Hello, all!It''s been quite the week! My birthday was fab...my FAVORITE family had me over for dinner! The family that either Claire or Jack will be related to by marriage. ;) Had some yummy soup, they wrote 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISTER BEESON' on their window, and then had some almond cake that was de-lish. Sooooo... that was that! I'll send some pics.
This week was a big 'growing' week for me. I really was able to pin point my weaknesses, and that definitely called me to repentance. I was able to experience the strengthening power of the Atonement quite a bit this week than ever before. I, just like many others I'm sure, sometimes put my pride in the way of this beautiful work. Sometimes I'm too afraid, too unbelieving in myself as a missionary to share my testimony with everyone...mainly on campus. My goal has been to LOVE campus. It is very difficult to confront my peers and talk about my beliefs when there is a wide variety of different beliefs. Sister Smith and I talked about this, and we decided to really put everything on the alter, which made campus fabulous this week! We really enjoyed it. We talked to everyone we saw! We felt good. We were able to meet so many people, and to hear about their beliefs and share ours with them. One in particular, we found a man sitting on a bench at a park with his dog (a little off campus) He had shaggy hair, not combed, glasses, a little scruff, and was wearing some sweat pants. We talked to him a little, and got to know him. He was SOOO nice, and he is big into music and was curious what type of music is played at our church. I said, "We can sing you a song we sing at church!" So, Sister Smith and I sang "I am a Child of God" to him. He LOVED it. We were able to walk and talk about the Restoration, and he found the Book of Mormon to be so interesting. We set a return appointment, and I didn't recognize him... he had a fresh haircut, shaved, and was wearing some nice clothes... to the Elders he goes!!! haha but were able to talk more about the Book of Mormon in depth. He really loved Moroni 10 and said he felt a special connection to a certain verse that talks about becoming like a child. He told us that the morning of our appointment, he wasn't sure if he wanted to meet, but he said that he felt like he needed to, and then expressed his thanks for answering the questions that he has needed answers to. It was wonderful!