Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Week 21

Hey everyone! 

So this week was pretty good. We had a day full of miracles on Saturday. We got another elderly guy on date and he asked us if someone sent us to him and we told him no. We are led by the spirit to where we should go. He said its cool because we showed up in his life right when he needed us and he said when he reads the Book of Mormon, he feels "lifted up". When we taught him this week, I explained it was the spirit and invited him to be baptized. After explaining the importance of the priesthood and correct authority, he agreed to be baptized on February 6th! He is so solid too. He believed in everything we said before he even prayed about it. I am so excited for him and I know Heavenly Father is too!

We also knocked on a potential investigators door and she wasn't home but her roommate was and her roommate ended up being a less active and she said, "Can I ask you a weird question? Can you come back to visit me on Tuesday?" Then she explained how she is less active and her deceased mom joined the church and loved it, so wants to meet with us! Heck ya!
AND later that day we decided to grin and bear the cold and walk a couple blocks to find this one investigator we have. We were hoping that we would run into people if we were not in the car. And we did! We helped a college girl carry her stuff in her apartment and she said we could come back and teach her! So awesome. :)

We dropped by the lady who speaks Spanish again to try to see what she thought of the pamphlet and Book of Mormon and the language barrier is just too difficult. I would highly recommend that every missionary learn a bit of Spanish- at least some key words like interested, restored, church, questions, teach, learn, help, pray, read, time, day, come back/ return, believe, Jesucristo, missionaries. So we plan on coming back with a translator next time.
And another tid bit of advice for soon-to-be missionaries who will be able to use iPads or for everyone in general- the Gospel Library is an amazing thing! There are SO many resources I didn't even bat an eye at before my mission because I only used the scriptures on it but there are tons of conference talks, manuals, videos, etc to learn from! If you don't understand a scripture, there's like at least 4 manuals that will explain it. Just look it up and explore on there! 

We went to a training meeting yesterday in Butte for all the ward councils in the stake. It focuses on the Sabbath and Missionary work (woot woot). I get so pumped when normal people start talking about missionary work.

Some funny stories: 
-we were "shovel-tracting" and we saw a 13 year old investigator we have shoveling his walk and driveway and we decided to help him. Then he started throwing snowballs at us and it turned into ice-chunk baseball too. Haha. He was so lonely. And he said we could come back later that night to have a lesson with him and his mom and when we came back later, he threw snowballs at us all the way to the front door. It was such a weird day.
-I slipped on black ice in the church parking lot. I swear, the cold is trying to kill me. Haha.

So I've been studying a lot about the Celestial Kingdom lately and it really has given me a new perspective on life. Really, that is my goal. Do we really understand what "eternity" means? It's forever!!! Is that one little sin or mean thought or comment worth it? Is it worth it to sacrifice eternal happiness with your family and God for something that will give only temporary pleasure or satisfaction? Really. Think about it. NOW is the time for us to prepare to meet God and you never know when your time here on earth will end. And it it much harder to repent after this life. So prepare and be better now. Every day. Every minute. Make a better future for you starting now. 

Sister Ney 

I'm on cloud nine when I read the Book of Mormon.  :)

We found some oversized Carhartt coats at the thrift store.

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