Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April 21 -- Life is Great!

Hello to my wonderful family! I love you all so much!

Last week we were teaching an investigator named A. Her husband is a less-active that we are helping to come back to church. They have two cute little girls. One is just a few months old, and the other is about 3 years old. The little 3-year-old wouldn't sit still, so I whipped out my gospel art book, and taught about baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost and endure to the end using the pictures in there, just like I used to when I taught sunbeams. It worked. She settled down and paid attention. It brought back my days of teaching primary. I wish all our investigators had little 3-year olds.

So elections are coming up in May here, and so there's been a lot of campaigning going on, and the way they do campaigning kind of makes me laugh. They use popular songs, and they change the lyrics so that it's about the candidate, and then they play it really loud out of these vans that drive around the city. Sometimes it inturrupts our lessons, like last Thursday when we were teaching, and then the van with the music stopped right down the street and a whole bunch of people came to shake our hands and give us flyers. It was kind of funny.

Yesterday at church, the pianist was not there, so they asked me to accompany the hymns. It was kind of on-the-spot, so I just played right hand, with lots of mess-ups, but it all worked out. That's one thing that would have been helpful to work on more before my mission--playing the hymns. Oh well.

Anyway, life is great. I'm so happy to be a missionary. I am so grateful for the gospel. I am also so grateful to have been raised in a family that has the gospel. I didn't realize before my mission what a great blessing that is, but it really is. Just keep living the gospel. I love you all.

Love, Sister Boekweg

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