So usually for transfers, if they call, someone is being transferred, if you don't get a call, then you are both staying!
Sister Coleman and I praaaayed we wouldn't get a call...
we get a call.
....simply to tell us that we WEREN'T being transferred! They knew we didn't want to be separated.
WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE?
But all is well, because the dream team is staying together in the most blessed land of Toronto YSA!! We are so happy!
We are going into transfer 6... where did the time go?
Last monday we played games with our zone and another zone! We had matching shirts and everything so, yes, it was quite the event. It's so funny how awkward every single one of us is, but also how we forget that we are real people too. Missions.
It's weird because I definitely thought I would be leaving this transfer, and so I prepared my heart to leave the people here that I love, but now I don't have to and I'm so excited to be with them for another 6 weeks!
This week we taught Yesol, thinking it would be my last time teaching with her. Tears came, too, from I don't know where! I love her so much! She is so precious! I feel bad that we have emphasized and re emphasized baptism sooo much with her, but she has such patience and I know now that it is important that we focus more on the PATH rather than the GATE, for right now at least. She will be such a solid convert one day. We also gave her the Book of Mormon manual with pictures and she is enjoying that a lot! I LOVE THE CHURCH RESOURCES. USE THEM.
We also met with Calvin and his friend Ben. I love Asians, they are so cute. We talked to Calvin about the Book of Mormon and why it's important. He was even able to get the app on his phone and can now read it in Mandarin! Again, I LOVE THE CHURCH RESOURCES.
One night we met with someone named Andile who is Christian and is from Nigeria. We went and met with him and started talking. He was actually taught by missionaries in the past and still even had his Book of Mormon. When he was taught about it, he had the impression that he had to read the whole thing before he could pray about it. No way! We should be reading the Book of Mormon every single day and should be praying about it frequently! This will not only allow God to manifest the truthfulness of it unto us, but will also allow our testimonies to be strengthened and confirmed and reconfirmed.
|city lights at nighttt|
On Thursday we met with a lady who is the manager of Club Monaco, she is 28 and travels everywhere for business, she has been dating a return missionary from church for 8 years, and she has been investigating ever since they met. She is sweeet! Her name is Karen (also known as the Queen according to Sister Coleman and I because she is so with it). She took us out for vietnamese food one night and we talked about everything; who she was, her story, how she has felt about everything with the church and her family's opinions, etc. etc. She even got a little emotional, but I know that promising things are ahead with her. We are excited to help her along her path of getting some answers.
That's what I love, too! I absolutely LOVE being able to promise people blessings. It's like pulling down the powers of heaven! I KNOW that if you pray, you WILL receive answers. It's awesome.
|sometimes we feel like we are in Europe or something|
SO HOW ABOUT GENERAL CONFERENCE?!
Man, I cannot even say in words all the wonderful things I love about conference! I will say, though, that I love how our Heavenly Father loves us so much. He always tends to all of our needs, someway or another. It's amazing! We all can go into conference with so many thoughts and questions and concerns, and somehow, if we go in with the right heart, we all come out feeling better and more spiritually confident.
Something I LOVED was when Bednar was speaking directly to nonmembers and he said, "...every knee SHALL bow and every tongue SHALL confess that Jesus Christ is the Saviour and Redeemer of the world." Go back and watch it! He says it with such POWER!
So in case anyone missed it, Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet, the priesthood has been restored, and Jesus Christ is the Saviour and Redeemer of the world.
Just as the prophets have invited us, I echo their words-- come and see. The church is true and can bring such sweet, lasting joy, so let us share that with others.
I love y'all!!
my reminiscent companion