many previous layovers in SLC, but never stopped to see Temple Square. It was one of the best
encounters with contacting someone. She didn't refer, but she asked many questions and truly
got to know our religion. She is definitely searching.
We met a woman from Eritrea on chat! If you didn't know where that is located, I didn't know
either until I checked out a map. It is located by Ethiopia in Africa.
We were privileged to view Savior of the World last night, a musical production that is all voluntary
that is put on by the church to encourage everyone to gain a stronger testimony in Jesus Christ.
We went to the Relief Society building for more explorer days this past week. Did know we had a Relief Society Building did you!?!? Well we do. I found out while I was on my mission, so no worries! But I truly recommend checking it out. It talks about the importance of women's roles in the church and goes into detail about the Primary, Young Women's, and Relief Society. Attached to the email, I've sent a picture with me next to a back-in-the-day Beehive uniform that the young women would wear!
We had a district dinner this past week, and we have a sister missionary from Pakistan in our district. I tried this Pakistani drink that she had made from her country!
We met Zach on chat. Zach is a 15-year old who is currently meeting with local missionaries. He wanted to express to someone his excitement to be baptized, but for some reason was too nervous to talk with his Elders about baptism. He had been meeting with them for a few lessons, and they asked him if he wanted to be baptized. He was pretty confused when they asked him that because he thought that when he agreed to meet with the missionaries, he already agreed to be baptized! He was like, "Well ya, that's what I'm here for." Hahah super cool kid. We will be calling him in a few days to continue helping him along.
It is pretty entertaining watching people guess foreigners flags, but it is even funnier when it is Asians that get Asian flags pretty wrong. There was a group of Koreans that thought sister Chiu was from Thailand! I was tryign sooo hard to be serious.
I met this HILARIOUS drunk guy named Kent, and him and I talked for about an hour one evening while I had a desk assignment. He was telling me that his sister is now working for the FBI, and he said, "She is tall and blonde. Hey. She looks like you. You could be in the FBI!" He showed me the background picture on his flip phone, and it was of turtles that get stuck in plastic from tin cans and such. He was quite passionate about the sea turtles. He told me, "I will beat anyone us that has a bad recycle bin!" He said he was just kidding afterwards but uh.. just to make sure, I need to repent and be a better recycler!
Right after that hilarious conversation, a dad and his little boy walk in the visitor's center. The little boy looks at me and says, "Mommy!!" Me:"Ohhhh no!" We walked out pretty quickly before the little boy got any other ideas haha.
During our companion study one morning, Sister Chiu and I looked at 3 Nephi 27. There was something cool that I noticed about verse 21, and then verse 13. In v. 21, Jesus Christ invites us to do what he does as his Gospel. But in v. 13, he says that his Gospel is to do the will of the Father. So what he is saying is the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to follow Jesus Christ and do the will of the Father. The scriptures are the coolest!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do;
Behold I have given unto you my gospel, and this is the gospel which I have given unto you—that I came into the world to do the will of my Father, because my Father sent me."
Love you all!
<3 Sister Steenhoek
PS. I'd love to hear from each one of you! You're welcome to send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My mailing address is:
50 NW Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150