Find Joy!

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So, this is gonna be a short one. Love ya’ll, but I’m not feeling so hot today. But I love you, so here is a wee bit of my week.

It has been a long week. So much has happened. We had a wonderful pday out with a few families in the ward. Love them! On Tuesday we had an all Ireland conference that was all day long. Seriously wiped us out. Then we had a normal Wednesday and Thursday. We had some stuff in Belfast and then a normal afternoon. Friday was fun. We had a few lessons and a dinner appointment. And this weekend I was out of commission, because I’m sick! hehe but it’ll be fine.

Something I have been pondering is how we “find joy in the journey.” I have a few ideas floating around my head but I want to know how ya’ll find joy in your journey? What is something that pushes you through every day and helps you have a perspective of joy?

I love ya’ll!

Have a joyous week!

Sister Bohman

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I LOVE LISBURN

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This week was great! I absolutely love it here with all my heart! I have been so blessed to be put in this amazing city with an amazing ward and an amazing companion!

Some highlights of this week….

Remember a few months back I talked about how sometimes Heavenly Father comes down and just hands you a big ice-cream sundae and is like “HI! I’M STILL HERE! I LOVE YOU!” Well, that happened to us this week. Our wonderful ward mission leader texted us on Saturday and said, “hey sisters, it’s treat night. What do you want? I’ll get you anything.” So, we thought maybe some mint ice cream or soda, but we ended up asking for chocolate bars. He comes over and hands us chocolate bars, soda, and two little things of ice cream and says, “I hope you like mint chocolate.” And we thanked him. He left and we were just amazed! Heavenly Father had inspired him to get the other stuff that we had wanted but not asked for! like WHAT? and we just did a little happy dance and thanked Heavenly Father for our amazing ward mission leader Mark and the ice cream. That was one of those little miracles that just remind you that God is there and He loves us. Keep your eyes open to the little miracles or they will be missed.

Another crazy thing happened. On Tuesday, we were on our way somewhere and Sister Hood just says, “Well Sister, let’s just sit down on this bench at this random park for a minute.” And then we sat down and not even five minutes later these two boys walk up and ask, “are you the Mormon missionaries? We are meeting you today.” And we were like, “okay sure…” and went along with it. Turns out that the last missionaries had set up appointments with them for Tuesday at that time in that park and they forgot to leave us a note! Luckily the Lord guided us to the right place at the right time so that we could meet and teach them! We will be seeing them again this week! We are super stoked!

I LOVE LISBURN!

and I love ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

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I’M IN NORTHERN IRELAND!

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Finally made it! I’m at my last leg and I made it to Ireland!

It was strange, because the first two days we stayed in the flat. Here they have this holiday where they make huge fires and get drunk and so that could be dangerous for missionaries, so we stayed in the flat.

Miracles this week! We haven’t gotten lost and the ward is amazing and has been super great at feeding us! I’m so excited to serve here!

Not too much to update you on yet. We are just getting settled. My companion is amazing and we are going to see so much good work done here! It is really fun to get to know the Irish people, so it is. And I’ll keep ya’ll updated on all the cool things that happen here, so I will.

Love ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

New Things to Come!

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I’M GOING TO NORTHERN IRELAND!

Today I will be moving to the Belfast area! I will be moving via a ferry today! It shall be fun! I will be follow-up training Sister Hood and white washing in a new country with a new accent! I’m so excited for a new adventure!

I will miss this lovely land of Perth and the people I have met here, but it will be amazing!

This last week, Monday, we went on a lovely nature walk with the Powells and it was beautiful. We had so much fun running in the woods and climbing trees! It was definitely a great last P-day in Scotland! Tuesday, we had the 4th of July with an amazing district meeting.  For dinner, we had s’mores and steak! It was a good American day! The rest of the week was normal and great! We had some lessons and met some cool people!

The miracle I saw this week is that I am finally going to Ireland! That hasn’t happened yet and it will be the perfect last stop of my mission. I know that the Lord has a plan for all of us, and it is a good plan. He will make your dreams come true and then some.

God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good.

Love ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

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Now it’s JULY! Crazy!

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Miracle this week–We had 5 investigators at church!!! It was amazing and they all did so well and the branch was super good to them and it was amazing.

Baptism? Not yet. Kevin and Julie are still doing great, but Scottish government is not helpful. Luckily, she will probably be moving end of this week!

I’m thankful for good food and especially American food this week. It is amazing how absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Investigators?!? We have new ones! Euan, Hiadar, and Ashleigh are all new and not much news for them.

Funny story this week…

So, Sunday was Fast Sunday (once a month healthy members of our church fast for two meals as a way to bring our hearts closer to God and to one another). We were walking back to the flat after church and we passed a raspberry bush that had ripe raspberries. So, I just popped a couple in my mouth. Sister Smith was not fasting and slightly questioned me, but not too much. She said, “I do not think those are yours to eat.” And I’m like, “I do not think that they are anyone’s.” Then we got home and she was in the kitchen (she was sick, so no fasting for her) and I came in to share some of the delicious brownies she was eating. Then I said, “No!! temptress!!” And she said, “You already broke your fast by eating raspberries!” To which I respond with, “UGH, NO!! I am sorry Heavenly Father” and walked into the front room. And I walked out to go sit at my desk which is also covered in food temptations. Sister Smith walks in after me as I was about to drink water from a water bottle. She just yells, “Sister Bohman!!” I was shocked with confusion and panic. I angrily spit the water out all over. It was a struggle, but I repented and didn’t eat until dinner.

Our week was good though!

Love Ya’ll!

Sister Bohman