Last Week Recap
Alright so last week was awesome I want to do a quick recap before I move on to this week.
Last tues. I was on exchanges w/ Sister Schmitt, we had a good time together, as always. We were able to be kind of flexible and just go where the Lord wanted us to, after we had a good samaritan help us w/ our tire that is. Funny that it ended up being the 2 who don't know how to change a tire when we got the flat. Oh well it worked out pretty well.
Wednesday we had District meeting so that was fun. We talked all about baptism extensions and how imp they are. We had a good lesson w/ Jon and Sister Wilson, we talked about setting a date but he's still not ready, so not yet. We went to Derek's and unfortunately he wasn't there, but we were teaching his brother's gf, and then conviently enough he came home, she left and then we had a good lesson w/ him.
Thursday was weekly planning since we had the Sisters meeting in Cinci. We had a lesson w/ Jon and Sister Knox-Stanfill and she kept me laughing the whole way to Jon's it was hilarious :) Dinner w/ the Morales was super duper fun, and then I was so excited all day cuz we had a lesson w/ Donny. We got there, and he wasn't there and I was super bummed so then we left a note and cookies and went back to the car and gave him a call and left a message. We were still deciding where to go when we got a call back from him and he told us sorry that he forgot but he was at his mom's and gave us the address so we could meet him there. We had a good lesson w/ Him and I just love him. He is reading everything, the BoM, the D&C and PoGP, the Gospel Principles book and has a notebook so he can keep notes. I love him!!! He knows its true, he is just working on a few things, and he wants to get baptized, in his time, so we're going to work on him lots and lots!! Oh also we were sure hoping we were still in our area, so when we got home we checked the map and we still were, so that was a bit of a relief. :)
Friday! The Sisters meeting was amazing!!! I loved it so much and I learned tonz!! I also got to see some adorable faces that I haven't seen for eons :) We also got to chat w/ some Columbus Elders so that was fun, haha trying to figure out some stuff between the 2 missions. Sometimes I don't particulary love that we are on the border, but oh well.
Saturday we had a switch a roo again. We were supposed to have a lesson w/ Donny but he had to cancel, so we took Sister Tipton to Jennifer and Earls, and they loved her little baby. So that worked nicely. Also we had a baking failure, but not really and we took Sister Weir a birthday cupcake and she loved it so that was fun.
Sunday we had a good time at church, and thats it folks!
Now you have a synopsis of last week! Party time huh?
Love you :)
Hello again! Back so soon eh?
So this week was awesome too! I have lots of stuff to say and lets see how far I get in it. :)
Monday we had a ton of fun at the activity! We really wanted to go see Donny that night and we decided to pray about it, and Sister Ashcraft got a definite no, and then right after we decided no together, he text us and said that he wasn't going to be home till later. We went to Jennifer and Earl instead and watched some MM w/ them. Namely Chris Williams and Stephanie Nelson so that was good.
Tuesday we had a bit of a busy day. Since Sister Schmitt had to go to the meeting and Sister Campbell was down in a different area we were helping them out by going to two appointments they already had set up. The first one we got there, and no one was there. The second appointment a member was going with us, and was a bit more solid. We got down there and she was coloring her hair so she said that she would just rescedule with the other Sisters, so we went and tried another person while we were down there, and someone came to the door and looked out and walked away. The member told us I must be bad luck because everytime I come it doesn't work out. We assured her that is not the case and I had been texting one of our investigators, and I asked him if we could come over? Thankfully he said yes, so we were able to turn it into a good experience for our member. As we left his apartment building there was a guy outside that we walked over to and started talking with. Turns out he just moved down from Toledo, and used to meet with missionaries. It was such a testimony builder to me on how important it really is to talk with everyone, because quite honestly I wasn't feeling like doing so, but I knew that I needed to, so God blessed us with a miracle. It was so super awesome!! We then had to go to an appointment w/ Sister Morales to Jon and then we had to rush from there to dinner w/ the Stanfills. The lesson w/ Jon was pretty good, but it was funny he had been reading out of the bible and I asked where, he told us Genesis. I said No, you can't read there. You have to start in Matthew. We are still building faith in Jesus so you need to read in Matthew. Dinner was good, and then we flew off to West Milton to have a lesson and it changed a bit so we had a goodish one w/ Derek. Tuesday was busy, busy but it was super good.
Wednesday we walked, it was pretty good weather that morning. Then we were super tired so we took a quick 10 minute break before we went and parked and walked again. We met this super awesome guy on our way to Sister Greathouse's. He is Muslim but he was super excited about the BoM, we just need to figure out what area he lives in so we can pass off his info to the other missionaries. We had some quick mem pres lessons that were fun. It made it a new experience for Sister Wilson :) We went and visited these awesome people, the Henderson's, oh boy I love them. Brother Henderson is from Hyrum so he was reminicising w/ me about different stuff in CV. That was fun, its always nice to meet people who know where you actually come from. From there we went to dinner w/ the Helis' and Jon. So we were a tad.....slash more than that late, and when we got there Jon opened the door and let us in, Then Sister Helis was saying how Brother Helis waited for us to start and that he was wondering if all was well w/ us since we are always on time and that Jon then informed him that we aren't always on time. Basically it was hilarious, b/c then Jon was like I wasn't throwing you under the bus, I just wanted them to know you were probably just a little behind. Good times :) We heart attacked Donny's door, b/c we haven't seen him since last Thursday, and had a good visit w/ Sister Weir.
Thursday we had Zone Meeting and it was awesome. We went over baptismal extensions among other stuff. We are making some rule changes so there is no confusion where some lines are. Had a good talk w/ Robert via the phone. Highlight tho was we had this sweet lesson w/ Sister Knox-Stanfill Jennifer and Jacob. We totally extended to Jacob and he said yes, so that was super fun. We had a good visit w/ Sister Landis as well. Happy day :)
Friday we helped this lady move into an apartment in the midst of Weekly planning she was hilarious. We had lots of fun, and I got to wear regular clothes. I was a little remiss to take off my hoodie, USU shirt, and Aggie shorts....I represent at all times :) We had a good visit w/ Tiffanie as well so that was fun :)
Saturday it was nice enough that morning we went running.... It was wonderful, but I'll tell you what the last 2 days it has hurt so good for me. I can tell that when we can do it more regularly I'll be in much better shape :) Jennifer text us and said it wasn't going to work for us to come over anymore, Earl isn't really feeling to fond of Mormons at the moment. That was a bummer!!! But then we met this awesome guy whose name I totally guessed, it was Charles in case you were wondering. Colio you are the reason I guessed that name in the first place! We had a good lesson w/ Jon in the chapel that was fun. We talked about the Temple and yep that was a fun day.
Sunday we split up, I went to ward council and Sister Ashcraft delivered breakfast to Donny. He never made it to church tho, so we hunted him down at his mom's and turns out he had a migraine, but I was bummed he didn't make it b/c church was fabulous. We totally had the power of a referral yesterday tho, we found a new investigator, and we ended the night in West Milton had a visit w/ Stacey and then Derek. We are super excited b/c he has Sundays off now, yesterday was his last one. I love being a missionary, it is so much fun!! The Lord's hand is definitely in the work :)
You should all check out The Profile of a Prophet by Hugh B. Brown its awesome!
Sister Julie Ann