Monday, September 14, 2015

Southside Week 8 - Got our car back

Things I learned this week:

The Vow was filmed in Chicago and features the bean... The one with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

Heavenly Father protects his missionaries, Ha. A black truck almost ran into our car because he was turning into us when his light was red. #SouthSide 

Some sisters came into our area to pick us up from an appointment so that we could go to dinner together. They got there a bit early and decided to do some contacting. They went up to a group of guys at a street corner and started talking to them. Hah... Thankfully they were alright and left pretty quick because it was skeeeeetchy. Don't go up to guys on street corners in southside Chicago!

I'm very grateful to be here in Chicago. 

We got our car back today, so we will be able to meet with a lot more of the people in our area. We are delivering cookies and enchiladas to people in the ward too. It's going to be a great week! I'm excited. Hahaha. 

Sisters Meeting (Conference)

And this past week sister H and I were asked to participate in a funeral service that was being held in our church building. It was for a woman named Helga. We went and sang to her while she was in the hospital on hospice. It was a very sweet experience. She wasn't really "there", but we sang hymns and prayed. Her sister in law was the one who called and requested sisters to visit Helga, and was also the one that coordinated the memorial. She and her husband drove down from Utah. I played the piano, and sister H gave a talk on the plan of Salvation. Then we sang 'I am a Child of God'. Helga was born and raised in Germany and Poland during World War Two. She had an amazing life! It was an honor to be a part of the service and to get to know about her more. It was beautiful and the Spirit was present. 

We also had zone conference that day and it was wonderful! I love president and sister  Woodbury. They're so inspired! They're true homies. We talked about having a change of heart and how our mission needs to have a change of heart and recommit ourselves to the work. Challenge ACCEPTED. I'm really imperfect, but I'm trying, and the love for the work grows a little bit more every day. 
Zone Conference

Being a missionary is a big blessing.

We didn't find a new investigator this week, but it's okay! This next week our fast is to pack our dinners and lunch so that we stay out of the apartment all day and do the work more effectively and strive to be more diligent! It's going to be great, and I'm sure we will find more people! The work is coming. 

I love you all!
Sister G 

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