Tuesday, 4 February 2014

'The gospel is for people who want to be the best version of themselves.'

Week 3, Transfer 6 (I can hardly keep up trying to remember what week I'm in!)
How is already February 2014? I just got used to writing '2013'!  All jokes aside (and I use that one all the time…haha) 
This is the joy of when we go finding :)
We find puddles in the shape of love hearts.
So for the past FOUR days I've been sick (English people translation: I've been 'poorly'). I've had a viral infection. Don't ask what that means,I have no idea. I just know that I felt like I was hit by a big MAC truck full of concrete + I had a slight fever + I had all the symptoms of what seemed to be a flu bug. Went to the doctor, he said (because) it was not bacteria, I couldn't even get antibiotics for it because it wouldn't have done anything. I just had to wait it out. SO, my poor companion Sister Pacis has been inside with me for the past 4 days. It's been brutal. I hardly ever get sick and haven't been sick on my mission so far, but this will about cover the whole 18 months I think.

In other news, the days between Monday and Wednesday last week were brilliant! We have a new investigator called Mark. He's mid-30's, very sincere and has a desire to know if what we teach is true. We had a powerful lesson with him last Wednesday. The member who was meant to come with us cancelled, so we had about 30 mins to find a new one. It was obviously meant to be because Toni (a relatively new member (who) joined 2 or 3 years ago and is amazing!!) came and was our member present. She taught a lot of the Restoration and the spirit was so strong. I love those lessons. I feel like I can go on auto-pilot now and let the spirit guide the lesson and I'll just say whatever I'm prompted to. When you're sensitive to the spirit, teaching is easy. You study every morning, and then they are THE easiest lessons to teach. We as missionaries just have to be worthy...to be vessels of the Spirit so we can be lead by the Spirit.
That will probably be one of my aims when I finish my mission, to remain as sensitive to the spirit as I am blessed to be now. Anyway, it was a great lesson. We scheduled him for baptism and he will be at church next Sunday. Since I was sick for the past 4 days and have been in the flat dying, we had to drop basically everything. We didn't even go to church. Yep, I was pretty poorly. I'm getting there though. Not 100% but definitely feeling better than yesterday and the day before. 
We have a lot of work to do this week. Especially to make up for the last 4 days! We have an appointment at 5pm (we're cutting our P day short by an hour) with a family from Bangladesh. They have 3 or 4 kids I think. We met the wife knocking. She doesn't speak much English, but we ordered her a Bengal Book of Mormon and went back to give it to her and she said to come back on Monday and we can speak to her husband. We were so surprised because she didn't seem super SUPER interested (probably because of the language barrier) but we were so happy she invited us back to actually go inside her home and talk with her family. 
There are miracles happening everywhere, every day. Not only as a missionary, but for everyone. The gospel is what makes us the best version of ourselves. The HAPPIEST and strongest and BEST version of us. I love that about this church and its perfect doctrine. 
I've been reading The Articles of Faith by James E. Talmage, which is an approved book for us here in this mission. I'm learning a lot about Joseph Smith and the Articles of Faith and the doctrine. Elder Talmage puts it all so simply (well, simple for me anyway). It's such a good book! I'm so excited to read all the books written by prophets and apostles when I get home. That's something to look forward to! 
Love you all, keep being great examples, let your light shine. The gospel is for people who want to be the best version of themselves. Share it with everyone so they can reach their full potential through our brother and Saviour Jesus Christ, his love for us and his great sacrifice :) 
Keep it real in the gospel!

Sister Kuhn xxx 

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