Second Week in Perth

This week was good…

Funny story for the week:

We saw this little old lady. She was like a cat lady, but a pigeon lady. She was just walking down the street with a flock of pigeons following her and we were like, what???? She sits down and pours out some bird food and then she was surrounded by like 50 pigeons. It was truly wonderful.

This weekend the weather was really nice, but Sister Smith was sick and soooo that was kinda sad, but we are making it through.

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about pioneers. These people did and sacrificed sooo much so that we can have the Gospel and I’m so grateful for them. I’m also grateful for modern-day people that change their lives so that they can have the joy of the Gospel and share it with others. There are many things that we may sacrifice and change for the Lord, but there is no sacrifice that we can make that we will not be blessed for. The Lord recognizes everything we do. He will always help us recognize His hand in our life.

I know this church is true and I know that God loves you,

Love ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

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First Week in Perth

DSCN1673It was a wonderful week in my new area! I was able to get to know the area and the members. The members here are great and they all have unique characteristics. It’s good! I think I’ll fit in perfectly here 😉

Some highlights this week….

We had some cool finding opportunities. We were led to a city base youth center where troubled youth and young adults go to get on their feet and be in a good environment. We talked to the manager about helping and being present in the base. He is really keen on having us involved and so I’m really excited for that. And we taught an English class… yeah that’s a surprise! Why is Sister Bohman teaching an English class? Not sure exactly how it happened. This guy we stopped asked us, in very broken English, if we teach English. So, we just said, “yeah,” and then the next day we met with him and his family and taught an English class….

Good things are going to happen here and we are excited about it!

Love ya’ll to the moon and back!

Sister Bohman

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I MOVED TO…PERTH

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So, I’ve moved again! It’s another fresh start. In Dunfermline I was able to heal and get well. And now I feel so much better. I’m ready to fly and smash the rest of my mission! It’s going to rock!

This week was really good. It was the last week for the trio, but we had a ball. We found some cool people and taught a few crazies, but none of that is new if you’re a missionary. You are never sure what is going to end up your way, but you never know and always have to be prepared.

I will miss the members and the people I have met here, but I’m ready for something new and I’ve been granted it in the beautiful area of Perth! My new companion is Sister Smith. She is from Utah and really cool. She is also full of energy, so it’s going to be great!

Sorry this email is so short, but I’m running out of time! I love you all!

Something I’ve been thinking about is Christlike attributes especially love and charity. There is a quote by Van Gogh, “What is done in love is done well.”

So, go and do in love and you will know more of Christ’s love. You will see the light in everyone.

Love ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

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Only one week left of this transfer…What is going to happen to our trio?

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It has been a long, but short week. As usual, time as a missionary is very strange. 🙂

Something that we, as a companionship, have been struggling with lately is finding solid investigators.

President Hinckley said, “So many of us look upon missionary work as simply tracting. Everyone who is familiar with this work knows there is a better way. That way is through the members of the church.”

I know as President Hinckley said “missionary work is not simply tracting.” There is a better way! So at a planning session we talked about how we need to help these amazing members do missionary work. Every family has friends that are ready! After having a bit of a discussion, we were able to get some plans going and my companions caught the fire and spirit of it all! It took them a minute but now they get it and it is amazing. If anything in this trio I have helped them understand that it’s not all stopping people in the streets everyday, all day. We have wonderful families that have wonderful friends and that is how families find the Gospel, not by being stopped by missionaries on the street.

We (my companions and I) have been talking a lot about times at home when we were able to help others understand more of what we believe and how amazing that was, but also how many opportunities to spread this good news did we miss? What would we do differently now that we have caught the missionary spirit? This Gospel is so important to my life and I know to many of yours. You love your friends and your friends love you. Share your love of the Gospel with them. I’m sure they are curious to see what makes you sooooo happy! Don’t be afraid. Have courage and be kind–that is all it takes.

I love you all and I love this calling to help people find the Joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Love,

Sister Bohman