This week went by really fast! Let me try to remember what all happened...Well, Hna Clark and I had a lot of awkward moments this week. Some super awkward contacts.. and we even had to run away from a few doors! I wont do into all the details, but I will say that I am so grateful that we are able to laugh those things of and continue to work hard!
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Lots of crazy experiences this week! :) hmm.. where to begin?First, I will share how Hna Clark and I became mechanics! We went over to our potential's house and found him (he is 19) and some of his friends working on a car. We walked over there and started talking to them, they were looking for a..some sort of sensor thingy...(they told us the name but I dont remember haha) And of course, the first thing that comes to my mind is that we should say a prayer! So, even though we hardly knew these people, and they were smoking and swearing a ton, I asked "Have you said a prayer?" And they all kinda looked at me funny...then Jesus (our potential) said.. "I should probably do that...how?" Then we taught him how to pray, he said a very sincere prayer, and we continued to look. And I few minutes later, Hna Clark found the piece they were looking for!! We were then able to point out the answer to his prayer and testify about the power of prayer :) Then, they couldnt reached the piece cause their hand were too big haha so, then you had us, two little missionaries in skirts reaching down into this big engine and unscrewing stuff. It was so fun! we got pretty dirty, but it was worth it! And as they were swearing, we asked them to not say words like that, and they stopped! :) It was so great, and now Jesus is our investigator! He prays everyday!! :)
It's started raining more often now!
This morning I found something that made me laugh in the scriptures, in 2 Nephi 5:3-4. I was reading it and I love Nephi's comment in verse 4. "Now I do not write upon these plates all the words which they murmured against me. But it sufficeth me to say, that they did seek to take away my life" I can totally relate this to myself. Like, have you ever told a story and then said something like, " I am not going to tell you everything she said but.." you know? I just like how blunt he is about his brothers.. I guess it was only funny in my head haha but hopefully you can see that the scriptures can be fun! Especially as we relate them to ourselves! :)
Thanks for everything! I love you all! Have a great week! :)
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Lo haria si Cristo me viera?Lo diria si El me pudiera oir?
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Yesterday, I had my first experience interpretting!! The elder who usually translates for our sacrament meeting had an ear infection, so he asked Hna Clark and I to translate! because there are some americans who come to the branch to support but dont speak any spanish, so we have some equipment and we translate/interpret for them! We were super nervous at the beginning cause it was fast and testimony meeting and poeple can say anything haha. However, once we warmed up, it was really fun! and hard...but fun! I hope I get to do it again soon. One of the members from guatemala got up and spoke as fast as she could! and it was my turn...she is a really good friend of ours, and she did it on purpose... haha but it was good! I got to practice! :)
This morning I was reading 1 Nephi 17. (I have started the BoM over again in search of Christlike attributes) And found a lot of cool stuff about Family History, yes Family History!! :) Laman and Lemuel were murmuring (as always) and nephi just pulls out a whole bunch of stories from their ancestors and how God blessed them in so many ways and how he would do the same for them! It helped me realize that we really can learn from the experiences, not just from the bible or the book of mormon, but from our very own family members! It made me really excited to do Family History work! Which, to be honest I have never really felt before. anyway, thought I would share that with you :)
We have also been able to find a lot of great people this week and have heard a lot of interesting back stories! haha its been fun!
The weather has been pretty inconsistent lately..one day its pouring rain all day, the next its sunny, then windy and everything in between. Feels like Utah haha :) Our branch president showed us a picture of his son who did a hike in Provo Canyon..I didnt realize how much I missed the Mountains there!!
I love everyday I have here as a missionary!! But, I am sad that the days go by so fast!
Well, I love you all and thanks for all the prayers and support! I hope everyone has a great Labor Day and a good rest of the week!