Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 - MIRACLES ARE COMING!!

WOW!!  Talk about a CRAZY week!!!

So, first off: THREE NEW INVESTIGATORS!!!!!! O_O  Crazy, right?!

So, here's how the story goes: so, one thing the stake is doing is having a 3-week Sunday school where they talk about member missionary work, and they commit them after the three weeks to set a date to invite someone to take the lessons by.  So, we decided that we would do the same.  So, we set a date that we would find an investigator by Saturday.

So, Wednesday, we went to visit a potential investigator of ours, Amanda Todd, and her friend Mariah happened to be there.We talked to both of them-- Amanda is going through a divorce, and Mariah is adopting her brothers.  And they both agreed to take the lessons!  How awesome is that?!

Then on Saturday, we went and saw Kim Lawrence.  So, we gave her a condensed version of lesson one, with a focus on Ordinances.  And she quietly listened.  It was sort of weird, not having her badger us with questions and argue almost every point that we bring up.  But it allowed us to work closer with the Spirit and answer what questions she did have.  then she made the comment of how she's been through the lessons twice, and that maybe the third time will be the charm.  We were like "Wait!  Really?!  FOR REALS?!?!"  So we get to teach Kim!  Again!  Holy Snot, how awesome is that?!  I'm so excited! :D

Let's see, what else this week?  Oh!  Zone conference and exchanges. :)

So, we had Zone conference this Thursday, and it was one of the best ones I have had so far.  I think that it was so good because we actually had something to study before we went: we had to study a talk called "The Fourth Missionary".  Basically, it talks about how there are 4 different types of missionaries: the first is disobedient and gets sent home; the second is like the first, but makes it through their whole missions; the third is obedient and gives his might and strength; the forth missionary is obedient and gives his heart, might, mind, and strength.  And the Fourth missionary is the person we should be striving for.  So the entire theme of the Zone Conference was about different aspects of this talk.  It was really good and very uplifting.  And then we did skits on making and keeping commitments with our investigators.  It was a lot of fun. :)

Then after that we went on exchanges, so I went to Nampa North with Sister Dunkle!  It was lots of fun.  On Friday night, we taught the second lesson to an ex-communicated member, Damian.  He was really nice, and funny.  he really liked how well the two of us worked together, even though I'm not her usual companion.  Then in the morning, we went and cleaned out this lady's garden.  Holy cow, talk about NASTY!!!  That garden was dead and overgrown, and there were rotten chicken eggs all over.  Needless to say that by the end of it, we all smelled like rotten eggs.  And that's all that I tasted all night long.  It sucked.  But it was still fun. :)

On Saturday, we also had fish with the Woods.  And holy cow!  Brother Wood makes a good brown sugar glaze for fish. :)  It was yummy. :)

And my last piece of news is in regards to the Martin Girls: we saw them Sunday night, and watched the hour long Joseph Smith movie with them.  And as we were talking to the grandparents after, they told us that their mom is coming down to visit, and that they're going to try to get her permission to have the girls baptized!  EEEE!!!  So we gave them the baptism forms for the mom to sign.  We're all really hoping that she'll agree now.... fingers crossed!  Definitely praying for some miracles right now!

Well, this was short, but that's it!  I love y'all!


Sister Empey

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