Sisters Ride Bikes??
Well- the time has come-
where sister missionaries start melting in the heat.
Sometimes I fell like I can smell my skin burning.
But it's ok- because lots of things happened this week :)
We hit up Costco on Monday.
Let me tell you- we went HAM on all the American food.
I can't even begin to explain how much I've missed cereal.
We met with Phyllis a couple times this week.
She is a bit of a roller coaster. One moment she really wants to get baptized and then another moment she will say that English is her number one priority and baptism isn't for her right now.
We shared D&C 9:8-9,
8 But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right. 9 But if it be not right you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong; therefore, you cannot write that which is sacred save it be given you from me.
We told her to pray about the decision of whether or not to get baptized, and if it is right Heavenly Father will let her know for herself.
We haven't met with her since then but we are constantly praying for her and we will see what kind of answer she gets when we meet with her later this week.
Besides Phyllis, our other investigators are on vacation until September...
So it was another week full of FINDING.
this week we:
1. Went river contacting:
There is this giant river in our city, and since it was the Dragon Boat Festival, there were a ton of people there! We talked to so many people and got a couple new numbers to call :)
2. Went through our huge stack of former investigators:
We called so many people.
Like SO many.
A lot of them hung up on us-
but a couple of them were nice and we are going to try to set up appointment with them these coming weeks.
3. Went tracting on the island of Qi Jing:
Qi Jing is this island right off the coast of Taiwan. And it's in our area!
So we took a ferry over there and went tracting :)
We were able to find 2 really nice ladies that invited us to come back again :)
First, let me introduce you to "the crew":
Yoyo. Jim. Owen. Sophia.
They are all converts of less than three years.
and they are the GREATEST group of friends.
They noticed that Sister Olsen and I were having a hard time with finding solid investigators.
We got a call from Jim one night
"Sisters, you're coming with us to the beach tomorrow. We have lunch planned and we found 2 new potential investigators for you. So tonight just think about what you would like to share with them
The crew is the best.
We talked about building our foundations upon the gospel of Jesus Christ, and had a great time at the beach -
Sophia called us later and said that Eunice (one of the potentials) really did have interest, and would like to meet with us this week!
We were so excited to find a new investigator.
And it was all thanks to them.
I truly do believe that some people you meet on your mission will become your friends for life.
Line of the week:
*When talking to a member's American boyfriend *
J.R: How did you get to this activity?
Me: On our bikes...
J.R: Wait. Sisters ride bikes??
Sister Olsen: yes...
J.R: But the sisters in my mission always drove cars!
Me: Well... we aren't in your mission.
J.R: But.. I don't understand. Isn't it hard with a skirt?
Sister Olsen: Yes...
J.R: But sisters never need to ride bikes!
Me: Well we do here.
J.R: I can't believe it.....
Sister Olsen: Look out the door, you see those metal things with wheels attached to them? Those are our vehicles for a year and a half.
J.R: *walking away* I still can't believe it.... Hey, Owen! Did you know that sisters ride bikes??
All in all, it's been a trying, hard, laugh filled week. Missions are the biggest blessings, can't wait for all the weeks to come!
Always, Sister Michelle Liu