** No this is not a Disney sing-a-long, Lion King-esque story…
Hey family and friends!
Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope it was a great day for all of you. 🙂
So let me tell you about the week…
Monday last week, we had a shorter p-day because we had gone to the temple on Saturday (two days before…see the previous post). That’s okay though because that gave us lots of time to go out and work and see people! Yay. 🙂 We finally got to see our investigator (B). He is still doing awesome. We saw him a few different times this week. Since the last time that we saw him, he is now on date for the 14th of March. He is also in Alma chapter 55 of the Book of Mormon (as of Friday). I have never had an investigator read that much of the Book of Mormon before they got baptized. That is just crazy!!! He is pretty awesome. 🙂
Wednesday we had a Relief Society activity. Sister Rose and I weren’t going to go because we didn’t have an investigator or a less active member going, but then one of the members told us that she had invited a non-member friend and asked us to come. It ended up being pretty good! We had a lot of fun and I was able to see a couple of members from the Middletown ward and they gave me a few updates on what was going on down there. It was nice to get an update. 🙂
Friday we had exchanges. I was here in Miamisburg with Sister Summers!! We always have the best time on exchanges. She goes home at the end of this transfer, so that was the last time that I will get to be on exchanges with her, but we made it lots of fun. Thankfully she isn’t “trunky”, which is a good thing. While we were on exchanges, we saw our investigator (A), who we haven’t seen quite as much as we would like. (A) has a really good friend who is LDS and she has known her for about 20 years or so. She also was getting taught by missionaries last year. Anyway, Sister Rose and I picked her up as an investigator again about a month ago. Sister Summers and I had a really powerful lesson with her! We were able to talk about a couple things (like why she didn’t get baptized last year). The spirit was really strong and by the end of the lesson, we had extended a baptism date for March 21st. March is going to be a great month!! We will see if I am still in Miamisburg though.
Saturday was Valentine’s Day. It was also Sister Rose’s birthday. We had a really good day! We had a meeting in the morning with the Elders. During lunch we came home and ate some food while Sister Rose opened her presents. That night we had some members feed us, and they had heard it was Sister Rose’s birthday, so they made some really yummy food and got a delicious cake! We sang Happy Birthday to her and had a good time. Overall, it was a really good day. 🙂
Today it is snowing.
That sucks. I hate driving in the snow…it is no fun.
So this past week we got a few different voicemails from President and Sister Porter. They were talking about all of the great things that are happening in the mission right now! They posted our baptism recap video on a Facebook page for the missionaries who have already gone home. Sister Porter read a couple of the posts from some of the previous missionaries who commented on the video. It made me feel good! I am so happy to be a part of the OCM (Ohio Cincinnati Mission) right now! There are so many good things going on. We have set some pretty high goals, but we are working super hard to achieve them! It is all part of leaving a legacy behind.
So there is my update! I love you all so much! Have a great week.