The Time in Arizonaa!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Week 21, another good week gone by...

Monday we had p day of course and so that day was full of fun. We got bahama Bucks which is the best snow cone place in AZ its sooooo good. We played basketball with the zone one last time before Elder Loomis left back home. Funny thing too, we noticed one of the Elders had a tattoo. We aren't exactly sure what it said, but we saw it while playing basketball. WE LIVE WITH THE OTHER SISTERS IN OUR ZONE! Also they got a car. We had another lesson with Linda about the priesthood and all the callings people have in the church.

Tuesday, we had ANOTHER lesson with Linda which was great! We read the scriptures with her, and she's really starting to understand. :) We had another lesson with a new investigator. His name is Ken, he was just released from jail. And the Elders were teaching him before and then realized he was in our ward boundaries. We taught the plan of salvation... unfortunately he wasn't focused really at all..

Wednesday, we had a lesson with a part member family. She had taken the missionary discussions and wasn't really ready for baptism. We asked her if she had ever read the Book of Mormon. and she said no, so we committed her to read the Book of Mormon and to see how she felt about baptism. 

Thursday, lots of contacting... and my cousins birthday! Happy Birthday Kik! 

Friday, we contacted lots, and lots, a lot of people weren't home :(

And Saturday, there was a baptism, so we invited all of our investagators. Only Ken was able to make it but he said that he really liked it

And Sunday was the Mission Presidents Devotional, a recent convert came. But it was the last time for our zone to see Elder Loomis (One of our Zone Leaders) and Elder Tauvao (The missions, assistant to the Pres.) since they are going home today!

All in all, it was a good week!

<3, Sister Holcomb :)    


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Week 20! ... I wonder how many weeks are in a Sister Missionaries mission (:

The update is pretty short for this week.   :(

There wasn't much that happened. We did lots of contacting , but not much success.

We had a lesson with one of our investigators.  We taught her the Plan of Salvation and put her on date for baptism for August 24th.

We did lots of contacting this week and sadly a lot of people said they weren't interested. I wonder if the Savior stood at the door and asked if they wanted to learn more of his gospel what they would say?

Thank you for all of you who haven't written me. I appriecate hearing about whats going on from all of you!

SHOUT OUT TO MY COUSIN, Happy Birthday Krischan!! Hope your 17th birthday is the best! :)

Here's a scripture I wanna share:
 In the Book of Mormon, 1 nephi ch. 17 verse 13!

Have a great week!

Love, Sister Holcomb 

Week 19, Book of Mormon challenge week!

Hey Everyone!

Another week has sped by, seems like just a few days ago I was emailing home about last week.. This week has flown by! I hope all of you are doing great! I'm happier then ever!

This week we did lots and were VERY productive. We contacted over 100 people and set up lots of appointments.

We saw some scorpions and coyotes..

We had 2 lessons with one of our investigators. We talked to her about the plan of salvation, and invited her to be baptized. She said that she would keep praying about it. We asked her if she would pray with us right then, so we did. We got on our knees. And after the prayer we just sat there in silence.. and waited.. and waited... for 20 mins. She started praying again. After the prayer a second time we got up and we asked her if she felt anything and she just said that she'd keep praying. We fasted yesterday for her. To help her find her answers to her prayers.

I got food poisoning... NOT FUN!

We had a temple trip with our zone! So awesome! Its the last one with our Zone Leader, Elder Loomis. He goes back to ID after this transfer!

We gave away a grand total of 12 Books of Mormon. And our District gave away 87, and our Zone gave over 100 away. :)

We found out on Saturday, we have 850 miles to use this month for our car. Kinda nice. :)
We taught 4 teenagers about the importance of the Book of Mormon, and they accepted one. They really did seem intrested and it was cool. :)

5 months already?! I can't believe I've been out that long...

And to all my friends that aren't members of this church, I just wanna tell you something. I love this church with all my heart. That's the only reason I'm out here. Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer. I'm definitely not a perfect person, but I know that through the Atonement of Christ that I can become more like him everyday. Easier said then done, I know. But the reason that I'm on a mission is because I WANT to become more like him. A mission, to be 100% honest is not a easy thing. I'm not just down in Arizona vacationing, getting a nice tan and studying about church alot. I'm down in Arizona, telling people about what I know to be true. How its blessed my life, how we can spend eternity with our family, and how through the Atonement we can become better and be able to return to live with God again.  Its hard, and somedays I DO wanna give up and just go home. But because I know all the things I do, and want all the blessing that God has in store for me, I stay and continue the work of the Lord. I CAN DO HARD THINGS! I love all of you. I hope all of you are doing well. I say that in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 18, Another great week, and a baptism!!

Hey Everyone!

This week feels like it just zoomed by! It normally does, but this week feels like it zoomed by even faster. Full of street contacting, contacting people that may be intrested in the church and a baptism!! Yes, you heard correct.. A baptism. She is so great, I talked about her about 4 updates ago, her name is Montana! It was a great experience to be apart of, I also got to sing! :)

At Montana's baptism there were great talks and testimonies bore. There was the wonderful opportunity to witness Montana's baptism and there was another talk on the Holy Ghost, then a couple days before they had asked me to sing, so I did. At the baptism I sang, "Come Follow Me" The spirit was so strong the whole baptism. :) My "first" baptism, I'm just humbled and honored to be apart of her conversion to the gospel.

We contacted a lot this week as well. We stopped by alot of people, alot of people just said to come back! I was so surprised, normally we just get people that don't answer the door or say no. But we have been really blessed this week..

We actually think its because of this.. We went over to a dinner appointment with a member and were talking about how they served a mission in Delaware, and the Sister Missionaries would write down daily miracles they had .. well we kinda stole the idea and are doing the same. We have seen miracles daily! :) Each night we write down all that we've seen from the day and we see more and more everyday!

Its been a great week! Keep writing me letters! I love them and the motivate me! ;)


-Sister Lindsay Holcomb