Monday, 31 March 2014

Week 24: Week 18 in the field: Flash Mob Time - Strength in Numbers, Small World!!

A lot has happened this weekend. As always. 

But do I have the time (or desire) to retell them all, this week? I'm sorry, but I don't. :):)xxx

We had the flash mob. Which is probably what everyone wants to hear about. 

It was a cool experience...we gave out lots of balloons and talked to lots of people, but I think my problem was that I was trying to be a missionary than I am not. Just simply... am not. That was a huge mistake on my part. Because I tried to do all these things that I never do, I didn't live up to my expectations. 

Satan was just really, really on us this weekend. (BG: That's because they were doing something really special and Satan didn't have the numbers like the missionaries did on Saturday:))  But I found out something really cool! 

So in my setting apart blessing as a missionary, it said that I would FEEL the spirit physically. Yep. Yep. I do. The spirit was telling me that I should not have been being untrue to my work. It just took me forever to figure that out. The second I started doing my kind of work, I was fine. Okay, okay, I got it. I won't try and do someone else's kind of work again. Promise. I love the priesthood.

I also got a blessing from Elder Moon yesterday. You know those times you just need guidance? That was yesterday. He gave me a beautiful blessing. In it, I was told that Heavenly Father knows my stresses and concerns, but that I don't need to worry. I would find the answers to my concerns in the scriptures and through prayer. 

And I did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was doing personal study this morning. I'm working on reading the Book of Mormon in German. I am currently in Alma 38. I just opened my scriptures and started reading where I left off, and this is what I read :
10 And now, as ye have begun to teach the word even so I would that ye should continue to teach; and I would that ye would be diligent and atemperate in all things.
 11 See that ye are not lifted up unto pride; yea, see that ye do notaboast in your own wisdom, nor of your much strength.
 12 Use aboldness, but not overbearance; and also see that yebbridle all your passions, that ye may be filled with love; see that ye refrain from idleness.
 13 Do not apray as the Zoramites do, for ye have seen that they pray to be heard of men, and to be praised for their wisdom.
 14 Do not say: O God, I thank thee that we are abetter than our brethren; but rather say: O Lord, forgive my bunworthiness, and remember my brethren in mercy—yea, acknowledge your unworthiness before God at all times.
 15 And may the Lord bless your soul, and receive you at the last day into his kingdom, to sit down in peace. Now go, my son, and teach the word unto this people. Be asober. My son, farewell.
So... Yeah. That's what I learned. It was really good. God really does talk to us through the scriptures. And His plan really is perfect. I love it! 

So... flash mob...MORE Oh yeah. It was good. We got 70 potentials and gave out 55 books. The flash mob didn't go as well as we wanted it to. There are A LOT of people on Schlossplatz and we are going to need a lot more than 60 missionaries to make the kind of splash that we did. But we did a lot of good and people were really taken by our singing. The spirit was really strong. 

making contact cards to had out

Missionary work is awesome. I feel like I'm not very good at talking about all that happens throughout the week, but that's cause it's all in the past. It feels like last Monday was eternity ago. I forget everything. I can't even remember the names of people I went to school with for 13 years. I really am losing myself out here. Eh, that's okay :) It's just fun to remember that I have a personality sometimes :) 

I love you all. I'm sorry, I have no more desire to write.  (BG: We'll give her a break this week-we still love her TONS)

One other cool experience she had was meeting a German member who was baptized many years ago as part of the Berlin Mission-30 years ago+.  A former stake president here in our American Fork Stake confirmed that member, a member of the church, very cool - Jeff Sermon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until next week,

All my love,
Sister Gilmour

1 comment:

  1. Love her personality in her letters! I am glad that she has one too!