August 22, 2016
This week.... wow just wow. I know last week I said it was a week of miracles but I’m gonna have to say it again! Week of miracles! This is why...
So this week was really kind of mixed up, we had what’s called return and report where all the new missionaries and their trainers get to go to the mission home and do trainings with president and the assistants we also got to go to the temple which was so nice! It was fun to be with all the other trainers! I got to see sister Black, which was fun! So that took up all of Tuesday, then Wednesday we went to a blood drive for most of the morning and something really cool happened. So sister Morris was working at the snack table and I was working the check in desk and this lady comes to donate blood and after she is done she was eating her snack and sister Morris and I just started talking to her and we aren’t allowed to proselyte at service unless people ask, so this lady looked at our name tags and was like "oh are you Mormons?" we said yes then she started to go off about how much she loved Mormons and how she had never met a mean Mormon and how all her favorite you tubers and bloggers were LDS. so we asked her is we could maybe meet up sometime and discuss our believes, and she was like oh no I’m catholic. so then she leaves and like 20 minutes later she comes down again and came up to us and was like "I thought about it and I don’t think it was chance that i met you today here is my info you can contact me sometime" crazy uh! We are planning on meeting with her this week!
So then Thursday we had zone conference, it was really good but it took up all day pretty much so we didn’t get to work a lot that day, then Friday we had district meeting and planning... so yet again not a lot of work.
I was getting nervous the week was almost over and we hadn’t reached any of our goals , we had been doing so well this transfer with our numbers and this week was going to be a dud for our numbers. I was feeling a bit discouraged because everyone was canceling on us and everyone we invited to church bailed Sunday morning! So we get to church and this less active who we invited to our class came, and loved church! his mom was so happy! Kim and Tino came too! (she is scheduled to be baptized Sept 3)
Then we had ward council and we come out of ward council and we had a voicemail so we listen to it and its this guy who found our phone number online and wanted to learn more about our church. So we call him back and turns out he is living in Washington but he is moving to Bloomfield in two weeks and he was raised Baptist but he had so many questions that he couldn’t find answers to and he didn’t feel any support from his church, he told us how he was diagnosed with cancer last year and since then he had been wondering about God and where he goes after this life... it was insane i honestly thought it was a prank call it was too perfect, he said he was searching for the truth and he just wanted to know, then he asked us how we knew it was true so we told him all you have to do is desire and read and pray and he loved it! he asked if we could call him again so we told set up a Skype with him for today! It was insane I’m still not sure if it actually happened!
After we got off the phone with him we went with our relief society president, she is this awesome Jamaican woman, who is a convert, so we went with her to a lesson and it went so well! the woman we taught said she gave the pamphlet to a friend and work and she brought her sister and daughter to the lesson with her! it was great she does more missionary work than some of our members!
Its so fun doing missionary work with our members though, they really enjoy it and sis Owen (rs president) always says that when she was baptized all she wanted to do was share the gospel then it faded and she said we helped her get her fire to share it back and she has "missionary moments in rs now its so awesome!
Somehow even though we had a crazy week we still managed to meet all our goals it was such a tender mercy!
We invite people to come unto Christ not to go.
We are not suppose to be perfect but we are expected to try and we will always be blessed for doing so. I learned that a lot this past week.
Love you all have a fantastic week! Good luck to everyone starting school soon!
little side story we went over to our investigators house this week and we are working on family history with her and she told us this super funny story about her grandma. She said when her gma was younger she had a friend who had a thick Bostonian accent and her friend came over to play and her mom was like oh just wait a little bit she is at the potty and her friend goes "what I wasn’t invited to any pawty!" haha oh man Bostonians and their accent.