Happy Halloween, Week 4 of Transfer 5

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Happy Halloween!

This week was just a slow week. Not much happened but we did have two investigators at church!!! So great, and it was the primary program so that was extra special and touching! We had some laughs as usual, and a lot of walking around and talking to people! We had a Ward Halloween party and Trunk or Treating. I love Halloween. It’s an exciting holiday, but Halloween here is not as big as in America. There are barely any decorations and all of the stores are already ready for Christmas! Christmas is not for another two months guys, calm down. Not that I’m complaining, but it’s strange that we won’t be seeing all of the Fall/Thanksgiving decor and all of that. It makes me think that Christmas is sooner than it is. We also spent Saturday sick. It is the worst– being sick as a missionary. There is literally nothing to do. No Netflix. No Pinterest. Just your scriptures, your bed, and your companion to keep you company. To all those who get the internet and Netflix while sick,  enjoy it. It’s a luxury. Haha, sorry for that little rant, missionary problems. lol. It was a good week…we shall see what is ahead for the Montrose Sisters…

Love,

Sister Bohman

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What a Wonderful Week

IMG_0048What a wonderful week it was! Looks like our trial of faith may be coming to an end. We finally found people that are interested in learning from us! It was a rough start, but we are settling in nicely to Montrose/Arbroath. I have reflected on how I have been handling the past few weeks of white washing. I have been feeling particularly lousy just because even though we keep a smile on our face and do everything in our power to smile through the rain, I just was/have been feeling like a lousy trainer mainly because I have felt like I have not given Sister Giles a beautiful amazing start to her mission. It has been rough. And it feels sometimes as though we are doing nothing. I think it has been really difficult for her to gain a testimony on finding even though it’s pretty much all we do. We hadn’t seen success until recently from our labors and I was so happy for her to be able to come down to Edenburgh on Thursday for exchanges and see that Finding is fun! And people will listen! And you will see miracles! And honestly, I needed it as well, so that my spirits could be lifted.  And it was so fun! I laughed so much and we had a lot of fun talking to EVERYONE in the streets. All in all it has been a good week. The best week of the transfer even. We FINALLY have people to teach!!! We have just been having a good time! We will see what lies in store for the Montrose Sisters. I do have a testimony that miracles are going to happen. The atonement is so real. I have felt its power giving me light and hope even though sometimes it feels as though I’m wading through peanut butter and it is hard to find a reason to be happy, but in reality we have everything to be happy about. Look around you—It’s a beautiful world we live in! I know that Christ is risen and that he leads this church, the only true church, through a Prophet Thomas S Monson. That He and God appeared to Joseph Smith that Spring morning in a grove and we are not left in darkness because God is Love and He wants all of his children to return home to him so that there are no empty seats at His table. He has provided us a way through Christ. It is our responsibility in this life to accept the many gifts God has given us. The ways we do so are provided through Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End. I know that through Christ all things are possible.
Love,
Sister Bohman

Wow, this week my email is so serious.

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Eating Sister Stronach’s Trifle with companion Sister Giles.

 

Week 2 of Transfer 5

DSCN1045This week was pretty uneventful except our Road Trip to Edenburgh! It took about 4 hours to get there…that was fun! On Thursday we had a conference with all the missionaries in Scotland and it was soooo fun to be with all of the people that I have served with in the past (other than Sister Esplin 🙁 because she is in Ireland still.) It was a really good, spiritually uplifting day and I get to do the trip down again this week to go on exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders! PUMMMPED!
But other than that, we did a lot of finding and visited a few members to get to know them a little bit better. yesterday I spoke in Sacrament meeting about testimonies and it was a wonderful way to bear my testimony and to encourage them to bear theirs 🙂 It was really good!  We actually have a woman in the ward who’s husband is not a member and she invited us to come to dinner this week and get to know her husband Nick and build a relationship to share the gospel with him again! It’s been amazing to be in an area where they are so welcoming and helpful to the missionaries. We have dinner appointments almost every day this week! (I’m gunna get fat with all the food and driving!) Now it is just our job to help them do missionary work and to get their friends to activities! We are still finding the groove on what finding methods work the best here but the work is moving. As you know, I have wonderful excitement and energy for what is going to be happening here. Not sure what miracle we are going to see, but it’s going to be good. I feel it in my bones!
Love,
Sister Bohman

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Long but short, Week 1 of Transfer 5

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This week I don’t really have much to say at all, just that it was long but short. We did a lot of walking and talking to people with no luck, but we are not discouraged because we know with all of the fibers of our being that there is a huge miracle in store here and that is amazing! There are no words to describe it other than, “AHHH WE ARE SOOOOO PUMPED!” yelling at the top of our lungs from the highest point in the city. Missionary work is about to get really serious up here! We don’t know what will happen, how it will happen, or when it will happen, but IT WILL HAPPEN! Y’all better buckle up because sister Bohman is driving on the wrong side of the road and these next 5 weeks are going to be on fire!

Love ya’ll!

SISTER BOHMAN

 

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Big Changes

This week was so crazy and I only have 15 min to write this!!!

First order of business,  I have been a missionary for 6 months!!!!!

So Monday I said goodbye to everyone in Aberdeen and that was sad. I can’t wait to go back and see everyone again and it has only been 7 days.

Then I got my daughter!!! (I call her my daughter, because I get to train her.) My new companion and I did all sorts of orientations, and went back to Dundee for the night. In the morning we went to our assigned area which is Montrose and Arbroath. They are in the same ward, but most of the time we will be in Arbroath, so we have to ride a bus into town and it takes forever and the buses run only once and hour… JK on Friday President and Sister Donaldson surprised us and took us for lunch and they gave us a car!!! What?!?! It was miracle! It is truly amazing. AND I’m driving… on the wrong side of the road… but we haven’t died yet. It actually isn’t too bad, I just haven’t driven in 6 months. The Elders that were here before left behind a lot of good people that love the missionaries and some people that are ready to be baptized! So a shout out for them! They also left behind an alarm clock hidden behind the couch that went off at 3 in the morning our first night, so we found it and unplugged it! Then in the morning we looked at it and there was a note on the top that said, “New missionaries, if you are reading this, you have found our alarm clock and we are back in America!!! Wooo! America!” Yeah, they both went home before we took over. That was a funny surprise. We have spent most of this week getting settled, getting lost, and watching conference!!!! Conference was so amazing, still haven’t watched it all yet but I’m excited to! It’s cool that when we watch it live, even though it’s at 5 pm, we are all united in doing the same thing and being fed spiritually by the Lord’s servants. Also that my family is eating bacon and drinking orange juice and in there PJ’s. Then there is me.  I’m sitting in a chapel in a skirt and cold and secretly eating chocolate… shhh that’s a secret.

This is going to be an adventure!

T- one year to go!

SISTER BOHMAN