Sunday, October 26, 2014

Some Stories...About a Missionary!

Ok I have to write this quick but I want to share some miracles for the week and also some funny stories!!!!
1. We skipped dinner one day because we needed more time to teach and find people! So we go to Jim's house, an 87 year old investigator, and hes like,"I was born a Lutheran, I am going to die a Lutheran." But we taught him about the Plan of Happiness that God has for us. (The first time he met us he said we could only come over once a month.) We explained to him what happens after we die and we used some scriptures from the Book of Mormon. At the end of the lesson we offered to give him a Book of Mormon and he was like,"I'm going to have to decline....actually.....I'll take it.. I'll read it. Then he said we could come back in a week:) He's so cute and he has the coolest house!
2. We have been taking cold showers for a week straight!!!! I feel like Im getting the 3rd world country missionary experience.. aside from the brand new car I drive everywhere haha..perks to being in the states for a mission!
3. I did 16 hours of service this week! It was like heaven, my favorite part about the mission is service! We go visit all of these old people and sick people, then we worked the face painting booth at a fair.. we helped with a garage sale, we helped a sister in our ward move out.. it was great! We are only supposed to do 10 hours of service a week but I went on exchanges which means I went to a different area and I didn't have a choice! So it was fun:)
4. There's a new family in our ward and they are a young couple. We went to their home last night for dinner and both of them are return missionaries! It was so fun talking to them and then she gave us a bunch of her clothes she was getting rid of! It was awesome:)
5. So we were having a hard time finding people who wanted to learn about the Gospel...we were visiting some people who said we could come back but we weren't having any luck! So we said.. "That's it! Next person we see is going to be a new investigator!" Then we prayed to Heavenly Father to help us. So we go up to this house and we here a women yelling.. then a man comes to the door and looks through the window and doesn't open the door.. then the lady comes to the door and she looked at us like we were crazy. So we started talking to her and told her who we were. We found out her uncle and grandma are mormon. We gave her a spanish Book of Mormon and told her about how it will help strengthen her family. She wanted us to come back next week! So, Heavenly Father totally answered our prayer and it was so cool and I just know that Heavenly Father hears our prayers. He is in all the details of our lives!
6. So we accidently drove down a dark alley (in our car) and we were freaked out and then this huge dog comes out from behind a dumpster and my companion and I both screamed, it was super funny!!
Love you guys!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dreams Come True!

Elder Winder drew these for me. I never thought Id be a Sister Missionary.. on a bike preaching the Gospel... lol ...and lastly, just a pretty tree we thought would make for a quick photoshoot! 

So Many Investigators!!

This week has been really great. I've been so blessed. I was asked to give a training in Missionary Leadership Training (MLC) with Sister Anderson. I was asked on Tuesday and we gave it Thursday. I was so so scared and I felt very inadequate to give it but went pretty well! Our topic was "Using Members with Boldness". I was also asked to give a talk in Sacrament  Meeting on Sunday. That talk went really well Imthought, thanks to Heavenly Father. Then this week I am giving another training in Zone Conference. Lots of opportunity to grow!

Also, we found 3 new investigators this week! Which is awesome because I'm not that good at finding new investigators! Webare getting better!

Some of the people we are teaching....
David Heaton- a less active and he knows he needs to come to church but he hasn't yet! Stinker!
The Matney's- a part-member family/ investigators. I thought they hated me because I asked them to read the Book of Mormon and they were offended. Turns out they don't hate me! We left some cute things on their door and thats all it took to gain their love back! Now we just read from the Bible.
Bro McNeely- investigator. I guess he was talking to himself in the parking lot at church... so we're a little concerned he may not have all his marbles, if you know but i mean. But he's pretty great. I like him. He reads, prays and goes to church! So hopefully he will know it is true soon!
Javier- investigator. He's only 14 and he has read 10 chapters in the Book of Mormon!! He's so awesome and loves when we come over! But we teach him with his brothers who are young single adult age. So web might have to give them to the young single adult missionaries. bummer.
Chris- an investigator. He almost got baptized when he was 12! But his parents told him no, he is 30 now. Webthink he will get baptized. Hensaid he is going to read the Book of Mormon and look into Joseph Smith!! yay!
Paul- less active/recent convert. He talks so quiet.. we just guess what he is saying most of the time. but he is very nice. He works on Sundays:( we are trying to get him to talk to his manager or take some sort of leap of faith but there is a language barrier.. he's from the Philippians.
Sister Shirts- Sister Shirts is inactive because of health reasons mostly, but she is the one who cant walk and has bad health problems. We teach her every week and I love her so much. Her and I get along really well! She  just tells me about everything. It's so cute.
Colleen- our neighbor who is a new investigator! She is sooo sweet and I'm so excited to teach her the fullness of the Gospel.
Susie- investigator. Her boyfriend is Mormon and she has a kid. She has been going through a lot lately and she is excited to start meeting with us!
Heavenly Father has blessed us with a lot of people to teach!

I'm so so excited for General Conference this weekend!!!! For those who are not LDS.... General Conference is when the Prophet and Apostles speak to the whole church across the World. You should listen so you can know were not crazy:) love you guys!