Companion: Sis. Hoffmeier
Seriously, I know I say this a lot, but this whole mission is a time warp!! I can't believe that it is Monday Again! And I've been out for 4 months, whew! Time flies when your having fun and serving the Lord! As I said before...I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!
Well on to my week: Last Monday night we went knocking on some doors and this one lady opened the door, took one look at us and our missionary tags and said, "I'm sorry I shouldn't of even opened the door". We didn't even get to say who we were. Ha ha, oh well, I just think back to 2 Nephi when Nephi says to all who don't receive or accept the words of the Jews and the Lord's words, "I bid thee an everlasting farewell." Or something to that effect. Ha ha- so that's what we say, "We bid you an everlasting farewell!" And just keep going! NEXT!!!!!!!!
There was this card thing that Sister Hoffmeier got and it said, Keep Calm and Pedal On -with a picture of a missionary shirt, tie, and tag. Ha ha! I loved it. Great thought and something for US to remember!
Tuesday we met President and Sister Berry! Oh my gosh I LOVE them!! They are two people truly called of the Lord to lead this mission. They have a vision and are working hard to see it through. I just "clicked" with Sister Berry, she is so much fun and so sweet! I just love them both. They gave us all a coin that we are supposed to keep with us at all times- I'll have to send a picture of it next week. But it is so cool and President Berry wants us to focus on loving the people and serving the people. I love that. The coin is a reminder. They also used to live in Holladay right close to us! Small world!
We also visited some members on Tuesday. One member we visited with is a women who's husband is not a member, but he is so funny! And he is really into real estate and all this health stuff as well as Dave Ramsey and Glenn Beck! I was like, "oh my gosh you are just like my dad!" ha ha It was great! I love it when I make connections with people that remind me of people back home, especially people who happen to MY PEOPLE! Love ya Dad!
We also went and saw the Millan family. We taught about Prayer and Sis. Paulino from the ward, came and shared her conversion story. It was so awesome- I love it when people share about how they came to know of the truth. It just brings the spirit so strong! And seems to bring us all back to those moments when we were 'converted'!
Wednesday we did the same stuff as usual, knocked doors, visited some members, and that night we had the scripture study class. Elder Bevans taught it, it was on families. It was so good of course! That man is something special I tell ya! How blessed we missionaries are to have older couples serve the Lord through serving missions and keeping an eye out for us younger folks!
Thursday was another long day of visiting people. We taught Maria the plan of salvation. It went well, she understood all of it and it made sense to her. Then we came home and the Bevans came over and said they had a surprise for me... IT WAS A PACKAGE!!! WOOO HOOOOO!!! I LOVE packages!! It made my day! THANKS MOM AND DAD! A package to a missionary is like having Christmas morning, even if it is simple stuff cause we are all about simple things. It is out of small and simple things...that GREAT things come to pass! Those packages are tender mercies, the extra batteries, the manna from Heaven! ha ha...ok I think you get it.
Friday we went and saw a member referral and she told us that what the member was telling her she knew! She had never heard it before but it sounded very familiar to her. I love it when that happens!! Ahhhh, like coming home! She was so cute and we are excited to teach her. We told her when she has the time (she is super busy and redoing her house right now) we would love to come and teach her more. So we shall see! hummm, maybe we will just have to come and do some service with her. During dinner at a members home, we watched the Movie "Legacy". I hadn't seen that movie for years!! It is so good! I remember watching it at Granny Traylor's house on sleep overs. I loved it, great fond memories came to my mind. Another little tender mercy!
Saturday we biked our little hearts out! We met this guy at a bus stop and he went off! He would not stop talking for like 30 minutes straight. We were trying to be nice and polite and say, "we have to go, we are so sorry!" But he wouldn't let us get a word in, so I'm afraid we finally just had to stop him and say we really have to go. And we left. So that was that. It reminds me to BE AWARE of what is going on around you...don't be a triple no not! right dad?!?
Sunday we had church and dinner at the Silva's home. THANKS TO ALL THOSE GREAT PEOPLE THAT FEED US MISSIONARIES! It was so good! Then we went and showed the Bevan's where the Peacock nesting grounds are. There is a neighborhood full of them close to the Silva's home! It is cool! So we showed them that, then we came home and planned our week.
It has been a wonderful week and I am excited to see what the next one brings.
That is so exciting that Josh gets home today! A little weird!! But awesome!
Also, Congrats to Drea and Brad! I am so happy for them! I love the name Isabella Sofia! So beautiful.
I will definitely keep Brooke in my prayers. Aunt Janet and Uncle David, Lance & Brooke...Stay strong! Everything will be alright. Keep the Faith!
I love you all and I will talk to you next week! Happy Monday! The Church is true!
Love, Sister Forsey
Mom - Oh my gosh I LOVE the blog! It is so amazing! You did some amazing work! But I am going to be changing the names of the investigators just so there is no trouble with that. If you could do that as well, that would be great. I don't know that may be too much work. But I will let you decide. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the package! The backpack is so much better than my other one! and I LOVE the paris keychain and notebook you and Kimmi got me in Vegas! You are with me always! Just a heads up I bought and downloaded some sheet music to sing in sacrament meeting so there may be a receipt in the mail coming. The black shirt I was thinking of is from forever 21. It should be still in my closet hanging up or in my summer boxes. Tell Kim that there is a little dodad thing at the bookstore at the MTC. I'm not sure if they have one in the CCM but it is a USB port on one side and on the other is where you put your memory stick- it is super useful! You have to ask the cashier for it though. Alright I am out of time but I love you I love you I love you!!!