Monday, February 11, 2013

Holy Cow - One Year!!

Hello Oh my goodness....can you believe it! One year!!!! That is so crazy! It was so fun to be companions with Sister Lewis because we were able to celebrate together and remember a year ago from now. It was amazing!!  We had a great day and a great week!!

So this week. We did a lot of tracting. It was really fun. The people who we talked to weren't very interested. But they were so nice and very friendly. As we walked away one of the old lady's slowed down and honked the horn as she drove past us. She was so sweet. That night we also got fed SO MUCH!! OH my gosh!! We had 2....Dinner appointments. I was so full!!! I fasted the next day.

We had a really cool experience on Wednesday. We had an appointment. But we were stood up. So we started to tract the street. We started up at the top. President Rasmussen has told us to use our common since and look at the doors to knock. See if there is a car out front. Not just knocking on doors to say, you knocked on them. It was amazing because we met this girl last week on that street and we wanted to see her again. We have done this new thing where we pray for all the people that we meet. Even if they are not interested, that we will be able to run into them again....and it worked. We were knocking and...she opened the door. We had a good chat with her. Heavenly Father is working miracles every day.... The story doesn't stop. We both had to use the restroom so we thought one more door. As we looked around we saw a door. We went and knocked on it, the lady that answered said she was busy and was going to work soon. So we passed her a Restoration leaflet. Sister Lewis then goes on to say “this leaflet talks about families and how we can be together forever. Not just in this life but in the life after" (if you haven't ever read the restoration doesn't talk about this at all) The lady then goes on to say she lost her husband about a year ago last month. She is very interested in learning more. We set up a return appointment. The Lord really does work through his servants. I know the things that Sister Lewis said were through the spirit. She really needed to hear that. It was amazing!

We had zone meeting, which was amazing. We talked about how we can have the spirit more in our lives. To have a better relationship with Christ. We all set some really good personal goals. They are helping me so much as well. I can really feel the difference:
Adam fell that men might be and men are that they might have JOY. Joy comes when you put Jesus first. Then Others, then Yourself.

Friday 24 missionaries went to Stroud. It is a beautiful town. It is the picture perfect town of England. Cottage houses, love the accent, small and cute!! The missionaries are together, we are starting to do a musical fireside around the mission, singing in all the stakes. We did a quartet thing! :) It was really fun!! I enjoyed it. It was all day. It will happen every month.

Saturday. YEAR MARK!! It was great. We had fish'n chips for lunch. We stopped by and we talked to R. We wished him a happy Chinese New Year’s. It meant a lot to him. Then R asked if he could pray. He has never done this. He beat us to it. It was amazing. He says his prayers in Chinese/English. It was a great prayer. We sang him a song, he loved it. You could tell he felt the spirit. That night, we burned some clothing. I burned some leggings I don’t wear anymore. It was really fun!! It smelled bad! We did it in the car park behind our house. We didn't have a BBQ

Today was a good day a church. We had a good day. The spirit was so strong in all our meetings. The speakers talked about how to prepare for church so you can get more out of it. It is so true that is something that I have learned on my mission. It’s great to feel the spirit every day, not just on a Sunday when you go to church. Later that night we have a new thing were we are going to go to a different church prayer service. So we went to a C of E (Church of England).

I love you all!! I hope you had a great week.
The little town Stroud
Streets of  Stroud

Cobble stone streets of  Stroud

Sister visiting in Stroud

1 year celebration Fish 'n' Chips

1 year both Rylee and her Companion
Burning of  an item to celebrate 1 year out in the mission field

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