Hope you got those pictures I sent. The worst thing happened, after taking those pictures with the sikh guys, my camera got bumped out of my hand and fell to its death. I'm hoping to find a good deal on one today so i can take pictures...kind of a big deal. It's been pretty warm around here this week and humid on a couple of days too. Should be a hot and humid summer! yay
To answer your questions about our investigators-Yesterday was stake conference and samantha came, we talked to sis. Nwaka (the family she's living with) and she said her mom said it was ok! If all goes well she should be baptized in a couple of weeks. We're meeting with them tomorrow for a FHE, I told sis.Nwaka we were going to set a date. After the meeting was over, we were in the cultural hall talking to some people and Carlos came driving by in his wheelchair! He had escaped the hospital and come over for church. haha He was in his hospital gown, back totally open to the world. I think some members thought he was an escapee and we should be concerned but i put their concerns to rest. On Saturday we went over to see him and he was sleeping so we left him a BOM with our testimony in the front. He said he had found it that morning. We gave him a tour of the church and he met the elders- he seemed to really like it. He is moving home tomorrow though...he doesn't live in our area but i think kind of near to it. We will try to stay in touch and he said he might come out to church more. We'll see! Remember Mo? Ya, he came to church yesterday too. He's still the same, old Mo. We might have an appt with him tonight, that's if he shows up. We're going out to Nobleton tomorrow to see Natalie, the referral we got and gave a bom to. I talked to her on the phone a few days ago and she had read Mor10 and 1Nephi 1-4. She asked me why God would tell someone to cut off someone's head :) haha The cool part is the day before in personal study I was reading that story and I had never been asked that question before but while reading i thought, "i bet people have a hard time with that, it takes some faith to believe that nephi was prompted to cut off laban's head." and i was thinking about what i would say when somebody brought up that concern. So i guess i was prompted to know that natalie was going to ask that question. It was a cool experience. Even though I guess people bring up that concern a lot, no one had ever asked me that before. We were also able to visit nanthini on saturday. She loves our teachings but she won't change. she said her husband in sri lanka told her, listen to them, believe them, but don't change. No worries husband, she's not.
Alright, so those pictures i sent you- with sister wolske- she's from Germany! I asked her about our last name Messer and she said that's a name you hear in southern switzerland. She said she new of some gublers in switzerland too. Are Gublers from Geneva? that's what i was thinkin...and i asked her about Swapp (is that a name from over there?) She said she thinks she's heard it once before. She's awesome, she made us a German dinner- some authentic meat and cabbage. it was good. It reminded me of when we had dinner in solvang in cali.
|German dinner-with the Wolske's|
Here's a story for ya, we were street contacting around the church/temple last night and sisA notices this bird laying in the grass that can't fly. She goes over and picks it up and examines it and throws it in the air and it flies a little bit but lands in the grass over by the temple. After contacting a little more we went over to check on it and it was doing worse and was sitting there with it's beak open so she starts feeding it water out of the cap of her water bottle. It only tried to bite her a couple of times. haha But then she notices an ant that crawled in its mouth or he tried to eat- whatever and she picks a dandelion and scrapes the ant of its throat with it. Then we decide we'll take it home and nourish it back to health so we take it to our car and find a box to keep it in and all this time she continues to feed it water. We're driving to an appt we have and it's eyes start to shut and she's like, "it's dying!" there it goes, it died right in our car in her hands...and then i look down at her skirt and it had pooped all over her! I laughed so hard. She's sitting there holding a dead bird in our car and now there's poop on her skirt and we aren't anywhere near our apt to go and change and so we went to our appt with bird poo on her skirt. Classic story, we were going to take such good care of it. :)
But we are trying some new finding ideas, planning a movie night at the church to bring in people as well as we've been giving a lot of church tours to people we find out on the sidewalk nearby. We're trying hard to reach a baptism this june, really working up to it but no matter what I always feel like there's something I can improve...just striving to be a good missionary! I'm learning a lot and i know we'll be blessed for our efforts. Thanks for all your prayers and letters! Hope you enjoyed the pictures :)
love and miss ya all
love sister messer