This week is moves–what do you think will happen?

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Hey! Hey! Hey!

What a wonderful week it has been!

There has been a lot of liquid sunshine (aka rain), but we still had an amazing time! The Lord has reached out in love to me in so many simple ways this week. On Tuesday we went to Aberdeen for a missionary conference. After we were in the train station, I see this amazing beautiful girl I love. Of course, there was squealing all around. The other missionaries were probably surprised by all the fanfare as I ran to hug one of my favorite recent converts, Sabine! Yeah, the one and only! God is good. Then we have been fed and loved by so many of the wonderful members of Perth. Our investigators Kevin and Julie still came to church yesterday even though they were sick. They are such wonderful troopers. I love them. God is good. Then a family in the branch, the Powell’s, had the biggest surprise of all to top it all off. On Sunday, we were being retrieved by them to have dinner at their home and out from behind the car jumps an angel, aka Fay Weber, my old companion! I just about died of happiness! It was amazing! They had been really good at keeping this a surprise from me so we had a wonderful night. God is so good.

The missionary conference this week was so good. As a result of this conference, I have been reflecting a lot on charity and “Cheerfully doing all things that lie in our power” (D&C 123:17). It is so amazing the ways and opportunities God gives each of us to learn charity. And the key to learning charity is to serve. I have been blessed my whole life with opportunities to serve. From day one the Lord has blessed us with families to serve among and learn from. He gives us mothers in which we have an amazing example of charity (thanks mom!) I’m so grateful that every day I get to show the Lord’s love for His children by cheerfully doing. I love that. What is a better way to show love, than doing cheerful service!

So please find ways to be “cheerfully doing all things.” This will truly bless your life!

Love ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

Master Oogway has a lot of Wisdom!

We have quoted so much Kung Fu Panda this week. It is crazy! Most used quotes this week…..

“No matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.”

“Quit, don’t quit… Noodles, don’t noodles… You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”

These quotes are very applicable to missionary work. We often like to change the words to apply to our situation.

Examples:

“No matter what you do, that person may not want to learn the gospel. You may wish for an investigator or a baptism, but you will get a rejection.”

“Teach, don’t teach…baptize, don’t baptize…”

“Lunch, don’t lunch…noodles, don’t noodles…”

As you can see, these are very good quotes. I exhort you to apply Kung Fu Panda’s wisdom to your life. 🙂

Obviously with mottos like these, this week was very good and we had lots of fun. “It’s not missionary work, it’s missionary fun!”

We have had a lot of success this week while knocking doors. It is amazing how Heavenly Father has blessed us with a lot of ice cream. We met another family that has asked us to come back this week and we are very excited to see them again.

Something I have found that has, I think, made us more successful is praying often and specifically while doing His work and remembering to thank Him when we are blessed with anything, to say thank you as soon as we receive the blessing. I think that as we show our gratitude towards the blessings He has given us, we will be blessed with so much more.

I love ya’ll and miss you!

Talk to you next week!

Love,

Sister Bohman

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Another Week in Perth

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This week Heavenly Father gave us a huge bowl of ice cream just to say “I’M STILL HERE!”

It was great! This week was full of sunshine and all things good! Literately, sun. All week. No rain. And I’m in Scotland!

Miracle of this week! Drumroll…

Kevin and Julie agreed to be married and baptized. We are going to have a wedding baptism celebration!!! It’s gonna be the best. We love those two. They read the Book of Mormon every day and just are rocking it. Yesterday at Church,  a member asked if Julie would be back next week and she said, “I’m addicted now. I can’t stop!” They are the cutest. Love them to pieces!

Sorry I don’t have much to say other than that. This week I have been thinking about the recent talk by Elder Sabin and thinking about how small investments now can help save ourselves in the future. You all should look that up and read it!

Love ya’ll,

Sister Bohman

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Week 6 in Perth

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Hey People of Earth!

Wait what? I’m on earth, or am I? For all we know, this is all a strange dream and I’m actually a being that is cryogenically frozen in some crazy planet of space…. maybe? No. Not true. I’m 100% sure that I am an earthling just like you. My siblings may disagree, but it’s fine. Don’t believe them. 🙂

This week seems like it was forever, but also like it didn’t happen…. strange feeling, right? Yeah, it is.

Some highlights of the week:

We have awesome investigators, Kevin and Julie. They love the Gospel and are so prepared. They watch church media and fall asleep listening to the Book of Mormon. A missionary couldn’t ask for better.

Miracle of the week. We have had some good, wholesome, beautiful, sunshine!!!!

Funny story–On Tuesday we were coming home from district meeting in Kirkaldy. We were at the train station and this person sits next to us and we get chatting about what we are doing and they are asking questions about what Mormons are, so we basically teach a lesson on the Restoration. And we were like, what is going on? This is awesome! Then I look over and see on his phone that he has the Book of Mormon app open and he is a member of our church who was totally pulling our leg. Haha. We laughed, then talked a bit more 🙂

Love ya’ll

Sister Bohman

Scripture I’ve been studying this week: Alma 29  It’s really good 🙂

Week 5 in Perth

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It was a good week.

