Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Pretty fantastic week, not gonna lie.
Okay, so we FINALLY got some new people to teach!! YYYAYYYY!!! So first off, when we were doing our planning one night, we were tryng to think of back ups if an appointment canceled so we just said we would visit some Less Actives. We ended planning and I was saying the prayer but I felt like I really needed to actually pick some names. So I ended the prayer kind of quickly and just picked some names, like five. The next day we had like a half an hour before we had to be home at 9 and so I picked a Less Active to see out of the list I’d made the night before and we went. Well, the Less Active wasn’t there, in fact she had moved. However, there was a man named Eric there who lived with his fiancee and her kids and they were just talking a few days ago about how they wanted to find a church and that they thought it was super important for their family. HEHE!! yay!! We were…very excited to hear that. We have since started teaching them both and hopefully get their children involved. They have both promised to keep open minds and to do the things that we ask. In fact Eric is well versed in the New Testament so some things he’s really not used to and has a hard time with, BUT he said the main thing that is keeping him open to us right now is how the joy that he could sense that Sister Munn and I had. Wow. Super Testimony strengthening! He even came by himself to Sacrament meeting this Sunday which…I’ll be honest, wasn’t the best day for him to come. I urge everyone to remember what a Testimony is, especially when they go to the pulpit to express it. But yeah anyway, they’re pretty darn awesome!!
Also, we got a new guy to teach from a referral from the Bishop who told us to visit a part member family. The wife is a member, the husband not. They just moved here and we had our first lesson with him Sunday night. It went SO well, and the Spirit was SO strong! As we shared Joseph Smith’s experience with him, he just had this change of countenance it seemed. It was incredible.. He’s been taught the lessons by elders multiple time so he’s heard it all before, but I think the Spirit really touched him. Now, I have no clue how things will go from here (we have a lesson with him tonight) but at least we know that we made some kind of difference, regardless of when it actually clicks with him.
That’s one thing I’m realizing. Talking to everyone is SO important, because you never know what role you will have in their conversion experience. You might plant the seed, you might help the seed grow and nourish it, you might save the seed, and you might harvest it. You just never know!
Also. Yesterday Sis. Munn and I got dipped cones from McDonald’s. I had her holding mine while I was driving and of course it started melting and dripping on her. So what was her natural reaction? To LICK my precious ice cream cone that I’d been craving for WEEKS now. Yes, she licked my cone multiple times as it dripped. Now don’t get me wrong, She did the most natural and understandable thing to do, but for someone who hates saliva (aka ME) I was slightly horrified and told her I’d rather have her just eat mine. She looked at me like I was from an unknown planet and made it clear that she would NOT eat two ice cream cones and that I had better eat it or bad things would follow…
I ate the stinkin cone. BLACH!!! Let me just say, I was not happy, so don’t any of you think that I’ve started to overcome my dislike of saliva because I haven’t. But she’s very proud of herself and now that I think about it it’s kind of funny. I just thought I would let you know the horrors of my missionary life as well as the good 😉
In all seriousness though, Heavenly Father has blessed me abundantly with my companion Sis. Munn. I’m learning SO much from her and we have a lot of fun together hahaha.
Well, I love the Gospel, I LOVE missionary work and more than anything I just love the Lord. He has helped me soo much every single day to get over the hard times. I’m so grateful for all the prayers and letters that I’ve been receiving from all of you wonderful people, and the support you give is just incredible. GAH I JUST LOVE MISSIONARY WORK!! Even when things seem awful, just around the corner (or river bend…whichever you prefer) is a great blessing that Heavenly Father is waiting for you to work for so He can give it to you. His timing is so perfect with everything and He truly is in the very smallest of details in our lives. What an INCREDIBLE gift we have been given!!
I love you all so much!