Monday, July 14, 2014

Week 40

Holy Cow, I've been out for 40 weeks!  No, it was just yesterday I entered the MTC!! Time flies sooooo fast!  Well, this week has been great!  I have learned a lot!  We had interviews on Thursday, so it was so nice to know what things I can improve on to be better.  I always love interviews! :)

Oh man, so we found a new investigator.  Her name is Juby.  She has a daughter who we always see.  She is 7 years old and every time we pass by her (like everyday!) she always says, "What's your name??" I always say, "Ako si sister Coleman" and then lately, because she's asked me so many times, I say, "Alam mo yung pangalan ko...ano ang pangalan ko?" Now she says, "Sister Coleman."  Anyways, so we saw her the other day, we had the conversation that I just wrote, but this time, her mom was sitting out with her.  I went up and started talking with her mom.  She was so welcoming and receptive and invited us right in.  We got to teach her and her family right then, and we are going back later today! :)  I really hope that she is prepared and that we can continue to help her and her family come unto Christ.

Oh yeah, so I reached my 9 month point last week...on the 9th! Holy cow, I can't believe I have been out that long/short!  It really feels like I just got here!  I love being a missionary!  With all the ups and downs, I love it!  I know that we are all children of our Heavenly father.  He wants us to succeed and become like Him!  The gospel is the only way!  Thank you all for your support and love!  I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints is true, and that it really is God's Kingdom here on the earth!  Ah I just love this work!

Happy Birthday Jesslyn, Jessica and Jared!  Happy birthday to me on the 18th! ;)  And Charles, happy Birthday to you on the 23rd!  I'll mention that next week as well! :)  Oh by the way, we baked (in our conventional oven ...who'd of thought you could actually bake in one of those...;) we baked biscuits, and dogs in a blanket.  Ah they were so good, and hey, not to be prideful or anything, I was able to make the dough without a recipe!  Whew! I'm glad Heavenly Father Answers prayers that the food we make without recipes turn out! ;)

We had an in active family come to church, that hasn't come for a loooong time! YAY!  It's a miracle!  I hope they felt the spirit!  I love the gospel, especially seeing people live it!

I love you all!

Love, Sister Coleman

Monday, July 7, 2014

Week 39

Happy 4th of July!

So this week has been really good!  We have been trying to work hard, and we've seen prayers been answered.  I have learned that God loves each of His Children!  He loves the Bond, Free, Male, Female, child, adult, every single person.  He wants all of his children to return to him!  Man, I need to work so hard to let every single soul here, especially in my area, that the gospel is here, and the way to return back to God is here, on the earth!  I love sharing the gospel. How was I ever "Shy" to open my mouth and tell people about the gospel.  I love the gospel, and I am so much happier as I LIVE the gospel, and SHARE it!  You know, we were reading the Missionary Handbook and it said that even if we are not "Full time" missionaries our duty is to find, teach, and...something else.  (Darn it, I can't remember the other thing.) Anyways, I invite all of you to find people and refer them to the missionaries, and then WORK with the missionaries.  You will have great joy as you do missionary work!

Also thank you for your prayers for us!  We were able to see and feel the results of the prayers.  I know prayer is so real!!  Prayer is so powerful, and Heavenly Father wants to listen to each of us, and bless us.  Pray for yourself and for others!  Also, pray for missionary experiences!  

Well, I love you all!  Thank you for everything you have shown to me!  Keep strong and steady in the gospel. Always do the simple things, and SHARE the gospel!  

I am soooooo happy!

Love, Sister Coleman

P.S Happy Birthday Jessica!!  and Jared!  I'll eat a piece of cake for you on your birthdays! Joke lang...:)