We laughed a lot this week. I don’t remember really what about but it was good.
A member of our ward Austin is leaving for his mission this week. His
mom is way less active and the rest of his family is not members. They
are the ones we had Christmas Eve dinner with. We had dinner with them
this week which was great and we taught his family the Restoration
with his help which was so great! His little sister is the cutest
thing!!! We need to baptize her! She wants to be a missionary like
her big brother!
So we had two farewells this week and I got to speak as well! It was
on the Articles of Faith so it was great! There were so many
visitors there! We had 4 investigators at church! Shore, Mrs. Janet,
and 2 of Austin friends we have taught!
Shore: we finally finished teaching the Restoration – there is a
language barrier and religion barrier so we have to break it down big
time. She has a date for April 16th!!!! The young women did the
coolest lil pizza fundraiser and a bunch of people ended up giving us
their pizza so we brought one to shore and her finace! Their house
is beautiful and she is the bestest painter! Anyways she has some
things to overcome but she is excited for baptism!! Yayyy!!!
Mrs. Janet: the once homeless woman I talked about a while back. In
planing we felt we should go somewhere and I felt Mrs. Janet would be
there and she was! And she came to church and she is great! She has had an insanely hard life and she is really starting to open up to us. I love her bunches!!!
Zone conference this week was the BOMB!!!! Soooo good! Leaned so much! My
fav was they were talking about if you walked up to someone on the
street to give them $100 you know they would want it. We should walk
up to people in the street like that when we are sharing the Gospel.
With confidence that we know they will want the gospel! President
Taggart has also challenged us to study the Atonement for the next 31
days! He made this whole plan of conference talks and scriptures and
all going up to Easter! I am psyched!
We found lots of new solid people this week! Mehdi! We just talked to
him he told us his whole life story and we told him about the Book of
Mormon and we are going back today. He is a single dad. His voice
sounds just like grandpa. Imagine a Muslim Grandpa Hawkins, hehe! His
mom came out and asked if we would take his two girls to church! Ummm
yes! They are solid he loved hearing about the Restoration!
We got to volunteer at Mary’s kitchen which is the coolest thing ever!!!!
We ding dong ditched a bunch of people with all the pizzas we couldn’t eat. I love you all so much! Stay STRONG!