Sounds like youth conference went well. Ill try to get some more pictures of me in them this week and send them next week. your last package made it in 5 days!! Thanks!!
This week- Monday we had a dinner appointment with the owens they are awesome, but we went over time by 5 minutes and sister leiss really had to go to the bathroom so we walked home really fast. I was drenched in sweat by the time we got home and it has been about 9-10 degrees C this past week. but on our way home we walked by the church building and meg hamilton called us over, she is the stake presidents daughter and she has been fellowshipping Jake, but she told us that they were waiting for jake so they could take him to FHE with them. We had no Idea. Jake just seemed awesome at that point!!
Tuesday-we mainly went finding and found no one. It was a rough day. I wanted to cry at the end of the day.
Wednesday-(we met with Jake, and he didnt read so we just read the assigned chapter with him and helped him understand it, it went well) I decided to fast to see if it would help and there wasnt much progress showing by the end of the day, but we did get to meet up with a less active that has been in a rough situation and not had much time to meet, but was so excited. That helped cheer us up after being on the bus with a bunch of school kids and hearing some of the most disgusting things we could have ever heard. It was really hard to feel upbeat after that. but after meeting with shabnam(the less active) and having a party in her car... ( we ate chocolate, That is the best way to cheer people up haha) we were waiting for the bus and we started just randomly opening up the scriptures and reading two verses and it made us laugh at how random some of them were but then we opened to some really pretty verses and it ended up being a good night.
Thursday- we had district meeting and then we had a finding blitz in our area with the whole district. There was about 4 people found (two ended up being a joke) but it was nice to spend some time with other missionaries. Oh!! you will have to tell Curtiss that Elder Tukuafu, from Tonga, is serving in my district with me. He has been out for like 7 months. He says that his dad was the mission president when Curtiss first came out on his mission. It was really fun to find that connection!!
Friday- We taught jake about tithing and fasting and it went really well he understood it all really well. He was excited to come to church and we could really feel the spirit there. we had an appointment with some boys about Craigs age that an elder found during the blitz. They are big into science and that is why they dont believe there is a god. The main one, andrew, you could tell is confused and wants to believe there is a god, but is really good at science and believes in that more. We taught the plan of salvation and they listened intently and had plenty of questions and I could feel the spirit working through me. Ideas just popped in my head and they answered their questions perfectly. I could feel the spirit so strongly the two days after I fasted. It was awesome.
Saturday- We went by a media referral that sister leiss got before I came and She was finally there. Then we went and got bus passes for a month, we tracted and found a potential and then did more weekly planning. we watched Joy to the world video for sister leiss's language study! it was good,but hard to stay awake during haha but you know me. I am so tired by 8 o'clock haha.
Sunday- Jake didnt show up to church and it was rough. we still havent heard from him so we dont know what is going on. alot of our recent converts went to the temple for the first time to do baptisms on saturday and we got to hear about it on sunday, so that was good. we got to visit with George and Audrey. (the old couple. He is a member and she isnt) and we had hot chocolate and a sweet. I felt like we were having tea. We had all the little plates and we had to add the sugar to our own Hot chocolate haha. But it was fun. we just love them to death!!
Well that is our week. It was good. I am always learning, and i enjoy it!! so excited to see what this week holds. This morning was the first frost. The sky was clear and I got to see such a pretty sunrise!! The sun has been showing itself a bit more then I thought. We had such a pretty sun set on friday!! I have been getting pictures of it, I love it!!!
Oh and the chocolate!!!!! They have chunky kit kats with peanut butter..... I died and went to heaven when I first ate them. I dont know how I am going to survive when I have to go home haha. well I love you all!! Talk to you next week!!
Sister Ashley MacKay