It is a good thing I love listening. I have been thinking about being like a therapist or whatever they are called because I really have found that I love listening and asking questions, and trying to help people work through different things.
these couple weeks have been great - so many small but cool miracles. good news!!! did i ever tell you about Jennifer?? in Romford, well guess what?!! she got baptized last saturday!!!! I am so happy for her. i knew she would be, i was so sad to leave her, but i am so happy. i may have done a happy dance in the middle of the tube station when i found out during transfers :)
We are teaching this amazing lady. Her name is Danielle. She has had a really hard life, and it is amazing seeing the light that is coming into her life. She is supposed to get baptized the beginning of November. She has two sons 5 and 6. She came to church for the first time this week, and really enjoyed it. her boys who are normally pretty crazy did amazing in sacrament. and the last talk really was perfect for her. The main struggle is she needs to quite smoking by then. We know she can do it with Heavenly Father's help.
A cool experience we had was we were tracting and this man answered the door and said they are not interested they go to the church down the street. he was shutting the door and the wife came up and said are you mormons?? She explained that they had an autistic son and they had gone to see the play The Book Of Mormon and he had become fixated on it and had lots of questions, and she asked if we would mind coming in and answering them. We went in, just explained about our beliefs, the church, the Book of Mormon. Pretty soon the Dad was asking some of the questions. It was amazing to see the change, they completely became open and welcoming. Nothing major came out of it, but it was a great experience, learned what we really believe, and they said they would watch some of the videos on http://mormon.org/ .
Also this one lady we started talking to on the street, after a little bit we brought up the gospel and stuff. Had a great mini lesson and stuff shared the scripture from the Book of Mormon 2 Ne 25:26 And we atalk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we bprophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our cchildren may know to what source they may look for a dremission of their sins. After reading it her whole countenance changed. She admitted that when she first heard the word Mormon she thought she should run the other direction, but after we talked to her she had changed her mind and would like to learn more. sadly she just moved out of our area but we gave a great referral to other missionaries.
Mum you should make sure Mckay knows how to cook a little bit and do laundry. it is so important out here!!
Grandma and Grandpa Chipman!! i got your letter. it was amazing thank you so much. you guys are the best i love you :)
dad your book sounds great. Scar Wars sounds..... gruesome. knowing your past. i should be a surgeon. i helped mum stitch up your head too when i was little.
my head is pounding so this is going to be it for now sorry. but i love you guys. hope you have a great week. love you!!! rach
p.s. becca you aren't going to get your birthday present if you don't email me!!! adam your present is coming! happy early birthday!