Things are going great! I only had one and a half days in the area this week though so I don't have much exciting news. Sorry!
We were able to see our investigator Martha again and she is doing great! She now has a baptismal date in May! Her granddaughter Janea didn't show up for the lesson, but hopefully by this next week we will have her on date as well. Its funny, after being out for so long I realized while at Martha's house how comfortable I am now being in "the hood". We were talking with Martha and then she started going off on a tangent about Janea's baby daddy and seconds later some random man walked into the house and all we could hear outside was sirens. I didn't think much of the situation but then I looked at Sister Edwards and she looked a bit nervous probably thinking, "where he heck am I?!"
This week we also saw Mary Claire and we gave her the DTR (determine the relationship) lesson to see where she's at. We asked her what was holding her back and she finally uncovered her iceberg. She has lots of questions about Joseph Smith because of a lot of misconceptions she has heard. She said she loves the religion and everything about it but doesn't trust the idea of Joseph Smith being a prophet. So that was good to finally hear her main concern. We addressed some of the topics but we just led her straight back to the Book of Mormon. So that was an interesting lesson.
We saw Anna as well this week and she's doing wonderfully! She just needs to get her butt to church! She's keeping all her other commitments though and she told us this week that we also say the right things at the right time, like we are reading her mind or something. She's stellar!
This week we also had an amazing zone conference! It was so inspiring! I was kinda bummed because I really liked some of the ideas and advice shared and wished I had heard it all earlier. Oh well, I will use it while I can!
Our online investigators are doing great! Jillian is super progressing and she has been messaging us daily because she is so excited to get baptized! I finally heard back from Courtney, my investigator from France!!!!! She's just been super busy she said and hasnt had any time to respond.
I also had a really neat tour I took with a bunch of members of the Restoration Branch! They are such great people and I got to hear a little more about how they came to be. Very interesting, but they aren't too far different from us. But over all it was eye opening for me.
Well, the church is true!!!!! And I love love love helping people find that out! I love the happiness the message of the restored gospel brings and I know Heavenly Father and our Savior truly do love us. I am so grateful for that knowledge! It's what keeps me going and smiling no matter how tough things get.
I love you family! Can't wait to squeeze y'all all here soon!
Sister Katie Call