Very busy week!
On Tuesday we had ZTM, It was a really great missionary meeting! I think I have finally learned to love role playing! I think it really does help us missionaries to practice recognizing the spirit as we teach! I have been able to use what I learn in real missionary life!
After ZTM, I went on exchange with Sister Gass (in Elmira) ! We had a great time together! It was amazing to see how she has improved in being a missionary! She was definitely not a bad missionary to begin with, however we all can improve in our lives! We meet a lot of wonderful people there, and I felt the love for the people we saw even if it’s not my area! I just love New York with all my heart! It gives me so much joy to see people come to know the truth! I am also grateful that I can change and become a better person each day of my mission 🙂
On Tuesday night we met a family whose son was recently baptized, we taught them the Plan of Salvation. I remember the days of my childhood when I had questions no one could answer! The kids were super cute!
On Wednesday morning
Before we exchanged back, I met a cute family that wants to come to church! It’s so exciting when people have the desire to learn about the gospel! I just love sharing the gospel with everyone! And because of that desire, with the Lord’s help, I have been able to overcome my fear of talking with others, I realized that we as missionaries are already weird anyway, so why should I be scared to talk with them? I just want others to feel the joy I feel!
We did our usual service, we cleaned another church building. After we clean we have lunch with people of that church. We had a wonderful conversation with one of the women we have lunch with. She talked about our relationship with Jesus Christ. She is an amazing woman It is wonderful to have a such a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He knows us so personally! And I am so grateful for that!
We also had wonderful lessons with some of our investigators and less active members. There is a very sweet lady in the ward that we visit, this week we role played the restoration with her (She pretended that she was an investigator) and she gave us some great tips on how to teach it better so that it is more understandable. She is amazing!
Thursday was a busy day!
We found a new investigator! His girlfriend is a less active member of the ward, and he is a non member. We were able to teach them! We had a great lesson and we are excited to go back! They are an amazing family!
One of our investigators has been having a hard time coming to church, because she doesn’t have a skirt and she didn’t feel comfortable wearing pants to church, so a few weeks ago we got her some clothes. She said that the skirts were too long. So we know what we did? We hemmed them up! We found her a ride and the came to church on Sunday! We were so excited to see here there! And so was the rest of the ward! A lot of people introduced themselves to her! The ward is amazing! 🙂
On Friday night
We had dinner with the Talleys! They are so nice and I will miss them dearly when I leave! (So I don’t really want to leave 😉
We were finally able to meet with an investigator whom I have never met before! She had been investigating earlier with previous missionaries, but since I have been here, we have had a hard time correlating a time that we could meet. But we were finally able to meet her! She already has an amazing testimony and I am so glad that I have had the privilege of meeting her! We meet with her two days in a row! Not only am I teaching people but I am also making life long friends! 🙂
We had lunch with Sharon, she is a member in our ward! She has us over for lunch sometimes and I am also glad that I am able to meet her too!
EVERYONE IS AMAZING!!!
There seems to be a lot of new people at church this week! The Lord is truly blessing us here! “For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul;”
I am so very grateful to be in the Binghamton (Well mostly Vestal 😉 Area! I am grateful to be with Sister Hale! She has help me grow so much! Sometimes when we role play she makes me start over again because I was doing an awful job. Grudgingly I start over, however after I do it the seconded time I know that the second time is better! That’s why we keep practicing and improving!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!