Teach and Preach and Work Like Missionaries Do

So it’s a Monday evening and I’m still soaring up in the clouds from a left over Sunday spiritual high if you will. It was the best day yestday and today was such a good day too! You know things are pretty hectic for the Mission Mormonaries when the first thing they ask you when they come into your house for dinner is if they can have a tall glass of water and pain killers… big pain killer medicine to knock out their killer headaches from a Sabbath very shy of being a day of rest. Our ward had 15 investigators in sacrament meeting- way to go Nellis Manor Ward! The poor missionaries then had about 5 mtgs at 2 bldgs and didn’t even have time for lunch. Those poor guys. We’re totally bringing them some pb+j sandwiches next Sunday.

Well I had a mtg. with Stake Edu councelor to go over the literacy program that we’ll get to start teaching to members who want to improve their reading and writing abilities. It was awesome! Hello, former teacher right here and a pro and scripted literacy programs that have workbooks, pictures and sight word cards. I am so excited!

And would you believe I had my own missionary moment today? I forgot the pass along card I meant to grab, but after picking up my “wanted: ribbon for crafting” freecycle items today I sent the person a quick thank you email and included the link www.mormon.org to let her know a little about my beliefs. In previous emails where she sent her contact info so I could come get my freecycle items I told her I was using the ribbon for church stuff- I make diaper cakes for the sisters having babies and tie ribbon around them. She responded with a few links about herself and a prayer ebook site she had set up. I was scared to send her the link for fear I would get a nasty nasty email about, well, everything totally not true about the church and me being a loon, but she was so happy. She was going to use it as a reference to check how and what we believed on certain issues. She had positive past experiences with people who were Mormon and so the seed has been planted and she now has the link to check out at her own will. I am so excited at my accomplishment. I could do it again. My goal is to give out a pass along card next time. We’ll see how I do.

So my life is good right now. I can’t complain. My kiddo turns 2 next week which is so crazy. He’s going to be a terrible 2 year old who refuses to take naps and gets xrayon all over the walls I bet. We’ll see. I really can’t complain. Like I said earlier, life is really going well. It helps to do all those small and simple commandments that we often overlook and then scramble to do when we come across hard times.

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