ole Kissimmee. My new companion is Hermana Jackson, we came out
together and were actually friends from before the mission, so yeah
it's a fiesta todo los dias. Some companionships are easier to cope
with than others and I have figured out why... No one wants to have to
be dragging the other person around and vice versa, but when two
people are progressing together, it's just the best! With her it's so
easy to do missionary work and we have been seeing so many miracles!!
I got a good glimpse of what summer is going to be like the other day
and it's horrible. I was literally sweating from every part of my
body. The only thing we could do is laugh. We know some sister
missionaries who just don't sweat, so we are REALLY grateful that our
sweatage is the same. A companionship that sweats together, stays
together. That's the new motto. We have been riding our bikes all day
everyday because we are out of miles for this months. Oops! I'm also
getting 2 shades darker every day. I'm going to start getting mistaken
for a Dominican.
Sweet miracle. So this past week we were in an area where we don't
normally go because it's pretty far, but we were down there and not
really sure who to visit or where to go since our plans had fallen
through, so we decided to visit a potential. Well turns out that he
wasn't there, but his son was and was way interested in learning more.
We shared a little with him and asked if he knew anyone in the area
who could use Jesus Christ. He told us his friend down the street did,
but he probably wouldn't be open to talking with us. We go and visit
him and at first he is completely shut off saying he doesn't need
Christ in his life,valet alone religion, but we learned from Elder
Ballard we need to be persistent so we didn't no and asked if we could
at least share a prayer with him. He agreed and started telling us
some personal things we could pray for and while he was telling us
about some of these trying things an "I'm a Mormon" video popped into
my head and we shared it with him and it completely touched his heart
and it was exactly what he needed to hear. He said we couldn't come
back and teach him at his house because his mom is Jehovah Witness,
but that we could me with him AND his friend. Score! So as happy as we
were we went and reported what happened to Steven, the first teen we
had met, and shared with him what happened. So now they are both
excited to meet with us, but that is not all. We are talking with
Steven and another one of his friends rides by and Steven is like "oh
that's my friend Z...." Pulled a classic Hermana Brooks move and
chased him down the street screaming "HIIIIIII Z!" And just like that
we have a lesson with 3 teenage boys this week and we are so excited.
Miracles on miracles.
Funniest quote of the week... Well it's a tie... The first from a
fellow missionary, "We do not bash. We do not bash. We do not bash,
but if we do, we win." The second from full blooded baptist who is 90
years old and still alive and kickin. After every sentence she would
conclude with a "it's because I'm a baptist...." We'll let us tell you
about the Mormons.
Sorry there are no pictures this week, we can't go to the library due
to the holiday, but I did take a lot. You'll just have to see my
companion next week. She's the cutest.
I wish I could share everything that happens. Missionary life is too good.
We just got another set of sisters in our ward so we are going out and
having a sister filled day. Consisting of chipotle, walmart and the
local goodwill.... Don't be too jealous now.
Love you all!