Hermana Millington - Notes from New Jersy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

March 27, 2017

This week was a good one, folks! On Tuesday night we had a branch FHE
and we watched meet the Mormons. Unfortunately our investigators
couldn't be there, but we had a good time watching it with the little
branch. It's funny when they show the part about the guy that went on
a mission and I get all excited and I want to go on a mission too! And
then I realize that I am on a mission. Haha silly me.

Wednesday was a super interesting day. We had a lesson with this
inactive lady and when we got there she was feeling pretty
sick. But she'd made us food, so she dished it up and said she was
going to go to sleep. We asked if we could share a quick video with
her and she said no... what? That had never happened to me! People
always say yes! So that was kind of bizarre.. then she went into her
bedroom and talked on the phone with her daughter for like twenty
minutes. So I'm not sure what that's about, but ya know. We had a good
time sitting there eating chicken in awkward silence anyway.
Then we went to a member's house for an FHE and she had a
little panic attack while we were there. But it was amazing to see how
the spirit was brought back to their house from simply listening and
testifying and trying to love her the way the Savior does. She's so

Thursday we actually finished weekly planning!! That was a miracle!!
And our heads hurt so bad by the end.. but we did it! Woo! Then we got
juked a couple times, but it was all good! That night we also saw Olga who lives
close to us and we made an appointment to go back and teach her
friend, Ester, tomorrow! Then she fed us some yummy Guatemalan
tortillas and cheese. Love her so much!

Friday we saw some twin kids of an inactive member what were being taught by the sisters a long
time ago. We taught the Restoration, but they asked a TON of random
questions about the fall and the second coming and why Satan is in
outer darkness and all this stuff. Haha it was crazy! I don't know
what those sisters were teaching them before, but they remember a ton
and had a ton of questions! They're super cute kids, it'll just be
hard to get them to church because of their sports on Sundays. But we
love them! Then we went and saw Nora and Johnny who brought us Chinese
food! Johnny is the bomb. He said he wouldn't be able to come to
church, but we had a good lesson and he's good. Then we saw Brenda and
Jorge with Hermana Torres. It went well, Hermana Torres helped them a lot and
we made some solid plans for them to get to church Sunday.

Saturday was a special day, the day we got ready for Sunday. Hehe it
was so crazy busy, totally non-stop! I was really tired and my back
hurt pretty bad by the end of the day. It was a good one for sure! We
did service in the morning at some church that does a food pantry and
we got a TON of bananas. We'll be making some banana muffins here soon
:) then we went to this Salvadoran restaurant with Jared and I got a
GIANT pupusa. It was so funny. I'll send pictures :) but it was really
good. We got down to his core needs and wants in life. And we're gonna
help him get them and have the spirit with him! He's super great. Then
we saw Hermana Estevez from the branch and talked to her about member
work! Woo! She's awesome, too! Then we met this cute little old man,
Marino, that said he would never change his religion. But he gave us
juice and cookies and was so funny and cute. And he told us we should
try to teach his neighbors! So we'll try that! Yay referrals! We came
home and had a video chat lesson with this guy named Jorge that was
great! He had a ton of questions about how we know God chose the
prophet and what happens when the prophet dies and how the quorum of
the 12 get chosen and all that stuff. It was sweet! And he really
wanted to know what Christ said to the Nephites so we invited him to
read it! And he also wants us to talk to his son in Ecuador and try to
teach him, too! YEAH REFERRALS! Then that night we went to the women's
general conference and loved it! Our little RS had a cute little
party. It was lovely :) empanadas and everything. Good stuff.

Sunday was cool! We actually went to church up in Morristown because
Sister Allen went back, 4 of her old investigators got baptized! So
cool! So we went to all the meetings with them there and it was fun to
be with Sister Smith and Holguin for a little bit. And I sat next to
the cute Stake Relief Society President in Relief society and guess
what! Her daughter is engaged to Thomas Ashworth!! Haha what?! I guess
it's not officially official yet.. but so crazy! So we took some
pictures to send to him, it was cute :) The baptisms went well and
there was a ton of good food after. Like the Hispanics do :) it was
cool, though, President Taggart was there! Yeah PT! Then we came back
and saw a couple people and made a ton of calls. We found out Brenda
and Jorge weren't able to make it to church, but Johnny did! So we
called and talked to him and he said he loved it and wants to keep
going! He said he prayed about the Book of Mormon and knows it's true
and that Joseph Smith was a prophet! Wow! And we invited him to be
baptized and he said yes! Except not this week because he has a work
trip out of town hahah! But we'll get him a date and get him all
prepared soon :) it was really cool!

All in all, it was a crazy week. All full of good things! We have two
exchanges this week, then general Conference, and transfer calls this
Sunday night. I can't believe it's already almost done, all 6 weeks!
Time has never flown so fast in my life. It literally feels like I've
been with sister Allen for like 2 weeks. But we'll see what the Lord
has in store for our next six weeks! I'm super super excited for
conference! It's going to be the BEST.

Hermana Millington

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