HAPPY MOTHER´S DAY!!!! And again happy bday, Mom!! And gparents and Miranda.
Not much to say this week as we did a lot of walking and not a lot of teaching because we were looking for less actives and a lot of them weren’t home or didn’t want to talk. However, we did have some great moments this week as we got Carol, a long time investigator, to finally come to church because when we taught her on Friday she was like, "I can see how much going to church means to you and though it's different than I'm used to I'll go and try it out. And she liked it. She said it was different but she liked how happy and welcoming everyone was.
I got to see people from my district this week as their comps needed to renew their visas' so we got to do splits with them and woah do I have so much to learn. Sister Clark's comp was quoting scripture and just knowing exactly what scripture to turn to when teaching people and really talking to them to know what they needed to hear. It was a humbling moment for me to say the least. I hope that with time I can do the same.
Last pday we got “burgers” to celebrate my comp's last transfer in the mission and my first. They aren’t exactly burgers, but it’s the closest I'll probably get for another year or so. We also got spaghetti yesterday at a members house and they gave us ice cream and the spaghetti had cheese and veggies in it!!! Amazing!!!! Oh and I tried din-din this week which is like ice cream kind of, but the fruit flavors are more like a really juicy smushed fruit that’s frozen like a Popsicle in a plastic bag. The chocolate and caramel favors or more like ice cream. They all just come in little plastic baggies and you just rip of a corner and eat it. They're quite delicious.
Our English class wasn't really teaching because another member kind of taught or taught a couple words and then had me and Elder Taylor read from the Book of Mormon and then he had me say the closing prayer in English and then said how they too could learn English. So it was a little different and not how Elder Taylor and I thought it would go, but it's all good.
We also sadly realized that Anderson and Victoria, our two baptisms from last week, are actually livimg in the other ward. So we gave them over to the other sister missionaries ,but they're great so I have no fear in that.
So in Skyping my family this week I really have been thinking about the Plan of Salvation or as I really love to call it the Plan of Happiness because it's true that it really does bring us happiness and just thinking about it it brings me happiness!!! Being on a mission you really think about how the plan is so important because I know right now all I want is to be with my family. However, I won't be for a year or so, but I know that I will be with them soon and so I have to do now so when we see each other again it will be with great joy! I never want to not be able to be with my family. I know that if I do all that I can in this life and do all that the Lord asks of me that I can be with my family forever after this life which is one of the greatest gifts that Heavenly Father could ever give us. I hope and pray that we all can do all that we can to live in such a way that we can all be reunited with our families again one day. I also read in Alma chapter 46 this week about the title of liberty and I thought back to past youth conferences where we were asked what are we fighting for? So think about that this week. What are you fighting for when the world seems to be against you what are you fighting for that gives you strength to press on?
I love you all soo much!!! I hope you all have a super duper stupendous week!!!
The First and Great Commandment- Elder Holland GC Nov. 2012