Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Molly's second week in England
E-Maaaaaiiiiiiiiillllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry I didn't know this was happening today! JK I did know but I'm still so excited!
This really is such a build up and then you sit down and it's hard to get anything down!
Sister Low and I improved so much in our teaching this week! It did not come without challenges and hard work, but we've really been focusing on ways we can depend on the Spirit, which has proven to be very fruitful.
Last Friday we went contacting on buses and in downtown Manchester for two hours. Generally, "contacting" means you stop everyone you see, share the gospel and invite them to do something (take a Book of Mormon, come to church, meet with the missionaries, etc.) I'm not sure I could say it worked quite that way with us on Friday. There wasn't much stopping involved: most people seemed to see the long skirts and tag and sort of walk briskly the other direction. Didn't have much success chasing people down, so we tried with those that were stationary. Had varied responses. We either found that they were so unresponsive that we force-fed them, or so passionately opposed that they force-fed us. There are only two conversations that were actually felt like "sharing." We bore testimony of God's love of his children loads and gave out lots of mormon.org cards. Our purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ, and although we didn't have immediate success I pray that we planted seeds. We came home a little worse for the wear but not broken. We've worked harder than ever for the ability to asking questions that will bring people to the place where they are open to hearing us. If we can find a way into their mind or hearts, I know the Spirit will work the magic.
I met my mission president, President Bullock! He and Sister Bullock came on Sunday and had lunch with us. They are wonderful. They already feel like home. I will be officially under their guidance a week from today, and I can't wait!
I appreciate your love and prayers. I do feel them every day!