This was SUCH A GREAT WEEK!
We were able to reach or surpass almost all of the goals that we had set for the week and got to meet with so many potential investigators, some of which I have been trying to get ahold of and schedule for about 5 months now! There have honestly been so many blessings!
It has been so fun being with a missionary who just barely got here and also seeing all of the progress that she has already made! We’ve already had some good laughs together and I feel like I have become such a better missionary.
One of our potentials took us to dim sum, but it was at 9:00 in the morning! That’s a lot more random fried and steamed food than I’m used to in the mornings! I have figured out that most Chinese food is just a bunch of different combinations of random meat mixed with random vegetables and then served with some sort of rice–and trust me, I have learned that there are a LOT of different ways that you can eat rice. She was super nice and even brought her mom and uncle! She turned out to not have a ton of interest, but her mom sounded kind of interested and were are hoping to be able to meet with her again and share a little bit more with her.
We also saw another potential at the park this past Thursday. What we didn’t realize was that she worked at the park and so we just kind of walked around with her and talked while she patrolled the park and what not. And it actually turned out so well! We gave her a Book of Mormon and committed her to start reading it and she accepted! Before we left, we taught her a just a little bit of English since she didn’t know how to speak a lick of it and her face lit up so bright! We couldn’t help but to smile too when we saw how happy she was at something so simple. It made me realize I often I take the little things for granted!
We taught one of our investigators about the plan of salvation and when we got to the part where we explained how we came to earth and got our bodies, she stopped us suddenly, looked us straight in the eyes, and asked what happens to our bodies when we get taken by the aliens. Oh man, it was just so funny and random that I didn’t know how to respond to it! Don’t worry, though, I related it back and we got back on course haha!
I was sitting in sacrament meeting yesterday at church and just had such a feeling come over me, I’m not really sure how to explain it. It was just such a gratitude for the Savior and for everything that He did for me and for everyone. There’s a song that asks “I wonder how many drops of blood were shed for me” and I think about that a lot. I think about how he suffered so that I don’t have to. This knowledge has given me much more peace and comfort than I can even begin to express. If there is one thing that I know, if there is one thing that I have had ingrained in me since coming out here, it’s that the atonement is real. I am so grateful for this act that has allowed me to overcome my faults and try to become who the Lord needs me to be.
I am so grateful for this opportunity to be here. I know that it is exactly where I am meant to be. If you don’t feel like you are where you’re supposed to be or doing what you need to be, pray for guidance to get where you need to!
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1) a red bean rice thing. I actually used to HATE red bean at first, but it turns out if you eat something enough times you learn to love it!
2) there were SO many people doing exercise at the park the other day! I have never seen so many people slapping their heads and arms in unison before!
3) Cats! Yeah, I don’t really know why they’re there either
4) Just getting into the Christmas spirit!