Monday, December 4, 2017

Week 19 - "Could I take you out for coffee when you aren't serving the Lord?"


I always really LOVE Christmas, but as a missionary you EXTRA love Christmas because you EXTRA Love Christ! Ah so great!

So we were pretty overwhelmed this week. We have a lot we are trying to do and it feels like just not enough time to do it! 

On Monday we had District P-day which was fun. We really just all chilled and played volleyball and listened to Christmas music. And I am not really good at volleyball - but I like it! :) But, because there was music playing - I can't help but dance! (also I was in pants so I felt so free!) and when Sister Brady tries to dance and play volleyball at the same time it doesn't work out so well.... and I rolled my ankle-sad. But it's alright because I was wearing my Christmas sweater and everything is better when you are in a Christmas sweater!

We had some great teaching appointments:
  • Teaching Mick about the Plan of Salvation while using 2 Nephi Chapter 2 (because he loves the Book of Mormon). 
  • Teaching Robin about Tithing and testifying about some miracles recently that have occurred because of Tithing. 
  • Teaching Melanie about how much the Savior loves her and that he can heal. 
  • Teaching the Gospel Principles Class on the Millennium last minute. 
  • Lots of other great Gospel Lessons :)

Also we have been doing Light the World things!! So!!.....
  • Day #1 we freely gave out compliments :)

  • Day #2 we fed those who were physically thirsty with hot chocolate and spiritually thirsty with an awesome street lesson! (read below)
  • Day #3 had work clothes in our car just in case! and focused on listening and being genuinely concerned about the well being of others. 
  • Day #4 (today) we woke up early and scraped a ton of our neighbors cars :)

So one of the miracles that happened is this guy Joshua came up to our Hot Chocolate booth. We had met him before at our previous booth and we invited him to learn and gave him a Book of Mormon and he took it but said he probably wouldn't really read it. But then he asked a bit later what the "Latter-Day Saints" were. Sooooo we taught him the Restoration and he was eating it up!!! He loved it. The spirit was so strong. It is especially strong every time we teach about the First Vision :) He then asked how we receive forgiveness -  so we taught the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ lesson! We asked him then if he was more interested in reading the Book of Mormon and he said he really was! SO COOL!

Okay... now for my title!...This week was such a strange week of being randomly asked out and hit on 3 different times! haha. (don't worry nobody creepy) One of our new investigators messaged me a big message saying he didn't know how to put this but he just had to say it. One line in it said: "could I take you out for coffee or lunch when you aren't serving the Lord?" ....With Sister Morrison's help, we explained that we are in full-time service to the Lord and that that is our whole purpose right now. He was super nice and apologized and we said it was okay. We then panicked because we didn't know how to turn it back to the gospel, but really wanted to, so we just said: "It's alright. Do you still want to learn about Christ?" We didn't know what else to do!

So After a Tough Day.....We got ICE CREAM!!!

Also, HUGE thank you to all the primary kids who wrote me!! It made me SO SO SO HAPPY!! I was laughing and smiling and crying as I read all those notes:) Really, these children are such an example of Christlike love and innocence. I was thrilled to get to read all these letters and really so touched by the love they expressed to me even though many of them hardly know me! I was really uplifted by these letters and I needed them more than those children will ever know :) Thank you to the primary leaders who put that all together :)

I hope everyone is having a great time doing light the world service!!!!!! :)

Love You!!


Sister Brady

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