Monday, January 26, 2015

I Know There's A Reason To Be There, Wherever We Go, We Just Have To Find It

Hellooo everyone!!  

The week has been so great, I've loved it!  This week we've been really focusing on OYMs--open your mouth!  So just talking to everyone and sharing a little about the gospel! And inviting them to learn more.  Not everyone was too interested, yet, of course, but we have seen some miracles come from it.  One man, R-- I--, I actually met a couple weeks ago with Sister Gaono and had given him a pamphlet.  He's a put-put driver, and we met him when were on the way to a lesson.  In MCM, we asked the members if anyone knew him and they all said he was a great man and very friendly.  We met him again this week, and he said he had read the pamplet and really liked it!  So on wednesday we went to teach him and his family.  We knew the general area of where he lived, and asked a bunch of people till we finally found it.  Haha.  He was so surprised to see us!  He let us come in though and was super friendly again.  Haha his wife wasn't so excited about it, and said to him "oh you have two religions now?".  haha. She listened though :).  We taught them the message of the restoration, and he was really interested!  He was taking notes and asking questions, and it was great :).  We're pretty excited about him.  Hopefully when we go back they'll all be more open to the gospel.  Pray for them :).  We definitely are!  This week, we were talking to another put-put driver.  We asked him what his name was and were surprised to find out that it was R--'s father!  He was just as friendly, and lives right next to R--.  We're going to try to visit him and his wife this week :).

Another family we met from OYMs is the A-- family.  We were trying to visit a less active family, the M-- family, but the mom wasn't home. again.  So we talked to their neighbors, and she was so interested!  She had seen the missionaries come visit the M--'s, but they had never talked too much to her about the gospel.  So we went back to teach her, and only the mom was home.  And now....she has a baptismal date!! The spirit was so strong in  the lesson, and she really wants her family to be blessed.  We are so excited about them!  Hopefully the whole family can be there next time.

Haha yes mom, being with a filipina companion has helped my language SO MUCH.  I love it!  It's still not quite there sometimes.  Haha for example.  "Hurot" means to finish.  "Turon" is a dessert.  I mixed them up and told her to "dessert the vegetables."  And now allll the time she says "turon!" and laughs.... haha!  We have fun :).

Funny story for the week! And also proof again that there is ALWAYS a reason you go somewhere, even if the people you planned to visit aren't there :).  The week before we had met a put-put driver last week, who's name was A-- B--.  He seemed really interested when we talked to him and was very friendly!  We went to find him and teach him last week.  It was dark, and we didn't know where he lived, so we were asking everyone.  And nobody knew him! We finally found someone who knew a R-- B--, so we figured maybe we had heard wrong and would go try him.  So after asking a bunch more people where he lived, we finally found his house and met him.  And it wasn't the right guy!  Turns out, A-- B-- is his father, who died like 10 years ago!  AHhh.. so the put-put driver probably wasn't too interested in being taught again haha, and gave us a wrong name.  Haha!  But, we started talking to R-- B--'s wife, and she was willing to listen to our message :).  So we sat down with her and taught her about the restoration.  That kind of thing, where we meet someone else we weren't planning to teach, and teach them instead, happened quite a few times this week. It's pretty amazing.  I know there's a reason to be there, where ever we go, we just have to find it!  I know the spirit guides us where we need to go, even if it's not what we're expecting :)

Okay time to go :(.  I'll talk to you next week!  I love you all SO MUCH.  Of course :).  Thanks for you're emails every week.  I love to hear whats going on in your lives, even if i don't always comment back about it.  There's just too much to tell you!  I hope you have a WONDERFUL week.  Keep being awesome :)! And be happy, always!

Love, Sister Mortensen

Sister Mortensen After Church with N--, E-- and Sister Laniton

Doing Laba (Laundry)

Sister Mortensen Teaching Sister Laniton How To Make Smores
St Bernard District, Plus Two Extras In The Back

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