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Sunday, May 25, 2014

#1's Weekly Email: Week #46

"Liar! Liar!" "Get back, witch!" "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife! But after what you just said, I'm not even sure I want to be THAT anymore!" hehe

Ooooookey dokey. 

So this week has been very interesting as well. But also a happy one. Thank goodness for missions to let you know to go with the flow and trust in Heavenly Father.

Monday: We went to a less active's house because we were supposed to have a family home evening there but it didn't really happen. All the adults kind of left and we were in charge of the kids for like 10 minutes. We sang the head shoulders knees and toes song. And once there was a snowman. And popcorn popping. And they loved it. We must have done each song 10 times. I miss being a Primary teacher. 

Tuesday: We had a good day. We went and taught Sister R and Brother J. We retaught Brother J lesson 1 and he was like why didn't you guys teach me this before?! and I was shocked and was like... they did.... Effective teaching is very very very very VERY important….

We also taught Brother T, and Sister L. We kind of went around and visited all of our favorite people just in case one of us transferred. 

Wednesday: We taught Sister E, Brother M, and then we kind of just walked home because no one was outside and it was bloody hot.... :P

We then went out and taught at the compound and got 5 new investigators. Again, effective teaching in the first lesson is very very very VERY important. If it's not effective, you can't undo it or really fix it very easily. You only get one chance to make a first impression. We then went and visited Sister L again, just in case. We finished reteaching Sister D M. She's still really awesome and still really wants to go on a mission. We then went and taught Brother B and got the transfer text. I'm staying and Sister Mak is leaving :(

Thursday: Soooooo we went to Balanga and got to spend the whole day there. Sister A is Sister R's new companion and Sister M is my new companion. And after waiting the whole day in Balanga, we went home and went out to work. We visited a whole bunch of members and they all seem to like Sister M a lot.

Friday: We had district meeting and we were in charge of the workshop again. We did it about finding and had a little easter egg hunt. it was a lot of fun. Thanks mom for the easter eggs and the baskets in the last package :)

After that we had weekly planning. That was interesting because I had to break it to Sister M that we don't have anyone right now that can be baptized next month.... And she slowly started freaking out and asked me why on earth I was being so positive. And I realized that my perspective on life is different than most people. I don't get down on things because I usually don't worry about things that I can't do anything about. All the stuff she was freaking about was in the past. You can either cry about it or brush yourself off and keep swimming. That's how it is. We went out to work and shared with Brother T, and the Z family, and Brother B. I love working with Sister M. She's so good. :)

Saturday: When I woke up it felt like the weight of the world was on me again. So I did personal study, read my patriarchal blessing, and spent a little extra time on my knees and then everything was good again. We had a good day too. We went and found 2 new investigators and taught a total of 7 lessons. Woohoo! Go us :)

Sunday: We had church and that was good. And then we had a meeting afterwards. And then another meeting after that. By the time we got out of all of our meetings it was 6 pm. We had time for 2 lessons. One with Brother T. And the other at an investigator's house. That one was interesting because one of her relatives was there and he was a pastor for the born again church. And he wanted to tell us all about his religion. So he did. And kept trying to convince us that he was right but we just kept agreeing with him because he was mostly right. It was weird. It was like he didn't hear us saying "yes that's right" haha whatever. it was an entertaining lesson. no worries.

So yeah. That was my week. it was a good one and interesting. What's important is that we always keep a good attitude about everything. The church is true. Missionary work is super duper important. 

Thank you for all your prayers and support.
Mahal ko kayo!
-Sister Hess

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