February 13, 2017
This week was so good. Yesterday, a mom and her daughter came to church from Switzerland. They are super cool and into missionary work and tonight they are taking us to a buffet dinner with them and our friend O at their fancy hotel! So cool! I feel kind of guilty :/
Yesterday was super crazy though. We had to do member splits because we wanted to be in seven places at once. In primary we joined the circus and gave everyone personalized name tags. The idea came from little M, who told us he would listen to our lesson with his mom on Tuesday if we would give him one of our name tags to wear. My companion then taught gospel principles while I snuck in a Preach My Gospel lesson with O and a member. He is so awesome. This week people have been looking around for a hotel to baptize him in on March
We were so happy that H came with her kids because she almost didn't come! She is going through really hard stuff right now and it is a miracle that she is reading the Book of Mormon when she can't sleep, trying to tranquilize her kids at church, and being the one to set up appointments with us.
Saturday, we went to Gozo [another island in the Maltese archipelago]! It is sooo pretty. It's unreal. It was a huge miracle that we found one of the two members on the island on the ferry ride there! We were able to teach her during the boat ride.
Sometimes we feel like we are on a different planet (Tatooine, for example). It's just funny cuz there is a famous type of fish here and when our friend O first said the name it just sounded like we were really living in Star Wars. It's pronounced "lampooki". Just repeat that and tell yourself again that Malta isn't really that far away.
We went back to our Maltese family and met two other family members. It's so fascinating how sometimes you will tell some people about the restored gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ being on the earth again and they'll say something like "thank you. Yes. It's so true." Sometimes it’s because they're not listening; other times people will just not understand. But these people show incredible comprehension. One of the kids (who are all in their 20s), told us something like "this could change our lives". And I was like "um yea it could! Thank you!"
The aforementioned scene