So this week was actually very busy. lots of lessons and interviews with president. (which by the way are the best. President Christensen is so amazing and I learn so much from him every time!)
So this week we had a lesson with Kaya again. She is the one who lived in Utah and did the ESL program at the U. Well yesterday our lesson was on how the gospel blesses families and how the righteous example of a mother can affect her children so much. Her sister was there too and she was really fascinated by us doing missionary work. She asked us lots of questions and we taught them together. So here is the shocking thing: Kaya said "I didn't tell you this last week, but I actually already got baptized." And so I thought she meant into another church so I was going to talk about the Priesthood Authority and all that but then she told us that she got baptized in our church when she was in Utah. But at the time she could hardly understand English and her LDS friend just kind of helped her and she got baptized not really fully understanding everything. She said the reason she contacted us is because she doesn't know the gospel and wants to learn it now. WOW. I wasn't expecting that. So now I guess she isn't our investigator anymore.... Less Active- but kind of like an investigator. I hope we can find her records and stuff. I don't even know if she even got confirmed though... We will be looking into that. Crazy!
sister lee (our investigator) is kind of hard to know how to help. We found out that she has some mental problems and It's extremely hard to teach her. That's why she acts so immature and can't focus on what we are saying... and says odd things in the middle of the lesson. She is doing some medical treatment right now for that. We tried talking about the Plan of Salvation but couldn't even get through anything much. I prayed about her and I feel like she just needs love. So we are going to show her our love as much as possible. And also talk about how much HF loves her and Jesus Christ... etc. We found out some other things and are going to hold off on baptism for a little while. keep praying for her please :)
We are working with a LA who got baptized forever ago but now attends another church. I don't know how she got baptized because she literally knows nothing about our church... but we are trying to re-teach her. we met with her this week and it was ok. she wants her daughter to be baptized- but the daughter doesn't want to. We are also working with a few other RC's who are LA now. :(
So a little miracle that I saw this week was when we were walking somewhere from an appointment and i saw this lady and i felt like i should talk to her, but sadly right then the light changed so we went (my bad) and a little after, i realized that one of my gloves that was in my pocket had fallen out. I knew it couldn't be too far away because i knew they were in there a little before... so we turned around and walked back a ways, but couldn't find it. then we walked the same path back again because I said a prayer and felt like it was that way. It wasn't THAT big of a deal, but they were expensive gloves and i didn't want to have to buy new ones. So anyways, this time after walking the same path a second time, i talked to the lady for a little bit and she was nice and then we went back one more time. This time we saw my glove sitting in plain sight on top of something on the sidewalk. i know it wasn't there the first and second times because sister lynn and i were scanning our eyes everywhere for it on the side walk and on top of things. So we got it, and right after started talking to this lady. We talked about the church and the BOM for a long time. I testified of the Book of Mormon and offered her a copy. She rejected it but took my card, then we said goodbye and told her to have a great day. She walked a little ways longer and then stopped and turned around and asked if she could have the Book. Of course we gave it to her and she told us she would read it! It was a little miracle and we wouldn't have met her if I hadn't lost my glove. :)
r: LOVE that you saw some of my friends at your meet! GOOD JOB!!! yay first college meet over! remember how nervous i was for mine- blessings and tears.. eek. hahah can't wait til we race together again. weeee and i love that you busted home after you got back. classic anderson special d: nice job for your award in the basketball banquet. geez i miss sports so bad. basically the only thing i miss anymore besides you guys. seriously. how's snowboarding? love you phe! good luck with the math. e: yes ell i got your emails!! your week sounds fun! that's cool that you got to hear from some RMs about serving!! the only thing a mission is is serving!! all the time! so that's cool. way to go on the BOM reading every night. you can totally do it! j: way to go in your basketball game!! that's so awesome. is basketball fun? you and ell are super cool!!!! and the spa night with your friends sounds so fun! a: hey beaut!!! wow you are going to have so much fun at crystal hot springs. remember the 40 or 50 year old lady that kept doing hand stands in the pool a few years ago? so classic. hahaha i hope you see her again. are you excited for soccer?! yay! way to go for cleaning the house for mom. you rock! i: i am doing good in korea. yes you can sleep in my room. that will be fun. i remember when you slept in my room before my mission. that was so fun. thank you for sending me a snap chat. i will see it after i am home. i love you!
I learned a lot in studies this week but I will have to tell you next week. because i have no time. I love you! I love being a missionary!!! I love the gospel. it's true. I love the book of mormon!!!! I know this is Heavenly Father's work.