"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever."
Alma 26:12


Leah's Mission Timeline

Leah's Mission Timeline

Monday, October 26, 2015

10/20/2015: Missionary Work is the Greatest Work!

Good morning family :)

No I did not email yesterday, as I'm sure you all have figured out by now... haha. yesterday was Hero's Day.

And last week I told you about how our District Leader, Elder Davidson, wanted me to write a poem about the life of a Sister Missionary in the Jamaica Kingston mission, so here it is.... Bear with me..........I'm not very good at rhyming.... 

The JKM Sister Missionary

Well... Where to start?
I guess from my heart,
I hope you'll like these few words,
They may just be absurd...

In the Jamaica Kingston Mission,
You'll find sisters full of ambition,
The life of these missionaries,
Is definitely not that of sparkly fairies...

Our hair is most times frizzy,
Because we're just too busy,
It may be up in a dumpling,
Because of that hot something,

Our clothes not always zeen,
maybe they were when we were green,
Our shoes may have holes,
on the bottom near the soles,

But despite what the mission will bring,
Underneath they're Daughters of a King,
Where the Lord knows them best,
And has granted some this quest,

To testify of truth,
(while they're still in their youth),
To Christ they'll bring many,
Not even for a penny,

Though they be 'Whitey!' and 'Brownin'',
They'll never be frownin',
And for heaven sakes,
Not those long handshakes...

But even through it all,
They'll grow Spiritually tall,
To Celestial they're bound,
Where there they'll be crowned,

In Glory above,
With all those that they love.

Sister Mouritsen

Oh man........That's kind of embarrassing. I hope you understand it...

Then this past Wednesday Elder Davidson asked me to find a scripture for the District to ponderize together. I chose one of my FAVORITES from Doctrine and Covenants section 15, verse 6. Just go ahead and read it and you'll see why. It was either that one or D&C 16:6. or both. ;) hahahahaha...

D&C 15:6 And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be of the most worth unto you will be to declare repentance unto this people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my Father. Amen.

I guess you have to read it to get my joke...... Wow...... That was a really bad joke. But I was also debating on whether to use D&C 88:67 or D&C 6:13. I just love Doctrine and Covenants. Period.

So last Tuesday we had the opportunity to go to DLT, District Leader Training. It only happens twice a year and I went to it earlier this year when I was a District Leader in Nassau but I just Skyped in. Anyway, it was really cool to have all the District Leaders together. Sister Lewis and I and the Boulevard STL's taught about Ministering to the one and seizing teaching opportunities. We talked about all the places that we can minister and how we need to be ready for those opportunities when they come because they may be unexpected sometimes. And of course we linked in the Atonement. It went really well I would say and I learned a lot from all the Zone Leaders teachings. I just will never cease to love how much the Book of Mormon can be applied SO well to our day today. No matter what we are doing. :)

President Brown spoke during the meeting as well and it was so great! As always. He talked about how in these days we can't just take a 'leap of faith' into the wilderness as Lehi and his Family did, but we also are required to take the 'voyage of faith' as they did when they crossed the waters. It's really not enough just to leap anymore. And when we leap and voyage into the dark, it's not a timid step, making sure there is ground but it's jumping with both feet into the dark with confidence. After all, that's the faith. Faith is not faith without action. We all know that. It was just really cool though. :) I love that man.

Thursday we were asked by President Brown if we would do a split with the sisters in May Pen. So Sister Lewis went with Sister Frey and Vincent and I went with Sister Dasha and Clyde and it was a great day! I had an awesome time getting to spend the day with them! We woke up at about 5 to get to their apartments before studies. haha. It was an early morning and a great day. We did service, washing all morning for an investigator named Stacy. Yes, I prefer to hand wash clothes now. It just works so much better than the washers we have. If you use Blue Power cake soap. BUT anyway... We were happy to help her out. 

We also had a POWERFUL lesson with a lady named Olive who is elect! We shared the Restoration with her and she just soaked it all in. Holy cow I just can't tell you how strong the Spirit was! I had just said the First Vision to her and the Holy Ghost was testifying and someone from outside called to her saying they wanted to buy some corn flakes from her and she left.... :/ :P I don't think I can properly create the face that I was making and still make for it.... haha. But the good part was that when she came back it was the SAME feeling still there! Boom. It was just awesome. And then we committed her to be baptized. It was a great lesson! 

Friday we had a good day too! We also had the Friday Night activity once again and Brother Denton came and watched and he was just in awe over it! He loved it! I was really glad that he came. 

Saturday we had an awesome day as well! We were FINALLY able to find a recent convert who has gone missing. It was great! I have been trying to locate this lovely member for almost 6 months. haha. He is very sweet too. It's just reminding him of his testimony and bringing him closer with the Spirit back in his life. Markus is so awesome though.

We were also able to have a lesson with a man named Renee (Rennie, he's very particular about how it's said. haha:) ) It was great. He had a lot of questions about the Book of Mormon. This was our first actual lesson with him. Before he had joined in on Kelly's lesson when we taught her about tithing. We had given him a Book of Mormon and he was confused I guess because he started in First Nephi. So we read through the introduction with him and he was able to understand it much better! He's a cool guy. :)

We saw Nevell on Sunday and also talked about the Book of Mormon with him. It was a powerful lesson and he said he would begin reading it and accepted a baptismal date for December 6th! YES!

Well.. my time is up as always... Today we are having a Zone P-Day talent show and I'm excited! I love you all! Have a fantastic week! Listen to the Spirit! Every decision counts. :)


Sister Mouritsen

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