We had a cool miracle this week. One night Sister Smith wasn’t feeling good. We just pressed through it and chapped anyway. We came to a door and the yard was overgrown and unkempt. We saw in the grass a mormon.org card folded in half just thrown there. So, I opened the gate and said, “okay Lord, I’m ready for a miracle!” We chapped the door.  And then this woman opened it. She was pretty rough around the edges and I just held my breath and we introduced ourselves. She said, “Oh my father was Mormon! Come on in!” And we both just looked at each other in shock. We went into the house and she had so many good questions. She is excited to learn and loves modern day revelation. Needless to say, sacrifice brings forth the blessings from heaven! God is good and He will provide as you act in faith.

On Sunday I was praying during sacrament to be given the strength and patience to do what is asked of me here in Perth and then the speakers gave such amazing talks that were exactly what I needed. In that moment, in our little branch meeting, I knew why I was there and I knew even more fully that God is aware of us and He truly wants us to be happy and share that happiness with others.

Love ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

Ps: If you’re looking for something good to study, look up “His Grace is Sufficient” by Brad Wilcox.

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Easter Miracles

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What a week we have had!

So many miracles!

On Friday, this week, we met a woman at Pizza Hut (worker). She lived in Utah and was taught by missionaries there. She is so amazing. This was especially cool because Sister Smith had a huge feeling that morning that we needed to be somewhere specific at 1 pm and we never ever go to Pizza Hut, but we couldn’t decide where to go and just thought Pizza Hut. Then we go and find Liz there and felt that was where we were supposed to be at 1pm. So that was a cool experience. Yesterday at church we had five friends there!!! This is a new record for me on my mission! We had three current investigators and two others that responded to church texts with us! It was an Easter Miracle! Ada, one of our friends that attended church with us, has a baptismal date for April 29th! We are really excited for her. Two of our other friends, Kevin and Julie, were also there. They are really excited about the gospel, but they aren’t married. They have been living together going on four years now, so we are hopefully getting them married soon! Do I see a joint wedding-baptism in the future… maybe!

Then to top it all off with a cherry on top, the Rickers from the Boerne Ward showed up at Church, too! It was so fun to see a familiar face and get some good Texas-sized hugs.

It was just an amazing week and we are looking forward to another amazing week!

Easter is such an amazing time of year. I loved the Mormon message for the “Prince of Peace.” The simple words shared are so awe inspiring.

He was the worlds greatest conqueror, yet He ruled no nations, led no armies, never raised a sword. Took no spoils. His only crown was made of thorns. He won victories, no one else could. He defeated death. He conquered sin and offers peace to all who follow Him. He can calm troubled seas and troubled souls. He can heal broken lives and broken bonds. He can turn water into wine and heartache into hope. He lived, died and lived again, so we will all live again. His resurrection brings us peace, now and forever. He is Jesus Christ, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace.

Remember to apply Christ’s example and sacrifice to your life. As we do this we can have peace now and in the world to come. I LOVE our Savior and brother Jesus Christ. Because of Him we can live, we can truly live. This Gospel, this way of life, THIS IS LIVING and it is possible because of Him.

Love ya’ll–Happy Easter!

Sister Bohman

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Week 3 Perth!

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It’s been a great week! Yesterday we had a miracle. We got to church and as usual we have been praying to find the elect and for the elect to find us. We were fasting for the elect to find us. So, we are at church greeting people and then this couple comes to the front door, and you can tell they aren’t members of the church, so we take a special interest in them and start talking. Julie and Kevin went to our church about a year ago and they decided that they needed to come back because it is something they want in their life now! So we are really excited to teach them and help them find what they are missing. God is so good.

Something I have been studying this week is like what Elder Rasband said about being a first responder. I loved the story he told about the fireman so much and the promised blessing that if we follow the first promptings of the spirit we will be successful 9xs out of 10. Isn’t that amazing? I loved studying chapter 4 in Preach my Gospel. I invite you to read it and study it. It is so important for us to respond to promptings of the spirit because it is only the times that we don’t when we have regrets. If we are always following the promptings from heaven we will never be wrong!

Lastly, a funny story this week:

This week we had a missionary conference so all the missionaries in the area came together to be taught by our leaders. We got there and were just sitting down in the pew. Then this happens–

Me to Sister Smith: You are too close to me.

AP Elder Tullis (standing in the pew in front of me, looks up in shock): Oh my! I thought you were talking to me!

Me: Yeah Elder you are wayyy too close. Don’t you know it’s inappropriate to stand that close to a Sister?

Elder Tullis (mimics a Texan accent): Oh, I’m a Texan, and you can’t be within ten feet of me. You’ll breath my air.

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Ya’ll may not consider this a funny thing, but as a missionary your humor is very different and it was very funny, trust me!

 

Love Ya’ll!

Sister Bohman

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It’s been one year!!!!

I had a good week. I turned one year as a missionary and we had General Conference!

Highlights of this week:

On Wednesday, we were able to go to a youth center and talk to troubled youth. That was so great to be able to be there with real people who are trying to change their life. We will be able to go back every week.

I was able to celebrate my one year with an American burger. Oh, it was sooooo good!

We have a new friend who wants to be baptized. She is really cool and we have already been able to see the change the gospel has made in her life.

Best of all, Conference!!! I loved it so much, but Elder Choi’s talk was just great! I loved it so much! Remember to look up. I love how he told his missionaries, “when it rains, look up. Open your mouth. Drink it!” I find that this will be very good advice as I’m in Scotland and it rains a lot. If you haven’t been able to watch the conference, then I encourage you to watch it and listen to the Prophet’s voice.

Love ya’ll

Sister Bohman

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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