Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11th Letter

Hola Familia!

Okay this week has been great as usual! Life here is a roller coaster, but it is a wonderful roller coaster! Highlights...

Tuesday I ate strawberry flavored tortillas, so good!

Wednesday we had an AWESOME lesson with Melody. She invited herself and her kids to church so it was the best! We had a member come with us and that always helps so much! Melody is definitely prepared. This night at the MOBAT I took a family on tour from Orem! Shoot, I can't remember their names... They are in the Sharon Stake and know Dad and Rus from high council and the grandma is actually in Ric's ward. She went on and on about how great Ric & Tami are, haha I told her I guess I agree.. :) Oh, also this night this lady tried to set me up with her grandson... so that was the weirdest thing ever. I was like ummm do you see my name tag?? Missionary here! 

Thursday we had zone meeting which was so good! We talked about how the best is yet to come and we need to make sure we are working our hardest. I love zone meetings and district meetings because they get me so pumped and excited to share the gospel! I also learned that the Lord has put me in Chula Vista for a reason and that I need to figure that reason out. We had a lesson with a less-active today and she talked about how she wants to come back to church, she just doesn't really know how. We told her we are here to help her every step of the way! We want to find her some good friends in the ward as well. 

Friday I had an interview with Elder & Sister Seegmiller. It was great! Elder Seegmiller told me that he used to be quiet and reserved like me but his mission taught him how to break out of his shell. It made me feel like that is one reason why I am on a mission, haha to learn how to break out of my shell. I think it's working a little bit. We had an appointment with Dee tonight, but it got cut pretty short so we didn't have much time to talk about a lot. We had it at a members home though so that was great! Members are so key! Next we had a dinner appointment with a family in our ward. They are awesome! She is from Mexico and so she made us some mexican meal that was SOOOO SPICY! Seriously I was like sweating while I was eating.. haha you know I don't do well with spicy. It was delicious though! Maybe I'll learn how to like spicy food. 

Saturday we helped one of our investigators move :( I LOVE this family. They are a part member family, the dad was our investigator and they moved just outside of our ward boundaries. We are sad we won't be teaching them anymore because we love them so much! But we are excited for them because they have a great new house and the dad is still progressing and we know the elders who will be teaching them now so it will all be great. 

We had the temple shift tonight. So we have this tent we sit under at the temple and they put a sign on it that says temporary visitor's center hahaha it is the funniest thing! But now we got lots of people coming over and asking us if there is going to be one built. Any details on that Rus?? We met this couple, the girl is from Russia and the guy is from Brazil, they are both here for school and we talked to them about the gospel and it was just such a cool conversation. They were both very intrigued with what we had to say and they wanted to know how they could get married in the temple so we got their information and are sending them the missionaries in their area. Oh, I met a family from Hawaii and so of course I asked them if they knew the Goos and they said that Brother Goo sealed them!! So that was cool! I can't remember their names unfortunately. We broke in the sisters apartments and did secret service :)

Sunday something way cool happened! We were just going from sacrament meeting to Sunday School and this guy in our ward walked up and said he found this girl wandering around. Her name is Sangrin, she is from Africa and she's 19 years old. She said that she is just looking for a religion and that she saw this church and wanted to come here. Missionaries love hearing something like that!! She is so sweet. We are meeting with her later this week! I love miracles. Also the gospel principles teacher didn't show up so guess who had to teach it? Sister Stevens and I. Boy, I am doing lots of things on my mish that I never thought I'd do, haha. We had dinner with a member tonight, so delicious! Then we went to a mission fireside in Penasquitos. It was awesome! We got revelation for one of our investigators. I love revelation! 

Monday was another day of miracles! We were going to visit a less-active but then ran into this guy who is in the Navy and he was super open with what we had to say and we asked if we could come talk with him and his family some more and he said yes! So we are going tonight and I am so excited! Next we were going to visit a former [investigator?], but he wasn't home so we ended up talking with his mom and she is so nice! She was grateful and open with everything we said and she said she wants her family to all learn so we are going to see them next week!

So basically this gospel is AMAZING!! I love that the Lord is SO mindful of us all. I love that we never have to be alone. I love feeling the spirit. Ah. I LOVE being a missionary! Oh, P.S. Sister Stevens has brothers named Rus and Adam too, so we were meant to be companions. We still have so much fun together! I am going to miss her when she goes home after this transfer. 

Well, I hope you are all doing well :) I love hearing from you!! And I love you all!

Sister Cassie Chea Rasmussen

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