So this week was crazy! So on Friday we visited an inactive family.... well the wife has told us varios veces that she only believes in the Bible... and we have shared our testimonies and held our tongues from all the things we'd like to say to her... well this week we shared John 10:16 ("And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be onefold, one shepherd") and 3 Nefi 15 (I don't remember which verse) which talks about "other sheep I have which are not of this fold" (3 Nephi 15:17 "That other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.") well she started into her argument once again which doesn't even make sense since she told us she reads the BOM more than the Bible... Anyways so we read her Ezekiel 37 to explain about the stick of Judah and Joseph, and we said as we know Jesus Christ is a descendant of Judah (it says that in the Bible) well she looks us and says "I don't believe you! I would have to read the bible and read that for myself to believe you" and we were like... uhhh wait are you denying the BOM or the Bible? So we shared Christ's geneology with her which is in Matthew. Well that is the record of Joseph's geneology (Jesus's "step" dad) so she starts off on how Joseph isn't his real father and how that this is false and the whole time I am just thinking lady! hello! We are reading your precious bible and you are saying it's false!! Like what? So I was just like Alyssa hold your tongue but I couldn't so what I did was I gave her my testimonio very strongly that she have to talk to God about that one, because obviously she wasn't going to believe us... Anyways I flat out told her "If I didn't know that this was true with ALL of my heart I would not be in this foreign country, speaking a foreign language with foreign people, miles away from my mom and my little sister, sacrificing my time that I could be using to work or study. If I didn't know that this is 5000% true!" and yeah ... so then we left and her gate was locked and she couldn't find the key. So we hopped the fence, said goodbye. (: I KNOW THE CHURCH IS TRUE! CASE AND POINT!! But then we hopped on a chiva (like a minibus) and I was like hey comp... I want to contact the chiva.. and she was like are you crazy?? And I was like no really I want to ask the bus driver permission, and she says Okay but I am not going to talk. So she asked thinking that I wouldn't really do it.. Haha I stood right up and opened my mouth! Haha and so then I was passing out hand outs and she starts talking! Haha it was fun! and we both laughed hysterically afterwards.
THE PLOT THICKENS! So then the next day we were studying and I was still bugged about that Hna. and the geneology de Jesucristo. So I decided to read in Jesus the Christ because I remembered reading something about the geneology through the side of Mary and not Joseph. MARY AND JOSEPH ARE COUSINS! Therefore that is completely true what it says in Matthew Chapter 1 and Luke Chapter 3. I started freaking out and then I say to my comp "compita!! Look what I found! I knew it! I knew it!" Well then i got carried away and went to the BOM.. Well I would like to dedicate 2 Nefi 29 to that Hermana! (:
Knowing her she probably skipped down the street singing "Singing in the Rain"
Q. So transfers are this week. Are you expecting to get transferred? You expect to stay? What are you feelings?A. I have no idea what is going to happen with transfers honestly... I really have no idea... I am trying not to think about it, it just makes me anxious.. Week of changes is the worst, it gives me anxiety.. I always have nightmares this week.. I had one the other day that we were in a torture camp and that Chavez got hung... It was awful... I woke up at 5:30 scared out of my wits..
I want to sing Called to Serve everyone. no musical number.
Q. Ok why do you not have much to say? Tell us what you did everyday. You might think you had a boring week but we don't. We are very much interested in the details of your days. And pictures ofcourse!!! We need those too.
A.There isn't much to tell.. my area is slow.. sorry...
Q. How are the mom and daughters you found last week doing?
A.The mom and daughters didn't want anything.. they were just being nice, each time we have tried to go back they find any and every excuse to be busy..
Q. So do you speak much English? I realize your companion probably doesn't speak much English but what about other missionaries or Panamanians. Do they like you to speak English to them?
A. With the gringos I speak in English but I try not to when there are Latinos around because they almost always don't understand anything and it's not very nice.
Q. What are you guys doing for pday today? So where did you get the Germany jersey? Did Robert send that to you? Why don't you get a Panama one while you are there.
A. I bought the Germany jersey at the super market during the world cup and I bought a Panamá one last week (:
Alyssa and Hermana O.
I really miss you. I love you very much and I know I will get to see you soon. Could you tell me what you eat for breakfast everyday? And for lunch? And dinner? Guess what I have a song to sing to you when you come home to the airport. Did you know I know some words in sign language? Like no talking and the letters. Dear Alyssa, I am so excited to see you when you come home in 110 days. That is only 16 more Monday's, Mom said I counted wrong last time. I love you very much and I am excited for you to come home from Panama City, Panama. I bet you can't wait to see me. Don't worry if you are sad to come home then I will make you happy. What are you going to do when you come home? Do you want to go to Kindergarten? Mom said you already went to Kindergarten but I bet Mrs. Eldridge would let you go again. Mom said you are going to college but I really want you to go to Kindergarten with me. Did you know that on Thursday it was backwards day at school so I wore my shirt and pants backwards but I didn't wear my underwear backwards because nobody could see it. And on Friday I got to take Minnie to school in my backpack. I liked that part. Dear Alyssa what is that boy's name in the picture. Mom said it was Elder Andrews and I said so his name is Andrew. Mom said no that wasn't right. So what is his name like Alyssa or Jordan. What is that other guy's name? The one on the phone? (I told her he works at the Panama canal and you don't
know him but she doesn't believe me LOL) Did you know I have new favorite show and it is called word world. It records everyday from Monday until Friday. To alyssa Love Abby so so so so much!
Dear Abby, Do you know that you make me laugh?? And that I really miss you too and that I love you more than most?? (: For breakfast I eat oreos... hahahaha don't tell mom that... for lunch I eat rice and chicken almost all the time (or whatever else the members give us) and for dinner I eat rice and chicken almost all the time as well hahaha, but that's okay because I like it! What song are you going to sing at the airport? What are you going to be for Halloween? Wooo 110 days! Haha que tronky... Will you come to Panama City, Panama with me some day?? I can't wait to see you! When I get home I want to eat Cafe Rio and I want a pedicure and manicure. I want to go to the doctor, dentist and cut my hair and I just want to be with my favoritest little girl in the whole wide world. I already went to Kindergarten and I am in college, but I can visit Kindergarten with you one day if you want!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA Hay mujercita me haces reir!! (: That would have been really funny if you wore your underwear backwards! Elder Andrews' last name is Andrews, like your last name is Hedenstrom, and the one on the phone is Elder Mejia, he doesn't work for the canal! hahaha! I LOVE YOU BABY SISTER!! I will see you in 110 days!!
I LOVE YOU!! Hug my Abby for me please!