Well, it has been another great week on my mission. Missions are just the best and I have never been happier! Sharing this good news of the restored gospel is what truly brings happiness to others and I am so grateful to share it every day with everyone around me.
S is coming along! Last week he brought his comparison chart and we cleared up any questions that he had. He really seems to understand this gospel but is just waiting for his answer. I told him that I know that Heavenly Father has answered him and that maybe he just hasn't recognized the answer yet. We invited him to pray and ask Heavenly Father if Joseph Smith is a true prophet because if he is then the Book of Mormon which he translated is true and this church is true. Hoping for good things for S!
Taught T and his grandmother about the Holy Ghost on Thursday. He told us that he recognizes the influence of the Holy Ghost in his life and that he has been kept out of danger for heeding the promptings. They also came to church again on Sunday and got his membership number to start his family history. I am so proud of them!!!
On Thursday, we went over to the Powers family for dinner and she always has her friend R (30's) over so this is the second time that we have met with him. Last time we taught about the ten commandments and this time we talked about The Book Of Mormon. He is in 2nd Nephi and wants to be baptized!! It's crazy because he was raised to not like Mormons and now he is investigating the church!! He just wants to see a baptism before his own so good thing there are two in our ward coming up on the 12th! Miracles!! The only sad thing is that he isn't in our ward so we will probably have to pass him off to the missionaries there :( But he is a great person! He loves watching videos on mormon.org and he has watched The District. Cool, right?!!
Wednesday we went on exchanges with the sister training leaders. I went with Sister Empey and it was cool/a little scary because I was now the "senior companion" since it was my area. We went around to visit less-actives because there are quite a few. A few didn't answer but we one of the ladies, her husband who isn't a member, let us leave her a note with our number which was super nice of him! We had an appointment with the S family. They are an older less active couple and they are having their doubts so we read out of The Book of Mormon with them. We read the story of the Tree of Life which is all about God's love and how we need to hold fast to the iron rod and to have faith! They are a very sweet couple and the husband wants to come to church but his wife isn't ready yet so we are praying for them. After that I went tracting for the first time.. dun dun dun... we went into an apartment complex and it really wasn't that bad! People are super friendly and willing to listen to us. We placed two Book of Mormons and handed out a mormon.org card!!!! Miracles!! The coolest thing was that we were knocking on one door but no answer so we went to their neighbor's door and talked to him and then the other guy came out of his apartment so we finished talking to his neighbor and went over to the apartment who we had been knocking on before and he said he went to high school with Mormons and let us in! So we went in and met his wife and one year old daughter. We found out that he is a devote Christian and he had a TON of questions so we talked with them for awhile and he was very interested in learning what we believe. And he gave us their number to call to set up another time we can go meet them. That was such a cool experience with knocking doors.
We have been working with less-actives to bring them back to church. We need to bring the sheep back into the fold so to speak. That is just as important as finding and teaching investigators because they too are lost and wandering. Also, we went to a family history fair on Friday and it was awesome! Family History is becoming huge and it is so neat to teach people about because everyone loves learning new facts about their families. Saturday we went over to sister powers to help her chalk paint her son's dresser and it was so much fun! I think I may have found a new hobby of mine haha.
The Relief Society Broadcast was amazing! It is so important that we keep those covenants that we make at our baptisms and in the Holy temple. I am so grateful for our prophet, Thomas S. Monson and the love that he has for all of us. Let's all strive to keep our covenants that we have made. What wonderful blessings will come when we do! I am SO excited for General Conference this weekend. Have a question in mind, like mom always taught us to do, and I can promise you that Heavenly Father will answer your questions.
I love my mission and Colorado Springs. It is gorgeous here and I can't believe that my first transfer is over this week and that I am half way through the training program. Thank you for supporting and loving me. I love and miss you all!!
Jenna- HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thursday!! 19?! I can't even believe it! I love you sooo much little one. Party it up giiiirrrlll!
Adie-Happy birthday on Wednesday! We are getting old, my friend. Better bust out the canes soon haha love you woman!
Hays- GREAT JOB on making jazz and wind ensemble again. We all knew you could do it ;)
Have a great week! Thanks for all your prayers!