We had a good lesson with our new investigators on Saturday! They are awesome. She, Glenda, posed the question of where her child is because she had a 2 week old baby pass away. Oh my gosh y’all the spirit was so strong!!! We talked about how it is okay to ask questions and we talked about Moroni 8. Then he, CJ, came in the room and we had a completely different lesson with him and just plainly introduced the Book of Mormon to him. He asked, “How do I get one?” I always love that question. (: We gave them one because that is all we had at that moment. But see Glenda lives in Selmer, TN and comes down pretty much every weekend to be with CJ because they are dating. So we don’t know how this is going to work out.
A lot of our investigators have fallen a little because of Thanksgiving and people going out of town, but that is okay, we were able to set up appointments for this week! (: Good things are happening!
This week I was able to see how much I really have grown over my mission. We went on exchanges and I had started the conversation with every unplanned invite we had gotten for that day. And that night when I was saying my nightly prayer I realized that I never would have done that near the beginning of my mission. It was just really cool. I am so grateful for my mission and for being able to see the change I’ve made. I hate to have a ‘brag on myself’ moment, but I was just so happy and grateful! I don’t even know how to express it! I am also so grateful for all the sisters in my zone that I get to go on exchanges with because I learn so much form each of them! I get to see them grow and also myself. (: SO GREAT!!!
Can I just say, I know with out a doubt in my heart or mind that this gospel is true. If some of you didn’t know that, I suggest you go find out for yourself because! The Lord will answer your questions. (:
So starting out, this past week was our mission temple trip! It was so fantastic!
I also found out, the Birmingham temple is very small. o: But that’s okay. It’s amazing.
Thursday was fantastic. We got a mormon.org referral! Woot woot! He was actually a member who is less active and he has recently decided to come back to church. Also his wife is not a member and he just wants her to understand his beliefs. He told us whether she later decides to get baptized than perfect! (: And I totally believe it’s going to happen!
Friday We met with Orlando(the referral) Wow it went so fantastic! Also we were on exchanges this day so I was with a spanish sister. She is our Sister Training Leader. But it went so fantastic because they speak spanish Orlando speaks perfect english but his wife struggles just a little bit. So we taught in Spanish… I didn’t know what was going on half the time. But! I knew the spirit was there. It was just a fabulous lesson. I know that she will get baptized. (:
So then comes Saturday. And I can I just say. Saturday is the day that changed my mission (: Sister Christensen and I have made a goal for ourselves to go tracting everyday between 3:30-5. We think that’s a pretty goal because that is when it will be most beneficial to go tracting and can I just say fantastic! (: We knocked 3 doors in a row that all opened and listened. All 3 of those are new investigators. WE GOT RETURN APPOINTMENTS WITH ALL 3 OF THEM! 😀 It was a fantastic day. We even found more people that day but didn’t get full set return appointment. That’s okay because they are still fantastic people. Back to the 3 though. We were in an apartment complex and they don’t number the doors in this complex. They number the buildings and have letters on the doors. And each door we knocked in the building was letter E! It was crazy. We decided that it stood for the E-lect. All 3 of those people are goin to get baptized whether they like it or not! Ha just kidding we can’t force people into salvation but it’s going to happen. I have such a good feeling. (:
And this entire week! We are doing something almost every evening! An appointment for all but 2 evenings? That’s crazy! I’m so happy and I know that the Lord has answered my prayers. We have been diligent in our work and he is rewarding us for our efforts.
You can’t do things only once. You have to keep trying at them each day. It may be hard and boring. But the Lord will reward you. I know he will! (:
I leave that with you as my testimony and my prayers I leave with y’all as well.
I love y’all! Have a fantastic week! Keep Christ in your thought this Christmas season!
Remember Christmas means ‘MORE’ Christ. Because in Spanish ‘mas’ means ‘more’ So Christ-more or have MORE CHRIST in your seasons. (: