I am trying to decide which stories to share with y'all. Its funny because I get to the computer and then my mind goes pretty much blank. Good thing we have planners to refresh my memory :)
First off, THANKS FOR THE EASTER PACKAGE! It was awesome! Pretty sure I am going to get diabetes but that's alright hehehe :) Ohhh I am sure the Elders will help me eat all the candy and cookies. Emily, nice call on the traditional Easter cookies ;) got to have those. Dad I am sorry but my taste buds haven't matured to pecans yet. But maybe some day :) Also I love those cute little knick-knacks I am guessing Momma found . Oooo and those Bueno bars are the bomb!!!
Okay... so I don't think I have ever been fed as much as I have this week! Our members have been feeding us like crazy! I swear every house we go into won't let us leave with out feeding us. We have been having like two dinners a night because people sign up on the food calendar and then others surprise us with dinner. I mean it's awesome, at the same time I feel like I am going to explode very night. Good thing we have work out time every morning. Without that time to work off all those meals, I probably would have gained 20 pounds.
Alright now for the good stuff. We finally got to see our investigator Karen again! We hadn't been able to see her for weeks and we finally saw her this last Saturday! We taught are a little more about Prophets and she still doesn't feel too hot about that idea. So then we told her about General Conference and we told her that she could find out for herself if she would watch and pray about it. Now we have plans to come over and watch the Saturday morning session! Woohoo I can't believe she actually is willing to watch it. It may not seem like a big deal, but Karen is stubborn. And when we first told her about prophets she wasn't too happy. Heavenly Father has softened her heart though and I know she will just love watching it. She has literally all the same standards as us, she just doesn't want to settle in one church. I am praying the conference will give her another confirmation of the church's truth.
We also saw our investigator Mary this week! Last week she was super busy and so she didn't have time for us to see her. In the meantime we found out that she was being reading anti about Joseph Smith. (Mary actually gave us a referral a while back and the other sisters in our ward have been teaching her friend. Her friend told the Sisters that Mary was telling her anti about Joseph Smith. Hence we found out through the grapevine)
So then this week we had to clear up all her misconceptions which was crazy hard. But in the end all was better. Now we just have to get her back to reading the Book of Mormon. She right now is going through a lot of health problems though so it's going to be hard to see her. Hopefully we can keep teaching her because we're finally getting somewhere. She now has awesome questions and I just pray she continues to seek the truth.
Oh another neat thing! One of our members has talked his friend into taking the lessons! We haven't met with him yet but his name is Bill so keep him in your prayers. Finding investigators here is like finding the needle in the haystack. But we have really been pushing the Ward to do missionary work and they are really trying. We also have some more potential investigators its just a matter of the ward members being diligent.
Overall the area is doing great! I am so grateful for this area and the changes I have seen while serving here. I am grateful that Heavenly Father blessed me with such a great place to start off my mission and I have learned so many lessons that I could probably write a book hahaha :)
Well I love you family soooo much!!! I am so grateful for your support and your emails each week mean so much to me. The church is true!!!!