Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Many Blessings This Week

  Sister Ludlum, Sora Vann, Sister Peck 
                                                                                                                April 18, 2016

Hello Everyone,

So I had some awesome teaching experiences this week but I will get to those later :) 
First off, on Monday night they usually have fast food, and so I usually am not excited for dinner because I don't like fast food except for chick-fil-a.  But I was like there is no way they will ever have chick-fli-a for us. Guess what they had this week on Monday! CHICK-FLI-A! I was so happy! You know me, I was just like dancing in my chair the whole time I was eating I was so happy. :) 

Tuesday was a really hard day for me. I was just feeling really down and discouraged. That night it was especially bad, so I was praying for Heavenly Father to help me feel better and to feel loved. After I prayed I remembered about the "open when" letters my friends sent me. I picked one and read it and it was exactly what I needed. It made me laugh and feel loved. 

Wednesday was wayyyy better. I had a one-on-one teaching practice with my teacher Sora Pond (who is one of our investigators right now named Tensi). It went really well. It helped me get my confidence back up. Afterwards she told me that I did really well and my Romanian is better than I think. She told me she wanted me to start the next lesson with Tensi (two days away) and to do a lot more talking (Sora Nicol usually does a lot of the talking). I was super worried about it and nervous, so I prayed that whole day and the next day that Heavenly Father would give me the confidence I needed to open my mouth. He definitely helped me because that next lesson I was able to do so much more talking! Our lesson went awesome! It was the best lesson we have ever had! The spirit was super strong and we were just working off each other so well (which can be hard when there's three of you). So Heavenly Father definitely answered my prayers :) 

                                                                                         Vann, Ludlum, Peck, Synder, Overbay

On Thursday (I know I'm back tracking) we had TRC (which I actually don't know what that stands for) but we were skyping with a brother who served his mission in Romania and we were basically just teaching him a member lesson in Romanian. We went in wanting to talk about the Book of Mormon and we had a scripture to share. So we did that and afterwards none of us knew what to say, in English. It was going better and then bad and we were just like mumbling through. We finally just started talking about Romania and Sora Nicol asked him about his mission. He went into this long spiel about his mission. We were only able to catch parts of what he was saying. So afterwards we didn't feel like it went super well. Then our teacher came in and told us that David (the person we were teaching) had definitely gone into that expecting not to learn anything. But when Fratal Barney asked him what he learned, it looked like a light bulb went off in his head and he said that because we asked about his mission he thought of lessons he learned on his mission that he hadn't thought of in a long time. He said they were definitely things he needed to relearn. After our teacher told us that, we realized that that’s why we couldn't come up with anything to say about the Book of Mormon, because Heavenly Father had something else He wanted David to learn. I know the spirit was guiding Sora Nicol when she asked about his mission. As we talked about what had happened afterwards, within our companionship, we all felt the spirit so strongly that that is actually what happened. So cool! Heavenly Father knows exactly what each of his children need at every moment. I'm so grateful for that wonderful learning moment :) 
We got to hear the BYU Men's Choir this Sunday and it was amazing! We were sitting in the third row since Sora Nicol was asked to say the closing prayer for the meeting. Anyway, I love all of you! 


                                                                                                                     Sora Vann  
Sora Andrus, Sister Peck, Sora Vann, Sora Nicol 

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