Monday, May 27, 2013

It’s really chewy...

Dearest Family-

On Monday we had another lesson with Sandy. An adorable RM from our ward came with us and she really helped. As we talked about church and bore testimony, I think that she could feel a difference in the room. and she accepted the invitation to come with us! She talks about the peace she feels when she comes to church, so I hope that she felt how strong it is during the sacrament. We did take her to gospel principles, though, and the teacher went off trying to teach her about all our different scriptures. I think she was a little overwhelmed... Tonight is our last lesson with her on the 6 week program, so after this if she wants to keep meeting, it is only for gospel. Pray that she wants to!

Jay and Skylah (have I told you about them? They are best friends and such beautiful girls! Jay is Christian and she goes to another church, Skylah was raised Buddhist, but she says she doesn't really have a religion) are so great. A Brother from our ward came and taught with us...the Plan of Salvation. I am a HUGE believer in getting members to lessons. So good! They said they would come to church, but didn't show. we'll see why at our lesson tomorrow! Skylah loves meeting with us though. 

ok. the language. I am almost half way through pass-off! So that's awesome. they have different things you have to pass off for each lesson...vocab and scriptures and reciting the first vision. DAD- this is the thing I was telling you about in my phone call home, that my Zone Leader is pushing so much? yeah. it takes most people months and transfers. but hopefully I will get it all done this transfer! Especially with everyone pushing me so much!

Funny thing of this week- couples wear matching things here. all the time. like "we're dating. in case you couldn't tell by us holding hands, we'll wear matching sneakers." seriously. like bright pink matching shoes...or matching purple hair...or shirts. this is a true story!
Also...people just wander out of the hospital. really! I'll see people just walking into a restaurant with an IV in their arm. or smoking. It's awesome.

BUT the big new thing I did this week was EAT OCTOPUS. yeah. we were walking home for dinner and this sweet Sister from our ward saw us. When we told her where we were going, she grabbed my hand and said she was going to take us to dinner. and she did. to Korea Octopus Food. That's the restaurant. It tastes pretty good! Really chewy. and the little suction cup things on the legs come off in your mouth and it feels so strange! It was so great.

Thank you for your love and support! I am so blessed. The letters from my other friends out on missions inspire me every week. And Ross. I am so excited for him to be a missionary! He will be the best. I loved getting an email from his ldsmail account today. With all the ups and downs, I just have to remember that THIS is exactly what I always wanted. I love the people here. And I love the gospel like I never have before. When people don't listen on the streets or won't take a card on the bus, I just want to say "this is important! this is the best thing you are going to hear about...EVER!" and it is. 

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! I forgot about that until mom mentioned it :)

All my love,
Sister Bassett

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