Hello there my wonderful family and friends!
This week was pretty great! We don’t have tons of time left so let me wrap my brain around all of this and tell you about this great week!
This week, it snowed A LOT! Like a lot a lot. It was crazy. On the days that it wasn’t snowing, the wind chill was about -25 degrees. People keep telling us to go inside and stay warm. Hah! If only you knew…sometimes I do want to stay in, but we must be doing the Lords work!
The snow is kinda nice though because we are able to take our shovels out with us and we are able to help a lot of people shovel their driveways and sidewalks. It is a great finding tool. We have been praying really hard this week that it would stop snowing and that all of it would go to Utah, because last we both heard, Utah really needs it. I have found out from my emails today that at least Orem got some snow! Not sure about everywhere else, but at least Utah is getting a little bit of it. 🙂
This week we had a couple of awesome lessons with our investigator (R). I mentioned her once or twice before, but she is our Wicca investigator. She has been reading the Book of Mormon and is already in 2 Nephi. Her son has also been reading (even though we haven’t been able to pick him up as an investigator…he is never home when we go over). They talk about it with each other. Right now, (R) feels pretty good about the church. We were at a point where she was wanting to combine our religion with Wicca. She recognizes that there are “holes” in Wicca but she loves that religion. She recognizes that what we have to offer is really good, and that is why she wanted to combine it. That way, she would be able to keep her religion but fill up the holes.
Anyway, that can’t happen! Sister Rose and I didn’t know what to do. We knew that we would have to bring it up to her at some point, but we didn’t want to hurt her feelings or anything. We were praying and praying to know what to do. This week, we had one of the members come out with us that we felt prompted should come. She came and was PERFECT! The lesson went so great! This member was able to teach and help (R) understand that she can’t do that. We were then able to add to the things she was saying.
The next lesson that we had with (R) after that was really similar. She still mentioned something about combining the two. I said a prayer in my heart that we would be able to teach boldly and in a loving way so that we wouldn’t hurt her feelings, but that we would be able to help her progress more. The spirit was so strong! I felt like I taught very boldly. I had a surge go through me and I was able to say the things that needed to be said. Sister Rose was able to add her testimony, as well as the member that was with us for that lesson. It was awesome! We are having a chapel tour with (R) this week, so hopefully we will be able to get her to come to church on Sunday!!
We didn’t see (B) this week….bummer! We are having a hard time getting a hold of him. He is staying with his father in-law right now and we think that he is getting ready to have his surgery that he was supposed to have last month. We just keep praying for him and pray that he will continue to read. At the rate he was going though, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next time we saw him, he was finished with the Book of Mormon. Who knows!
Saturday we had our Social Media split. We were going to go up to the church in the morning to help out with the family history jamboree that was going on, but it was snowing so bad our car wasn’t even making it up this one road by our apartment. It is a little bit of a hill, and I almost had to get out and push us. Yeah…we turned around and went home. We had to go to the store to get some chocolate chips though so that we could make some cookies later that morning. There is a gas station really close to our apartment, and there was no way that we were going to drive to an actual grocery store, so we grabbed our shovels and shoveled our way to the gas station. We thought we would be helpful and help plow a path on the sidewalk. Haha! It ended up being a really good day.
We had a few different members come out with us and take pictures, and we didn’t die on the roads! It finally stopped snowing around 4:00 in the afternoon and the plows were able to catch up and get the roads all cleaned off, so we were able to go out driving that night. It was a good day and a great week! If you have not seen pictures of the Social Media split and would like to, look up #mormon and #socialmediasplit. You should be able to see pictures of all the missionaries by doing that.
Anyway, I love you all, as always! Have a great week! By the way, this is that last week of the transfer. Say what?? Yes, it is. We are going to end this transfer with a bang! 🙂