Monday, July 22, 2013


The Sun does actually exist here....I have been trying to convince sister Andersen that it really does rain every day here in England, well appartanly she brought the sunshine because this is the 1st week in the 3.75 months I have been out that it has not rained this week! You are right Miracles do happen! I told her the 2 months here It rained every single day, hey if she brings the sunshine, she can stay forever with me! But such a great week! This week we had some serious success- 6 New investigators!! This is all so different to me because when I first got to Cheltenham, we did finding pretty much all day every day, got flogged, and did some more finding! haha It is so exciting to finally see our hard work of finding pay off and we are teaching more and more and watching our teaching pool grow. Our area is a fairly new opened up area and we are the 3 set of new sisters in here, so it is so neat to watch this area grow! Cheltenham B is stepping it up!! and Dad no worries- we have the Lord on our side, we are untochable...well kinda of, but dont worry we are safe and smart and plus we have an Aussie Elder in our district who is huge and has our back against the "lads" haha they are actually called Chaves here but your catching onto the Lingo and Im quite impressed, mom you even used dodgy! But dont worry dad we are safe and smart! 

DERY!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my baby 19 year old Brother! I sent you a sweet package so make sure you keep your eyes open! You have to promise to wear it! This week we are officially getting on Bikes! It has been pretty hard to find good quality used bikes, because bikes get stolen here pretty quickly in the posh parts of town, but I think we are giving in and just going to buy new bikes and get a really good lock! But I am excited to finally get on a bike after watiting and walking for so long- we can double time everything!
Our investigators (new and old) are progressing slowly but surely! Derek 1 we like to call him is slowing a bit, we just got to get him to church, Derek 2, the other African guy from Ghana we have an app hopefully for this week, he is way solid and we are so excited to teach him as well. Theo is doing great as well, we taught him the plan of Salvation and were super bold and for the first time since we have taught him, we actually got through a whole lesson of just us teaching him, he is a talker and was a black preacher...put two and two togther. Lets just say our shortest lesson was an hour! He is very frustraing to teach and probably the hardest person I have taught so far, but were taking baby steps and learning to love this old African man so much. He always calls us his sisters and tells us he loves us and sends us on our way....speaking of babies?? What is everyone having? Who is thinking of Hyrum?? Boys girls? Just becuase I am 11000 Km away and derek 6000...haha But so excited!! What are the due dates?? Such cute prego ladies! I want to see pictures!!
So on Friday we had just started to do weekly planning and was literally in the middle of praying for our investigators and to specifically get in contact with some when our ghetto Nokia phone with no texting goes off....and it was Swabyil (Sobneil), a potential we met a while back who was way solid. He is from India and in his cute litle indian accent said can you come teach me in 40 minutes!! I almost dropped the phone...we then called the enire ward to get someone to come teaching with us and the last person on the list said yes! We literall ran to his home and walked into his flat, we sat India style on the floor and begin How to begin teaching. Turns out he is Hindu and has no clue who Jesus Christ is. It was such a spiritual experience to testifty about who our brother Jesus Christ is to him and the spirit was so strong! He also got married 6 months ago and his wife wants to listen as well. The Spirit was so strong, and probably the highlight of the week, this was the first time I had ever taught someone how Jesus Christ was. Also, on saturday, we were finishing weekly planning when we get a text message. As popular and cool as we are, when we get texts they are usually a text saying someone can't make an appointment or that we need to teach a class at church, but it was a random number and it said that this person had taken a look at the mormon,org website card that we had given to him and he wants more inforamation. This is the first time ever, anyone has contacted  us because of the card! We are so excited to teach him more. Miracles are so real and are around each one of us every day! We are also starting to teach a 9 year old girl named Shakira. Her older sister and dad had been baptised about 4 years ago but are both Less Active. Shania, the older sister is slowly coming back to church and we have starting teaching the lessons to both Shania and Shakira. It is so different teaching a 9 year old, I didnt think you could teach the gospel more basic than to a person who speaks basically no english like most of our investigators, but you can. There is such a swheet spirit with here and as she proudly carries her Children picture Book of Mormon around with her as she attends church. We are being so blessed as the Lord is putting more and more people that are prepared to hear the gospel in our path. 
Grandma thank you so much for the package. We went to Birmingham again this week for a follow trainers meeting and low and behold Grandma is always pulling through: Fig Newtons and muffin Mix! I love my life! Funy story about that muffin mix, I had gotten a package from Aunt Lisa the week before with the same mix. I mixed it up one day to make muffins for district meeting and somhow while converting the measurments and talking on the phone with an investigaor and my companion, I somehow added to much ML of water and they were reunind- I felt so dumb and so bummed...Grandma & Grandpa you pulled through and were an answer to our prayers! Muffins for all (well 6 muffins to split) haha but thank you so much!
This week has been so great and it only gets better from here. I Love being a missionary! Training is going really good, we are so busy, and thank goodness sis Andersen doesnt need much training. It is a bit harder than I thought it would be, but im learning more each day! Mom- a tip top is like an ice lolly or in America a popsicle! haha Amy and Dally im so glad you have Retha and Dolly again! Jordan- You are so cute im glad you had a great Birthday! Naes- You are such a babe too! Take is easy my sisters! Tan- did you have fun working with grandpa? Sounds like you worked hard! Good job :) Thank you for all you do for me! I dont know what I would do with out each one of you! Summer sounds like so much fun with everyone down in Marana! Love you all, have  a great week, Derek have a fiesta for your birthday, and be safe!
W9 Sister Wengert
Dad you asked for more asked for it!

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