My Milk was stolen!! This week our landlord came to replace our fridge because it would not keep shut so everything was freezing. So he comes over with this gut to fit the fridge into the space and make sure that everything works properly. Him and his friends took everything out of the fridge and put it on the counter. They were in the process of putting in the fridge and we had to leave to go to an appointment at the chapel. Upon the return that evening we see our brand new beautiful fridge in place and open to find that one the guy stole my milk! I was not happy with this. He also took Elder Tam's chicken. We found a small plate in the sink with chicken crumbs upon the surface! That man cooked in our flat, ate our chicken, drank my milk, and then just left! Rude. No cereal for breakfast was the consequence of his actions.
This week was pretty good! We met some amazing people. Amanda, Jessica, and Busta are the people that stuck out to me in my mind. Amanda is a woman I met about a month ago and I have been trying to call her for a long time to schudule a time to meet up again. Finally this week I get back in contact with her and we set a time to meet. Before we even started to teach her, she recited the whole of the restoration with out the Joseph Smith part. She told us that she really believes in God but feels like where ever she goes that there is something missing. She knows that one of them have to be right but can not tell which that is. Elder Jensen and I both had some big smiles when she was telling us all of this. We then teach her the full restoration and she has now excepted to be baptised in October. Her daughter, Jessica, is now learning with her and she is 8 years old. At the end of the lesson I love to ask, "So what made you agree to meet with us again?" She replied,"I honestly felt something when talking to you on the street that one day. I felt calm and heard something tell me that I need to listen."
Busta is next. We were going to visit some members in Shepherds Bush that the ward has not seen in a while. We were having no luck but after we were about to walk away from the door to move on we see this man that sits down close to the home on a brick bench. He is from Jamaica and has dreadlocks that go past his knees if he lets it out of his net hat. I don't know what the hat is called. But we approach him and start a great conversation. He again was teaching us about the great apostasy and Jesus Christ and Prophets without knowing that is exactly what we believe. We then begin to teach him about the restoration and after he had this different spirit about him. He then agreed to meet and we will be seeing him this coming Wednesday. Again at the end we ask, "So what made you stop to listen to us?" His response, "Well I saw you two from a distance when I walked out of work and I felt like I needed to talk to you for some reason. I could have chosen to sit down the road at a much comfier bench but I sat here in hope you would talk to me." We were speechless.
These two experiences really made me ponder. I don't feel any different from when I was at home. I don't feel like there is this great change in me or my spirituality. I feel the same. Maybe there has been change and I am just in the 1st person view and cant notice it and I hope there has been change but I am still Talan. I know that it is not me that will make anyone believe in what I am teaching but it is only the Spirit. The Spirit leaves that lasting mark on ones heart to make them sit on a rough bench near us or to whisper into a woman's ear to tell her that she needs to listen. The Spirit is THE teacher and is the only way that someone can know if this is really true. Knowledge is great and is needed so that the Holy Ghost can enlighten your mind but knowledge alone will not get you a testimony of this great and important gospel. It takes faith inspired action so the the Holy Ghost can get INTO your heart instead of just UNTO your heart.
Elder Jensen have hid the pavement hard this week and were able to see the fruits of our labors. I promise that the Lord rewards those who work for their blessings. I have seen it this week.
Things are going good and I am having fun. The first photo will explain the kind of companionship we have. Too much fun. But Moses also is doing good and was confirmed a member yesterday in church. And some other pictures as well. Love you all!
2. Moses with his Michael Jackson shoes
3. Moses in his whites
5. Mind the Gap cuff links