Hermana Millington - Notes from New Jersy

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Welp, there goes 17 months... - July 17, 2017

This is our new friend! He's so cute. He's a good missionary
I hope this week was good for ya :) It was pretty great for me! I hit my 17 month mark, that was pretty weird. Time flies, ya know?

This Monday we had a cool experience-- we went to knock the door of some new investigator we'd met, and she wasn't there. So we knocked her neighbor's door, and he let us right in! His name was Pablo and was so awesome! He talked a LOT. But he was cool :) and we saw him on the street the other day and he had been reading in the Book of Mormon! Woo! 
That night at like 8:30 we went out and were handing out some english class cards. We were getting rejected a lot.. Then I gave one to this young adult guy, and he said he spoke english, but that his step-mom didn't! So we stood and started talking to him and he asked if we were from a church or something. He said he'd seen mormons before, but we were the first ones to ever stop and talk to him! Then he said "okay, give me a thirty second run-down of your beliefs. Who are you guys?" haha so we talked for a second about Heavenly Father, Christ, Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon. He said he'd just moved to UC and was looking to start a new life here, and was even thinking about a new faith! We found him on facebook and scheduled a time to have a facetime lesson. He was really chill and super nice! 
So we met with him Wednesday night and he had a TON of questions about the Restoration. It was sweet! And he said he'd be at church Sunday :) and he came!! He showed up like 40 minutes late.. but he was there! And he loved it! He said he'll be back next Sunday :) but he speaks a lot of English, we think we might give him over to the YSA Elders. But that's okay! His name is Johan. He's the best. 

We also went on exchange!! It was super fun! I went with Sister Owen from Rexburg. She actually graduated with Braxton Stocking! Isn't that crazy?! And her aunt knows Liz! So many connections. She's a super awesome missionary, we had a really good time :) we got chewed out by this one lady because we were trying to help her find some park she was going to.. haha what?! Then we met this nice guy that told us to bring pepper spray with us all over the place. Good guy. 
It was a fun exchange! It was cool to be with some English people and teach in English. 

This weekend was good, we got three investigators at church! Also we had a cool lesson with Sandra, one of my favorite Mexican ladies here. We taught her about baptism and the spirit was super strong. She committed to prepare to be baptized August 13th! Woo! The she told us about her experience at church when she went a few Sundays ago- when the people were at the pulpit talking she saw a light around them! She couldn't believe it, so she closed her eyes and opened them, and it was still there! So she looked around and looked back and it was still there!! The spirit was super strong. She knows God has put a lot of LDS people and missionaries in her life and now it's time for her to act. It was really cool. She's totally going to get baptized. I love her a lot :) 

Sorry I can't think of more things! We also had a fun primary activity and a baptism of some elders in the ward. It was a really good and busy week, I just am losing my mind and can't think of anything that's happened! 

But hey, I finished the Book of Mormon this week! Finally!! Sorry I was a little slow, I was reading in Spanish :) but it was amazing. The Book of Mormon is really really true. I know it is!! It all just makes way too much sense. It teaches the truth and when we truly apply it to our lives we are blessed. I know it's the word of God and when we abide by its precepts we come closer to Him than we could through any other book on the face of the earth! It's powerful. And it's true :) have you guys all finished it yet?! 
(Ps wow I can't believe Joseph Smith translated it so fast!!) 

I love you guys, have an awesome week :) 
Hermana Millington  

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