This week has been an eventful one. We had zone conference, a baptism and a broadcast from Elder Bednar!
Tuesday, we had zone conference at the mission home. Just my zone. We also had interviews with President. It used to be that one transfer we would have conference, the next would be interviews but now every transfer we have both so President is trying to figure out a way he can work out everything. So, that was good! My interview was good. When I walked out of his office he said.. Sister Hann, keep that great smile and great free throw... and yes one day you will beat me." hahahaha! Cause I told him I would beat him in a free throw contest one day.
We had the baptism of Francine. She is 8. So it was an interesting one, let me tell you why. We got there about half an hour early and our branch mission leader was already there to fill up the water in the font. Then I had this feeling to call her mum. So I called her and she was like is it okay if we just have the baptism in the afternoon, we are not ready and I have so many things to do. I was like AHHHHHHHHH! I said to her we can't, there are so many activities on today and no one can attend the baptism later, it needs to be now. (I had called her the night before to make sure everything was okay for tomorrow btw). I thought she wasn't going to come! I said just get ready now and come, there are people here already. I literally stayed on the phone with them while they got ready because I was worried they wouldn't come hahaha and I wanted to know when they had left. So, they left and it was all good. They came but they were like 45 minutes late. So of course, I was stressed. Then it starts and I am just like oh thank goodness. We get to the baptism part and she goes around and they open the doors to the font and I look in the mirror at the top and I am like hmm it's like there's no water in the font. Then I look at the branch mission leader who was looking in the font with his eyes wide open. So I got up and came close and I was like :O :O :O there's no water in the font!!! HAHA!!! It had drained!!!!! I was like seriously?!?! It was okay because we all just laughed about it and waited while it filled up again. So, it's okay it was all successful but maaaaaaaaaaaan I was so stressed that day hahaha. I was like oh no Satan you are not stopping this baptism if it's the last thing I do.
I had two experiences talking to people this week that I thought was interesting. One time was a tricycle driver. We started talking to him as we were going to a part of our area to work and he knew a lot about us. He talked about the Book of Mormon and asked a bit about it. I testified that I knew that it was true, that it was comparable with the Bible so that we can more fully understand the doctrine. I explained how there are so many different religions who interpret the Bible differently and so we need the Book of Mormon to support it and show us the fullness of the gospel. I said all this and then he was like "There is no relation between the Bible and the Book of Mormon." I was like really? Then it sounded like it was going to turn into a debate and so we just stopped. He was nice enough so it was okay... But later I was thinking if only you had read the Book of Mormon you would see that it relates SO much to the Bible! That's why there are so many religions! Because people use their own knowledge to interpret the Bible and they don't understand it! That's also why we need prophets, to help us understand scripture (I feel like I am starting to teach lesson 1 haha). So many people say things about the Book of Mormon but they don't read it and give it the chance! The ONLY way we will know if it is truly the word of God.. is if we read and pray about it. I always say to people.. "The Book of Mormon is not our 'Bible'.. because we believe in the Bible.. But it supports the Bible and helps us understand the fullness of the gospel and the doctrine of Christ." We need another testament of Christ.. and that is what the Book of Mormon is. I am glad I could share my beliefs with that man :)
We also had another man tell us that he has 8 religions and he said "Oh yeah I am a Mormon too".. That was an interesting conversation.. we just laughed afterwards :P
Yeah so that's all for now. There's probably more but my mind has gone blank because I am hungry :P I think later we will go buy our food and then sleeeeeeep :D yaaaaaaaaaay! Although sometimes I can't sleep on p-day.. I always have something I am thinking about.. but let's hope I can later.
Love you all! Have a great week!
And Christ hath said: If ye will have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me.
Francine was baptised!
Travelling home after our zone conference.
We are teaching this boy his name is Cryus.. his parents are members but less active so he wasn't baptised at 8.. he is the one I said last week who said "Sister Hann Sister Hann! She's still here!" I love him :)
Francine- I love her pose
Sister Hann and companion Sister Tokamaen
Cyrus - I love him.