Hello everyone! Highlights of this week:
Sister Lau and I have been informed that this place is called ‘Greentucky’.
We had a dinner appointment Monday, and as we drove up the driveway, their 6 year old son ran out of the house and opened Sister Lau and I’s doors for us, leading us into his candlelit dinner home. It was so sweet.
I have called all 200 of the former investigators whose info we have. Some of them we will just have to visit, but we picked up a girl who was being taught back in 2008 who wants to learn more.
We drove 2 hours to District Meeting in Fremont (home of Nestle and Gerber’s baby food). Their branch meets in an old warehouse, but I sure learned a lot. I enjoyed talking with the 2 sets of Elders (including our District Leader) and we went to a pizza buffet for lunch together. 😀
We’ve been trying to clean up the ward roster because a lot of the people have passed on…. We were in correlation meeting with our Ward Mission Leader and his assistant and this older guy was in there looking at this tractor auction paper and making a big deal out of it, and I looked at him and said, “What does this have to do with anything we’re talking about?” and tossed it behind me on the floor. The older people in this ward are very set in their ways and everyone just kinda looked at me with wide eyes in shock and then he started laughing. And I followed. Before we knew it, everyone was cracking up. “Us country folks get excited about things like that out here!” one of the ward missionaries replied, still chuckling. “I know,” I grinned, “but we can wait til after the meeting,” and I winked.
We’ve been cleaning a lot this week because of apartment inspections. We hung some Christmas lights up in our room because Sister Lau and I always end up having late night conversations, so now we can see each other 🙂
Our Sister Training Leaders came to “‘BLITZ’ our area (they come and do splits so we can get more door knocking done). That was chill. We had an all organic dinner at the Town’s that night (Friday), and everything they grew themselves! Even the chicken was from their farm! They’re so great! ❤
This weekend was Stake Conference. I got to see a lot of people from the Grand Valley ward, so that was nice 🙂 Something I learned were some simple steps to becoming a member missionary: Live, love, and invite. Be an example and LIVE your religion. LOVE others, despite differences of lifestyles and opinions. And INVITE others to come unto Christ. (Church activities, services, etc.)
Miss you all and hope you have a wonderful week!
Love, Sister Harrison ❤