We got to see a lot of members this week! Both active and less active. I love hearing people's stories of conversion so much! Everyone here is so awesome! We've been sharing a bible video as our message with most of them called "Suffer The Little Children" and then the scripture 2 Nephi 26:24 (one of my favorites). "He doeth not anything save it be for the benefit of the world; for he loveth the world, even that he layeth down his own life that he may draw all men unto him. Wherefore, he commandeth none that they shall not partake of his salvation." The video we share is of Christ blessing, playing with, and teaching little kids. It's incredible. We then get to share our testimonies of how much we know our Savior loves us. We shared it with a member family that I just adore and it was so amazing. The spirit was so strong and by the end, they were crying and I was bawling and the room was so warm and happy. Our Savior loves us so much!
Thursday was District Meeting! Whoooo! Instead of a role play, our District Leader had us go into the chapel and just pray, read, and ponder what it means to have 'real intent'. It was way cool! I found a scripture that I now love! Jacob 5:72. "And it came to pass that the servants did go and labor with their mights; and the Lord of the vineyard labored also with them; and they did obey the commandments of the Lord of the vineyard in all things." The Lord is laboring with us and we need to align our will with His in order to do the work.
We saw R twice this week and called him every day to remind him to read from the Book of Mormon and pray. (He's forgetful). He's slowly but surely gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon and the truths that it holds! He's so funny! One of the nights we called him, he said he had forgotten again. We said we were gonna have to get after him if he kept forgetting. We suggested he write it down, that way he'd remember. He wrote down: "Pray, or else."
Miracle time! So, this last week our personal accountability goal was to get two new investigators. We were having a really hard time. Well, our District Leader Elder Naylor and his companion decided that they were going to double into our area. And guess what? They found a husband and wife that were interested and set up a time for us to meet with them! Two new investigators! Whooo!
This weekend was so cold! Like, bitter cold. It was 1 degree on Saturday with -17 degree windchill. What do you think we did? If you guessed tracting, then you would be correct! Sister Gomm and I were running from door to door, pretty much hunched over to try and block the wind. I guarantee we looked like lunatics. One man answered and told us that we were crazy and that people would still need saving on Tuesday. Haha! That they will!
Sunday was Valentines Day AND our ward had two baptisms!! Our ward is split into the south side and north side, and each side has a set of sister missionaries. The south side sisters had two of their investigators get baptized and it was so so happy!! Rosie and Suki! We were so happy for them! We have had the chance to get to know them both at church and we just love them to pieces! And now they get to have us over for dinners! Hooray!
Well, that's about it! I love you all bunches! Keep smiling! :)
|North Side and South Side sisters!|
|Selfie with Sister Statum and Robert!|
|Lunch with Sister Dodge and Herod! I love her so much!|
|Text from a member. Yeah. It was that cold.|
|Our neighbor George got us chocolates for Valentines!|
|It was so cold, I was crying.|
|Suki and Rosie just got baptized! Whoohoo!!|
|Sporting our CTR rings! Love these ladies!|