Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Big News!


 So first off review of miracles this week:    We were serving at the catholic charities again, and some of the
people that serve there are the parents of some members in the ward!  We started talking to them while working and they have had negative experiences with past missionaries, but after working together with
them for a little bit, they invited us to dinner! They haven't had missionaries in their home for a long time so that was a miracle to see that the doors are open again! Service really does pay off!

So this week we followed up with Alex and Joanna about church. It was really different for them and they had an uncomfortable time in gospel topics class. After talking with them about it we invited them to join the other class next time they come, they gladly accepted that offer! They like a lot of aspects about our church but they were overwhelmed with everyone saying hi! Haha they love that we don't have a donation box that gets passed around the room. We commit them to read 3 nephi 11 and to come to church with a question!




 

Also we have been teaching an investigator online. She used to come to church very regularly, but she got into a car accident and needed surgery. We were able to meet with her and her husband last night since over 3 months! They both kept reading the Book of Mormon and we were able to set a baptism date with the both of them for June 20!!! That was a miracle!

So despite all our miracles and progress here, they are white washing the area! :( both sister Francom and I are being transferred out and new missionaries will take our place! At least we have a lot of investigators ready for them to continued teaching! As for transfers...drum roll please...... I got called as a Sister Training
Leader in Lake Butler!!!! I am so excited! I will be serving with sister Kaylee Dixon, she's from Highland Utah and I attended elementary with her! She is amazing! I am so sad to leave deep creek, but at least I can go back and visit!



This week has been very eventful! Lots of miracles and fun! Sister
Francom made us pancakes but she decided to throw eggs at me first!
Also... I dyed my hair brown!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Mighty Miracle May!

Hey everyone! Today has been busy, our sister training leaders drove
up to spend pday with us! So we spent time with them because there is
no other sisters in our area! I don't have a lot of time or pictures
but here are the highlights  of the week!

Okay so first off we had zone conference. It was a different set up this time and it turned out to be very powerful! We only met together with 1 zone so it was a smaller group with more one on one time! We
did lots of role plays with our lessons really focused on inspired questions. We also practiced on how to work with the ward with our missionary work! It was very much needed.

Then Alex and Jonna came to Wednesday words! It was wonderful! They were really nervous at first but they got a long with everyone really fast. They asked great questions and learned a lot! It was amazing!
They then promised us they would come to church on Sunday! And they kept their promise! Yes! They loved church, I think it was very overwhelming for them because they are not used to a lot of friendly
people. But they enjoyed the classes!

This week we also achieved our high goal of 8 progressing investigators! Sunday came and we only had 7 progressing investigators. We tried some old potentials we had to see if they were still interested. We felt prompted to visit a dropped investigator that was not progressing. He saw us drive up and immediately ran out to us telling us that he read the Book of Mormon! We had met with him several times and he has never kept a commitment. We were so surprised. He also had a roommate that read the Book of Mormon as
well. We had a lessons with the both of them and they both committed to come to the scripture class this week! Miracles!

I love you all!! Sorry no pictures from this week!
-also I finally ate gator!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day Skype call...

It was so great to see all of you! I miss you all very much! Alex and Joanna was our big news from this past week, they even texted us today and we're wanting to have us come over and share more! It was amazing! , I don't have a whole lot to update you about. My companion was sick though! I forgot to mention that yesterday but she had strep throat and is taking medicine!  She is doing better and her and I am getting along very well, she has been one of my favorite companions! I love her! 

I loved seeing you all and to be able to talk with everyone!  I am doing great!  I don't have any new pictures from this week besides my scraped leg... Haha I won't send that! 
I love you all so much!
Here are some pictures that I took of Kelsey when we had our Skype call...She looks great and it was wonderful to talk with her.  






I added a couple of videos that I took when she was talking to us. 

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Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th be with you!

This week has been great!


We had trade offs this week! After district meeting I went with Sister Anderson to Lake Butler! She was also my sister training leader in Ocala so it was great to see her again! Lake butler was so fun! We saw
a lot of miracles on that trade off! We also caught a lot of baby frogs!!  They had their district meeting in there area that same day so I got to go to 2 in a row! It was amazing!



Thursday was the best! We had 3 members come with us in one day! It was great! We have an investigator we are working with, her father is less active but she loves reading the Book of Mormon and she is going
to pray about being baptized!! We are very excited for her! Her brother is also a member, but less active. We had a few more visits with other members we are working with. A lot of them are doing well, they are
reading the Book of Mormon and are loving it!



Sunday was great! There's a baptism this weekend so we are trying to get our investigators there! We followed back up with Alex and Joanna! He was very fascinated with the Book of Mormon and looked up more info online...false information of course, so he had a lot of issues and
questions about our beliefs. We were able to resolve all of them using the Book of Mormon! He then asked us what our favorite verses were. We shared some, and he went dead silent. He told us he has never felt the
spirit so strong from a scripture, and that he will continue to learn and read the Book of Mormon. We invited them to the scripture study class and they both accepted! We are so excited for them! They are
progressing beautifully! Next time we see them we are planning on setting a baptism date for May 30! This will be a huge miracle!

Missionary work is incredible! I love sharing what I know is true with others! If they are ready, they will hear! It is a beautiful experience! I love every minute!
Ouch!

Fun note this week, we made a hammock on our porch! It was comfortable! :)
Also I slid out at zone baseball! It hurt a lot but at least I hit the base! ;)





Love you all!