Tuesday, June 23, 2015
SISTER JOHNSON'S MAY 18, 2015 E-MAIL
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Sister Halverson! Our little Mini Missionary!!!
I've missed Indian food (haven't had a lot on my mission) and Sister Houskeeper loves Indian food too. So today was the day for Indian buffet!
The awesome couple who I've met at the Visitors' Center who paid for our dinner!
J****, an awesome member who is moving to Arizona! We're gonna miss him!
No email this week?? :''''( ...........that's okay though, things must be pretty crazy over there. :) And! I got Brad and Tatum's invitation today! It's so beautiful and wonderful!!!!! I'm so excited for them! And it's less than two weeks away which is crazy! I better get an explosion of pictures in my email the Monday after the wedding. I expect 200 pictures at the very least. Just kidding. :-)
Well this past week was just wonderful an amazing. I am loving serving in the Oakland 9th ward SO much! And Sister Houskeeper is also awesome and doesn't even need me to train her because she's just wonderful!
Also, Sunday was awesome. Our members are so funny and one of our members sang and played piano and it was mind-blowingly good. I was also asked to bear my testimony which I was really grateful to be able to do. I shared one of my favorite verses from the Book of Mormon which is 1 Nephi 17:13. It says, "And I will also be your light in the wilderness; and I will prepare the way before you, if it so be that ye shall keep my commandments; wherefore, inashmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall be led towards the promise land; and ye shall know that is it by me that ye are led." I love this scripture because on my mission I've recognized how this is literally true. When we do what he asks us he illuminates our paths and helps us to accomplish things we never thought we could do. And I love the last part of that verse because we will know that it is indeed Christ who leads us. Not anyone else, but Christ. He is the only one who can.
After church we went stop by some less-active members and didn't have much success with finding anyone home, but the last home we stopped by had a miracle. We asked the neighbor next door if she knew the member that lived there and she at first said no, but then we started talking to her and told her we teach people about Jesus Christ, she opened up and said she actually does know the member haha. Then, as we started talking she told us about her beliefs and we asked if we could come back to share more with her and she was more than willing to have us. I love how it's always the last person we meet who is the treasure!
Well, that pretty much sums up the highlights of the week. I love you all and have fun!!!!