I hope all is well and that everyone had a safe Halloween.
Aanya came home from school the other day and this is what she had told me.
Aanya and the girls ride a bus to school, as they were on it going to school, a girl came up to them and asked what they were being for Halloween.
They of course told, and then Aanya asked the girl what they were being, the girl then stated, " Oh, we don't dress up for Halloween at our house, my mamma says Halloween is of the Devil."
Aanya asked why, and the girl just went on and on about that the scriptures tell you, and that her scriptures are true!!
Aanya then said" Oh you read scriptures? Me too. I read the Book of Mormon."
Little girl- " My mamma says the Book of Mormon isn't true."
Aanya- I'm sorry she thinks that. Has she ever read it?
Little girl- I don't know? My mamma says that the Church of Jesus Christ isn't true. And that I shouldn't be friends with Mormons.
Aanya- Well I know my church is true, and you should read the Book of Mormon for yourself and then pray to see for yourself.
Little girl- Your weird.
Aanya- I think your nice.
Little girl- OK that is just weird, I just denied you, and you called me nice for it?
Aanya- Life is great, you can believe what you want, and still love people of different religions.
Little girl- OK I am leaving cuz your wiggin' out.
Aanya- Have a great day..
The next Day-
Little girl- Aanya can I sit with you on the bus?
Aanya- sure, but I thought you thought I was weird?
Little girl- I think your cool..
I love that my 10 year old can stick up and stand her ground on what she believes in. I think way too many times in life we feel embarrassed, or uncomfortable that we are a member of this great church, because it is not "cool".
I for one am not embarrassed of my church. I hold my head high, and shout it out for all to hear.
Do you want to know something cool?
Her mother called me today and asked if I talk to her about our church.
Aanya is a great girl, and defiantly a child of God. And most for sure a Missionary in the Making.
Tongan mission of course... ( don't tell her that they don't send woman out there)