My name is Sister Hunter Kai Malie Ellis-Lui-Kwan and I have been called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been assigned to labor in the California San Jose Mission and will be there for the next 18 months!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Another One Bites The Dust
I hope everyone's week was just lovely. This week we had so many things happen! It was amazing! We picked up a new investigator. We just barely played a game of Ultimate Frisbee with the youth. We contacted a man, invited him to church and he walked miles to come. We had a WONDERFUL double baptism. We had a Zone Training Meeting. We had Sis. Ikegami's "funeral." We found more Burmese material on LDS.org. We sang a duet in church...acapella. We planted native plants. We went on exchanges. We ate ribs. We did service at a Thrift Store. We went to the Outgoing Fireside where Sis. Ikegami gave a beautiful testimony. We saved a dying bird through prayer. We taught the Relief Society sisters the ten commandments. Then...to top it all off. We may even become famous because a photographer came to take our pictures doing missionary work!
So all in all. It's just...oh another week in the wonderful glamorous life of being a missionary.
Haha! Nah...but really though, this week was great! We were able to have some amazing lessons with some amazing people who I love so much! Like I mentioned a little earlier, we have had some amazing miracles this week to end this transfer!
Miracle 1: We contacted a man from India on our way to an appointment the other day! He was so grateful that we took the time to just get to know him and talk to him that he was moved to tears. He's endured so much hardship since he moved to America to be with his wife, who has since passed away. He was really excited to hear about our church and wanted to come. We offered him a ride and he said he didn't need one and he'd just walk. (We knew it was far away and so we kept pressing him offering to arrange a ride. Still, he declined.) So we figured he probably wasn't going to come...for at least this Sunday anyway. Well, guess what! Yes...he walked all the way to the church and came and LOVED it! It was amazing! Talk about doubting your doubts before you doubt your faith.
Miracle 2: We met this woman the other week who lived in our old housing complex. She said she's been meaning to talk to us but never seemed to catch us at the right moment. She invited us to come to her home and we invited her to take the lessons and she said, "Of course, that's why I invited you over here. I need that peace in my life." Yeah...it's real life.
Miracle 3: Our wonderful Burmese investigator! Oh she's just the greatest. We hadn't seen her for two weeks and we got the chance to visit her. We came and she was so happy to see us. She shared a scripture with us and said it was from her favorite packet we had left her. We were both confused because we didn't know what packet it was from and figured out it was from the "Law of Chastity" pamphlet. We left her seven pamphlets/packets and that was one of the last ones. We asked her how many she read and she responded that she had read them all! She asked if there was more material available and we found her some of General Conference. The next day we came back and she had watched all of it! She is so prepared. It is amazing!
Miracle 4: Our investigator got baptized. Need I say more? :)
The baptism was beautiful and she was so ready to make a covenant with our Father in Heaven.
Well, sorry this was so long. Hopefully you all actually made it to the end. Sis. Ikegami is heading home this week and I get a new companion for the last five weeks. Man...haha. Saratoga just can't get rid of me. I keep shuffling through companions like nobody's business. What's up with that? Haha. I'm excited for this next transfer. The windows of heaven are just wide open pouring out blessings and there's seriously not room enough to receive it. I'm pretty sure I've said this before...but thank you to whoever paid their tithing.