Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Can I Have a Little Bite?

And then there were two

​Our last tri-pan picture :( 

​The 2 greatest tri-pans that have ever been.
Both split up now. Sad day man.
Alright remember the miracle from last week of finding a guy who is actually Mormon but hasn't been to church in years? Yeah. The miracle continues. His name is Daniel and holy cats he is so flipping awesome.​ We met with him on Sunday night and HE brought up coming to church on Sunday before we did and he wants his girlfriend to learn and his best friend to learn and is seriously just such a nice guy!

So Sister Scott's all the way out in Valley View. It's about 4 hours away from the city, so we won't get to see her basically ever. Outlying areas are pretty isolated. BUT that's ok! Email is great ;D And we decided I'll just be transferred out that way next so we can go on exchanges together or

We got two new investigators this week! Brittany, we met with the zone leaders. She learned from the missionaries a long time ago and was a week away from being baptized when she kind of dropped off the face of the earth. One of the zone leaders was actually one of the original missionaries to teach her and he randomly found her in the mall one day and she agreed to meet again! She has had a hard hard life. Like, it breaks my heart. She's such a sweetheart though. She loves to make people happy and we just need to help her realize how happy she deserves to be as well.

This little girl was in the parking lot
when we pulled up to a less-active's apartment.
Sister Van said hi then told her we needed to pray
and asked if she wanted to join.
She said yes
so she was standing next to us
while Sister Van and I
were sitting in the car praying.
She interrupted a few words in and said,
"Your car stinks."
Thanks little girl.
Don't worry,
we washed it since
and it smells fine now.
Well, we actually haven't
gotten the chance to ask the little girl
since we washed it,
so I'll have to get back to you on that one.
We also met Manpreet! We've been trying to meet up with her for a few weeks and it finally worked out this week! We taught her about the Restoration and she just soaked it all up. She grew up in India and has been Sikh her whole life, but she wants to learn about Jesus Christ. She knows literally nothing about him except that he was killed. Seriously everything we said to her she was like, "Yeah, that makes sense." Except at one point we asked her if she knew anything about prophets and she started explaining "profit." Money and surplus and the likes. Don't worry, we cleared everything up and by the end of the lesson she even prayed! It was cool, she had some interesting ideas about prayer, but when we explained what prayer is and why we pray she right away was just, "Oh! Ok!" I'm pumped to keep teaching her.

Dene came to a baptism with us on Saturday! We saw her Friday night and found out at her house that there was going to be a baptism on Saturday. We read the text and turned to Dene and said, "Hey Dene there's a baptism tomorrow. Wanna come?" Well, I tell you what she came and it was great! There was even pizza after which is always a bonus. We sat and taught her a lesson after and she kept saying that she wants to make sure she keeps her fundamental truths and I asked her what they are, but she didn't know. Then she talked about how feelings can't really be a way to know truth and I asked her how we're supposed to know truth, but she didn't know. So Sister Van did our bets to testify of the truths we know and how we know them. She definitely felt something at the baptism and in our lesson after, so we just have to help her recognize those feelings and understand them.

Sister Scott's grey thingy fell off the balcony
onto the balcony beneath ours
and the people wouldn't answer their door,
so we created the contraption
you see in our hands here
 and spent an hour
trying to get the thing hooked.
 We affectionately named our creation "Julie."
On Friday our usual group that we had for singing got mangled with the transfer, so we had to kind of re-figure out how to make that all work. We ended up just standing in a LRT station tunnel and having our voices echo all over the place. It was pretty cool. We're working on recruiting more people so we can flash mob the LRT again eventually haha

Yesterday was great! We got to have interviews with President Manion, and they were his last round of interviews before he goes home at the end of this transfer. He's such a great mission president and has done a lot of incredible things for this mission. It'll be sad to see him go. In my interview we talked about goals that I have for the rest of my mission and the missionary I want to be. It was seriously awesome. We also talked to a sweet sweet lady on the LRT whose son committed suicide a few years ago. We got to testify of how awesome the Atonement is and how Christ knows her and her son perfectly. She said she'd be willing to let the missionaries in her area come over and share a message with her, so that's awesome too.

Sister Van Vleet and I had a cool talk yesterday about a lot of stuff, but what stuck out the most is what our purpose is. God's purpose is to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." Everything he gives us and asks us to do is to accomplish and understand that. Right now our job is to help other people do the same thing. Literally all of it, is for all us to be able to have eternal happiness.

Peace and Blessings
Sister Hepworth

My beautiful cone
before Sister Van got her jaws on it.
P.S. So McDonald's has this new thing where you order from a giant touch screen instead of a cashier and they just bring you your food. I don't know if it's just Canada or if they're rolling it out everywhere, but I've wanting to try it for weeks. We finally made it to a McDonald's and all I got was an ice cream cone (but let's be real, ice cream's all you need). I thoroughly enjoyed the fancy ordering. To top it off, it was a quality cone man. I took a picture it looked so beautiful. I got down to the bottom dregs of the cone, so basically the best part and Sister Van asked for "a little bite." Ya know, I'm nice, I share, so I handed her my cone and she MAULED it. Not only took a bite, but took a bite that made the whole thing basically fall apart. But in the end, ice cream is ice cream and you better believe I finished that cone.

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