April 27, 2015
Dear Family & Friends,
It was a great week! It flew by because it was so crazy busy! Our investigators are doing great. We have so many people we are working with. We have a couple that is so close to getting baptized!! I really hope I don't get transferred next week because there is so much about to take off here. Zaira is one of the people we are working with. She is awesome. She wants to learn so much and she is really taking this seriously. We gave her 'The Family: a proclamation to the world" and she loved it. She put it in a protective cover, hah. We have basically taught her everything. She wants to make sure she is making the right decision so we are really trying to help her receive an answer that it is true and she needs to be baptized. Hopefully we see a miracle this week.
We did a cool service project at Discovery Park this week. We picked up a ton of trash by the river. There was a bunch of people there. We found a rope swing down by the river and were swinging on it a little bit. We couldn't drop into the water though, haha. After we all ate some hot dogs and snacks. It was really fun.
Yesterday we had a really cool experience. We had an appointment with this family and when we got there they weren't home. Which happens a lot hah. So we looked around to see why we were there and we saw this lady a little ways down the street. We went over to talk to her and gave her a picture of Jesus Christ. She was so happy when we handed it to her. She just stared at it for a second and was just like "wow". Her name is Emma. We started talking to her and found out that she has such strong faith in Christ. She doesn't go to a church right now. She is searching for the right one. We shared Joseph Smiths story with her and related it to her life. She really liked it. She said that she has been praying for answers and said that it was no coincidence that we ran into her. We were just like YES!!! hah she asked us where the church is and said she probably can't come this Sunday but the next one. Hopefully we can go over and teach her some more too. She was a miracle find.
I have been reading in Our Search for Happiness. By M. Russel Ballard. It is so good! I have never read it before but I loved it. It describes what we believe in. Just the way he puts everything just makes sense. Great book. Anyone who wants something good to read. I recommend it.
Love you all!! Have a great week!