Easter is approaching and I am so happy about it!! Have y'all watched #PRINCEofPEACE yet?? If not...shame on you. haha Just kidding! But seriously, go watch it right now! And if you have't watched the videos for the Principles of Peace, go watch them right now. Or you could watch it for Family Home Evening. It makes for a great lesson. :)
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This week we went on exchanges! I was with Sister Weaver who goes home this week! We did a lot of walking and street contacting. We were crossing a street in a neighborhood and a car driving by stops and the guy says, "Hey, I'm the mailman and I couldn't help but notice your blonde hair. I used to have hair like that. Could I tell you a blonde joke?" Sure! "Why are most blonde jokes 1-liners? ...So men can understand them." Me: haha Good one! Could we share something with you?? "Nope, I'm the mailman, I'm working, gotta go!!" *Drives away.* Uuuuuhhh... Okay!!! haha Super random. I guess my blonde hair stands out when walking down the street??? ha P:
We also visited the Olsens on exchanges. They are what we call "eternigators" or investigators who meet with missionaries for forever. They LOVE missionaries and the Mormon church. Harvey is 7th Day Adventist and loves his church. Dorthy, on the other hand, is a little more open and I think she has potential of wanting to be baptized! Anywho, they are in their mid-80s. Pretty old, and Harvey is pretty deaf. He's always saying, "What?" We showed them the #PRINCEofPEACE video, which thankfully has music playing with words showing, so Harvey has no problem not hearing the message. haha After each phrase of words shown he would read it then agree by saying, "Yep." "Yep." It was so funny. He thinks the Mormon religion is the closest thing to the 7 Day Adventists. He says "The only difference between the 7 Day Adventist church and the Mormon church is 1) You eat pork and 2) The Sabbath day." Iiiii'm pretty sure there's a bit more.... haha
Update on our investigator, Maddie. Last week I had said we set a baptismal date, but this week Satan is working hard on stopping her. First, her mom told her she has two wait 6 months before making that decision. Then, her mom told her she's bringing Maddie with her to move to Vegas THIS WEEK, not even letting her finish the school year here.... UGH!!!!!! Maddie is so ready and wants the gospel--NEEDS the gospel-- and the Holy Ghost in her life right now. We're praying that everything will work out, and her mom's heart will soften.
Ponderize: Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
We also had our zone training this week. We talked a lot about paradigms...Satan uses paradigm shifts, or changes peoples' way of thinking, to make good appear bad and vice versa. That is exactly what this scripture is saying. It's a paradigm shift!!! Dumb Satan. I don't like him. He is way too good at what he does.... But it's okay, because GOD IS BETTER!! Jesus Christ has already conquered all!!! And that's why we celebrate Easter. :)
Oh, another random comment. I can't remember where I heard it (maybe our mission president) but someone recently said, "We celebrate Easter every week by taking the sacrament." How true!!! Next Sunday's worship is no different than any other Sunday worship because we are remembering the same thing that Jesus did for us. He LIVED, DIED, and LIVED again so we can all live again. How great of PEACE that brings! Because of this, Jesus Christ is the #PRINCEofPEACE.
From Idaho to you,
Exchanges with Sister Weaver
Elder Burns, Elder Jensen, Elder Tower, Elder Abney,
and Sister Marshall and I after zone training.
We're trying to be cute.
I put on this tag 16 months ago yesterday! <3