I'll apologies in advance, my email this week might be a bit scattered, as I don't have my planner or journal to look at. So I'll share some highlights from the week!
This week was a hard one, for some reason pretty much ALL our investigators (yes, all like...40 of them) decided that we need to meet in a couple weeks, or a month, but just not this week. So we decided to try a lot of different ways to find new people, and found...very little success until one day we decided to look through old media referrals! A media referral is basically someone who requests things from Mormon.org (like a bible or Book of Mormon) and missionaries get sent to visit them and bring the thing they request!
So we found this lady named Joan, and she lives WAY out in Balsall Common. Which is like, this POSH tiny village outside of Coventry. So we end up going, as our last stop-by/finding effort of the day, just praying that she will be home and let us in. We find her house on this street (oh also, we don't have a GPS anymore cause it got stolen so I am just driving blind haha, but we find our way!) and there isn't even the house, just a number....and the longest driveway I have ever ever seen. There's a hedge running up and down the driving, and it basically looks SO posh. So we start walking down the drive, and....we finally arrive at this gate. We buzz the gate and look towards the house (which is a good distance from the gate) and this lady waves at us, and the gate slowly swings open. Basically, this lady lives in a palace. She is like...a queen! For anyone who has seen princess diaries, we were like Mia when she first arrived at her grandmothers house. Our jaws were wide open! Anyways, we end up teaching her and she is awesome! She has a best friend in Salt Lake City, and knows a lot about the church, and even met president Hinckley when he was the prophet! She is AWESOME. And so nice. And so posh. So that was a cool experience.
The week ended good, even though we weren't able to teach many people, we learned a lot and became better missionaries because of it :) we set up this week to be good, so hopefully all goes well!
I was thinking a lot this week about the blessing my mission has been to me. I feel so lucky to be blessed as much as I am....it is incredible. There's a quote I read this week in studies, I don't remember who said it but it stuck with me.
“The Lord does bless His missionaries just as surely as they bless the lives of those they teach and baptize. Weaknesses become strengths, challenges become opportunities, trials become triumphs, and adversity becomes an adventure in the service of the Lord--another fruit of gospel living”
I like the line "adversity becomes an adventure in the service of the Lord." This is so so so true. The hard times on my mission truly are an adventure, and I love every minute of it.
I love you all lots and hope you can make your adversities become adventures this week!
~ Sister Emma Beazer ️🇬🇧🇨🇦
|Coventry Zone Meeting|
|same but different.....|
|the statue of Liberty??|
|our friend Fred, the spider. |
He lives on our window
|Entrance to posh house...|