Friday, January 30, 2015

Uneventful, but nice!‏

Aloha, everyone!

This week has been... well, not really that eventful. Haha

Grandma Martha is still in the hospital, after having emergency surgery the day before Lasike left. She was in the ICU, but now she is in a regular room. Harris and I go and see her often, and each day she is looking and sounding better than ever. She is so strong, and has had a lot of time to reflect on her life, and thank Heavenly Father for all she has been given. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before or not, but Grandma Martha is not a member of the church. Her son and daughter-in-law are, but not her. She's been taught all of the lessons, and has had several baptismal dates. Things just haven't worked out, and that is totally fine! Her faith far exceeds many who are members of the church. She is an example to me, and I love her very much. I shared a scripture with her, from the Bible:

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.

This scripture has slowly become my favorite, and when I shared it with Martha, she asked me to re-read it. What a true blessing it is, to know that Christ has suffered all pains known to man. That He knows EXACTLY what we have gone through. That He paid the price for us, so we can return to live with God again. It's found in John 16:33 (:

So with that, the rest of the week was slow, really. We received a referral from the Visitors Center, and we also have started reteaching a former investigator. We have a total of 3 new investigators! It's super exciting, they are all really great ladies. I'm excited to see their journey, in coming closer to Christ. (:

Okay I'm just now realizing I've already shared this scripture in a past email, buuuuuut it applied to my week and a very spiritual moment I had with Grandma Martha, so I'm keeping it in :P

Love you all very much! Hopefully I'll have some more info to share next week.

Mahalo nui loa,
Sister Nori

Exploring a little - don't worry, I'm not touching the sand

Relief Society Lesson

... complete with breakfast!

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