This blog will be where I post my adventures for the next 18 months while I serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A little bit about me: I love Disney, collecting hats, and I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen on a daily basis.
Now that Halloween is over, the Christmas stuff is all coming out! IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME - Sorry, I will hold off with that. For now ;)
It's been a solid week of finding here in the Nordstrand area. Here are some of the highlights:
-New investigators: Svein, Lena, Idris, and Boguslaw
-Splits with the Sister Training Leaders
-Little Reunion: Sister House and Anya
-Sunday adventures: Spanish night
-Spiritual Thought: To rise
All the investigators we found this week are so incredible! Svein and Lena especially are powerful examples to me of people that are seeking the truth but just didn't know where they could find it. And now they have begun their journey and I am so excited for them!
On Friday we went on Splits with the Sister Training Leaders which was pretty fun! It ended up being cut short to to tings getting mixed around, but it was a solid day just the same.
Halloween was pretty fun! We went to the Institute dinner and had some fun with the YSA, what great people :) We got to judge costumes and eat some really good creepy looking food. I just love people's creavitity!!
So something exciting happened this week, Sister House got to meet up with an old friend named Anya. Anya was an exchange student in Park City and they got to enjoy some catching up. We also had a really good teach about the Book of Mormon and learning about God. She was excited to get a Book of Mormon and meeting up with us again!
So yesterday we went out to try getting back in contact with this referral named Jacqueline (whose from Chile). She really is super sweet and we got to enjoy some small chit chat about how much we love the scriptures. She then told us some members (who are less-active) lived right across from her, and we were like, "Sayeth whaaat?" So, of course, we went to say hello to them while we were in the area. When the mom (Carolina, also from Chile) answered the door, she was so excited and hurried us in. We ended up having a great teach about testimony and how we receive one. Afterwards, she asked if we could come back again to have a Chilean dinner together, bless her sweet soul.
And one of the best funny parts: Both Jacquelin and Carolina asked me if I was from South America. No matter how many times I hear that, it's still a knee slapper.
Spiritual Thought: I came across 2 Nephi 9 this week during studies. One of my all time favorite scriptures in the Book of Mormon is in this chapter, verse 7:
7 Wherefore, it must needs be an infiniteatonement—save it should be an infinite atonement this corruption could not put on incorruption. Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth, to rise no more.
Because of the Savior's Atonement, there is always the possibility to rise up. There are no last chances because the Atonement always allows us to receive new chances. It even blesses us with the enabling power to successfully achieve those chances we are blessed with.
Have a wonderful week and get ready to get into the full swing of the most wonderful time of the year!
Halloween decorations and food!! Ate some fingers and toes (breadsticks, I haven't gone cannibal).
Garrett - a zombie astronaut
Anders - Wolverine!
Sigrid - Red Riding Hood!
Dina - The Mad Hatter
Katerine - Lion queen
Elin - a skeleton (check out that awesome make-up!!)