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Friday, May 31, 2013

Week 9- We see miracles happening :)

This past week has been kinda crazy busy and exhausting, but totally amazing and we've seen tons of miracles.  First off, Darien.. the guy that I taught my first lesson to.. is baptized now.  :) Its pretty awesome!

Monday was a pretty busy day, we had to go all over the place.  We didn't have a whole ton of time to relax. We went by the bike shop to have Sister Collins bike looked over, because her seat was broken, and mine just got looked over, cuz the gears were kinda being difficult.  But all was well once we got out of there.  After that we went shopping, cleaned the apartment, laundry, dinner and headed out to talk to people and to appointments we had scheduled for the day.  We did have a member tell us about her cleaning lady, so we went over that morning, and talked with the member for a bit and shared a scripture with Sam (the cleaning lady).  She said her self, shes basically Mormon, just without being baptized.  She told us there are Elders in her apartment complex and she was going start taking the lessons from them.

Tuesday we just did a lot of contacting people.  We had an appointment with a guy named Jordan, but it fell through unfortunately.  We found other people that we talked to that wanted to learn more though.  We went by one of our other investigators house and set up an appt for later in the day.

Wednesday we had a ton of lessons.  It's exciting to see that we are inspired to know what to share with the people that we talk to and go by and see.  All through out the day we saw how different things touched people differently.  Sister Collins and I were able to go to a relief society activity and made these cute little block that says:  "Reverence is more than just quietly sitting, its thinking of father above".  Picture is below.

Thursday we stopped by a members house that hasn't been going to church very often (or as we refer to it a less active member) and we could tell from the moment she opened the door that she wasn't having a good day.  She told us that it wasn't a good time for her and asked that we could come back later.  Well I really had to go to the bathroom so we asked if I could use the restroom, and she said yes, so she let us come in.  After I was finished we shared a scripture.  She started crying and told us that we were inspired to come because she needed what we shared with her.  We could tell she needed help with the house so we asked if she wanted help.  She said no and we didn't want to be overbearing so we didn't.  But as soon as we rode away, we both promised each other that even though people say no if the spirit directs we should help.  We also stopped by to visit a lady named Roberta, she was a former investigator.  She still expressed in learning more, so now we are teaching her.  She said that she's heard a lot of different rumors about the church so we are going to clear some fog.  We were going by other peoples houses when we had the prompting to go by one of our investigators, Sarah, that we hadn't gotten a hold of for a couple weeks.  So we stopped by and her mom answered the door and told us she was in the shower and to come back another time.  Well just as we were about to leave to go contact some other people the door was opened and Sarah was there!  She had heard the dogs barking and knew it was us so hurried out of the shower.  She let us in and we started talking with her and her mom.  (Her mom has never really expressed interest in the church) We continued to talk and her mom was listening in, we shared a scripture and Sarah's mom had a lot of questions.  We scheduled an appt for today, and her mom was willing to listen in today! Hopefully we will be inspired to know what to say!

Friday we met with one of our other investigators, Jennifer (her family is being taught by the Spanish Elders) and we had a lesson with her.  We invited her to be baptized, but she said no.  Which is okay, because she said she didn't understand why she had to be baptized if shes already been baptized.  But this next lesson we have with her tomorrow (may 28th) will explain to her why baptism needs to be done in the proper way and with the proper authority.  We asked her to pray to know if she should be baptized.  She said she would.  We are excited to see her tomorrow at her appointment.  She is progressing, we can tell.  And she told us she likes us coming over because she learns something new every time.

Later that night we had dinner with her and her family.  3 words.  Como se AWKWARD.  We had it over at the Bishops house and we invited the Spanish Elders to come so that the family would be able to talk to them. Well the family showed up 45 mins late and the Elders didn't even hardly talk to them.  I was somewhat irritated because most of the reason why we invited them over was to make Jennifer and her family feel welcome and more comfortable.  Well luckily we had a RM (return missionary) that went on a Spanish speaking mission talk to them and make them laugh but it still wasn't the same.  The dinner definitely wasn't as planned but oh well.  What happens, happens and everything happens for a reason.. haha.  At the end of the dinner we shared a message with them about eternal families and shared our testimonies with the Elders translating the whole time.  Well that was Friday, it was pretty crazy...  But not as crazy as Saturday.

Saturday was Saturday, running to every bishop and ward mission leaders house to drop off progress records from the week.  On the way to one of there houses we were just going along minding our own business and we see a boy.  I'm thinking about 16, mowing the lawn in his briefs.  Yes you read it correctly. his briefs...  NOT OKAY!!  My eyes were bleeding.  That wasn't the end of it though.  We stopped at our Bishops house.  His daughter let us in and while we were waiting for Bishop, his son (who is leaving on his mission on Thursday) was in the kitchen .... in his underwear!!  GROSSS!!  My eyes could not be more scarred from the sights that I had seen that day!  The best part was that, his dad was coming down the stairs, saw him and said... "Hey the Sisters are here, get some clothes on!"  Haha.

We couldn't help but laugh for the rest of the day.

I'm sorry this is so long, hopefully none of you fell asleep.

Have a good week, and hope to hear from all of you soon! :)

-Sister Lindsay Holcomb :)

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