Hi there! It feels like I haven't talked to any of you for weeeeeks. Geeez, it's been quite the long 9 days. Yes, I got the package. SO nice. Loved it. We're out of lock down... it is a wonderful 30 degrees! HEAT WAVE. It's really like an 80 degree difference from last week.
Wellllll. I have been weirded out about how fast this time is flying. It's already January 13th! What in the world! I went through the temple a year ago! Wow. I am soaking up Eau Claire with Sister A.
Our investigators. Well. Some are good, some are not.
C, is getting baptized on Claire's birthday!!!!!!!!!!! What a wonderful day! She is SO solid. Satan is literally throwing opposition EVERYWHERE she goes, but she is so great, avoiding it all. :)
We had a miracle yesterday! After church, Sister A and I went tracting through some apartments, and the 3rd door we knocked was a cute young mom named D with an ADORABLE blue eyed girl. We introduced ourselves, and she heard of our church from some friends she's had over the years (a lot from Provo actually..) And she was AWESOME. Why? Because she asked question after question after question. That NEVER happens. For example...
"So, what is the difference with your church and other churches?"
"I've had boys come over before, are you forced to be here too?"
"Do you believe what you share with people, or are you just telling people because it's what you been brought up with?"
It was awesome, because it really made me think and renew/review my testimony of the gospel. Anyway, after like 3 minutes, she's just like, "Do you just wanna come in?" YESSSS.
We sat down, and she was expressing her feelings of how HORRIBLE of a year it has already been. She has had a couple of friends pass away and kept expressing her fear of this friend of hers who passed away and she was worried that he wouldn't see God because of the things he had done in his life. Well, fortunately, I had that HANDY Plan of Salvation Kit right on me, so I busted that puppy out, and we taught her the Plan of Salvation! She was in awe. She felt so much more at peace. She recognized the true mercy and love from God. The Spirit was really strong! She would again ask, "How do you know this?" She led us to perfect opportunities to testify of what we KNOW! :)
So, we kept chatting, and eventually our conversation turned toward the Restoration. That's right, two lessons in ONE, baby! She loved every bit of it. She accepted the invitation to be baptized without a hesitation. She kept telling us how miraculous it was that WE (being female missionaries) showed up when we DID (as she was going through her rough times). it was AMAZING! We have a return appointment with her this evening, so we are really excited. We have been PRAYING for a family, and I am confident that this family is someone that God has placed in our path. SO GRATEFUL! :)
Thank you for all your prayers and for the missionary experiences that you're having yourself. Keep going! Don't stop. It'll bring them the most joy, and YOU. Love you all!! :)