Hello beautiful people!
So this week was jam packed with good times. But I won't mention all the pranks we pulled because then you might think we're not working hard!
PREZ HENRIE IS IN THE HIZHOUSE! We had our Zone Meeting aka "Meet the New Mission President" last Tuesday and it was exciting because we had a city-wide blackout so half of it was in the dark lolol. Mind you: these meetings are typically from 8am-5pm. But of course after the lights went out I had a code red bathroom attack :)))) There is only one bathroom in the the whole stake center and it just happens to be a strange one where it's through two doors next to the baptismal room and has no windows so there is no source of light at all...Couldn't even see my hand in front of my face. That was a bonding experience for Sis M and I.
But on a more serious note, we are constantly seeing so many cool miracles in our area, I feel so lucky.
An elder this past week made a weekly goal to wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and ask himself, "How can I be more like Sister M and Sister Dohner?" haha we are the talk of the town here. You all are missing out. :)
Here's a pretty cool story:
4th of July. One of my fav holidays but of course we still had our normal curfew. We crawled into bed at 10:30 and were almost asleep when the door bell rang. Anytime past 10:30 to missionaries is like the middle of the night to normal people. So we get up super startled and confused and look through the peephole to see our homeboy from upstairs that we talk to from time to time. We don't answer it though because too tired and just nah. Well he texts us right after about how he's super curious about the Mormon religion and he wants to learn more... uh okay rad! Well we see him the next day and he tells us he's open to meet with us right then so we pick up our stuff and go to a cute park bench place in our complex. He asks all these questions and it was a super sick conversation. He said he wants to come to church on Sunday and meet with us again. So we tell him to pray with us and he said the sweetest prayer about knowing if our church is true and to take care of his grandpa that just died. Ahh so sweet.
But listen here, this is really significant to me...
1. When I was preparing for my mission I would pray that God would prepare the people for me and that they'd have curious minds to learn about the gospel.
Our homeboy kept saying how "curious" he was.
2. From the time we first met him I kept thinking about how we really needed to meet with him. I didn't know exactly why or if it was the spirit, but I knew we had to try to reach out to him. He works for Universal Studios super early in the mornings so we always miss him; but we caught him at the right time.
3. After the lesson I was telling my comp how cool that was because I kept feeling like he was one of the people I was sent here to teach and I prayed for curious minded Californians. Then she paused for a second and said, "You know... He moved here the day you got here."
It doesn't sound significant but it was. I don't know what God has in store for this guy but it was such a great testament knowing that God truly does prepare his people and he truly does answer prayers.
Keep praying for me and remember to stand a little taller and be a little better :)
Stay freaky fre$h lovelies~
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA
One of our Filipino bff's. Her twin gave me new slip on black vans that I've been wanting :)