Monday, July 17, 2017

I am so tired

This week was so busy! On Monday we had Sister Kocherhans with us so her companions could do their exchanges, so that was a party trio. We had lots of fun and we visited with one of our new investigators. He is in his 30's and loves art. We had an amazing lesson with him, the spirit was so strong and we invited him to be baptized and he thought about it and said "on one three become my first wives" we were like "ahhh nooo thats not how this works!" he was kidding (I think) and after the lesson when we were thanking him for letting us come over he said "no, thank you! What a rare opportunity, how often do you have 3 mormon babes come on your doorstep? Thank you God!" and on that note we ended with a prayer. He is funny.

We had a missionary return to our ward, he is super eager to help us out with missionary work! So we invited him to join us for some lessons this week, he is really good at interacting with our people and for some reason, he is working miracles in our area!

On Tuesday we saw so many people, it was amazing! Lots of people we dont normally see, and they all wanted us to come back the next day! We were super excited. We have an investigator who thinks he is a gangster, he loves baggy shirts and hats and he loves the patriots (is that the team with Tom Brady on it?) anyway so we were telling the RM who comes teaching with us about him and he can speak bro so he and our investigator bonded.

At one point in time we were reading 1 Nephi 3 with him and our member friend compared Nephi and the story of after Nephi was courageous and went back to Laban as a "Tom Brady touchdown right there!" and our investigator was really funny. Luckily our investigator and I bonded over Arby's curly fries, so even though I can't speak bro we were able to bond. He reminds me of Charlie Helquist, he struggles with some things and I know he wants to stop, and I really think the gospel will help him. We are hoping to see him again.

On Wednesday we took our RM friend out with us again and we visited this less-active member who has a few disabilities and a medical marijuana card, so he's not really there at all when we visit him but he enjoyed our visit, he showed us his shirt that had some kind of weed joke on it, bles his heart. We also met his grandmother, she's a former investigator and she loves the missionaries. Our RM friend really knows how to old lady flirt and she knew how to flirt back, they were each gushing at 1each other for like 5 minutes straight. She is such a cute lady, she has grandma's clock and everything! It was such fun to meet all these new people.

On Thursday we helped one of our investigators move out of her apartment, I am not excited to move in the furniture. Luckily we recruited the elders to help and got it done pretty quick. We also had our first monsoon! It was madness, the lightning and thunder was so loud and huge, the sisters next door "almost got struck by lightning" not sure if I completely believe that but it seriously sounded so close. So the monsoons are a regular thing here til like mid-august I think, its pretty neat.

Other exciting news, our zone gets to volunteer at the animal shelter this week! They are having a free adopting thing, and we get to help people adopt new friends! So excited to help doggies and catos get homes.

ON SUNDY WE HAD AN INVESTIGATOR AT CHURCH! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE HAD AN INVESTIGATOR AT CHURCH IN SOOO LONG, IT WAS AMAZING AND SO MUCH FUN. Our investigaor enjoyed church, it was different but he loves to learn so that was so fun to have him there. This is Sister Anderson's first investigator at church, so it was fun to see her so excited. But yes the Lord is blessing us TREMENDOUSLY, so I am grateful! I'm learning to be grateful regardless of how many lessons we teach a week :) I'm loving every minute of this work, its going way too fast.

This week should be rockin' too so I'm excited. July is halfway over, crazy! I love you so much have a good week!
Love, Sister Nilsson

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