Monday, July 14, 2014

Annelies

Hello All!

How goes it?

Just a quick update about this week. Everything started out muddy and gross- emotionally speaking. It was not a good start to the week, BUT things did turn around halfway through. This weekend in particular was great!

Saturday we did a church tour with our investigator who is working to be baptized in June. Things went great! The best part of all was yesterday. But first let me explain, Sundays are always super stressful because we have to be at every ward council and they're always really contentious. BUT yesterday was so good! Our meeting still didn't go very good, but our investigator came to church for the first time! She stayed all three hours and participated in Gospel Principles. She really seemed to like all of it AND she stayed for choir with us afterward! (She has an AMAZING voice and she can play the flute. Oh yeah!)

After we left church, we went to the Jewish temple, Temple Israel. They were having the Bloomington Chamber Singers come to perform Annelies, which is like a little opera based on Anne Frank's diary (and it's amazing music!). We got to participate because their congregation reached out to the church since they knew that we are used to doing receptions/get-togethers for large groups of people. It was the most amazing experience ever! I wish I could have taken pictures of the temple. To be honest, it looks a lot like a Catholic or Orthodox church but with stars of David instead of crosses. Very beautiful.

Back to our investigator, we had a lesson in the evening after dinner and shared the first half of the long Restoration film with her and talked about it. She had a few questions and then she made the comment, "I don't see what the difference is between Christianity and Mormons."

Sister London said, "There isn't. We are Christian."

She replied, "Yeah, we are."

She already considers herself a member!!!!!!!!! XD She believes that Joseph Smith had the first vision and in the Book of Mormon! We are going to teach her the Word of Wisdom next which might be hard for her, but I think she can do this! I'm so excited for her to be baptized.

This experience has entirely made up for all of the not so fun stuff that's been going on the last week.

Anyway, love you all!

Go check out Mormon.org and watch some, "I"m a Mormon" videos. They're awesome!

Sister Ruth

PS- Applebee's for lunch on Saturday! xD


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