My adventures as a sister missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Idaho Boise Mission!
Monday, June 10, 2013
This week was fun. We had lunch with the stake president and his wife. They made curry chicken salad and it was delicious. It was good to be able to talk with him about how we can help the stake.
We tried to meet with one of our friends from Africa that we help with English but she texted us and said she was sick and in the hospital. We happened to be near here house so we went to check with her mom what was going on and her mom said she was at the pool. haha. We talked to her and she said she had a headache...
We had a great lesson with Robert. The Carlsons, a couple in the ward, came with us. Brother Carlson and Robert were pretty much best friends by the end. Robert looked right at Brother Carlson and said "Mr. Carlson, are you a stamp collector?" and he was! haha. Robert said he looked like a delicate guy. Robert had some old stamps to show him. It was great. Robert is very scientific and political so he said that the Book of Mormon might be true and God might be able to answer his prayer but he's not sure. He said he'd give it his best effort though. He told us that he watched the Restoration DVD like 4 times!
Thursday was a rough day. We planned all day and that went well but the rest of the day no one was home or interested. The Lord is definitely teaching me patience and long-suffering and I am obviously not getting it.
But on Friday we got to see Ann and she just makes my day. She told us how grateful she is for us and how much we are helping her. She's like my adopted Grandma now. I feel like we just sit and talk with her and I don't do very much but it means a lot to her. I'm learning that it's the little things that matter most. Just small acts of kindness.
Saturday was the stake high priests Dutch-Oven Dinner! There were SO many Dutch ovens! They sent us home with so many bags of food we won't need to go shopping for like 3 months. haha. It was really fun though. We spent all week inviting people to it and we had an okay turn out. It was good to see everyone. I feel like the people in this stake are my family now because I've been here so long!
Sunday we spoke in Sun Rise ward and President Cannon came! It made us a little nervous but it all went well. haha. We spoke about missionary work and how essential the members are. This is an awesome talk
Our ward mission leader spoke too and it was funny because we weren't able to get our reports to our ward mission leaders saturday night because we were at the dutch oven dinner and in his talk he said it was the first time we didn't come on Saturday and he had told his wife to help him clean up the house because he thought we were coming. Later someone told him that we were too full of food to come. haha.
We had a great lesson with Deo and his cousin Linda. We did it in French and English. We just read form 1 Nephi 17 about Nephi building the ship and they totally got it! They related it to themselves without us saying anything. They said it's like when we have hard times and God helps us because God helped Nephi build the ship. Deo said he wants to read the Book of Mormon for 30 minutes a day now because he felt the spirit during the lesson. Now Ivan is still being Ivan but we think he'll come around. He kept asking really trivial questions trying to find fault in what we teach. We told him what we always tell him - he need to pray with faith.