I've been a HOT MESS this past week freaking out if I'm going to be transferred... Welllllllllll................................................... I'm not. :D :D :D I get to spend my 4th transfer (month 5) in lovely Eau Claire!!! Wahoooo! Sister Anderson is leaving to my first area--Shingle Creek! She's kind of nervous, this whole thing has come as a complete shock to us! Everybody in the ward and even Sister Anderson and I thought I was the one who'd be transferred. I'm gonna miss that girl!
We've had yet another great week, we were grounded for a couple of
days, locked down again, and getting the sniffles a little... :/ part of
the weather I suppose.
Well, good things were
happening. We picked up a former investigator. B and her daughter
A, they are sooo solid as far as Gospel knowledge goes, but as far
as keeping appointments, they're really hard to catch. Well, they ended
up getting in a bad car accident, and have been in and out of the
hospital all week :( so we haven't been able to see them.
Then, on Wednesday, we went to mutual to invite some young women to an
'Iron Rod' activity we were gonna have the next day (which ended up
being sooo awesome btw) and we had a chance to chat with the bishop that
night who told us to visit a less active.
The next day, we went and saw the L.A., and after our visit with her,
we had about 20 minutes before our dinner appointment, so we decided to
tract around her neighborhood. We drove down the street, and we saw two
cute little Asian girls shoveling their driveway, and they waved to
us... We decided we should turn around and see them. We parked a couple
houses down from the Asian girls' house, and worked our way up to it by
tracting her neighbors houses first... The second door we knocked on was
A man named E answered, and we introduced ourselves, and he said: "Oh! You're Mormons? If I could choose to live next to anyone, it'd be a
Mormon!" so far so good... he continues by saying:"We
have some really good family friends who live in Utah, and we've visited
there often, we tried to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but they were
doing remodeling... but, we did go to Martin's Cove on that visit! I
even pulled my wife in the handcart just to see what it'd be like...." WHAT THE HECK! We taught him a brief Restoration lesson, and he invited us back to
talk more about our message so his wife could be there.
We went to E's, met his wife, S, and she was a doll. SO nice.
They have three little boys and are wanting to get into church. We
brought the PERFECT member with us, who was totally able to relate to
Stacy. The spirit was very strong as we shared Joseph Smith's experience
and testified that we knew it was true. S got emotional when we
were talking about how we KNEW it was true. She'd say: "I SO know that
feeling. You can't even describe it. It is a very real feeling." So
everything was soooo awesome...
they are a WONDERFUL family, and seem highly
interested in the church!!! :)
P and L came to church yesterday and L got up and bore her testimony in
Sacrament Meeting... and then P DID! Pwould always say to us:
"I'm not gonna bear my testimony until I'm baptized, have it written on a
piece of paper, and get a haircut." But she totally went up yesterday.
It was awesome.
After church, we had
some lovely finding time, and we were nervous because the dang super
bowl was on, so we were assuming no one wanted to listen to us. We went
and knocked some college housing, and a guy had a house full of his
buddies decked out for the Broncos, but he listened to our message, and
when I asked him if I could offer a prayer before we left, he got all of
his buddies and said, "Hey! This chick is gonna pray, you wanna join
in?" and really all of them asked me to pray that the Bronco's would
win... I did... and if I heard correctly, they got absolutely creamed,
right?? Haha... Hopefully they won't hold that against us..
Anyway, sorry this email is jumbo and scattered and probs boring. But
I'm so grateful for all of you, and can you BELIEVE I'M HALF WAY DONE
NEXT WEEK? OH MY HECK GROSS.
Keep on keepin on. <----hate that phrase. Love you all! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox