Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holli - December 14, 2015

Hello Everyone!

We had a pretty awesome week this week :)

We've been talking to literally everyone this week. And it's been pretty fun! We are working on different approaches but it's been kind of tricky. One day however we were walking our bikes and we ran into Noni and Arman! They are a Philippino couple Sister Bennion and I started teaching in September - they were the neighbors of a member who invited them to learn more about the church. Arman is kind of a
philosophizer so he didn't stay interested for too long but when we ran into him he said he'd been reading the Book of Mormon so that was good! He uses it as a reference to the bible for now but the seeds are being planted!

We have been trying to meet with Yang and Eileen for quite a while now and they've been cancelling on us. So one day we just stopped by and Yang told us that they weren't ready to join our church and that they didn't have the time to meet with us anymore. We sensed something had happened and luckily Eileen came out and told us she had looked up
Mormon online and saw all of this anti stuff so she and Yang decided they didn't want to investigate further. We clarified what we could and Eileen seemed ok about still being taught by the missionaries so we handed them off to the Chinese missionaries so kind of rough! But they are going to get baptized :) we know it!

We had exchanges this week and I went to El Monte with Hermana Hamilton. It was awesome because everyone there speaks español so I got to work on my Spanish skills a little bit! We run into the occasional Hispanic here in Arcadia so it comes in handy when we know a little Spanish. We had a lesson that was the most amazing experience of my life. So Hermana Hamilton had been given a referral from a member (the referral's name is Jessica) and Jessica said she was
looking for a church and was open to hearing about ours. She said that she and her family needed God more in their life. So she called her nieces and daughter and we taught them all the Restoration sitting in a circle on their rug because they had just moved into their house and didn't have any furniture. Seven new investigators in one go!

Yesterday was the Arcadia Youth bell choir and it was pouring rain before that. The member we had dinner with offered to give us a ride and we had our bikes so we managed to get them into her just cleaned out van and she drove us back to our pad so we could drop our bikes
off and then drove us to the church. She was so nice! We looked like 2 drowned cats walking into the church but the performance was amazing!

Mom, I have to thank you for encouraging me to stick with the piano lessons because they are definitely coming in handy! The choir accompanist has a hurt arm so she won't be able to play so she asked me to accompany for the Christmas performance on Sunday. The choir is doing this Silent Night cantata and it's super pretty but I'm playing
in like a week's notice! It's going to be crazy but hopefully the
Spirit will be there!

Our Ward Christmas party was on Saturday and it was so much fun! I accompanied for "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" and then the Ausen's had us and the Villaneuva's go up and lead everyone in singing Feliz Navidad. It was pretty fun. We got to see a lot of our less actives there and one of our investigators came so it was awesome!

That's about it from here in Arcadia! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Love, Sister Dunn

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