Sister Seely ~ Me ~ Sister Cowden ~ Sister Cowden Comp.
And The Elders
Hey Fam! 😊
This week was super busy!! We had lots going on! So we had zone
conference which was SO POWERFUL!!! Haven't felt the spirit like that
for a long time! It was amazing! I also spoke during that. So that
was exciting... 😐 I also saw Sister Cowden!!!!! AHH!! I love her!
Then we were invited to a Priesthood Leader Meeting. Yes. Priesthood.
No typo there!! It was super awkward because we didn't realize it was
only Priesthood until we got there. I was one of the 5 sisters in the
whole chapel... Haha. It was AMAZING though! Elder Acosta of the
Seventy spoke and it was so amazing!! I got way more out of that than
I did of stake conference... We sat in the back with Jesus so I
couldn't hear anything. But my favorite thoughts from this weekend
were "if your pages aren't barren and you can still read the words,
you haven't paid enough attention to your Book of Mormon." Another
one! "God is in the details!!" I just love those!
It was super good though!
So this week wasn't really productive, finding and teaching wise
because of all of our meetings and because how far we had to drive.
Like 45 minutes each way. So yeah. But Jesus is getting baptized on
the 26th! He was interviewed and he's good to go! He is going through
so much right now. Satan really works hard in situations like that.
But we're so proud of him for not giving into that temptation and
getting too down. It's crazy. He's such a strong guy.
So ready and so prepared.
Then there's Carlos. He's coming along too. We went to
dinner with the bishops wife and him and she speaks Spanish and we
decided that he would benefit more to have the Spanish Elders teach
him and us too because it will be good for him to hear it in English
too. So we introduced him to the elders and so we are switching off
teaching. He's totally gonna be baptized. He's also one who is very
prepared and humble. He already says he believes the Book of Mormon is
true. It's so cool to see the light bulb turn on. You can see it in
his eyes. That's what makes it worth all the hard times is seeing that
light turn on and they find REAL happiness.
On to Jimmy! So he bailed
on us yesterday... But the lesson before that we had a super good
lesson and he is really soaking it in. I also had some super cool
experiences. All I will say is ministering Angels. And ancestors on
the other side. They are very real and I felt it a couple times is
week. Super cool.
Annie bailed on us too.
We will hopefully meet with her this week.
We had a referral this week from Brother Castleton. His
name is Ron. We had been trying to contact him for a long time.
Finally we caught him at home and he just asked us for a Book of
Mormon and a doctrine and covenants... Haha. I was like why yes!!! We
have one right here!! Haha. So I kinda thing he's maybe ready because
he has had some super humbling experiences in his life and stuff. So
maybe he's prepared. But we'll see! But yeah.
We also contacted a non -member.
Her name is Maryann and Gene is her husband. All I will say is
I am definitely my mothers child. "Little buggies" everywhere!!! Oh my
goodness.... And Gene was stuffing his cigs and smoking while we were
talking about random Indian beliefs and stuff... Quite the
Oh! We met Phyllis. Now she is a Jehovahs Witness and was
just trying to convert us and I started to get irritated because
their theories just don't make sense... Not productive... She was nice
but not productive AT ALL. But yeah. But the quote comes to mind
"never give up on someone Christ died for." But with that said. Our
time as missionaries shouldn't be wasted because it's not our time.
So yeah. That's that!!
Oh my!! So funny! So we were headed home for the night so we were both
beat! But we forgot to call for dinner for the next day. So we went to
call them and they didn't answer so Sister Seely was leaving a message
and she started praying. She was like "We love thee.. I mean you. And
I say that in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." 😂😂😂 hahahaha!! We
were crying the whole way home!! It was so funny! We have lots of
funny experiences. Haha.
Oh and Brother Castleton is heading over your
way so he asked if he could call you guys. So I gave him dads number.
So sometime next week. He's a super cool guy. We're also going to try
to get in the door with his wife and his son Wesley..
So we'll see how that goes.
Well. That's all I got for a this week!! Thanks for the prayers! I
definitely need them! I don't think I need anything! Oh. That reminds
me! President spoke in Stake Conference and he apparently said that I
may be homesick since I'm new... Haha. I wasn't there but then the
next Sunday everybody in the Ward came up and gave me big hugs and stuff
then I got a bunch of texts. Haha. Darn President. Super funny. Our
ward is awesome. But yeah. That's all for today!! Hope you have a good
week! Love y'all and pray for ya tons too!!
Love, Sister Hood
Ps... I also was asked to speak in sacrament... So please pray for me
in that regard.. Haha.