It's really weird being here where no one celebrates Guy Fawkes (I had to attempt an explanation of it to my companion on the 5th) or Remembrance Sunday- I had elders asking what the 'apple' pin was and had to tell a compact history of the poppy pin. We only have one other English person in our zone, but we were both missing the fireworks!!
My companion and I have just been assigned as the zone sister training leaders as well this week. It's mainly a formality to help us practice, but we are kind of in charge of the 5 other sisters. We have to organise and assign relief society meetings and help any new sisters- but as it's getting close to thanks giving, we might not have any new ones. It means we're no longer the music people, but hopefully will get to do more musical numbers like the one this week, which was 'I'll go where you want me to go' with two other elders.
TRC is where volunteers from BYU who speak your mission language come in and we give them a short message like you would at a member's home. Sometimes they are non-members (the elder's in our district got to teach them this week). We decided to share about the power of uplifting music. The first person we taught was part of a BYU choir and absolutely loved it. He was so excited when we asked him to pick a hymn to sing together and shared some really cool stories about investigators living in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and then later serving a mission! The other person said they didn't really sing much. She was the one asked to give feedback and didn't make one negative comment. She even said that we had asked super questions that really related the message to her personally, which is amazing because that was our weakness we were trying to work on. She said she would start singing more and try to keep a song in her heart! Success!
Also, our 'investigators' have been going well. We got one to commit to baptism on Saturday (I can't imagine how exciting it will be when we have a real baptism) and we are getting better at digging deeper with the other one so that he reflects on his feelings.
We went to the temple this morning and I had the biggest waffle in the world- I couldn't even finish it- with lovely blueberry compote on it! The spirit is really strong there and I feel so blessed to know that we are always doing a worthwhile work:)
Eu sei que esta Igreja e verdadeira e somos chamademos pregar Seu Evangelho. Eu grata por meus amigos, na Inglaterra e nos Ustates-Uni! Esta e Sua obra!