This was my all time favourite week in my mission so far! It has been SO GOOD. My companions are such legends. The Trinity will be dying tomorrow as me and Sister Cook will be going back to Watford, and we are so excited, but so sad to see our trio life in Hayes come to an end. It has been amazing! We found 9 new investigators this week, it was epic.
We had a fun p-day with our huge district on Monday and played mini golf! We had such a good time! This week we had some world class dinner appointments! The members fed us every single night his week, and two nights we even had lunch appointments as well. Can we just give a round of applause to these amazing saints? They have no idea how much it means to us as missionaries. One of these amazing members is Brother Hidalgo, a retired chef from Ecuador. He has fed us twice this week, the best meals of my life and I'm not even lying. Whenever we go over there, he also invites all of our investigators and so we just have a huge awesome gathering and fit a lesson in.
This week we also had dinner with a sister who served a mission in Portugal and her cutest ever family! Their youngest son literally attacked me and I spent the night sitting on the floor playing legoes with him while my companions heard all about his mom's mission. It was so funny. They made us traditional Brazilian food and it was sooooo good!
We had a crazy awesome miracle on Saturday, we went finding and the very first person we stopped was AWESOME. K is the most legit person in the world. We stopped him and he is just super prepared, we gave him a Book of Mormon and invited him to come to church on Easter. Then yesterday morning, Easter Sunday, he actually showed up!!! And he loved it!!!! We taught Gospel Principles and we had so many people in class! When we got in there, someone had left tons of these weird paper hats and everyone put one on, we had our lesson, and ate lots of Cadbury Cream eggs all together as a class, Easter was total blissful happiness. We put our friend E, on date for baptism earlier in the week and she is doing so good! I love these people so much. We have been travelling everywhere on buses like crazy!
Fun fact about serving a mission in England: it is making me very confused about my identity. On the exact same day, within an hour, I got mistaken for a Canadian, an Irish girl, and a Mexican. What. We dropped by the chapel during an Easter activity and out of the blue, this member was like "you have such a gentle, girly voice". Haha! And this man on the street was like "Are you from Spain? You have Spanish eyes." A lot of people also think I'm from America but in the South, and I also get Italy a lot. I just get random commentary of people's observations like this all day every day. I don't even know how I talk anymore or who I am to be honest:)))))
On Thursday we had Zone Conference in London and it was the best one I've ever had so far! We really just focused on Easter and on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the spirit was so incredibly strong. President Stevens (I will try not to write 50 paragraphs about how amazing he is and how much I love him and how he is such a powerful and comforting man and how I don't know if I could even do this without his guidance) he sang "I Stand All Amazed" for us as his closing testimony of the Saviour. He started crying during it too. It was the most touching thing in the world to be there, the entire day was so special.
I woke up yesterday on Easter Sunday with the words to "He Is Risen" just instantly ringing in my head. Immediately I just fell to my knees crying and thanked Heavenly Father for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. I have felt so much happiness as I have reflected on it. I have an unshakeable testimony of Christ and I know that He really did overcome the world. He really did conquer death. And He really does live!
He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days' prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory.