This week has been pretty great! First big news is that, I'M TRAINING!!! Ahhhhh!!! I have to do that all over again. I kinda felt inside that I was going to be training again, but now its real!!! I can't even remember what it was like to be a new missionary, let alone train! But it will be fun! I feel like I know so much more now and I kinda got a hang of everything so it shouldn't be too bad :)
Most of my week was time at the visitor center.It was pretty hoppin' because everyone wanted to see the nativities before they were taken down. We gave 4 tours in one day which never ever happens during the winter. That's like a typical summer day. So it was pretty exciting! I haven't heard much though from my online investigators. I guess they are all just busy spending time with their families for the holidays!
This week while we were in the area we were about to see a couple of people but we spent most of our time tracting. I tried to use some of dads tips and it got more people to talk to us so that was fun :) Thanks Dad! Our biggest miracle this week I would have to say is we were super tight on time and we were sharing a car with the other sisters. So we quickly chose a road to tract and said that we would knock on five doors and then head to our next appointment. So we knocked on some doors and that fifth door we knocked on was a lady named Gloria. We kinda just invited ourselves in and then we were able to teach her the restoration. She seemed very skeptical of what we were saying at first but then we were prompted to sing a song to her. After we sang, a big grin filled her face and she said we could come back to share more because she liked our message and could feel Gods love for her.
We also found a couple more potentials and we will be seeing a bunch of them tomorrow. In fact a girl in our ward just got her mission call and is planning to spend most of tomorrow with us! So it will be great to have her teaching with us and we also have a bunch of male potentials that we can see with her help :) So we are praying for miracles that these people are ready to hear and discover the truth and Gods plan for them! Woohoo! I'm really excited!
We didn't get to see Shelish this week because he was out of town, but he referred us to a family of Christians from India. So we got a hold of this family and they are so kind. WE told them that we were teaching Shelish about Christ and they were so excited. They also said we could come and teach them as well so we will be seeing them tomorrow.
Tonight we have a bunch of referrals to stop by and we will be meeting with the ward mission leader as well so it will be good to get to know him and his family better.
Oh, we also saw our investigator Patty this week and we have had a hard time helping her understand that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church with the fullness of the Gospel. (Just like mom and Kenny's teaching experience this last week). So we testified to her about the Book of Mormon and how it will help her come to know if what we teach is the truth. She says she has a hard time understanding the Book of Mormon so we will be going to read with her.
And the last exciting news that we have is that Mary Claire's friend Rita is getting a blessing this week. I can't remember if we told y'all about this. But we a couple weeks back met this lady at Mary Claire's home and she has been going through some major health issues. So we told Mary Claire to ask her if she would be interested in receiving a blessing from Priesthood holders and she jumped on the opportunity.
So that's our latest news! We are still working working working, and we have seen the Lord bless us tremendously. Oh boy am I grateful to be on a mission! The church is so true!!!!!!
I love and miss y'all family!!!!!! and Happy New Year!!!!!!
Sister Katie Call