Hey!So this week was the first week of training and I don't really have to train at all. She already knows so much more than I did when I came out and she knows all the lessons and she knows how to be a missionary. Before she came on a mission she did a 3 month trial mission. Yeah no training needed. And she is so awesome! She is teaching me to read the Russian/Mongolian alphabet. Lets just say it is going to take me a while to learn it but I will! We have at least 5 more weeks together! There are some pictures of us together! She is hilarious! This week has been awesome! We had two investigators at church as well as 2 less active members!!!! WE are really excited about the two less active members being at church because basically we have been trying to get them to come for ages. I know one is coming back next week the other one...well I really hope he comes next week as well! The ward members are getting to know them and that is awesome!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
So this week is transfers and come to find out I am not getting transferred which isn't surprising but what is surprising is that I am training...lets just say slightly nervous. Maybe more...I don't know really how I feel at this moment I just try to not think about it. She is from Mongolia apparently and I will meet her tomorrow. So this past week Me and Sister Reinsch sang at the departure fireside. So story...we sang the week before in Sacrament Meeting...(did I tell you already?)...so I get up and I haven't felt nervous at all which was awesome because when I play the cello I am always super nervous before and just trying not to shake so I get up and I literally start shaking in my shoes!!! The whole time I am singing I couldn't even really sing loud because my mouth went super dry and it was just not so impressive after all. So I guess it wasn't awful but it wasn't so great either. In my head I am just talking to myself a little amazed at the fact that I am shaking in my shoes and never thought it was actually literally possible to shake in your shoes but yes it was in fact a possibility. So then we are suppose to sing that night at a singles activity which was I nervous before hand??? Yes because I didn't want to be shaking in my shoes again because that was ridiculous! When I get up to sing was I nervous? Did I start Shaking? nope not at all I was able to sing just fine. So Sister Reinsch wanted to try out for the fireside last night and I was like sure I mean really I can't promise I will be able to sing because apparently I can't decide if I am nervous or not. So we made it and sang in front of about 300+ people and was I nervous??? Yes...did I shake in my shoes...haha nope...was I able to sing...I think so. was it on tune? No one had the guts to tell me I was tone deaf...so I guess it was alright. I will find out for sure if I try out and am just completely rejected at that time.
So our investigator has come to church 2 weeks in a row! He is awesome! He is progressing and is trying to give up smoking. Struggling but he slowly is giving it up. He has gone from 10 cigarettes to 4 a day which is impressive. So we will see what happens this week.
Have a great week! Love you all!
Monday, February 10, 2014
So yesterday church got cancelled half way through because of plumbing issues again. We made it two hours so next week we should be able to make it through all three hours right??? We are starting to wonder if someone is purposely doing something to the toilets each week cause they worked fine during the week. Anyways we found a new investigator this past week and it was so cool! We taught him the restoration and never have I had such a powerful experience with someone when we taught that God is our loving Heavenly Father. Generally they are just like yeah yeah we know that. It was amazing!!!! We also had an investigator at church!!!! That was really cool. And we were able to have members come to a lesson and share their experiences with our investigators and relate to him more than we even thought was possible!!!! It was so cool!!!!! Seriously and one of our members talked about how powerful the Book of Mormon is how when the challenge came out to read it all the way through with the promise of blessings she did 3 times and she didn't get the blessings of a house like she wanted but she had a member of her family join the church each time she read the book. IT WAS LEGIT! I totally love this member and she has a daughter who is coming to church again and oh it is just so cool to see all the blessings and miracles happening in different peoples lives!!! We are seeing miracles all the time but I will say that we don't recognize a lot of them until a lot later. Which is too bad cause then missionary work would probably go a lot smoother all the time.
answer to the question
Because he was in a stable environment....
Well love you all!!!
Monday, February 3, 2014
yesterday was the Superbowl which had the lowest church attendance of the year so far...and I will tell you why...because the church's bathrooms were all out of order. The main pipe lines were all backed up so no restroom was available and so we had to cancel church but we did hold sacrament meeting but those who had to go and use the bathroom would have to go home or somewhere else so basically most people left and it was a sad turnout but on the up side two non-members walked in to come to church. They were both from China it was a mom and her daughter and it was awesome because the mom had lived in New Zealand and she had attended the church there and had felt very peaceful so she decided to come to church and bring her daughter. It was really cool. Her daughter is also trying to learn English so that was really a neat experience. Her mom attended years ago too...they don't live in our area though so I may never know the end of that story...which is the saddest part about someone who doesn't live in your area. we are teaching someone who isn't in our area because he wants to learn more but won't give us his address which I don't really blame him so at some point if he progresses we will have to direct him else where.