Friday, July 28, 2017


So this week was like a blur I can't believe its already Monday again. We are now in week 6 of the transfer, we'll find out Saturday what will be happening. I am seriously so content and comfortable here I am mildly stressing out because I dont see the need for any change but the Lord might disagree, plus we have like 34 missionaries coming in and 32 leaving so changes will be made. President told me it would be the craziest transfer yet. So I'm a little stressed but what else is new.

So this week was great! Last Monday we saw our investigator who called us the mormon babes and this time in the closing prayer he thanked God for "sending these 2 beautiful angels to me...I know it was you! You do stuff like this" bless his heart, he really gets the gospel its neat to see him understand! He just doesn't realize how much he gets.

On Tuesday we got to help out at the animal shelter. They did a waived adoption fee week, where all the adoptions were free! It was super busy so they had a lot of volunteers help with paperwork and making sure that good people were adopting the animals and such. As of Saturday, there were 0 dogs and only 12 cats left! It was a lof of fun I felt like I was working customer servcie again. It was fun, its even more fun as a missionary because sometimes in public, people are super hesitant to make eye contact or acknowledge you because you have a nametag, but we were only there to take care of animals so people opened up and were less scared of us 2 intimidating girls in skirts.

On Wednesday we helped out at an old-folks home, we help the hard of hearing people know which bingo number was called. It was cute, this old man in a little straw hat was being wheeled into the room and he exclaims, "ahh look at that. wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere." It was funny. Such an old man comment. We also saw a part-member family we are teaching who are all so cute. They really want to learn and are so open, its fun to teach them and watch it all click.

On Thursday we helped an old couple we teach fill out a life-survey, where it had like 60 overly specific questions thaty they racked their brains to think of the answer (i.e. what is the name of the street that you lived on in your 30's) so that took a good chunk  of time. It was cute to hear them reminisce though.

On Friday we saw one of our investigators, she was very high. Its hard to teach high people because they cant really feel the spirit, so thats when we tell them we love them, say a prayer, and see ya later. Bless her heart, she has lots of struggles, we texted her later so hopefully we'll see her when she's not high :)

We also saw our investigator who came to church last week! He's doing well. He knows the Bible so well, and he'll ask questions like "Well the Bible says.....but the Book of Mormon says....." which sound intimidating but its amazing how the spirit helps us discern the true questions he has. The member we brought was trying to answer all his questions, but you kind of learn after a while that his real question wasn't really the ones he was asking, but fell back more on the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. So thats what we tried to shift the lesson to, and we were able to provide an amazing spirit and I hope he really sincerely reads and prays. I think he will! That was a very stressful lesson because it almost got a little tense at a point but luckily the spirit saved us.

On Saturday we visited a less active (the one who we walked his dog, this one where he smokes a lot of weed) and he was wearing both a wedd shirt and hat. He is a little mentally disabled but so sweet, we read some scriptures with him and he started moving closer to use and pulled me into like a full 10 second hug. I was caught by surprise and Sister Anderson too. I tried to politely pull away but only got sucked into more! So after he finished my embrace, he turned to Sister Anderson and pulled her in as well. I watched her cute little face look at me and I could tell all she was thinking was "WHAT DO I DO?" She kind of laughed and he patted her back and comforted her saying "its ok, dont cry" seriously so funny. Bless his sweet heart.

We also had a Pioneer Day Celebration on Saturday. This isn't Utah so Pioneer day is just stuck on whatever weekend is closer, so they had a nice little parade and food and such, they sent us home with a full baker box of cupcakes. I'm dying of cupcake overload. We met a ton of amazing potentials there as well! We are excited to follow up with them and get to know them better.

On Sunday a family we are teaching came to church!! We were seriously so excited! They texted us Sunday morning and we were freaking out, it was so amazing. So that was a super exciting highlight of the week.

So yeah, next week we'll know what's happening to Sister Anderson and I. Pray nothing does! I love you, I love being a missionary so so much. Than kyou for your support and love!

Love, Sister Nilsson

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