This week has been a a blast with sister Baol! She is so funny, sweet, witty and amazing!!
I have learned a lot of things these week. First how to keep a good attitude when your bike breaks and members are amazing!!
I took off my bike chain and put the new one almost by myself -- Our apartment neighbor helped me as well as the zone leaders too. But in the end it is done and I can ride my bike now and have the wind blow in my hair as I ride into the sunset... Anyone?... Hahaha.
We had to walk around to our potentials to visit and such since my bike chain broke and I had to wait to get a new one -- anyway walking in the heat makes me sooooo tired so after planning one night I fell asleep on the floor for a little bit.
We contacted a lot of people because in our area there is this Pokemon hunt, and everyone is out. It's gets kinds frustrating when you talk to 20 people in about 10 minutes and they all turn you down because they need to go battle their Pokemon every five minutes at the park. I just want to tell them, "I AM HERE TO HELP YOU. TO TELL YOU ABOUT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S LOVES YOU AND THAT HE GAVE US A PLAN AND TOOLS TO HELP US COME AND LIVE WITH HIM AGAIN!" But they were all really nice turning us down.
One of the best things that happened this week was when we read 2 Nephi 31 with Jobe and Jessie and had a discussion. It went amazing and we invited them to be baptized on August 6th!!!!! Now we need to gain their uncles permission to be baptized!! It is going to happen. Love those two boys.
We also cooked dinner for one of our investigators. Jamie loves Filipino food so we cooked her some and had a lesson after wards. We showed the video- Voices of the Spirit and in that lesson the spirit was so strong!!!
She started to cry and said that she feels so different and it is peaceful but she hasn't felt it often in her life and it feels a little uncomfortable like her bosom is burning. I said a prayer in my heart before we started that she can feel the spirit and recognize it.... And she did. The spirit was so strong there. The next day was Sunday -- we went to put our stuff at our seat in the chapel and Jamie was there waiting for things to begin. She left after sacrament meeting but she said "I feel it again and I really want to go home and just think and relax before I have to go to work." Her heart is changing into a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
Sister Baol first language is tagolic and it is really close to Spanish. We ran into a lot of Filipinos and she was able to talk to them. It is really cool. She started to say the opening prayer in English for sacrament meeting at church but then it slowly turned into
her language. It was funny to see everyone's faces looking so confused after she ended. Love her sooooo much!
I love the lords work and everyday I try to remember
"And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord:
it shall rejoice in his salvation."
Hurrah for Isreal!