Sister Monjar and Sister Tyler
It's a new week in a new transfer with a new companion who is a new missionary! It's a lot to take in at once, but hey, at least I'm not in a new area.
I am now with my awesome new companion, Sister Monjar. She is from Kaysville, UT and she understands so much about the gospel already! She has taught me a lot this past week by showing me it isn't too scary to talk to and invite everyone we see (especially at the beach). Which is where we met someone who is really prepared to learn about the gospel. While beach contacting on Wednesday, we were about to go home to continue loading our area book onto our iPads when Sister Monjar stopped and started talking to a man sitting on a bench nearby. We ended up talking for a while and sat down next to him and discussed a lot about the gospel. He was interested in discussing more with us so we set up a time to meet him again at the beach in a couple of days! We left him with a Book of Mormon and we did see him again a few days later. We shared a lot with him and tried teaching about the Plan of Salvation specifically, but he asked a lot of questions that made it so we mostly taught about the Restoration AND the Plan of Salvation. I don't know exactly how to describe it, but he kept telling us things that he believes that go exactly with the doctrine that we teach. He truly has been prepared to meet with missionaries and before we left again he said he would read from the Book of Mormon and let us know what he thought through email. It was such an amazing experience to find and teach someone who has been so prepared spiritually to receive the gospel into his life. We will continue to pray that he may reach out to us when he reads a bit from the Book of Mormon.
Kennebunk, Maine Beach
We also had the opportunity to go to the beach again and draw the Plan of Salvation in the sand. It was an idea another missionary gave to us to help us talk to and teach everyone we meet. While we were drawing it, Sister Monjar asked a couple walking nearby if she could show them what we were drawing in the sand, they were kind of curious and it gave us a chance to explain the Plan of Salvation to them! It was a really great and fun opportunity.
I'm so grateful to be serving here in Kennebunk a bit longer, this is such a great area and I know the Lord needs me here for a reason.
Sharing the Gospel
by teaching our Heavenly Father's
Plan of Happiness
--in the sand!
(I LOVE their creative efforts!)