Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I got a BOYFRIEND!!!

Aloha everybody!!
So this week was FABULOUS, especially because we weren't stuck inside. I can't believe that it's June already!! In 2 weeks I'll hit 9 months!!! That's halfway!! Then next month I turn doubldecades!!!AAAAAAA!!! (July 12th BTW, in case you were wondering ;)) Anyways, here's what happened:
MONDAY: We had a pretty good Memorial Day/P-Day.... Wait I wrote about this last week. Next!
TUESDAY: We did service for Sis. Collett, who is pretty much my favorite. She also has this dog:

who is also my favorite. Then later on we had a lesson with Odessa and Tana, and it was a little rough. For some reason the Spirit was just not there. We really want their mom to get active because otherwise they'll most likely get baptized and then go inactive again, and we don't want that to happen. But mom just doesn't understand why it's important! So it's a bit of a hurdle, but nothing we can't get through with the power of God!
WEDNESDAY: Today we went on exchanges with our lovely sister training leaders!!! Back in March I went on exchanges with Hna. Dupape, and I got a chance to go on exchanges with her again. It was kinda fun to see how we've both grown since then. Plus we're both Spanish Hermanas in English areas so we were able to talk about our feelings and how there is a light at the end of the tunnel (I miss Spanish a bit... English is great but not the same). It was pretty much the best exchange ever. We tracted a lot, but we met some really cool people and even tracted into an RM who's going to the single's branch! It was funny, she opened the door and just said "I'm Mormon!!!" and then we freaked out. THEN I met my boyfriend! His name is Alex and he's VERY social and 4 years old. Here's how the conversation went:
I have 2 girlfriends.
Oh that's cool. (not really paying attention to his incessant blabbering)
Say, "who's that?"
Who's that?
You guys!!!
It was the cutest. Of course, we had to get a picture with our boyfriend:

Then that evening we met with Sarah, a less active they're teaching who's slowly coming back. She just quit smoking. They actually had an appointment for the next day, but during comp study Hna. Dupape felt like we should drop in. Then we did a real play for her during comp study (like a role play but you pray before so that you can receive revelation for the person's actually concerns) and Hna. D said that the first thought that came to mind (she was Sarah and I was the missionary) was "I'm so glad you're here". THEN when we got to her house, the first thing she said was "I'm so glad you're here". REVELATION IS REAL PEOPLE!! It turns out that she had had a cigarette that day and was in need of some support. It was super cool.
THURSDAY: We tracted into members again today! Two days in a row! It was pretty crazy because I could tell it was an old guy (I'm kind of afraid of old people... too many bad experiences) but when we knocked on the door he invited us right in. I was SO surprised! But then it turns out that he's a member... not as surprised anymore. It was funny though. Then we visited this awesome part-member family with a girl who's preparing to serve a mission. They've never really let missionaries over in the past, but the dad let us set up an appointment for Tuesday. We're really excited!
FRIDAY: District meeting! Then we went to Tasty Burger! (hole in the wall burger joint... AKA the Then we did more service for Sis. Collett and she fed us. Then we went to teach an investigator... except he just talked the whole time. Okie talker probs. Still not sure if he's actually interested or just likes to talk.
SATURDAY: It was the last day of the month and we still had about 150 miles left, so we went to the Southern border of our area and tried to contact some people. We didn't have much luck but it was fun to explore the boonies a bit. Then we had to pick up the elders and drive to the boonies AGAIN. All told, we used about 128 miles that day.
SUNDAY: It was a pretty slow day at church. Nobody came. Darn summer vacation. But we were able to go out with a member after and find some more less actives which was fun. And yesterday marks a week until transfer calls!! Crazy!!
 This week during my studies I found an interesting Book of Mormon/Bible connection:

1 John 3:2-3 says: "Beloved, now are we the sons‍ of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like‍ him; for we shall see‍ him as he is. And every man that hath this hope‍ in him purifieth‍ himself, even as he is pure."

And then Moroni 7:48 says: "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray‍ unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers‍ of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be‍ like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified‍ even as he is pure."

They both basically say the same thing, that we have the potential to be like God. Moroni just goes into a bit more detail, though, and says that the way that we are able to become like God and be purified is to seek to have charity. Charity is the ultimate attribute of Jesus Christ, and if we have it we will become like Him.
I love the scriptures! And I love all of you. Just remember, if you really love a missionary... send them mail!!
~Hermana Holloway
PS apparently there are parts of my area that are considered part of the City of Norman. So close yet so far!

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