Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3 baptism dates and an investigator - March 23, 2015

HOLY COW!!! :D  Hello!!!  I can't believe it's been another week!!!  So much has happened! :D

So, as you know, St Patricks Day is one of my favorites. :)  So I made a traditional Irish meal for lunch!  We had this HUGE random chicken sitting in our fridge, so I cut off the breasts and thighs and made some roasted chicken with a mustard sauce and made some Haggarty (a dish with bacon, potatoes, onions, and cheese.  It was pretty darn good.).  I'm pretty darn proud of myself--it was pretty good.

(see--here's me with the chicken--halfway cut up. :)  That was a new experience.  Totally fun. :) I was going to cut off the wings too, but then I decided that it would be too much work.)

Later on that day, we went to go visit this little old lady named Edna.  honestly, one of the oddest visits I've ever made.  The entire time we visited with her she kept talking about how she was going to get into trouble with her son because we were there!  And then she kept changing the names of all of her kids.  Well, we visited with her, shared a message, and asked if we could come back, and she was like "that would be lovely!  Why don't you give me a call?"  So, obviously, we asked for her number.  Her reply? "Oh, well, I don't give out my number."

.... wait?  What was that?  You want us to call you but guess what your number is? .... that's a wee bit difficult.

So we tried another route.  We offered her one of our pass-along cards with our number on it, and pointed out the picture of the Savior on front, and she loved that.  So, we told her to give us a call when she wanted us to come by.

she smiled, flipping the card back and forth, and her smile started fading.  She then handed it back to us and said "No thank you, I don't want this."

.... totally awkward.

So we left with a hug and wished her good luck and headed out for the rest of our day.

On Wednesday I finally got to meet the Hunsakers-- Doug is coming back into activity and Nicole is going to be baptized in May!  We're trying to set an actual date, because she wants her daughter to be there for the baptism, but we're thinking it will be the week of the 10th!  So exciting!  Anyways, we had a lesson with them on the Law of Chastity, Tithing, and Fasting.  It went really well.  And then they made Chicken Enchiladas for us for dinner.  They were so good! :)  MmmmmMmmm!  I'm starting to think that Mexican food is what feeds the soul. :)  haha

Thursday was.... WOW.  Amazing.

So, back up to Monday.  Sister Longhurst had a prompting to text Amanda and Gary Williams, investigators of ours that she hadn't seen for a while, and we were able to set up an appointment with them for Thursday afternoon after a couple of days.

Now, going back to Thursday.  We go to meet with them, and Gary shares this experience he had where he talked about feeling bogged down, so he grabbed his phone and opened up the LDS scripture app and started reading the scriptures and felt almost immediately better!  He said that he didn't remember what he read, but he remembered thinking that it was time for him to change and start living what he was teaching his kids, and asked Amanda when we would be stopping by next.  Well, lo and behold, we texted the very next day!  So they talked about how they missed the Spirit we brought with us, and how they want it, and how they want to be more involved with the church!  After a little bit of talking, I felt super impressed to invite them to be baptized, and they accepted!  So after some discussion, we decided on April 25, the same day that we have for Sarah Sheeter!  SO EXCITING!! :D

And then on Friday we had our Sister's Conference!  It was really good-- the theme was about how we are always growing and learning in life.  It was really good and lots of fun. :)  President and Sister Cannon's daughter Mary, and niece Anne, came down and talked with us about their missions.  It was super awesome. :)

Um... Saturday.... oh!  We had dinner with Sarah and her grandparents, the Fergusens.  Then we taught Sarah about baptism a little bit because we really didn't have time to teach a full lesson.  But that's okay, because we got to teach her the Plan of Salvation on Sunday.  It went really good :)  She doesn't always focus well and tends to jump around, but she gets it, and there are times that you can tell that the Spirit is working with her, and it's a precious moment to see that. :)

And my last piece of news... we got a new investigator today!!!! :D   YAY!!!  So there's this lady named Linda Symms, and she asked us if we could come over and help us with her garden this morning, so we did.  Afterwards, we had lunch with her, and asked if she would like to take the lessons, and she said yes!!!  How awesome is that?!  so, we now have a new investigator. :)

Well, that's it for this week!  keep your faith strong, and know all is going well in my little area of the world!


Sister Empey

​(Sisters Lyman, Longhurst, Fox, myself, and Djikwell)

​(Sister Colby and I at Sisters conference.)

​(Sister Hurst, Mama Rob, Sister Longhurst, and me :) )

No comments:

Post a Comment