. It is the funniest thing because in no time you find that you have become the most awkward person on the face of the planet when someone who is unaware of that rule decides to go in for the hug. After that experience I realized that I will not be surprised if I come home extremely awkward when it comes to physical contact with males. For those of you who thought serving a mission would make you more marriageable, think again! I am living proof.
PS. 6 DAYS UNTIL MOTHERS DAY! WHICH MEANS 6 DAYS UNTIL I GET TO SKYPE MY FAMILY!
PPS. don't forget to look up The Butterfly Circus
|Got To Play a little on our PDAY!! Yay for bowling!!|