Events of the week:
- I got a haircut this past Monday by a ward member. She's awesome. And she gave us chicken nuggets. And she is super talented. We love Sandy!
- Someone took us out to try FUH.
- Got caught in the worst rainstorm ever.
- Sister Veale is awesome.
- I got trapped in between a window and Caitlyn Jenner on the bus. (Scroll for further details.)
- GENERAL CONFERENCE
- Soup & chili & cornbread 🏼
- We got to be missionaries! WOOHOO 🏼
One of our highlights for this week was when at two separate times, people called us to set up an appointment for us to come and share a message with them. They were both members and here for a treatment-program. The message we prepared was about Jesus Christ. We shared two videos: Because of Him + A Savior is Born.
The spirit was SO strong.
We testified of God's love and they both expressed that it was exactly what they stood in need of. It was humbling to be an instrument in the Lord's hands.
It made me think of a scripture I read this week: Jacob.
I feel so grateful that I was called to serve the Lord in inviting people to Come unto Christ. Not just for 18 months, but forever. Being out here has taught me that being a missionary is more than just a program for the youth of the church, but rather a sacred environment to learn that we are all on a journey to be disciples of Jesus Christ. It's taught me that we're all on a journey to know Jesus (as elder Bednar expressed yesterday) and to treat others with great love + kindness as He does.
I love the Lord, and I know He Loves you.
God's love is what it's all about.
We had a good week. General conference was awesome but super busy for us. We missed the first 15 minutes of about every session due to public transportation issues. (Slow bus drivers, traffic, accidents...etc). The Spirit was strong. Though it felt a little bittersweet that this would be our last conference we'd see on our missions.
SO we get on the bus this week. As per usual. It was jam-packed so we maneuvered to the back of the bus to get out of the way. Then a tall woman gets up and demands that I sit down. I replied that it was OK, and I was good with standing. She insisted, and people were waiting to get through, (the woman was standing, blocking the aisle) so I slide into the seat. It became apparent that she was intoxicated. She was screaming, slurring her words, swearing and almost got into an altercation with a woman that boarded the bus a few stops later. She also made mention of Caitlyn Jenner and herself. It was also apparent that she and Caitlyn had a few things in common.
Sister Veale sits down a few seats back and I turn towards the window, trying to avoid getting involved in this woman's rage. I look back and sister Veale and I make eye contact. So I wrote a message on a sticky note, and she took a picture. (Look below).
Naturally, everything worked out and we got to our next appointment. 🏼
Also, I like FUH.
I've also grown to like/tolerate mushrooms, celery, onions, salmon, peas...and I don't know what else, but MOM, missions sure do change people huh?
Life is good.
The Gospel is great!
And I love the invitation that elder Dallin H. Oaks gave to each of us to pray for inspiration to know what We can do to share the Gospel. As a family, or an individual!
1. Night Art show sponsored by RedBull at millennium park!
2. Selfie at GenConf. Ft. Starbucks.
3. Waiting for the bus.
4. When I was trapped in between the window and Caitlyn. I looked back and Sister Veale was in the perfect spot for me to send a message.
5. 5 inches off!
6. Where the new chapel is being built.
7. I saw a bear last Monday at the zoo.
8. Weird statue.