Hello Everyone and Happy late Fourth of July!
MONDAY was eventful! It was transfers, and even though Sister P and I are staying together, I got to see my MOM Sister Roberts! (AKA trainer) My brother Isaac went to EFY in Nauvoo this week! He had also prior returned for a reenactment of the Mormon Pioneer Trek. I was so excited for him, as it was his first time for both. 😀 He seemed to really enjoy it! My parents also did their own vacation in the that area, so I was happy for them. I have yet to go myself!
Sister Peterson and I got a new car! (It’s temporary… about two weeks before they send it to the missionaries up north). 2015 White Chevy Equinox! It’s so nice! 😀
TUESDAY we PCed (Personal Contacted) downtown and met this lady named Ping Tong Wong and her daughter Anna. She wants to learn about Jesus Christ, so we have an appointment set up with her next week. Before that, we had a lesson with this guy named Robert who doesn’t believe in God either and doesn’t understand that we can have a relationship with him through prayer. He was raised Catholic, but thinks it’s all in his head. He wants us to help him develop faith.
WEDNESDAY we went to a soup kitchen with a potential investigator. She said she wanted to show us “how poor people eat.” it was very humbling. She also showed us their community garden. We had planned to do family history with her at the Family History Center, but it was closed for the holiday week, so Sister P and I went to the institute building and waited for a referral we had received, a women who works at the Michigan Historical Museum.
As we were waiting, the transfer van pulls up, unloading all the new missionaries- fresh from the Missionary Training Center. We cheated and got to see them first, along with crashing their pizza party 😉
The office missionaries plus Sister Swartz (institute secretary) were having a Taco Bell party and shared. my stomach was grateful for that, especially after the soup kitchen.
The woman we met with was really nice, but not very interested in investigating the gospel. She really only wanted to know about the gold plates and how Joseph Smith found them. We explained Moroni and how he abridged all the records and that God kept them until it was time for he church to be restored. She was also fascinated at our response to why not everyone can enter the temple. She said it’s best to get the answer from the source itself rather than the internet 🙂
Sister P and I called Elder Strong and wished him a Happy Canada Day! 😀
THURSDAY wasn’t bad, but we still ate 2 bags of popcorn during weekly planning. We had a companionship inventory AKA argument about sharing pens. Quite silly, but at least we realized that. We learned to “not roll eyes” and “not be attacking”.
We visited Sister Sun and taught her how to use Facebook. That was super funny. We shared a spiritual thought about sharing the gospel and asked her how she can be a missionary. She goes, “I can’t. I just a small potato.” Sister P and I just busted up laughing. She looked confused and said that’s a phrase they taught her in Taiwan to say if she ever felt like she was small. “Is that not a popular phrase?” “No,” Sister Peterson responded, shaking her head and smiling. “But that’s okay, we understood what you meant..”
FRIDAY we worked on our sharing time lesson for primary. (We’ve been substituting a lot lately, as people are on vacation.)
We also went to Brother Culver’s for dinner 😉
SATURDAY we walked around with a whiteboard that said “America Has Given Me” and added the hashtags #USA #Freedom #UnderGod #Gospel. We didn’t run into a lot of people, but it was still fine 🙂 We did service and helped this older lady pull weeds. We had Correlation and breakfast at Brother Robison’s house and met Elder Strong’s new greenie Elder Maucatel 🙂 He’s from Washington and plays the violin. We had permission to break the Saturday car fast and drive to our dinner appointment at 6:00 to the Hogan household. The evening was spent eating hot dogs and hamburgers, jumping on the trampoline, and watching fireworlks. 🙂 It was a blast!
SUNDAY President and Sister Jacobson visited our ward for sacrament meeting. A lot of people bore some great testimonies. The Meridian ward is growing on me… 😉 We substituted Sharing Time in Primary and were asking the kids what some commandments were. A 4 year old raised her hand and said “Don’t sleep with people you don’t know.” I busted up and couldn’t stop for like, 20 seconds. The chorister goes “That’s tweetable.” 😀 The Bishop and his lovely wife had us over for a dinner of excellent almond salmon, bacon wrapped jalapeños and shrimp (I only ate the bacon), and mango sorbet. 🙂
Love, Sister Harrison ❤
“To meet the difficulties that are coming, it will be necessary for you to have a knowledge of the truth of this work for yourselves. The difficulties will be of such a character that the man or woman who does not possess this personal knowledge or witness will fall. If you havenot got the testimony, live right and call upon the Lord and cease not till you obtain it…The time will come when no man nor woman will be able to endure on borrowed light. Each will have to be guided by the light within himself. If you do not have it, how can you stand?”~ Elder Heber C. Kimball.