Monday, July 20, 2015

Temples and Chocolate

This week has been crazy. We started off by going to Hershey Park and we had a TOTAL BLAST. I love that place. It is amazing. :)
 Then we had the opportunity to go on exchanges with the Hershey sisters. I got to go there with Sister Allen. She has only been out 7 weeks and is doing really well! She has a great sense of humor about everything, and also knows how to work. She has great ideas, and is very creative. She definitely opens up when she knows you, but is very quiet when first meeting people, which I could definitely relate to her in that way and help her the best that I could to open up. I cant wait to see where she comes over the time of her mission!
 The rest of the week we really just focused a lot on finding new investigators to teach! I have never walked so much or knocked on so many doors and had so much success! So on Wednesday we were trying to find this address of someone that the missionaries used to teach and we were totally lost in a confusing apartment complex! and there was one guy that was outside so we asked him if he knew where it was and he pointed us in the right direction, we went and knocked on the door, no one answered, and we found ourselves out walking around again. Cedric was still outside though and so we decided that we should probably talk to him! (It's like we're missionaries or something) and he was so nice and open! We showed him the Because He Lives video and his only response was "Wow. That was powerful." and so we talked a little bit about the Restoration of the Priesthood Authority on the earth and invited him to be baptized right then and he said yes!!! It was crazy. We are really excited to continue teaching him and see what happens there! :)
On Thursday, we went on splits with some girls in the ward, Tara and Lauren Brown, Lauren and I went to Columbia, while Tara and Sister Jarvis were in Wrightsville.
Saturday we had all of our appointments cancel.. SO we dropped in on a few people from church and talked to them for a bit until we had to leave to set up for our Meet the Mormons Movie Night that we had been inviting EVERYONE to for like the past month. I was so excited to see who would show up and in the end it was just us, the ward clerk, and the Bishop and his family... it was a little anti-climactic for sure, but hey! The movie was still amazing! :)
Sunday was by far the best day this week though. After church Sister Jarvis and I were trying to decide where we should go because all of our plans had fallen through, we both felt inspired to try Sister Minnick, so we texted her and asked if we could go over. She texted back and told us that she wasn't home but we both still felt that we should go, so we did. Of course nobody answered their door, but we decided to tract around the area. We weren't having a ton of success at first so I thought we should try something else, So I suggested we pray. Right in the middle of this random driveway and then we go and knock on the next door! and this sweet little old lady opens the door and she says she's already going to a church that she likes and that she believes in Christ and then I asked her about how her faith has helped her through her trials and come to find out that Tessie's husband passed away 3 weeks ago and she was having a really rough day and so we were able to testify of Christ and the Plan of Salvation and pray with her and give her a hug! and she wasn't interested in our church at all, but we were still able to comfort her and assure her that God is aware of her situation and we were able to remind her how much God loves her and as we were walking away from her door I knew that she was the reason we had to go see Sister Minnick. It was just an incredible experience to know that we followed a prompting from the Holy Ghost and that we were able to be tools in the Lord's hands!
It was so cool to see how the spirit directed us there knowing that is how we could meet those people, which is something Sister Jarvis and I had discovered we had both personally been working on, was recognizing the subtle promptings of the spirit.
I am grateful for this work. I know that it can be hard, but it is so worth it to see the way that the gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ blesses so many lives.


Lots of pictures, sorry! But DC TEMPLE!!!!

SO pretty!

 Hershey Park! Went with SIster Robinson (she is the one in that pic with me) and Sister Jarvis :) 

mmmm or nah to the kissing tower... 

 But it does have an awesome view! and cool windows! 

Cool view of the tower that I got all of the pictures from, and some fun house mirrors. 

REESES!!! :) And statues :) 

We didn't get to go to Chocolate world, but I will definitely have to go next time I am in Hershey! 

 Hands after Gardening of a few hours.. pictures don't do justice. I also got a great farmers tan that day!

  Cool light posts on Chocolate Ave :) 

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