"It's called Butler Stake for a reason... because everyone might as well have Butlers"
17 November 2014
So this week has been a really good week!
Monday: We had P-day... We went to a playground and played
on the apparatus, it was fun. The Elders had too much fun on this spinning
wheel "boys will be boys" haha
In the evening we had a Family Home Evening at the
Eberhardt's with the a part member family and it was really good! We taught the
amour of God and everyone was attempting to draw it and we had a competition :)
Then we went to see our new ward mission leader and discussed things in the
Tuesday: We had to drop off Sister Knight at the Mission
Office and a group of Sister were in the main office talking to Sister Winn and
somehow we started speaking about Hymns and how her Grandfather's favourite
hymn was "Nearer my God to Thee" So all the sister missionaries
started singing it in harmonies and everything! HOLY COW it was like Angels
were present! Sister Winn was in tears and so were a couple of us too! She said
it was so beautiful and made her day.
So we went and visited the elderly... well at least tried
they were all out and clearly having fun! After Lunch we met up with one of our
Relief Society Presidents and went on splits with her. Then we had to pick up
Sister Knight from a meeting at the mission office. Then we tried to get a hold
of some people. After dinner we stopped by a lady who we met a couple of weeks
ago. We tried to see if we could come back and share a message but she wasn't
interested, she was helping her son on some catholic school work and said she
will be up to her nose in gospel! :) After that we went around some of the 1st
ward leadership and sorted out some paperwork.
Wednesday: In the morning we went and contacted some people
in our new ward and asked for referrals. After Lunch the Elders gave us a tour
of people that they had been working with and people not to stop by etc. It was
hilarious! So we were following each other in the car and we were on the phone
to each other at the same time "and now to your left you can see.."
it was like being on the York tour bus! hahaha We stopped by some elderly too
and raked some of their leaves. After Dinner we had our first new member lesson
with Tiffany and she is doing great, she is so solid. We love her so much. We
taught the restoration and spoke about the articles of faith. Then we managed
to stop by the Hicks (part member family) who we have been trying to see
forever and managed to see them and have a return appointment, woohoo!
Thursday: Weekly Planning. Lunch with the Westenskows,
always yummy. We had Enchiladas! it was lush. Then it was contacting for the
rest of the night because our appointment fell through.
Friday: District meeting. I have been called at the District
pianist... So I better crack on with learning hymns and Christmas songs. Then
it was stopping by some people and then we had a FHE with a family in the Apple
Valley ward they are called the Johnson's and we love them to pieces, it was so
Saturday: We had breakfast at a members house which was
really good and taught a lesson, then we had a chapel tour (a way to teach the
restoration) with Juanita one of our less actives. It was a really good lesson,
you could feel the spirit and we were all shedding tears at the end. Again it
was contacting and stopping by people because 2 of our appointments fell
through but we had some good visits! We also went around our neighbours who are
all non-members and introduced ourselves and offered service, some of them said
that we could come back! woohoo! :) "Love thy neighbour as thy self"
has a whole new meaning to me know.
Sunday: We were adding ward councils in the morning and then
we attended sacrament meetings. A ward correlation with Bro.Eberhardt and then
an active member lesson with a family in the 17th ward and a less active
daughter was present which was a miracle! It was a good lesson :) We spoke
about faith in Jesus Christ. Then there was a Book of Mormon Fireside held at
the stake centre by Elder Coleman which was really good. I learnt that in the
introduction of the Book of Mormon it clearly states the Godhead as three separate
beings, my mind was blown. Also The Bible doesn't talk about the plan of
salvation whereas the Book of Mormon talks about it in 7 different ways and
that Jesus Christ references Heavenly Father in 3 Nephi 11-28. It was such a good time.
And that was my week everyone! Hope you all have a great