"Because we're cute. We're asked if we're biological sisters a lot"
Hello and happy Monday people of the real world! I hope you all had a good week as we are wrapping up the second half of April. To all my friends who just overcame finals season BYU: Congratulations, you're still alive! Go treat yourself to some New England Ben and Jerry's for making it through!
Well this week in pre-summery-Somersworth we had some pretty neat experiences. As I've testified about before, the warmer weather definitely brings warmer hearts so we have been catching a lot of potential investigators and inviting them to learn more about the church or family history. No one is progressing towards baptism yet but they will get there! This week I'm going to write about a couple three experiences we had while trying to progress the work in Somersworth.
Starting with Tuesday, this week we made it a goal this week to pray for referrals since we hadn't received any this transfer after receiving and contacting 11 last transfer. Monday night we prayed for a referral to contact and low and behold, Tuesday we get a text from the elders with an address in Somersworth for someone who requested a Bible. Sister DeWidt and I could hardly believe it. We called her as soon as possible and asked if we could drop it off in a few minutes (we were already on our way to her house because we were so excited) and she said yes! We got her her Bible and she was so excited! What blew us away was when we asked her why she requested it she said she had lost her own copy and just the night before (so Monday night) she went online and saw she could get a free one from us. SO our prayer Monday night was definitely answered! And now another person has a Bible.
Saturday we were doing service at a food pantry where we help people bag their food and sometimes help them carry it out. I was helping this older lady who didn't know much English at all, we think she spoke Chinese, and helped her collect her food as well and carry it outside the building on her walker. Sister DeWidt followed me as I walked outside with her and her walker, pushing it up the hill that went beside the building because she didn't have the strength to do it. When we reached the top we all stopped at a bench where I assumed she would stop to get a breath before she headed home. Nope, she stopped and started unpacking all her bags on the bench. Sister DeWidt and I couldn't communicate with her so we just stood there going "??? Do you need help looking for something...?" Turns out she was looking for the eggs, and when she found them she bagged everything up again. It was funny because we really had no idea what to do. And we think she tried giving us her address but we didn't understand. So that was a cool experience to help someone but it was also just kinda funny.
Finally on Sunday the ward had the First Counselor to the Boston Temple Presidency and his wife come and speak about temples. It was way cool to hear the experiences they have had as they have served in that calling, even though they just started in November. He was also the former Ogden Utah Mission President so he spent a few moments with us missionaries in Gospel Principles. The best part for Sister DeWidt and I was they were sealed in the Mesa AZ temple and were so excited to hear "the sisters" were from Arizona. They talked about tender mercies and I could definitely say they were a tender mercy for us this week.
Well I hope you all enjoyed your glimpse into the week I just had. Enjoy this perfect date, April 25th, with just a light jacket! I hope you all are having great experiences and continue to pray for miracles, because I know they happen! I love and miss you all and see you next week!
"Basic white girls eating basic white bread"
"More basic white bread"
"Enjoying this 'light jacket' day"
"The trees have things on them"
"More living things"