What an absolutely fabulous week!
To start off our week we got to have dinner with the King family. I just LOVE that family 🙂 After we had given a spiritual message, their little daughter who is four said, “Now I have a message for you guys!” She then sat down and began to give us her own little thought 🙂 It was so cute! Their daughter is always such a cutie. Every time she sees one of us she turns to the parent that is with her and says, “Look it’s the sister missionaries!” and just as excited as she could be, runs over to give us a huge hug 🙂
This week we also had dinner at another families home and they have the cutest little two year old daughter. She has big blue eyes and perfect brunette ringlets all over her head. After dinner was over she told us the entire story of Jonah and the whale. She even included that the whale was an Orca whale that was called by God to swallow Jonah and its mouth smelled really bad. It was hilarious! She told the story better than I could!
While door knocking we met a sweet little lady who was sitting outside rocking in a porch swing. After talking with her for a few minutes it was apparent that she had some memory loss so we asked if we could sing to her. She responded, “I’ve had people preach to me, and I’ve had them read with me, but I’ve never had them sing to me.” She was simply adorable 🙂
One day this week we helped one of the members in our ward pack up her house. She is in the military and is heading to an assignment in Kenya Africa. She has only been in our ward for about 6 months. In fact, when she first got here I helped move her into her house! You know you’ve been in an area a while when you can remember unpacking everything in the members home that you are now helping repack. I am going to miss that girl so much! She is so fabulous and such a good friend 🙂
Another door knocking experience this week was when we were out in a sketchy part of town. So every time Sister Helms and I have walked past this particular street we have always felt uncomfortable so we’ve never knocked the doors there. Well this past week we were going by and didn’t have any bad feelings so we decided to go for it. Well we soon realized that the reason we probably didn’t feel bad about it was because practically no one seemed to be home, which was strange because it was like 3 in the afternoon. The very last door we knocked on a very elderly woman came to the door. Her name was Mrs. McNut. She told us right up front, “I’m 92 and too set in my ways for you to change my mind, but you can come inside and cool off if you’d like.” So we went on inside. Mrs. McNut was blind so she never really knew who to look at when we were talking. She was also kind of deaf which made things a little difficult. We decided to sing to her though, because she told us that she was very stressed out. We sang and when we finished she kept going on and on about how we needed to get on TV and share our talent with the world. She said we were much too good for only one person to listen to. We went on with the conversation and then when there was a lull she suddenly said, “I’m trying to think if I know anyone that can get you on TV. Most of my friends are either dead, or in a nursing home.” She was so sweet and friendly.
We got to have a tea party at one of our member’s homes with their little granddaughter. No worries we were actually drinking juice boxes with the little baby dolls and a butterfly named Lydia. The imagination of kids is simply fabulous!
A miracle from this week- Sister Helms and I were out walking in a very ghetto part of our area were we often get unwanted cat calls and sometimes men will even go to the extent of driving slowly and completely leaning out of their car windows to check us out. All of which is less than fabulous. Well we were walking along and this van, being driven by a young Hispanic man slows down with its windows open and stops next to us. I’m thinking Oh crap, but then the young man very politely asks if we speak Spanish. We told him that we did not and he seemed disheartened, but to not be deterred he then asks what church we go to. This lead into us being able to have a very broken conversation with him where he gave us his information and told us that he wanted missionaries to come by and teach him! It was so incredible! Our Spanish speaking elders should be meeting with him soon 🙂
We also got to go visit with one of our investigators families this past week! It was truly a miracle because her dad has been opposed to having us over to the house, but then he decided to let us come by. It was awesome for a few reasons- first I got to see, smell, pet, and be around horses for the first time in a few months! Second- I got to hold a cute little baby toad 🙂 And we got to sing for them before we left the house! As we were heading out the door I asked If we could share a hymn with them and our friend requested that we sing her favorite, which is Lead Kindly Light (That is Sister Helms and my favorite as well). We could literally see a change in the fathers face as we sang. It was amazing. The power of the spirit is incredible and I definitely have a testimony of the spirit of peace that comes through the simple hymns.
I love you and the church is true!
Sister Mignonne Rogers 🙂
What an absolutely fabulous week!