Tuesday, January 26, 2016

This week

Sister Maya and I
 o also his week my AreaBook wasn't syncing because it needed to be updated, and it came up with this message when I tried to do that, so I had to delete the app and it wouldn't redownload, so I didn't have an Area Book for a day, waiting for the technical support to get back. And of course it was when we were trying to weekly plan. Fun times..
So Sister Maya has a new thing, she keeps making this goat noise. Over and over and over.
We made snow angels, also No, no we did not get all of the snow. Other parts of our mission did, my last area, a lot of the East side of our mission got a few feet, but we barely got the storm, we got maybe 3-4 inches.

So about a month ago we had a Zone Conference, at this zone conference the fleet coordinator was inspecting all of the cars. After doing so he came in and told us all that our cars were all super dirty, and he was sick of it, so he was going to do something about it. Well after about a month I figured we were safe... Apparently I was very wrong. So last week we got a call from our fleet coordinator telling us that ours was one of those cars that was really dirty, and that we needed to park our car for 4 days. SO Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week we couldn't drive our car. I learned a lot from this experience, one being the obvious, CLEAN YOUR CAR! Another being, the members are really great in this ward and were SO willing to drive us around. But probably the biggest one was how important it is to get members to the lessons that we are teaching! We are just two 20 year old girls, sharing what we know to be true, which yes can have a great impact on people's lives as long as we are teaching by the spirit, but it's so great when we are able to find people who can relate to these people, who can be their friends even after we go! One cool experience with that, on Tuesday we has a set appointment for 4pm, we had found a team up but she had to cancel, so we were frantically looking for another person because she lives about 5 miles from where we live and there was no way we could walk there in the hour we had! Our awesome Relief society president was able to give us a list of some people to try, and we were able to get Sister Fike to come! There was some serious Divine intervention here, because Sister Fike had just been studying for her primary class in the Book of Mormon where our investigator, Jana, had been reading! She was able to answer some of her questions better than we could! It was so awesome! This week we were also able to watch a Worldwide Broadcast for ALL missionaries! The theme of the broadcast was "Teach repentance, and baptize converts" there was a lot of focus on the basics found in Preach My Gospel such as Teaching by the spirit, leaving commitments, and teaching people not lessons. One thing that really stuck out to me was the importance of always testifying of Jesus Christ!!! We should "always have His name on our lips"! This is His church, His gospel, and we are here to share that. Another thing was how the Holy Ghost is the main teacher, we are just the tools used. It was really amazing, I am so grateful for the inspired words of church leaders! We have also been able to see our investigators, James and Nicole, quite a bit this week! They are doing so well and progressing in the gospel so quickly! One of the best this about being a missionary is to see the change that the gospel can have on SO MANY lives! But the spirit is just so strong every time we teach them, I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have to see how the Lord truly does prepare people to receive the gospel! There were a lot of other things as well that happened this week, we went to the Family History center with an Investigator, a Less active member told us he wanted to work on receiving the priesthood, we did service cleaning out someone's storage room and at Goodwill(which we do every week), went to a Relief society activity, made snow angels, heard goat noises from sister Maya, got to partake of the Sacrament, it has been a really good week!

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