What a week. This week has been good! Sorry about last week, it was a crazy hectic day trying to figure everything out. But I am alive, don't worry. This week we were able to get some new investigators and a baptismal date! My mind is kind of at a blank right now about what we actually did this week...so sorry if this is a weird email.
But I will start with the Baptismal date! His name is S and he is someone that I talked to the other day on the bus. Bus contacting is one of my biggest weaknesses and fears. I struggle with finding, as you know, but especially bus contacting, I don't know why, but it scares me. But the other day I got on the bus, went to the top floor, and it was full, so I sat down next to this guy and he was actually really interested and talked to me the whole time. We called him and he said that he would like to meet up, so we met up and he is solid. He just got out of prison 10 weeks ago, which is concerning, but he is such a good guy now. He accepted a BD and said how he knows there is a reason that I sat next to him on the bus that day, how I could have sat next to anyone, but I sat next to him. That was good to hear, it made me feel really successful and it has increased me confidence in talking to people on the bus. So that was pretty exciting!
I made german pancakes for my german companion this week...haha. Believe it or not she had never heard of/or had german pancakes before. But they were good and she liked them. I am teaching my german companion how to be german :) haha. Sister Ghalkhani is great. She is so nice and is very soft spoken. I guess the reason I haven't said much about her is because we haven't had any problems. It is weird though; this transfer has gone so fast, it feels like we are just on an exchange and that Sister Stuart will be back soon. It almost feels like we aren't companions, I don't know why. But I do love her a lot, I have grown a lot with her. I have changed a ton this transfer, I have been able to see the changes I have made come into effect in my missionary work this week. It is hard, because I feel like a totally different person than the person I was a few weeks ago, but I know it is for the best. Even the district has mentioned how I am not the same anymore. Someone told me yesterday that I looked happier than I usually am, I think I have looked super depressed lately, I don't know why. But ya, it is hard to explain, I am just a different person now. Sister Ghalkhani is super trustworthy and is very patient with me. I love her. As far as transfers go, I really don't know what is going to happen. I have a feeling I am going to be moving, which will be hard, but I have decided that I am kind of ready to leave Brighton. I have been here for a while and I feel like my time here is almost up. But we will see.
We also had zone conference this week and Elder Dyches from the seventy was here, it was really good. Obedience was stressed a lot, which I really enjoyed. He had about 1/3 of the group of us there stand up and he made the point that that is the amount of missionaries in our mission who aren't waking up on time, and if they aren't waking up on time how do they expect to ask inspired questions? That really hit me. Successfulness in my mission really does go back to obedience, and perfect obedience. Obedience is key. I have improved a lot on being more obedient this transfer, but I still have a lot to work on. We also found out that we are getting ipads in April! I am so excited for that, it will help us teach more effectively and be more organized. You don't know how many times I sit and think 'man if we had ipads it would make life so much better because then you can show mormon messages on the street and in teaches, you have everything at your fingertips that will be really exciting. I also learned a lot about planning better for our days and being effective/master teachers. That was his whole topic, being master teachers. It was really good and I got a lot from it.
We watched the Joseph Smith movie this week (the hour long one) with a new investigator. He is Nigerian and is really cool. I love that movie so much and the spirit was so strong. He made the comment after he watched it about how he was cold, and asked for his jacket, I wanted to be like no your not cold, that is the spirit, but I didn't haha.
Saturday was a really long day. We went out to a place called Lewes to contact less actives. All the less actives were home, which was good, but we didn't see any success from it. There is a castle in Lewes, so for our lunch break we went and walked around it, it was pretty fun.