And the adventure begins! This is a record of my experiences as I serve as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the England Manchester Mission.
I am humbled to be so blessed to have this opportunity to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ every day for the next 18 months. Many trials await me in the form of slammed doors, pouring rain, and tons of homesickness, but with Jesus Christ I can overcome all of that and more.
Love you all!
FYI: This blog is being taken care of by Sister Martin's mom Sharon Martin - firstname.lastname@example.org. She is posting emails and pictures that I am sending to her each week.
Monday, 28 April 2014
I am boring! Booo me! Someone grab the tomatos (*pronounced English way) and start throwing them at me!
So it has been one of those weeks. Wandering between one
cancelled appointment to another! It happens! We move on, wipe off the
rain-drops and keep smiling, laughing and spreading the wonderful word of
Christ! So to everyone's utter shock and amazement, I actually don't have a
whole lot to say about this week! It has been a boring week!
......I know! Jaw drop! Boring and Sister Martin don't even
fit together naturally in the same sentence. But it happens and that means that
there is so much excitment and silliness built into my system that next week
will be absolutely insane!! :)
We can liken Numbers chapter 22 unto.....
Shrek? Yup! That is what I heard the elders and a member
whisper behind me as we were in Sunday school yesterday. We were studying the
chapter in Numbers where the donkey talks to Balaam. All I heard behind me was
"No way!! Just like Shrek!". And I proceeded to then burst into
laughter! I love finding humour at church at totally inappropriate times!!
I wasn't kidding! That is the only joke/story of the
week! I guess I can update you on the work a bit (for once). Can't get to
detailed (personal stuff is personal ya know?) but we are teaching a few
investigators! Yup! There you go! Detailed report of the week! We are working
hard and loving it! The work grows here and even though finding people to teach
is a hard task, my faith is still growing in the midst of all the no
I love you all! We are so blessed! Never forget it!
Hope the time goes quickly for you and slowly for me!
Sister Martin xoxo
Sister Pongi and I being silly
My rapper gear (union jack for the win)
Proselyting at the River Ribble (we had a couple of layover
hours between exchanges in Preston so we street contact at the river for a