Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The People You Meet


Quick email this week. 

It has been a fairly good week. It went by really quickly. Because it is getting close to finals for the students here, everyone is busy and doesn't have "even 20 minutes?!" to meet with us. So this week was basically all street contacting all day every day. Which is really fun in the city mind you because there are always people to talk to and you meet the most interesting people as well... 

This weekend was Firle Stake Conference (the stake I am in), it was really good. But it was all about marriage! Getting married, keeping your marriage, staying in love, etc! I couldn't help but feel a little awkward (okay a lot of awkward) the whole time, considering I am a missionary and that is the last thing I would like to think about right now, thanks. So I tried to apply all of it into a companionship sort of scenario. One thing I really liked was the phrase, "If you want to be understood, seek first to understand." I love that. So true, I have seen that a lot in my companionship's throughout the mish. 

Yesterday while street contacting we walked by a restaurant that had a balcony and two Polynesian looking men called out, "Sisters!" We looked and waved and kept walking because they were too high up to talk to. We asked each other if we knew them and both just assumed they were less active members or something or they just knew who we were because all Polynesians know the Mormons. An hour later we were contacting by the Royal Adelaide Hospital and we came across the same two men sitting on a bench outside. We walked up and said hello to them. Turns out we were right, they are less active and not from Adelaide. They are brothers and one of them is really ill and going in for a huge surgery that is life threatening. They only just found out it was needed this weekend. Both distraught, I offered the Elders services in giving him a priesthood blessing. He accepted and noted that it is not a coincidence that we were lead into their path at this time, twice! 

Hope you all have a fabulous week. 

Love yous heaps,

Sister Coultrup

Sister Bethany Victoria Coultrup
Australia Adelaide Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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