Monday, February 20, 2017

23: Week 23 (14th week in Warsaw): Eye Can Bee A Friend


Teaching on Teaching:
Boy, did we teach a bunch this week!

1. The Cute, Little Ukranian Student:
-Because we are the only sisters in Warsaw now, we got all of the Warsaw 1 sister's investigators. This was our first time meeting with her. After reading her teaching record, we talked about fear vs. faith. This is exactly what she needed. She is so great and is progressing towards baptism! I also butchered a line in Polish and she died laughing and so I think that made us friends right off of the bat. 
2. The Hip Mom Who Is So So So So Close: 
-Sometimes I just want to pick up an investigator and shake them because YOU KNOW THAT THEY KNOW IT'S TRUE. Buuuut---everything in the Lord's timing. We are going to start reading the Book of Mormon with her by topic (advice from Sister Turek--our mission president's wife, who often gets mistaken as a young sister missionary when she comes on lessons with us). She is an extremely inspired woman, so we can't wait to give it a shot!

Ups and Downs:
We got to visit the cute lady from the South again! She is so special to us now. She makes our week! It was an extremely hard week for her, though. One of those, "two steps forward, three steps back" kind of weeks. She just looked tired... in every sense of the word. We were able to visit her on Friday and share a cute little story with her from the January Liahona. The story was about how we measure up to Christ and how He sees us. She told us that she couldn't do any of this without Him and His help and Atonement. When all three of us are together talking about the Gospel, I feel the Spirit in a way I never have before! I know that Christ is holding her hand through these hard times...I can literally feel His presence and Spirit when we visit her. 

-thought of the week (Jeffrey R. Holland...killin' it again): "However late you think you are, however many chances you think you have missed, however many mistakes you feel you have made or talents you think you don't have, or distance from home and family and God you feel you have traveled, I testify that you have not traveled beyond the reach of divine love. It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinate light of Christ's Atonement shines". 
-Sister D and I witnessed a car jacking. 
-We went and had lunch with a member yesterday after church. Their little daughter handed me a coloring sheet and was like, "I don't get it"...There was an eye, a can, a bee, the letter a, and a group of people. I told her it meant "I can be a friend"...She said, "Well, that's silly...why didn't they just say that". Hahah I died. 
-I'm eatin' sketchy meat day in and day out. Gift of tongues is not just for language everybody, it is for tastebuds, too. 

siostra talia beem

This is the only LDS church building in all of Poland.  All other branches meet
in office buildings, basements of apartment building, etc...

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