Wednesday, April 12, 2017
This week has been super tiring, since last week we didn't have much of a chance to do missionary work with all the conferences my mind, body and spirit wasn't prepared to do missionary work again. Exciting things are happening next week though! Chris, our investigator we started teaching 2 weeks ago is getting baptised this Saturday!! This guy was so prepared to recieve this message, and feels the Spirit so strongly. We taugh Paula and Neil this week as well, they're progressing well too. On Wednesday we were GQing all day, when Sister Parker met an old man and his daughter with disabilities on the Street for the secong time. He shared an experience last time how a few nights after his wife passed away his daughter was visited by her, she appeared to her and in sign told her that she loved her, then touched her leg. The man said that his daughter does have dreams or make stories. He said that since the first time he spoke to Sister Parker he couldn't get the meeting out of his mind and swore he would buy us coffee next time he saw her. Well he kept his word and we sat down in a coffee shop with him (I didn't drink coffee) we tried to explain the Plan of Salvation to him, but he was stubborn saying he has his own beliefs. But he agree with us on the Pre-earth life, even though we are the only Christian Church that believes in it... he goes to a church of his own... Afterwards had a street lesson with a man who doesn't believe in a God and kept arguing with us untill Sister Parker rebuked him and said if he doesn't quit arguing then he'll never learn the truth. We later recieved a series of text messages asking if he converts would she marry him, and it would be better if she believed in faries, wears flowers in her hair, dance around a camp fire in a field and sing about mother nature... Poor Sister Parker...We also had another Street lesson with a Drunk African lady who loves Jesus... So I came midway in to a converstation when Sister Parker was asking if we could met up with her some time, and I then offered to met up with her now. We started walking with her to a cafe, only then did I notice she was acting off and smelt like Alchole. Yep. We went into Cafe nero and things started off fine, we were explaining what makes us different than other faiths, showed her a book of Mormon she asked if she could have it, we said yes. The Woman then opened her purse trying to fit the Book of Mormon inside. Then pulled out a Sandwich and told Sister Parker to eat it. Sister Parker said no. but the woman insisted. In the end Sister Parker started eating the sandwich. We tried to teach her about baptism and she asked why we are speaking to her out of all the other people. We explained that we share this message to everyone, the woman called out to a man sitting on a table behind us. "Do you love Jesus?!" So we left soon after because she was making a scene, in the end I ate some of the sandwich as well. It was the best sandwich I've ever tasted on my mission, I have no idea where she bought it.
A tradition they have here is to boil an egg, paint it and then on easter roll it down a hill. Pretty silly. They do it to represent the rolling of the stone when Christ was resurrected.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Hiya Everyone!This week we weren't able to do much work in our area. There was a Scotland South Conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday, for the missionaries in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paisley Zones. They spoke about what we call the Big 5, stuff we use unique to our mission (My Conversion Formula, How to get a qualified appointment, At Church Checklist and Holy Ghost Principle), also a bit about Jospeh Smith history, giving Joseph Smith a voice when we teach the Restoration, How to set Goals (Desire, Vision, Goals, Plan and Action) I like when president said in one email. A Goal without a plan is Fish without Chips. After the conference my district and some members of my zone had interviews with the Mission President. Sister Parker and I ended up being the last people to get interviewed, for dinner President and Sister Donaldson took us and the APs for dinner at 5 guys. It's like a little piece of home. Since President was going to Glasgow that night he offered to drive us to Glasgow train station. So off we went. On the way we got lost... I'm not going to say whose fault it was. (not mine) And we had to spend the night at the Glasgow STL Flat. Hahaha!!