Howdy howdy howdy!!
I hope you all have a fantastic week! I know my week was crazy busy but a super good week!
Transfers went down and Baum is now off to Lincoln! It was so sad to see her to because we had gotten really close! I will definitely miss her! But the good news is that she will be living in Utah after so! We won't be too far away. ️ Tuesday morning we had our last little hoorah! Haha. We went to Chik-Fil-a for lunch and then to get a rootbeer freeze from A&W! Haha. Then Sister De Leon showed up! We got her settled a little then had a lesson with Jessica and then waited literally all day for Baum's comp to get down here.... they took like 10 stops.. we went to the mission office to wait for them and President asked us what we were doing and stuff. Then finally at like 5:30ish we were able to meet up with them. It was sad goodbye but ya know. That's all part of the mission life!
It was such an awesome week though! Sister De Leon were able to see tons of people and clean up our area book! That took a ton of stress off of me.. haha. I appreciated that! It was awesome. Our dinner situation is interesting though... We texted our bishop's wife and asked if we could visit with them and maybe eat with them... as a missionary you learn how to mooch.. it comes with the calling I guess! Hah! That's what we did for a couple nights the week. It was great meeting with Bishop and Sister Mealey though, because they were able to give us a lot of good information and we were able to ask them questions bring up issues like dinner and things like that! It was SUPER helpful!
, we had our stake MCM meeting at the crack of dawn, since it was daylight savings... it was normally at 7 but because of the time change it was at 6... but!! It was a great meeting! Haha. We also had Ward Council! The YSA is so funny... haha. It's completely different serving in a family Ward vs. a YSA. Teenagers.. hah! We also spoke in Sacrament! They had to make it even more crazy.. haha.. just kidding. It was good. I wasn't even nervous. I just planned my talk, went up there and gave it. Haha. I only shook a little bit. It was weird. So that went well! It was just a great week over all!
Here's our lessons for the week! Lots of work got done! It was awesome!
She Texted us and asked us to come over. We talked about how she liked the BOM. She said she had been reading in 1 Nephi. She said she didn't really understand when Nephi was commanded to kill Laban so we explained that to her and she understood. She said she really likes what she had been feeling when she reads and comes to church. She "feels God" the most when they sing hymns in church. She really likes the structured way we live. She said she wants more of that in her life. She told us about some of her past experiences and it has been very scary for her. She has been through some terrible things. But she noticed when she has started thinking more about God, the blessings have come flooding in. We shared Alma 7:11-12 with her and talked about the Atonement and how she can become completely clean by repenting. She said she feels disgusting when she does things she knows to be wrong and she feels like it's God tell her that she shouldn't do that. She is solid and very strong.
She ended up going to another ward.... meh!! It's hard because we want her to go to the YSA because that's where she should be and since we're teaching her and because of other things regarding her situation in life, sisters should be the ones to teach her.. haha. So. I guess the thing that matters most is that she went to church!! ️
Becky--the first time...
She is having a super hard time with everything. She feels like God is just throwing all these things at her and isn't there for her. We talked about how God puts us through trials to help us become stronger. Talked about the Atonement. We also talked about how scripture study and prayer will help her stay close to God. She knows it's what she should be doing that's why she keeps doing it. Her heart isn't really in it anymore. We shared Like A Broken Vessel with her. Becky shared her concerns about baptism. She said she doesn't want to not live up to what she is getting in to. Courtney bore powerful testimony of how Becky will one day be baptized. It was powerful and it really touched her heart. We offered to get a blessing for her. She was hesitant but agreed to receive one on Friday. She said all we can really do for her is pray for her and be there.
Becky--the second time!!
We talked to Becky about the Priesthood and how she feels about it. She had a couple of questions like what are they going to do, she ask if they're like the priest and the difference between the patriarchal blessing and priesthood blessing. Elder Clarke, Elder Dean and Elder Trentman were there to help her understand some things about it. We answered most of her questions and showed her the MM Blessings of the Priesthood. She said it was very welcoming and she liked it. She then got a blessing from the elders. She's shared a part of why she needed it for and she said it felt good, she needed to hear it.
Tyler Martin (new 'gator) and his mom Cindy:
We talked to Cindy, Tyler's mom, at first and she was SUPER nice. She went to get Tyler and then she mentioned that they have both been baptized into another religion. She said Tyler's grandparents who live right next door were very active LDS. We asked if we could share Because of Him. Tyler said sure and Cindy said she wanted to see too because she is always curious. They both liked it. Tyler said he really liked the logistics of the video. Cindy talked about miracles that had happened in her life. Tyler is super sweet! He is such a good kid. He is open to learn more. He is just starting a new job so he didn't know his schedule so he gave us his number to keep in touch. ️
Dan King--New 'gator--
Stopped by to find Nick King but talked to his dad. He is a super nice and friendly guy! He loves to meet new people and talk about God. He has a lot of similar beliefs. He feels like all religions are all similar and come from the same place but some have just been tweaked by man. He talks A LOT though. he talked about how God loves us and how we need to have faith and believe. He is a super cool guy, just make sure you have time to talk! He says he is super busy because otherwise he will get himself in trouble. So we offered to fill his free time so he wouldn't! He laughed and agreed to let us come over to visit him.
That's life these days!! I love you all! Have an awesome week!!