So I tried alligator this week. That was interesting.
I can't believe how quickly time is going. Saturday was officially one
month from the time I entered the MTC! And guess what else I realized?
That same day, , is the day I was baptized! Can you say
Is week was again filled with so many cool experiences, it's hard to
just pick a few. I did get to see my MTC sisters at trainer follow up
in Orlando and that was so fun!!
We have been teaching this family (a mom, three daughters and a son).
Sister Crowley met the, a while ago and when we were on exchanges a
couple of weeks ago, she wanted to stop by her place because we were
in the neighborhood. The only problem was that she didn't remember
which house was hers. But Heavenly Father knew! The first house we
knocked on was right. We taught them the restoration that day, and
gave them all BOMs. Her kids are awesome; her oldest is 15, in drum
line, and loves 1D and 5SOS. So we have some pretty good
conversations. This week we read the introduction page of the Book of
Mormon with them and helped them understand its importance. When we
invited them to read it and pray about it, her youngest daughter, who
I believe is 11, raised her hand without hesitation and said she would
do it. Be still my beating heart. The mom said that she found the kids
actually reading it together a few days prior. Okay fine, we'll
baptize your whole family.
Another investigator we've had for a while, we'll call him B-Money, is
progressing so well. We've already set a baptism date for him and
we're working towards it! He's had three brain tumors, so he has some
memory loss and struggles to remember what we teach him sometimes, but
we got him a priesthood blessing and he really is remembering so much
better now. He never forgets my name though. He calls me "Yan" and
thinks I'm Asian. He always says "ne how" (if that's even how it's
spelled) and bows to me. But hey, at least he remembers me.
We volunteered at a place in Melbourne on Wednesday called Daily
Bread. We're hopefully going to be doing that weekly, which is okay by
me because I loved it. It's a facility for homeless people that offers
breakfast and lunch, showers, and other means to help them get jobs.
When we left the cafeteria, this funny old man yelled out "three
pretty ladies! three pretty ladies!" and when we walked out the doors
"what did I dooo!?"
I wanted to share a little something I heard in church yesterday:
"You cannot lift another soul until you are standing on higher ground
than he is. You must be sure, if you would rescue the man, that you
yourself are setting the example of what you would have him be. You
cannot light a fire in another soul unless it is burning in your own
-Harold B. Lee
I hope we are lifting others the best we can, but not without first
taking care of ourselves. I encourage you all to nurture your own
testimonies. I hope you are spending time in the scriptures as well as
in meaningful prayer, for that truly is the way Heavenly Father speaks
to us. Submit to Him and allow Him to help you.
Being a missionary has completely changed my outlook on this life. I
live every day to tell the others the truth and joy I know because I
know the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I love you all and pray for
you daily. Thank you for your constant love and support. Until next
I was so happy to get THREE packages in one day! Shoutout to mom, Katie, and Sister Holloway!!