|Apparently this used to say 'Jesus Saves' but then the world got too secular.|
Wait, you haven't heard of this Olympic sport? It's a thing. We carried a huge box of copies of the Book of Mormon from the mission office to our home and upon setting it down I felt my arms become literal noodles. The next morning my arms had swollen a bit and in the words of Nephi, "great was the soreness thereof." (1 Nephi 18:15)
Also, I definitely would not win the gold metal. I had to switch off an exeedingly many times with Hermana Reeve. But it should be noted that we probably walked for 20 minutes with that box.
|Aren't Sister Reeve and I precious? Also, her clothes are great.|
A Sign from Heaven?
A mini-miracle is that one day we were just having a really tough time finding and the whole day was filled with meetings and we went out to find with a goal of finding a curly-haired woman, and a few minutes in we saw a lady signing. Like, American Sign Language. And in this mission we keep our eyes absolutely peeled for ASL people because our ASL missionaries literally find NO ONE. It is almost impossible to find people signing. There are like around probably 60,000ish ASL-speakers in over 9 million people, so their pool is quite limited (these numbers are somewhat made up, so take this with a grain of salt). So, we freaked out and went up to her with our limited ASL abilities and I frantically face-timed the ASL sisters and we showed her the sisters so that they could communicate for us. And apparently she is interested in learning more about Jesus Christ! So that was a major victory. :) We felt quite accomplished. And we got her VP number, which is apparently a huge thing in the deaf community.
My companion wrote this about Weekly Planning:
"We were weekly planning and discussing if we should teach the restoration AGAIN (we've taught it like 4 times already but it's still not clicking) to our investigator and the conversation went like this:
Me: should we teach her the restoration again?
Hna voss: no... I think that would be overmilking the cow
Me: *sits there in silence trying to process what she just said*
Me: .....do you mean beating a dead horse....?
Hna voss: yep, that one, definitely that one 😂😂😂"
We Skyped in Sister Steninger, an RM, into our lesson this week. It was very successful - definitely recommended.
Also, we had an amazing member present lesson in which we had watermelon and pet a cat. Lesson learned? There are many cats in New York City. They strays are abundant.
Enchiladas made with pork roast are delicious.
People don't change if they don't have a desire to change. "If nothing changes, nothing changes." -President Reynolds.
Avoid getting dripped on by the AC units. It's kinda gross.
|Much fun on exchanges.|
|Sisters Kim&Adams are lovely.|
|Well, I'll never say no to strawberry ice cream.|
“Just as the arch crumbles if the keystone is removed, so does all the Church stand or fall with the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. The enemies of the Church understand this clearly. This is why they go to such great lengths to try to disprove the Book of Mormon, for if it can be discredited, the Prophet Joseph Smith goes with it. So does our claim to priesthood keys, and revelation, and the restored Church. But in like manner, if the Book of Mormon be true--and millions have now testified that they have the witness of the Spirit that it is indeed true--then one must accept the claims of the Restoration and all that accompanies it”
I pray that each and every single one of you will read from the Book of Mormon and pray about its veracity. I promise that if one does so with a soft heart open to divine inspiration, that they will receive an answer. I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Hermana Ally Voss
|Isn't New York great? I didn't take this picture but I like it an awful lot.|