Hello beautiful people,
Bore da ! It means good morning in Welsh. Shout out to Duolingo.
This week, Sister Nyoni and I had to get on a bus at 7:14am in order to attend a zone meeting in Rhyl. Despite the earliness, there was a tender mercy in which I was able to view the ocean from the train. It is a scenic journey as the train travels along the coast, and although it isn’t the most beautiful of landscapes, I felt comforted seeing the waves crashing onto the rocky shoreline. I’ve missed it.
Moreover, on Saturday there were the Chester races ! It was a reminder of the Melbourne Cup, although their racetrack is very close to the town centre and therefore many well-dressed intoxicated men and women were crowding the streets. I felt so misplaced with my missionary attire and flat shoes. I got off the bus and so many men yelled ‘Hello Sister’. Not fun.
Sister Nyoni had a health scare this week, and some members gave her paracetamol, but it also contained codeine. Long story short, she became so drowsy that we were required to be driven home. It is the strongest painkiller than you can purchase over-the-counter. Not good. But my companion is alive.
This upcoming week is really exciting as not only will I be celebrating my year mark in the mission, but three years since I was baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I don’t speak about my conversion often, as it was much a surprise to myself as it was to those around me. However, I am so very grateful that God was aware of me; he knew my strengths, he knew my weaknesses, and he knew that with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, He could make more of myself than I could alone. My story begins with a pass-along card and it currently is a pass-along card as I give them out every day. I never thought I would be religious, I didn’t believe in God before, but I can testify that He lives. I know that as we learn of our Saviour, Jesus Christ and His atonement, we have a divine potential beyond our imagination. My first year in the gospel wasn’t easy, however, everything was easier to go through.
Words of Mormon 1:7 And I do this for a wise purpose; for thus it whispereth me, according to the workings of the Spirit of the Lord which is in me. And now, I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will.
8 And my prayer to God is concerning my brethren, that they may once again come to the knowledge of God, yea, the redemption of Christ; that they may once again be a delightsome people.