Monday our gangster neighbor’s brother was throwing rocks at our balcony trying to win Sister Lau’s heart. He came upstairs and I answered the door in my turtleneck and he asked if he could come inside and “make us dinner” and I told him we were like nuns and clasped my hands together shouting “Praise Jesus! Hallelujah!” and he looked concerned and ran downstairs. We haven’t seen him since ;D
Tuesday we put our investigator Kate on date to be baptized on November 14th, because that’s when she turns 18. She can’t wait, and is already reading Preach my Gospel, because she wants to go on a mission! 🙂
I started an oil fire in our apartment while making fried potato. When the stove came up in flames, all I could remember was STOP DROP AND ROLL, and while I was on the floor doing that, Sister L grabbed the fire extinguisher and read the directions. She sprayed it and we spent the next hour outside in the hail eating hot Cheetos from the Dollar Store and chocolate eggs.
I really like our District, especially our District Leader Elder Todd. On Wednesday for District Meeting, he had chosen select stories from the New Testament about Christlike charity and had us read and discuss them. The spirit was strong.
Thursday we picked up a former investigator named Rose. She didn’t like the Elders because they were “too nice.” She’s exploring a lot of church’s, 7th Day Adventist being one she really likes, and is trying to find the “true church.” She really thinks we’re funny.
Friday was intense! We went to visit some potentials and former investigators in Cedar Springs, and we saw that this Free Methodist church parking lot was packed. Confused at the situation and time of the day, we walked inside to check it out, greeted by ballot takers. They said,”We are having a two-day conference where all our pastors and ministers come together and speak. Does your church have something similar?” “Yes!” I replied. “We have something called General Conference where the Prophet and his 12 Apostles speak to us for two day as well.” They invited us to go sit in, but we sat in the foyer, still able to listen. It wasn’t long though before 2 ladies came up and started asking us questions. We ended up teaching the entire Restoration, Plan of Salvation, and Gospel of Jesus Christ lessons just by answering questions. We gave them pamphlets and a Mormon.org card with our number. They want to meet again.
Saturday’s highlight was watching ‘Meet the Mormons’ that Sister L’s mom sent, and on Sunday, we attended the Northeast regional conference broadcasted from Salt Lake City and had a birthday lunch for the Greenville Ward founder Grandpa Rackham and his 90 year old self.
To close, here’s a scripture a friend shared with me before I left Grand Valley:
Acts 4:31″And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”
I love you all and hope you have a great week! May is coming!!
❤ Sister Harrison