Week 58-July 4, 2016
WOOHOOOOO LAND OF THE FREE HOME OF THE BRAVE!!!!
We had a mission conference! Elder Patrick Kearon (area president of Europe) and he also came to our MLC this month so I got to be around him for a day and half. It was incredible- he is such an inspiring man. He spoke in GC last conference! Itd be impossible to share everything I learned from him. He is a man of God though to be sure.. the Spirit is so strong around him.
one cool story for ths week.. a couple of months ago we taught a man from portugal named Jose and he was doing well and we taught him in the home of a brazillian family in the ward. Then he stopped meeting with us or coming to church cause he didnt have a place to stay when he came to colchester and a family took him in who belonged to some other brazillian church and when they found out about him reading the livro de mormon and coming to our church they prohibited him and so he couldnt continue cause otherwise he'd have nowhere to stay (he recently was divorced with his wife and she got the house and car). it was super sad and it really upset me.. I just figured one day he'd join the church cause he told the member he had really liked us and believed in the Book of Mormon and such. Fast forward, yesterday in church the Brazillian member came up to me and told me that Jose had been to his place and talked to them for an hour that week saying he had ttried to call us but couldnt get ahold of us. He's moving out of his house and (turns out may be moving from Colchester entirely) wanted to meet again. It was such a miracle and we have been struggling in our area to find people who will progress at all so it was a huge blessing. I am just so grateful to see that God is doing the work and I needn't worry so much.
Besides that, Tony and his son Reese (friends of some of the members) came to church this week and we taught them saturday night. they wont accept a date and kinda freaked out but we were happy he came to church.
I love this ward! funny story- one of the members heard how much i like eating eggs and showed up at church and gave me this egg recipe booklet with loads of different dishes tomake out of eggs LOL
I love this work! It has been a great week full of incredible spiritual experiences at the mission tour and also at MLC and in colchester. I got to see Elder Withers at MLC and that was a blast! we sang a musical number with 2 other elders in MLC as a quartet and i sang alto; we sang where can I turn for peace and it turned out pretty well. the rehearsals were amazing- performance wasnt too great. funny how that always happens.
Sorry to hear that your musical number didnt go too well either Lydia!! but im impressed with how chill you are about that, despite there being so many people in the crowd. #hakunamatata right?! glad you loved EFY.
IM SO EXCITED FOR YIWEI AND AMANDA!!!!! thats incredible news!!!!! i told my companion the whole story and i wish i could tell Elder WIthers cause he knows all about them as well. What changed while they were in Taiwan? send them my congratulations and tell them i said hi!
Love you all! I know Heavenly Father lives and this is the Saviour's church with His authority and everything we need to return to live with HF. We are so blessed.
p.s. ill send some pics
|Alvin and Doris' baptism day last week! And the missionaries who taught them.|
|My freedom socks|
|Our district. Love these missionaries! They're great.. So hard working and all such great missionaries|
|Doris! And the sisters who taught her!|
|We started having fun with these pics..|