Sis lu left the rice cooker haha! Sis salcedo and wu are a half yingwen 英文and half zhongwen 中文 companionship.
Somehow last time I emailed all my pics on my SD card got deleted so...I've got like 20 pics from this week. I have to start my pics all over again.
Apart from Hai Yet (aka Martin), we taught Sherri and Fiona and invited them to be baptised. They avoided setting a date we could helping work towards baptism but we will definitely get them a date this week. We also plan to teach them separately because Sherry would talk more and take more control of the lesson and Sis Larson and I couldn't really discern what Fiona wanted or needed. Sherry and Fiona are Cathy's friends. They are classmates in the same major, translation. Cathy has been a member for about 2 years, she also introduced Valentine to us who is now a scheduled baptism church investigator for the 7th of February but we might move his date to the 14th because that would be Valentine's day and 'his' day haha
This week we met the Sunderland Zone's goal in getting 15 finding hours! And 15 hours is a lot during the week. We have to do about 2 hours a day and street contacting over an hour is hard and tiring so we separate the hours of finding with lessons(: It works out well. We are more energetic and happy to talk to people. Street contacting has been a little bit hard, a lot of people won't talk to us. But when ever that happens I just remind myself that people have agency and it's my purpose as a missionary to invite and they can chose. I invite them and do it with a smile and a good attitude(:
Rachel, who just got baptised a month ago, had her birthday party this week so we were invited to go to that(: It was fun, we had investigators there and the Chinese group. We played lots of games and ate a lot of food. A lot.
Also this week, we visited Sister Hines, she lives in an assisted living complex. She so sweet and always wanting to help out the missionaries. She's also Scottish, I get to hear that accent as well. She fed us tea on Saturday. (Tea is what Americans call dinner. We don't actually drink tea.) After tea, we talked and a few of her friends came over. Sister Hines has been slowly working the gospel on to them. They came over and we chatted about England and such. One lady was soon turning 91 and she looked so agile and young for 91. Later the old ladies talk about their medical problems and I joined in with them, talking about my thyroid. One lady had hypothyroid, and we talked about the affects of hypo and hyper thyroid it was great I fit right in with them ;p
Well this Sunday, I learned the importance of the direction we face. Are we facing Heavenly Father or Mammon (the world)? A lot of things can alter the direction we face such as peer pressure, which is more prevalent in young adults or teenagers. We have to live in the world but we don't need to be of it. As we do our daily prayers we should pray to God for strength and to do as He would like us to do. As the lesson was being taught in Relief Society meeting, I reflected on how I can be more obedient in the mission. Especially with the rule to wake up at 6:30 and exercise for 30 minutes. As we keep the commandments God will bless us according to our needs and it will be worth more than the sacrifice we give.
Wo feichang ai nimen 我非常愛你們(: