Hello!! How are you all?? What a WONDERFUL week here in NZ!! Not to make all of you jealous, but I am heading to Hobbiton today!! Actually going to have to pretend to be a fan while I am there since I have never seen the movie.. HAHA
Well, this week was wonderful!!
So many miracles this week!! We had to ride our bikes this week because our car was in the shop, and it was sooo funny!! I truly felt like a missionary!! In a dress, with a helmet, and on the opposite side of the road!! Luckily everyone here has to wear helmet's so I didn't feel that stupid :) We were able to ride around and look for this beautiful bridge, we made the wrong turn 3 different times, and luckily ran into a bishop of another ward who directed us to the bridge, when we got there, we got the call our car was finished. We picked it up and felt prompted to go and try to see this lady who we have been not invited in for 6 times now, we followed the prompting. When we got there, there wasn't a car there so we decided to walk to Chris's house, another investigator who lived down the road, he was at work so we just wrote him a note to tell him we were thinking about him, and on our way back to our car, Cassey yes the lady pulled into her house!! SHE INVITED US IN!!!!! We got to teach her about the Book of Mormon, and it was amazing. She invited us back and really got all her questions answered. It was a miracle, and perfect timing, so grateful we missed the turn 3 times for the bridge!! We then had to head out to the Visitors Center, and decided to run to a InActive families home first, but realized we didn't know their address. We knew the street they lived on, so we drove around and pulled over and decided to pull out our old ward list since our new one was at home, we FOUND their name on there, and we were actually parked right in front of their house. SO many miracles, and it all started with getting out of bed on time, and exercising, and having good studies, I know that obedience brings BLESSINGS!! Be obedient :)
We had our last Zone Conference with President Rudd, and it was amazing, he told us "YOU ARE a New Zealand Missionary for heck sakes, YOU can do anything you want in the whole entire world" So FOR that I decided in 4 years I will run for President ;) Nah, jokes but serious, YOU all can do whatever you want, YOU are a child of GOD!!! At this there was this famous Maori singer who is elderly, I had no idea who she was, but she had a cute scarf so I complimented it, and she said you like it? I said yes it's so pretty on you! She said HERE, took it off and put it on me. WOW, I felt so grateful, and also learned to not compliment the Maori, OR I will be owning it, hahah. Everyone after was like did you know who that was? HAHA i felt sooo cool :)
Well, Alan did baptisms for the dead and passed the sacrament. It was so cute to see this tall 42 year old man pass the sacrament with these 12 year old boys, and to see the young boys teach him what to do. He just smiled the whole time, and after the temple just said "WOW WOW WOW, thats all I can say" He is so crack up.
Sorry for the long email, but this week was amazing!! I miss and love you all, and Happy Father's Day to all of you, and Future Father's Day to the others;) HAHA I love you all sooo much!!
YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Love, Sister Maddie DeLoach