Dear Family and Friends,
MONDAY we sewed cute totes at the Town’s for Mother’s Day and had homemade cheddar cheese. 🙂 They are so good to us. After Pday (window shopping), we went to the Mahlich’s for dinner and invited them to make a Mormon.org profile and they started right then and there! I also showed their 12 year old, some cool stuff on youth.lds.org 🙂 He once told us he wanted to serve a mission because of what it’s done for his family. ❤ His mom and step dad and their family were recently sealed in the temple. (Latter-day revelation confirms all that the Bible teaches about the family and adds the most important truth that through the gospel of Jesus Christ the family can be sealed together in a permanent relationship for time and for all eternity.)
TUESDAY was a little rough. We had some not so safe experiences, however, I received a blessing and that brought me a lot of peace. We were also able to visit a recent convert who’s been sticking up for what he believes, especially in the sticky situation he’s in. That was uplifting to see his courage. *This is kinda scary, but kinda funny* Someone was following us in their car, and SIster Lau was trying to get away and dogded him, hitting a parking post. Our Relief Society President told us that we were being followed because we “looked like Barbie and Malibu Barbie.”
WEDNESDAY we had a neat District Meeting about the importance of having the spirit, which *wasn’t* a coincidence because of the experiences we’d been having recently. We had a neat lunch together, and had no idea that would be goodbye. Our Zone Leaders and the Sister Training Leaders drove up for a visit and we had a nice chat. Sister Lau and I received two blessings, and we contacted our President, and we all decided it would be best if we were emergency transferred. And emergency transfer is when missionaries are moved to a new area or with different companions for an urgent reason and happens within the 6 week transfer period. Sister Lau and I are staying together and will finish up the last two weeks of the transfer in Bay City. We found this out around 4, and spent the rest of the evening saying goodbyes and going to meetings. We were up all night packing, and as we drove home that evening (it had been stormy all day), we exited the parking lot (all the youth were crying, including some parents), and we drove into a beautiful sunset with a rainbow above us. “It’s a promise for a new beginning,” Sister Lau remarked. That whole day was a very spiritual experience. We finally felt like we were supposed to.
THURSDAY we finished packing that morning. The Assistants to the President picked us up at 9:30 am. It was a long day with little food. When we arrived in Bay City, the Elders in the area greeted us and told us we had an appointment in 30 minutes with an investigator, so we dumped our stuff and went. After that, we went to email our parents to update them and let them know we were safe… but we spoke too soon, because 5 minutes later on our way to a dinner appointment, we got in a car crash. YAY. This hippie guy witnessed it and wouldn’t stop talking to me. He told me he loved me… And an hour and a half later, we drove to the restaurant to meet the family and they had saved some pizza for us 🙂
FRIDAY we had coordination with our Ward Mission Leader and the Elders. He’s super on top of it and has some great ideas! We then had to go to court for the car accident and the Elders accompanied us, which was nice. We all went out to lunch after and Elder Anderson (the District Leader) went over all of our investigators and less actives with us. Him and his trainee Elder Dorrough are very helpful.
SATURDAY we went door knocking and met this nice family and ended up talking to them for about 20 minutes. Their children go to a Methodist High School. We answered a lot of their questions and cleared up a lot of myths. I don’t feel the need to argue if I know I’m right. I think they appreciated that and thought I was pretty funny. I always tell people that if they want to know something, ask the source of all truth ‘cuz that’s what I did.
SUNDAY was interesting. There’s not a lot of activity in the ward and the Bishop is out of Town. People were nice though, and we even taught Gospel Principles!
I guess that’s our week in a nutshell. I hope you all had a better week and God bless! Also, Mother’s Day is Sunday, so don’t forget to tell your mom or mother figure in your life how much you love and appreciate her! ❤
He’s some lyrics to an EFY song that sums up our past month:
I wish that we could make it last alittle longer
The time we had went by too fast
The bonds between us they’ve grown stronger
We walked along this road together now we can hold these moments forever
Stronger faith, no more fear, hope we started something here
That’s what I’m taking with me
❤ Sister Harrison