We had dinner four times this week!
Once with the Thompson’s, once with the King’s and twice with the White’s! On Tuesday, there was a miss understanding about dinner. On our side we thought we were going to drive to the Thompson’s house (they live about 45 minutes away!). On their side, they thought we were meeting them at a restaurant is Saranac Lake! We Sister Gass and I don’t really know any of the restaurants in town so we thought it was were the Thompson’s live. Luckily and we were passing Saranac Lake we saw the restaurant! We were slightly confused. Anyway we called the Thompson’s and in the end everything worked out!
On Wednesday…We had dinner with the White’s. They were having a BBQ for the branch because their friend (who used to go to church in Lake Placid) were coming to visit. We didn’t know them but it was fun to be with the branch.
On Thursday…We had lunch with the King’s. we ate sandwiches and they talked about the church an how awesome it is. And also how they are trying to help others come to church. They are really nice.
On Sunday… It was Mother’s Day, so we went over to the White’s to Skype and call our families! It was really fun! They also had us over for dinner! We ate hot dogs (from the grill!) they also had veggie straws! I love those things so much!
Well other things that happened this week:
We had a district meeting. It was about teaching simply. Teaching simply and simply testifying is more powerful than deep doctrine. I also noticed that in my personal study one day, I came across this scripture:
“And according to his faith there was a mighty change wrought in his heart. Behold I say unto you that this is all true.” (Alma 5:12)
I really liked how Alma said: “Behold I say unto you that this is all true.” He wasn’t telling them another fact for them to know and he wasn’t giving them knowledge. He was testifing to them, that they might know in their hearts that it is true. I also noticed that when we try to teach more simply, we are more aware that they don’t know a lot of big words, and we are more able to explain those big words! And also, teaching doesn’t seem so hard now that we teach more simply.
This week we have ZTM so that will be exciting.
As a mission, we are trying to use Facebook for effectivly, so now we are starting to do Facebook Hashtag Events for the church members in the New York Utica mission. So this last week we did #Scripturepower! So that is the picture you see on Facebook of me with a Book of Mormon. I am super excited for these events! I know that they will help the mission as a whole.
We had a relief Society Activity, we learned more about gardening. I might want a garden when I get home, and we tied another quilt. We also talked about the book Daughters in My Kingdom I really like this book and I hope to read it one day.
We taught Young Women’s. We talked about how we can receive personal revelation. Even I learned a lot and I was teaching it. The young Women that we have, is really amazing. She has so many insights. She would make a good missionary. I really like the Pattern’s of Light videos from Elder Bednar. I really liked how he compared receiving revelation in three ways. I also liked the question that we posed: I know I am receiving personal revelation when_______” I really like the answers everyone gave. they were: When I receive answers to my prayer, I feel happy, I have a feeling like I know that it is right.
Well we also got to call home yesterday. It was so fun! The best part about calling home is just hearing the voices of your family. I love it so much! I also appreciate the White’s for allowing us to use their stuff to call home.
One night my companion wanted me to tell her a story, so this is what I said:
One day, there were two missionaries who were riding their bikes. then they come across this lady who is also riding her bike, so obviously, they said hi, introduced them selves and taught her the first lesson all while riding their bikes! She really loved it so she invited them to her house the next day. Well, as the story goes they taught her all the lessons, she had a baptismal date, she was ready, and then that week when she was riding her bike, she was hit by a car. She was hospitalized and she blamed it all on the Church and she sopped having lessons and was totally against the Church. Well a few years went by and she was riding her bike again (the obvious thing to do is ride your bike after you’ve alright been hit) and these two Elders come up by her and start talking to her so she said “Alright I’ll give it another try!” and so she does and she was baptized! And after one of the Elder missionaries got home, she married him (Because that happens a lot! And they lived happily ever after!
Well it’s raining REALLY hard right now!
We were walking to do our emails and these big, huge, ginormous drops of water start falling from the sky. So we started booking it down Main Street to get to the Library.