Other than that, we saw some miracles!
A former investigator called us and said he’d like to meet. The missionaries were teaching him about a year ago, and he knew everything was true, but him and his fiancee weren’t married and there were some other complications. So we met with him this week and they got married last month! So we’re going to go over the lessons again with him and hopefully he’ll be baptized on the 13th!
We also called every part-member family on our ward list and got an appointment with one young couple. The wife isn’t a member of our church, but she wanted a copy of the Book of Mormon in her native language so we’re going to meet with her again this week! We reported this to the ward council, and they said that it’s a miracle that she was willing to meet with us. Whoop whoop!
The new mission president is here! We meet him on Thursday.
The humidity here is gross. I think that if I was a normal person living here, I wouldn’t mind it as much. But when you’re a sister missionary walking around in a skirt and a cardigan all day…. it gets pretty gross pretty fast! Man oh man do we ever walk a lot. You know that episode where Barney Stinson runs a marathon no prob but then he gets on the subway and can’t stand up because his legs are jelly? Yeah that. I felt like that : P
Well, my thought for the week comes from the latest Mormon Message. https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/mormon-messages/mormon-messages-2014?lang=eng Something I love about this church is that we actually practice what we preach. What does it mean to be a Christan? It’s certainly not enough to just “believe,” or attend church on Sundays. What are you doing with your time when you’re not at church? We have to actually act on our faith in Christ to truly take his name upon us and call ourselves Christian. “Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12. So we gotta mirror Christ’s example in everything we do!
One of the most prominent ways that we can be an example is through our speech. I like what it says in our missionary white hand book: “Language is one of your most powerful tools. Be conscious of how you speak, and strive for humility, dignity, and simplicity in your language. Refined, dignified language will clearly identify you as a servant of the Lord.” People should notice that we’re different. The way we talk at church or church functions shouldn’t be different than how we speak in our everyday lives. That being said, we need to make sure that how we talk at church and in general is how Christ would want us to speak. This is a tangent, but one recent convert in this ward was frustrated with Relief Society because she felt like there was a lot of gossiping and backbiting going on. So we need to ensure that we use language that will “minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29) at all times, in all things, and in all places. People should be able to notice our light as we constantly and consistently strive to live true, Christian lives. What are you doing with your time when you’re not at church?
Well I hope you’re all enjoying the summer!
PS, I don’t particularly care for Pina Coladas. They’re alright, but never my first choice. The virgin kind, of course 😉