At Church we had a really nice service. The Primary children sang cute songs and then shared a few things about their mums. Then the Young Women went up to the podium and shared the important role of mothers. Then the Relief Society went up, sang a song and the 1st counsellor spoke about Motherhood(: After the meeting the Primary children gave out bookmarks that said, 'Mother's are like buttons, they hold everything together' and a heart chocolate sweet.
One of our potential church investigators came to church! We met him while trying to find an address in the wrong city (haha I can't read maps. It was the right road just in a different part of the city). He was washing his Mustang (aMURICA!) and asked us if we needed help. His name is Barry (English guy) We started talking about church and Jesus and he said he'd come to Church the following week. We thought it was just a casual comment but he called us Saturday night for the address of the Church. We were very happy to see him!(: He also said we could come over next week to have a lesson with him.
This week I've been working on my British accent too. I went up to this Asian girl and asked her about it. She said she could tell that I was from America because I still pronounced things like an American haha but we ending up talking for a good 20 mins on the street about her studies and about church. She said she'd love to come but she's heading home for the Easter Holiday. So she doesn't get back until mid April! Half of the uni students are on break and the other half don't start break til Mid April, so finding Chinese people will be a bit more difficult. Plus Asians like to travel all over Europe on breaks. It's annoying yet convenient that everything is so close in the UK/Europe.
As we were doing our AUFs, we knocked doors. We knocked into this one lady's door and her name was Liz. She is an older lady who was looking for a way to find God again. We talked for a good 30 mins and gave her a Book of Mormon. She said she'd read it too! We hope to meet with her again this week.
Teaching Paisley went well. We were having a lesson with him, and when we extended the invitation, 'Are you willing to keep the commandments preceding baptism?' He said he'd try. There was no 'Maybe' or anything. That is a big improvement than before(: We are happy to see him progressing, slowly but surely.
This week we had a potential church investigator to meet with. Her name is Daisy-from China and she's interested in Christianity. She's new to Newcastle though and she didn't know where our building on campus were located. So our appointment was at 1:30 we called tried to call her and text her to find out where she was. But our ancient Nokia phone wouldn't let us send texts or calls through! We had full bars and the flip phone wouldn't work. We thought she was flogging us so we did some finding and Sis Salcedo worked her magic to fix the phone-restarting it/taking the battery out a few times until it could transfer calls/texts. We finally got a hold of Daisy and met her.
The lesson went alright. I had to lead it and teach all of it in Chinese because her English wasn't very good. It was a struggle for me because she didn't understand all of what I was saying. And my Mando isn't that good. I wish that we could've gotten a Chinese church member to join us but it was also the Young Single Adult temple trip so a lot of them went to that. But we got through the lesson and invited her to be baptised and she said yes(:
Also I've been learning Geordie. I am gan yem. Can you guess what that means? translation: i am going home. I am learning two languages here in England. Geordie and Mando.
We had a bunch of miracles this past week(: I am so grateful that there are small and simple miracles in life and in the mission.
I didn't even know it was st patty's day this week haha but we have no plans. The Irish here probably will celebrate early in the day til the next morning. Thus far, I haven't met any Irish people. I'll see tomorrow if anything happens. I want to eat grandma's corn beef and cabbage! BAH!
My new comp is good, she's crazy. It's that Spanish blood. We have some promising church investigators(:
We still work in the same area, the university area. Our leaders are pressing for Chinese finding so... Sis Xie can cook. She likes to eat so she makes a lot of food and I try it haha
My mando is okay, still needs lots of improvement. I am starting to read the Book of Mormon in Chinese characters and learn how to read characters.
My allergies are fine, no problems, just a lil runny/stuffy nose once in a while but i have meds so I am good(: