MY NEW COMPANION IS AWESOME!!!!!! Her name is Sister Adame! She is from Oregon and she is too great! We work really well together and she is boss at sharing the gospel! Plus she is willing to work hard and that's one of the most important things to me! This week we had 22 lessons in our area and 2 lessons at sites. Plus we have a new investigator!!! At sites we have contact books with all the referrals. Some of the referrals are specifically for our area so we call those first. Most of those I call don't answer or shut us down really quickly. I had been doing calls for about 2 hours and then I was getting tired. So I was planning to change my focus to something else but I got prompted to do one more call. So I did and I ended up calling a lady named Tanya and I taught her about the plan of salvation. She loved it and we are going to see her in person tomorrow! Ahh miracles happen when you listen to the spirit!
Oooh scariest thing about being a trainer is having to drive the car in the scariest winter of icy doom and snow!!!! AHHH I HATE DRIVING IN SNOW! Its the scariest! And my GPS won't work so its even worse! We have a nice Subaru which does really well in the snow compared to the other mission cars and yet we still slide around like crazy. Yes mom, I am being a grandma while driving! Pray that we drive safely around here please!!!
Random fact-- I'm at sites now on Friday and Sunday. My schedule is always changing. It kinda sucks that we have Visitor's Center on Sunday because we only get to go to sacrament meeting :( I have been trying to get that changed! We shall see what happens.
Another random fact-- EVERY ONE IS GETTING SICK AGAIN! Sister Hardy, who lives in my house has stomach flu and now Sister Fitzgerald isn't doing to well. Its spreading and I have been using those little hand-sanitizers y'all sent me for Christmas like crazy. Good thing I got those! Pray everyone gets better because they are dropping like flies again! Another random fact-- My comp is so awesome that when she gave her first tour she did almost half of the whole tour. She is so smart!
Last thing before I go. We had an AMAZING lesson with Karen! We taught her about prophets because she had a hard time with that. There are so many terrible rumors out here about our church. There was some mass killing from some crazy people and I don't know the details but the guy called himself a "prophet". So Karen at first wasn't interest at all about hearing about our Prophet Thomas S Monson, but then she had this change of heart in a split second. We started talking about how in the Bible there were prophets so why would god stop speaking through prophets today? We told her that of course, some people would claim to be prophets of God but that you can find out who speaks truth through prayer. She said she had never felt the way she did right then. She then said, "it's never too late for anyone, is it?" We committed her to pray about what we were teaching and about prophets and she said she for sure will. She used to talk so much about random stuff when we came over, but now she just wants to hear more about the gospel. She takes it in slower than most, but there is so much progress! Ahhh I love being on a mission!
Well I have to run, but I love y'all so much! I really do wish I would hear from my siblings more! I miss their guts like crazy!!! Also send me pictures of y'alls faces!!!
The church is so true and Heavenly Father is preparing a way for everyone. We just have to listen closely for the directions of which way to go.