Another week in the books. The time is just going by SO fast, it’s crazy!! I hit my 4 month mark soon, and it seems like I just got here! But I love it here so much, and I am learning so much!
Here are some highlights from the week:
So on Thursday for Thanksgiving, we had dinner with some members out in Bridge-Pa, and they don’t do Thanksgiving here, but we got there, and they made us tacos!! I was LITERALLY so happy. Like, blessings people. I LOVE tacos. The Saddler’s are like my heroes now.
Then on Friday we had Zone Training. We were taught about following up on our commitments and how to talk with everyone that we meet. It was a powerful meeting. Then we had to take our car in for a service, so we spent like 4 hours in this teeny tiny library doing some planning for the week. (Don’t worry we had heaps of lollies to keep us focused).
Friday night, one of the members bought us KFC for dinner, and I think I ate something bad, because I got really bad food poisoning. That was NO fun. But I am all better now!!
We had a really powerful lesson with one of our investigators, Katie, this week. We taught her the Plan of Salvation, and she said “This just feels familiar, it must be true”. Sister Leonard and I were like “OH YEAH”. Powerful. Also, one of the families that we are teaching out in Bridge-Pa, the mom and dad are engaged! So they are getting married! So we can set a baptismal date for the whole family!!! I am SOOOOO pumped! The work is going so great here in good ole’ Hawkes Bay. I love being a missionary so much.
Also one more miracle: We were just about to head home the other night, and we had a little bit of time left, so I was trying to think of someone to visit. Sister Leonard asked me if I knew anyone named Western… and I said no. She asked if I knew of a place called “west” or “Western”, because she couldn’t get the word out of her head. So we pulled out our map and found a West St. And then just off of West Street, was Stock Rd. Now, we had a really golden referral for a stock rd. a couple of weeks ago, but we had looked for the referral on a different Stock rd…. because we didn’t know there were 2 different Stock roads!!! So, because Sister Leonard thought of that word “Western”, it lead us to this really cool investigator, who we wouldn’t have been able to find otherwise!!!! How cool is that??? I love Sister Leonard. I love being a missionary.
Spiritual thought: Matthew 5: 14-16.
We are all lights to the world. We must always shine as bright as possible, so that we can share that light with others, and not hide the light that we have been given. I love being a missionary, because I get to help people see the good in themselves. It is the best thing to show someone the potential that they don’t realize. I just love being a light that others can reach out to, and lean on. So be that light for someone this week! #Shine #LightTheWorld #KeepSmiling.
Have a great week! Arohanui! Kakite!
Picture#1: Sister Leonard and I
Picture #2: Sister Leonard and I
Picture #3: Ignore me getting blown away and look at how cool this picture is.
Picture #4: Beautiful marae in beautiful Paki Paki.