Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Sister Coleman at Mission Meeting

This week has been great! It was (hopefully) our last week of full bike.

Today is actually Sister Rudd's birthday! She's 21 now. Apparently she looks really old and I look really young, because several people have thought she was my mom... awkward.

We had a pretty interesting experience this week. We're teaching a Haitian man named Ch and his friends invited us to go to their Haitian baptist church with them. So yeah, that was different. They loved having us there though and they were all really kind. We kind of stood out a little bit... There was this one little girl in particular who LOVED us, she came and sat by me and picked up my arm and put it around her, it was so cute. Most of them speak pretty good English, but none of the service was in English, so we had no idea what was going on. They were all singing at the top of their lungs and clapping and dancing. If we didn't stand out before, we sure did that. But it was fun, and I always like seeing people worship in their own way.

Sad news of the week: Y is going back to Japan :( We're going to try to get her in contact with missionaries out there, but we're going to miss her so much!

But J is doing really well. He's the little 9-year-old who is kind of rowdy. But it's been neat to see him change since he's been reading the Book of Mormon and praying everyday. He still has his moments, but he's much more willing to listen and learn. He's a really smart kid, and he's so excited to be baptized. We took an 8-year-old who was recently baptized to a lesson with us and when we asked how he felt when he was baptized he said "it felt... AMAZING!!" and then he talked about how warm he felt. I love seeing. the excitement and innocence of little children. Sometimes I wish we could all be more like that (in some ways) :)

Another cool experience with a kid: this random kid on the street bought us ice cream from the ice cream truck! It was a really hot day and we had just talked to him and his grandma, but she wasn't interested. And as we were walking away, he chased after us yelling for us to wait and gave us both ice cream! He was probably like 9, it was the sweetest thing ever.

Embarrassing moment: we had a big meeting with over half the mission, and President Cusick was showing a slideshow. He showed the picture of this cute baby sleeping and in front of over 100 missionaries he said "this is Sister Coleman. Your parents sent me this picture. You don't remember that?" He was just kidding, but I'm afraid I'll forever be remembered for that. One of his counselors came up to me after and was like "You didn't remember your baby picture?" Apparently it's hilarious.

And on that note, I've got to get going :) Our Bishop brought us McDonalds for breakfast for Sister Rudd's birthday, and apparently he's taking us out for lunch too.

 Have a great week!

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