Opposition and God’s Grace

Dear Family and Friends,

Hello! Today is a great day! The sun is shining…I have read awesome emails. Things are just going fantastic at home. 🙂
So let me tell you about our crazy week. There were very many ups and downs.
So on Monday we met this lady who told us that she is going through a transition phase right now and that she is pretty much open to anything. She said that she would love for us to come back and teach her, and she has 2 daughters living with her. That was quite the miracle! We are going back to have our first lesson with them tonight. 🙂 Oh, and she said she would get baptized…it was kind of a crazy contact, but so super awesome!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were terrible!!! We had so many awesome appointments scheduled those three days, and almost all of them cancelled. 😦 We had a zone meeting on Tuesday, and before the meeting was over, all of the appointments that we had that day except for 1 got cancelled. It was so sad! And they all got cancelled for valid reasons, not just because people were flaky. Needless to say the beginning of the week was rough.
But then we have Friday. Friday was our day of REDEMPTION! We found 2 new investigators that day. One of them was an older man who had met with missionaries like 30 years ago. The other was a cute little mom who had recently moved into a less-active family’s house. We stopped by to try and see the less active family, but instead we met (R). She was awesome, and we have another appointment with her tomorrow. 🙂
Then we had a lesson in a members home with our investigator (B) who is getting baptized on the 22nd. We taught her the word of wisdom and she committed to live it!! Wahoo!
Finally, the best part about the day. We went to see our favorite Duck Dynasty investigator (S). He is very shy. We had been committing him to pray about a baptism date, but he still hadn’t. I had been prompted to extend the 29th to him a couple lessons previous, but I hadn’t because we wanted him to feel comfortable and to be able to receive revelation and make his own decision. Well, since he wasn’t keeping the commitment about praying for a date, I decided to extend the 29th. He sat there for a little bit in silence and then said “The spirit is really kicking me right now….Yes.” Sister Webb and I both almost started crying and jumping for joy. We are so super excited! We can hardly wait! That will be a great birthday present. 😉
Saturday ended up being an awesome day too! We had a chapel tour with (B). That went really good and she got excited when we showed her the baptism font. She can hardly wait to get baptized. 🙂
Sunday wasn’t quite as great, but it was still good. I spoke in Sacrament Meeting. The bishop called me on Saturday night and asked me too. (Welcome to the life of a missionary). Haha, it wasn’t even that big of a deal. I spoke on Gratitude and I used quotes from 2 different talks. The first one was by President Uchtdorf from this past April General Conference, and then the other one was from President Monson clear back in 2008. I believe the talk was called “Finding Joy in the Journey”. Both were really good and thankfully I was only the “youth speaker” so I didn’t have to speak for like 20 minutes.
Anyway, that’s about it for the week. Overall it was pretty good. Sister Webb and I continue to have lots of fun together!
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She is so funny, and I am really enjoying being companions with her. 🙂
Love you all! Have a great week!
Sister Palmer

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