Thursday, October 20, 2016


Salutations! This week was cuh-RAZY! So much happened and I don't actually want to type it all out so you're going to have to deal with the slimmed down version. Sorry not sorry.

So, this week we went back to teach a man for the first time that we had met on the street. We had shown him a video about Jesus Christ and had stopped by once before to give him a Book of Mormon. This time, we brought a member with us so we could have an actual lesson with him! We pull up and it's like the sketchiest house on the street. Straight out of a horror movie. It's foggy and rainy and he walks out from behind the house and says we can have the lesson right there in front of the house. So, we went along as normal: singing a song, saying a prayer, and sharing the points of the Restoration. He was super nervous and fidgety, looking around like someone was coming for him. And the spirit was not there. We couldn't even remember Joseph Smith's First Vision. It was that bad. We tried to teach it quickly so that we could just go because it did not feel good. We got to the end of the lesson and Sister Counts committed him to be baptized which he said yes to. And Sister Counts says: "...really?!" Because she was so shocked. He was like "yeah" and we were like, "...oh that'll bless your life". Then we got in the car and the member who is with us, Sister Murphy, said: "That was terrifying." We came back to our apartment for dinner and were feeling nauseous and slightly freaked out but we didn't really know why...  then we get a call from Sister Murphy. She did some research and informed us that the guy we just taught had recently been in jail for stalking and harassing to cause fear. What? This guy now has our phone number and the address to the church. We called our district leader and told him everything that had happened and he told us to not go back there. We were like, "OK no problem!" But then we realized he had a baptismal date?!  Long story short, if he shows up to church, the Elders will teach him.

Other highlights:

Chris was at church this Sunday!

Sister Sakers bore her testimony for the first time ever in Fast and Testimony Meeting! She said she knew the Lord was watching over her because he sent the missionaries at the perfect time. I love her!

We had an awesome Zone Training AND interviews with President Randall. We have the best Mission President ever! We talked a lot about faith and relying on the Holy Ghost. We've seen it work miracles this week in finding people to teach!

The other sisters moved out of our apartment so now it's just the two of us and it's clean!!

And that pretty much sums up the week! It's been great! I love being a missionary!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! The church is true, the book is blue!

Love, Sister B

It feels like FALL!
Matchy matchy
We tracted these houses that looked
 like they were straight out of Divergent.
And we have tracted this terrifying
apartment building multiple times.
It gets creepier each visit. 

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