Hello hello everyone!! Happy February, woah.
Well this week was another fantastic week :) We've seen quite a few miracles!
Yesterday Sister Burnette and I sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" in sacrament meeting. fun stuff! As we were singing, our investigator, Reza, walked in the door. We probably had the biggest smiles on our faces but that was a sweet sight :)
Our mission has finally implemented Just Serve. It's a way for people to get involved in doing community service. Our zone will now be helping out at a food bank every Wednesday, just for a few hours. We did it this week and it was super fun! We got to sort and package food for families woohoo!
On Thursday we had miracles one right after another. We went to find people who had previously met with missionaries and in turn found a less active man and his family who just moved to the area, no records here. That was just really cool to be able to see how the Lord places people into our paths for us to find.
Last Sunday we finally had an appointment with an investigator we found a few weeks ago. It was one of those that I saw in the areabook and felt like we should go see. We got to meet with him, his name is Chris, and when we showed up for our appointment his friend Nick was there, just moved in 6 days prior. So we taught them last Sunday and again on Thursday. They just soaked up the Restoration. Both just want new starts and it really hit me that we literally help people learn about Jesus Christ's Atonement and how it can help them personally. That's something I've come to learn. Often times we don't see His Atonement as a personal thing. But Jesus Christ actually knows us all personally and can and will help us if we turn to Him. :) So these two men came to the elders' baptism on Saturday and loved it.
A funny thing that happened with them... they said "we can't lie to nuns!" to which we responded "wrong church!" They had been calling us the nuns all week hahah. oops.
So please pray for Chris and Nick!! :)
Another neat experience this week. An appointment we had set up for Friday night fell through so we went to visit this family we met pulling out of their driveway a few weeks ago. We stopped by and the wife let us right in! We taught them, they committed to baptism, and then referred us to a family of 9. what. so we'll see what happens there too!
I hope the stories made sense haha. I get excited about the people we're working with. I just love what we do. So much. We had dinner with a Finnish family in the ward last night. We shared with them the First Vision and asked how each of them came to know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I don't think the Spirit has been stronger in a member's home ever. It was so special. It just made me think of how each of us needs to be sure we have a firm testimony. And when we do get that testimony we need to continue to work at making it stronger and stronger. We have the greatest blessing in the entire world, and that is knowledge of the restored gospel!!
I love you all. Thank you for everything, have an amazing week :)
cats at a less active's last night...
ALSO. Remember Leroy, Felicia and Con from Belleveiw? THEY GOT BAPTIZED. AH.