Update from Perth

DSCN2206Update on Kevin and Julie: they will be baptized, hopefully, next week. It’s conditional on the Scottish government for when they will finish her flat and stuff so…. that kinda stinks.

Miracle this week…

Thanks to a surprise visit from our STLS who came to have an exchange here in Perth, we found lots of new people and had a former come back to learn. It was Amazing!! It was really fun and it was nice to have two teams working the area.

A funny story, a lapse in my missionary skills…

We were chapping and this lady opened the door saying, “hello?” I thought that she said, “oh no,” and so I said “ok, bye. Have a nice night.” The lady looked so confused. It was like we were doorbell ditching politely. XP

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about temples and how much of a blessing it is to have them. No matter what is happening in the world, we can escape and find peace in the house of the Lord. There is a really cool Mormon video about Temples

https://www.mormon.org.uk/beliefs/temples

I am so glad that Heavenly Father reaches out in love to his children and has restored the teachings of the temple to earth. I am so blessed to know that my family will be eternal and that we can live together and see our loved ones in the life to come. And I am so excited to go to the temple when I get back from my mission!

Love you all and hope that if you have a temple close by you go and enjoy it for me, but mostly for yourself.

Sister Bohman

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Trip to Dundee

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This week was pretty chill. We went to Dundee to do a little companion swap with some other sisters and I was with my old companion Sister Hill! I was with her in Dunfermline as a trio, so it was really good to be with her for a day. 🙂

One of my favorite experiences this week was when we were in Dundee. That morning during study I felt inspired to highlight a couple of verses.  We were talking to people on the street and we stopped a lady named Laurine. She was so sweet and happy, full of life, and we got talking about the Plan of Salvation and how Heavenly Father has provided ways for all of His children to return to Him. We explained a little about how that works and she was really excited, because she hasn’t heard a faith teaching that way, but it has always been what she believed in her heart. Then she said, “if I believe this, does that mean I believe in the Mormons?!? How can I learn more about it?!?” So we explained that is what we do! We teach people about it. Then we gave her the Book of Mormon I had marked for her that morning and a Plan of Salvation pamphlet. 🙂 It was amazing! The sisters in Dundee will be teaching her soon!

I know that there are always people the Lord has prepared for us to hear this glorious truth of the Plan of Happiness and that it is not something foreign and strange. It’s something all of God’s children know in their hearts. It belongs with our divine identity. So, this week, I challenge you to study God’s plan and share it with others. Give away a Book of Mormon to someone special to you. If you don’t have a copy yourself, ask for one. I know a couple of kids that would love to bring one to you.

Love you all!

Sister Bohman

Ran Into Sister Stronach in Dundee!
Ran into Sister Stronach from Montrose in the streets of Dundee!

Another week in the Promised Land of Perth


Okay, this week was slow, but yesterday some amazing things happened!

Kevin and Julie are doing great and Julie got her own flat so this week we hopefully will be able to help her move and they will be baptized this month!!!

Also, my investigator from Dunfermline in my last area was baptized a week after we left and he came to church in Perth and I was able to see him.

And we finally got in contact with a part member family that has six kids!

So, it’s looking up!

This week as part of studying Zion like attributes, I was focusing on charity and love. I LOVE love and charity! Love and charity are the best! There is a short little Mormon message just out about love at home and it is simply wonderful! It talks about how we start the love of the world in our own homes and it just spreads, because love just like joy is contagious!

I love that everything in the gospel revolves around God’s love for us and how He has given us everything, even His Son, because of that love! I encourage ya’ll to look in your lives and see the ways God has shown you His love.

Love ya’ll

Sister Bohman

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He Loves You

It has been a good week. Some miracles this week…..

We went back to Pizza Hut and saw our friends who lived in Utah! She is great and gave us some nice pastries 🙂 We will hopefully see her soon outside of work. She is really busy right now.

We have been able to meet a few less active church members and they are all great and show real intent in coming back to church!

We were able to see Kevin and Julie 3 times this week and they came to the Book of Mormon class at church during the week.

Lastly, with the summer months here, we get a lot of visitors at church and it is so great to hear other people’s experiences and take on the Gospel! I love that no matter where we go in the world the church is always there and is always the same, because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and so is His Church and doctrine. 🙂

On Sunday, we were talking about Elder Nelson’s talk from this most recent general conference, “Drawing the Power of Jesus Christ into Our Lives.” It is an amazing talk. I love that he reminds us that Christ’s life and atonement is not an ordinary thing and we can always draw down His power in our lives so that Christ can enable us to do all things that He needs us to do and that we need to do.

“When you reach up for the Lord’s power in your life with the same intensity that a drowning person has when grasping and gasping for air, power from Jesus Christ will be yours. When the Savior knows you truly want to reach up to Him—when He can feel that the greatest desire of your heart is to draw His power into your life—you will be led by the Holy Ghost to know exactly what you should d0.”

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How wonderful a promise. A promise that will never falter or flee. As we reach to the Savior, He will give us strength. We only need ask. This is an eternal promise. I think we often forget. We think I can do this. I am strong enough. We push forward. We forget that He has already done it for us. The price is paid and we need not do it alone. I know that the Savior, my brother Jesus Christ, has the power to do all things. He alone can help our week things become strong. He gives us trials so that we can learn to rely on Him and become like Him. He is forever my rock and foundation. He gives me strength, through rain and snow and all in between. He walks with me. And He can and will walk with you if you but ask Him.

I love ya’ll and hope that you know that God loves you too!

Love

Sister Bohman