21: Sister Barnes was 21 and it was so fun to celebrate it. It was the first companion I've been with that I have gotten to celebrate a birthday with. I realized we have only been together 21 days, but it seems like it has been years with Sister Barnes. It was fun to decorate the flat and let me tell you being sneaky is really hard when you're with a companion 24/7. I made her close her eyes a lot when I was buying things for her. I got her 21 things and wrote 21 reasons why I loved her and then put post-its throughout the house. Oh man I just love birthdays.
Teaching Pool: I finally feel like we have a solid teaching pool with really cool people from all different backgrounds. Chinese student with no religious background, 2 guys in their early 20's really trying to change their life and find the truth, a man from Zimbabwe who is very christian, a spiritualist lady, a born again old man who feels like now is his time to learn about the Book of Mormon, an Iranian who converted to Christianity a couple years ago, 2 teenagers from a part member family, and so on. This is what I love about the England London South mission, the diversity of every area. It is amazing to be able to study and pray specifically for a person and find a scripture or something that really connects with them. It shows that the gospel is for everyone no matter your background. I came across this scripture this morning and it is probably my new favourite. I think a new scripture becomes my new favourite every day.
Zone training and exchange: Ahh so much this week, Sister Ghalkhani came to Bournemouth with me. She has been out 3 weeks and is from Germany so I was pumped to be with a German again. She is already so amazing! Zone training was awesome. I presented this obstacle course thing illustrating the idea of forgetting yourself and going to work. Ahh my time is dwindling so I can't explain, but it was cool.
I love you all so much and have a wonderful week!
Sisters in Poole zone