Monday, October 13, 2014

Meet Me!

Aloha everyone! :)

This week was amazing! I know I say that they always are but this one in particular was just exceptionally amazing! I just need to go study the dictionary for more synonyms of "amazing". But in the meantime, "amazing" will just have to do. 

We had the opportunity to go the Oakland Temple and to watch "Meet the Mormons". It was like a spiritual outpouring of wonderfulness. Sis. Ikegami and I had a wonderful time at the temple on Wednesday. It is just so beautiful there and the peace that comes from attending the Temple is just unparalleled. Heavenly Father just seriously loves all of His children.

On Thursday, we got to watch a special viewing with President Mella of "Meet the Mormons". It is such a great movie. If you haven't seen it yet, go and see it! It follows six individuals and it really just shows their different stories and how incredibly amazing all these people are and yet, they're not perfect. We're just all trying to follow Jesus Christ. A really good feel good movie! 

Then later on Thursday we had a Zone Training Meeting which actually was a lot of fun! We talked a lot about trying to get our investigators to church and Sis. Ikegami and I are working extra hard and hoping to help our investigators to progress even more. 

But, the crowning event of this week was on Sunday! For a number of reasons, Sis. Ikegami and I ended up having a bunch of meetings at church this past Sunday and we only left for about an hour in between to go out and do something and then when we finally left the church building, it was dinner time. Haha! But that's not the important part. The great part comes in that "in between" hour we had! 

We went and visited a lady who is not a member of our church in a nursing home. We visit her about every week and sing for/with her hymns. Anyways, she is one of the most hilarious people you will ever meet and we love singing with her. So we visit with her for a little bit and then begin singing. Part way through one of our songs a man comes in and then when we finish he started saying some not so great things. We just kind of smiled and the woman we were visiting just kind of looked at him and was like, "Uhm, can you stop? I want them to sing." She then closed her eyes, and began singing the hymn, "I Need Thee Every Hour" to herself! Hahahaha! It was pretty funny! But totally great. Haha. So the best sense. I just loved it! Haha! Totally made my whole day! Especially because she's not a member of the church and she totally just backed us up! So great!

Ah man...missionary work at it's finest. So fun! And I get to do it everyday! What could be better? 

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week! Can't wait to tell you all about Elder Pino of the Seventy who's coming to visit this week! I'm so excited!

Sis. Ellis-Lui-Kwan

Sis. Ikegami and I at the Oakland Temple! : )

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