Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sister Price's email sent August 19, 2013

For breakfast today I had an egg sandwich, milk, and an hour of personal scripture study. Since Momma grew up on a farm in Idaho, she always taught me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, she is right! (As she always is) Breakfast is so important because it fuels us for the day. The days I only have yogurt (yes mom I'm eating yogurt now) are not nearly as good as the days that I have sausage, eggs, or whatever else I can make on a missionary budget and schedule. Reading the scriptures is apart of my breakfast. If I don't kneel the moment I get out of bed and read my scriptures after I'm dressed, then I am not properly fueled for the day. I love my personal scripture study because I can feast upon the words of Christ.
As always, my week was wonderful. It really flew by because it feels like just yesterday I was emailing home. So now for my weekly report: On Thursday Sister Oaks (Elder Oaks wife) came and spoke to my Relief Society. Her message was about testimonies. She gave each of us a testimony glove. I will take a picture of it to email home next week. Later on Thursday my companion and I were at West Gate. I was talking to a visitor when a Spanish woman began talking to my companion in Spanish. Sometimes people mistake her for being Spanish. I have don't remember what the woman said, but I understood her perfectly and she was speaking in Spanish. Then I replied to her in Spanish and she understood me! I exchanged a couple sentences with her then realized that I was speaking in spanish and all of the sudden NO COMPRENDO I could no longer understand her. It was like when Peter walked on water and when he realized what he was doing he began to sink. I found a sister missionary from Spain to talk to her for me. The woman was from PERU! I was telling Sister Yueng (from Hong Kong) about my experience and she told me that I should try to learn Spanish and study missionary materials in Spanish. I think that is to much for me and I will stick to English for now. Maybe I will learn Spanish in the future. 

Yesterday I saw Brother and Sister Janning! I am so happy they were my leaders at YC 2012. I have Sister Janning so many hugs because it was just so great to be with a familiar person that I know and love. My companion and I showed them and their family a presentation on families and it was so great. I know Heavenly Father helped them find me. They found me on the main floor of the North Visitors Center. I was only there because my comp and I found a cell phone so we took it to the desk, then a family from China asked us about baptism so we taught them about baptism in front of the John the Baptist baptizing Jesus Christ painting. Then as my conversation with the family concluded, the Janning's walked in! Also I saw Carl Gee and his family. Of course I didn't recognize him, but he saw my name and asked if Mike Price was my dad. 

On Friday I got an amazing new investigator. He is from NY and 16. His name is Griffin. He and his mom were visiting and he is super interested in the church. He has read the Bible and wants to read the Book of Mormon. My comp and I will teach him lessons over the phone. Our investigator, Jose, from Dominican Republic is doing well! We kneel and pray over the phone with him. The only problem is he is afraid to take the sacrament, but he is progressing. 
Today my companion and I went to an amazing Indian Restaurant with Sister Yu and Lee (Hong Kong and Taiwan). The food was absolutely delicious and they gave us a discount since my companion is from India. They also brought us extra food for free. I ate all of my food with my right hand and no utensils, like an Indian. My right hand still smells like Indian spices even though I have washed it several times. 

I made cookies for my zone activity and my roommate, Sister Gudiel from Honduras, never had cookie dough before! So I gave her some and she loved it. She taught me a way to make chicken like they do in Honduras. 

My mission is so amazing! I love talking to so many people everyday! On Saturday we had a member less active lesson. We talked about priesthood. The Elders took over most of the lesson since they actually hold the priesthood. My testimony of the power of the priesthood really grew. I really admire those who are worthy priesthood holders. The less active is Jeff and he is married with a baby on the way. He wants to come back to church and be sealed to his family in the temple and be able to give his child a baby blessing, but his wife is basically anti Mormon at this point, even though she was once a member. I realize that men really do need woman to help support them in the priesthood. Dad, I am so grateful that you joined the church and that mom supported you. I feel so blessed to have been raised in a house under the care of a worthy priesthood holder. Thank you mom for making dad the man he is now. I know he couldn't have done it without you!
I love you all!
-Sister Becca Price (Blue)

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