Monday, May 1, 2017

Arabic, Muslims, and Turkish Delight...

Hi Guys! 

We had a crazy busy week, but it was so good! On Tuesday, I learned a really powerful lesson...we had a lot of administrative things to take care of, which left us with only a few hours of time to minister, but somehow, we were able to get so much done and see so many miracles. We went and helped with transfers in the morning for a couple of hours, and then Sister Shields (our mission president's wife) asked us if a new sister could spend the day with us because her trainer had some departing missionary meetings she had to go to. So we got to bring Hermana Cluff with us for the day, and it was so awesome! By the time we got back to our area, it was 1:00, and we only had about five or six hours until we had to take Hermana Cluff back to her trainer. We went street contacting and found two new investigators! One of them is from Saudi Arabia, and the other is from Turkey. They both speak Arabic. Samara, is from Turkey, and she's Muslim. It's kind of hard to teach her because obviously Jesus Christ plays a much different role in our lives that He does in theirs. After church ended though on Sunday, she told us that she was having a bad morning, but felt much better and really peaceful at church. Her mom texted  her after the service ended, and asked why Samara didn't bring her too. Hopefully we can help her learn to recognize the Spirit so she'll understand that we're teaching her the truth. :)

We were also able to do service for a member, and have several great member lessons! The Lord blessed us in a matter of hours to get done what would normally take us two full proselyting days. It was such a blessing! He'll magnify our efforts when we do all we can.

I learned another really cool lesson this week! Yesterday, Sister Seegmiller and I got home from church and we were doing some studies. Sister Seegmiller jumped up off the floor and yelled, "oh my goodness, that's so cool!" I about had a heart attack, holy cow! She was reading an article in the Ensign by Elder Larry R. Larence, and there was a really powerful quote in his talk. It says, "when he [the adversary] hears murmuring, complaining, and criticizing, he takes careful notes. Your negative words expose your weakness to the enemy." It was so powerful! It really made me think about how I can do so much better at being grateful for my blessings, instead of focusing on the things that are hard. 

We had a hilarious experience at Walmart last p-day. Sister Seegmiller and I were in the produce sections happily picking out our apples. Content with our selection, we then moved over to the grapes. While we were picking our grapes, a couple entered Walmart, and they were obviously having a rough day. The man walked past the produce section and kept going almost to the back of Walmart while the woman stood by the produce yelling all kinds of crazy things at him. As we headed over to the good old bananas, he started yelling all kinds of crazy things back. Everyone in Walmart was staring at them with their mouths wide open wondering, 'is this really happening?' Sister Seegmiller and I thought it was hilarious and we were dying! To top it off, we picked a bad cart that had a broken wheel on the front, so while we're going through the store still laughing about the unhappy couple, our cart wheel is making this wonderful, squeeling/scraping sound. So instead of getting a new cart like smart people would do, I just picked up the front and my companion picked up the back, and we carried our cart full of fruit through Walmart.

I love you!
Sister Dille
Downtown Mississauga!

Sister Seegmiller cut over 6 inches off of my hair - headaches are gone!

We went to a member's home for dinner last night, and she's from Turkey.  She gave us Turkish tastes just as good as it looks in the Chronicles of Narnia!


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