Saturday, November 23, 2013

18 November 2013

Sister Rachel Mullen

So this week we got to work with Sister Tong and the Branch President's wife and go visit a Less Active. It was great getting them involved because afterwards Sister Tong had so much fun, she gave us some more names of people we should go see. One of them was Anchalee! So we are hoping to go and visit them.

We have a new contacting technique! There is the FUNNIEST training video. Hopefully you can find it online. But before, we pretty much would just go up to people, get to know them, and then talk about the Gospel. We could talk to maybe 20 people maybe a day...

Now we go up to a person,

show them a picture of baptism...

ask if they are familiar with it...

tell what it is...

give them a date.

And with this, we are supposed to convince them of anything else. Extend the invitation and move on. And with that we sift through a gagillion times more people. and still get the same amount of phone numbers! But THESE phone numbers, already know they want baptism, and have expectations for what is going to be taught. I LOVE it.

We have 2 daters from it! and we got another dater last night! Her name is Da and she is from English. At the beginning of the lesson, she said she really just liked learning about things like this, like religions and what other people believed. She tried praying but didn't feel anything. But we planned on asking her to be baptized, so we still did. Used 2 Nephi 31. and then asked her to follow Christ's example and be baptized and she agreed to be baptized on the 14th!

She then says when I was asking her to open up to 2 Nephi 31, she had already opened it to that page for some reason. It was just what she was already on. Taking that as her sign.

Whatever God does, everything that happens proves He is real.

Saw the fambam. Crazy. Khun Yai (Grandma) was asking me the same questions over and over again.  She's way sassy. haha

Got to share my testimony of the Book of Mormon with them and gave them each one. Asked them to read the Introduction and Na Tuk said she read it!!! I am going to call her tonight and follow up and answer her questions because she said she didn't understand.

This month is Bovember, meaning the whole mission is hoping for a baptism for every companionship in November.

We did not have people at church this week. So the Elders want us to teach an investigator they had come to church. And teach him everything in a week and a half, and have him baptized on the 30th of November.

I have been struggling with this goal ever since having whitewashed into this area. Having no investigators, struggling in my last area to even get an investigator at church... my faith in miracles wasn't where it should have been. I would see miracles everyday, but the faith sufficient for the miracle of a baptism in this month was not there.

Today I read in Alma 37 as Alma is giving counsel to his sons. He said a LOT of things I needed to hear, one of them being "teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meed and lowly in heart; for such shall find rest to their souls."

It starts with our faith, and not being slothful, and never forgetting to be diligent in everything. I am so grateful for this learning experience and how humbling it is. There are things that I need to work on and things I need to understand better.

Our leaders receive revelation for these goals. And why should my faith or what I think is the right amount of time to teach someone, hold someone back from being baptized in this month?

It's crazy. Miracles are crazy. But obviously I am not going to get miracles with a faith that says someone needs to learn more than a week and a half to be baptized.

This is a test of my faith. In seeing if God will really show His power in these last few days of November! I'm super late at getting this whole faith thing but... I know that this is him reaching out and I just need to take it without any doubts, full confidence in Him.

Sister Mullen

Sister Jasmine Mullen


sorry this email will be short. we just got back from our transfer meeting in the city. lots of traffic. so i'm staying again! im so happy. it really shocked everyone though. my companion was really sad. she got transferred. i'll miss her a lot. but i'm going to be training now. eeeeekk! im excited and so nervous. it'll be a new adventure. we had nicholas' baptism this week. thank you so much for everything you guys do for me. i wont need the money anymore i decided to use my trainer's old bike. all i have to do is buy new tires and it'll be great. thank you so much for not being mad though. i got anna and breanna's package! i loved it so much! :) i hope daddy feels better soon.

 i miss the martins so much! she got surgery again?  i'm so excited for rachel that is so inspired. so what do you think will happen?

we reactivated 2 less actives. they came to church. it was amazing. our stake has 2000 less actives on record. we are going to find all of them this transfer. i love you!

have a great week. i'll talk to you soon :)

sister mullen #2

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