Friday, September 26, 2014

Week 9 Update from Everett

 Bouncy Pancakes, Best Day Yet.....

That night was Ward Movie Night, and we were watching the Testaments, so we were allowed to go! (We can only watch movies produced by the Church) So we show up, and it's all just us missionaries. Us, the Jefferson’s, and the elders were the only ones to show up. No one else came. So instead we played games and participated in their family home evening. We played catch phrase and then shared a scripture. It was actually really fun.

Tuesday we had interviews! Our zone met at the stake center and President Bonham came and talked to us for about an hour, and then one by one, we all went out and met with him. It was only a couple minutes long and we didn't really talk about a whole lot, but it was nice getting to know him a little better. He's a fantastic mission president, and I'm thankful for all of his and Sister Bonham's hard work.
One night, we didn't have anyone feeding us, so we decided to make something ourselves, and we went for German Pancakes. The kind you bake. When we pulled it out of the oven, it looked like a foam mattress pad. Not appetizing at all. But we ate part of it, and then since it had a funny texture, I dropped a square of it on the floor, and it bounced. IT BOUNCED. We are not meant to be cooks. Our poor future children. Good mission memories though!

Our Sister Training Leaders gave a lesson about ourselves being converted and how we have this power and authority that comes with our calling. Our mission scripture is 3 Nephi 5:13 "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of Him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." They had a couple people, myself included, stand up and recite it, then we all stood and said it. It was really powerful. And I was thinking about my ministerial license. It says " This certifies that the bearer, Sister Shelby Noelle Tennant, who is in full faith and fellowship with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been duly called and set apart as a missionary of the Church and as such has authority to preach the principles of the gospel. We invite all people to heed her message." I know this gospel is true and I love how I have been set apart and everyone is invited to hear the message that I and all other missionaries are working so hard to share!
Saturday was such a good day. Probably the best day of my mission so far! We were smiling all day long! We met a new investigator in the morning and then were busy with appointments for the rest of the day. It's days like that that make the whole mission so worth it. We even stopped in and met one of our investigators, Otila at her work. We were supposed to have a lesson with her on Tuesday, but because of interviews going so late, we didn't make it, so we wanted to go see her. She is so cute and us stopping in really made her feel happy and special. We love Otila!
It's been a solid week and the weeks continue to fly by!
Sister Tennant

These girls in our ward heart attacked our door last Saturday night so we woke up to it Sunday morning. It was so perfect especially since Saturday was so tough

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