The Lord seriously opened so many doors for us this week – we were just in the right spot at the right time! I feel like I am seriously ON FIRE with the spirit of missionary work! We have been really working on the challenge
President Taggart gave us, the start, stop, and continue. We have
STARTED trying to get better at one Christ like attribute each week,
this week being faith. Then we have STOPPED “just kidding” jokes. And
we CONTINUED having good studies and staying positive…most of the
time haha. but our companionship has had so much more unity since
stopping the just kidding jokes. I got the
idea from mom that long time ago you made us do that, it works so
everyone should do it! (Editor’s Note from Mom – “I’m always right!)
Monday we taught Mikelle, still figuring out the specifics but she is
preparing to get baptized on December 12th!!!! We are so excited for
her!! She is just the cutest and so excited to receive the gift of the
Holy Spirit! She is 14 and we think she will get to be baptized in our
building even though she lives in another mission!!!!
Wednesday was fantastic! We had 4 hours of knocking on doors that part
was horrible, no one answers bc they are all at work! But for dinner
we went to the Wick’s! A family who converted about a year ago, with 2
lil boys, someone called the missionaries to help them move and then
they got baptized!!! There was stuff in between that, but it started
with service, how cool!? President likes to use them as an example
often. Anyways they are going to the temple to be sealed for time and
all eternity, the day after Thanksgiving!
Next was Bible study! Someone when we were tracting last week, invited us to
her Bible study at her house about a month ago. We had a bunch of
people advise against it, but my mind just kept going back to it. So
we called and made sure it wouldn’t be just a Bible bash and decided
to go! They were studying Ephesians, and man can I tell you the first
part the spirit was so strong!!! Like one of the most spiritual
experiences on my mission yet! They included us in the discussion and
loved our insights! I could tell this lady’s husband was really
feeling our spirit, like you know when you can tell they are just
really feelin it? He was!!! He said if we had nowhere to go for
Thanksgiving they would take us! How kind?! They aren’t even members of our faith! I just felt on fire after that night! Like you know the way I get before
gymnastics meets the excited stage not the quiet stage that’s how I
was. Bless sister Webb for putting up with me!
would walk from there to the store so we could save on miles and dude
miracles happened! We found someone who does a lot of volunteer work
and said he would give us a call when they had some more projects!!!
Then we talked to a man fixing the tail light on his car! Next person
we talked to was sweet Judy and we asked if we would help her with her
groceries and she said “How did you know I was crippled today?!” She
didn’t look in pain but she said Her arthritis was really bad today!
Then she literally started crying!!! Right there in the middle of the
parking lot about how kind we were and how no one is nice anymore” and
how she had no beliefs then she was Jehovah Witness, and now Jewish!
And she wants one of us to marry her 33 year old son lol! But anyways she
wants to have us over for lunch! I am pretty sure she is the miracle
person to get baptized before the end of the year we have been praying
for in every prayer! Then I gave out a pass along card to someone in the store who turned out to be a less active Young Single Adultt hat moved here from Utah not too long ago! So we got him in contact with the YSA ward! And then as we left the store we spotted a less active we have been trying to get a
hold of for a long time. She was on a scooter wheelchair thingy and
going much faster than sister Webb and I walk, so we ran down the side
of the busy street….in our dresses….with cupcakes in our
hands….in the dark. We caught up to her after a half mile run (small
exaggeration) and finally got to talk to her, though we were a lil out
of breath haha!!! All of that within only 45 minutes!!! Craziness
I’m so grateful for all of your love and support and above all I’m grateful for theMan who made it possible, my Savior, my friend, my brother Jesus Christ! The Lord’s hand is in the details of our lives we just have to slow down and realize it! Have the happiest Thanksgiving!!!!!