This week has been great! My new companion is Sister Edwards!!!! Shes from Las Vegas Nevada, and she's awesome! She reminds me a lot of Eliza Riley. She is very athletic (a marathon runner) and she is also super bright. Previous to the mission she was at Utah State studying Chemistry and now shes here on a mission :) And my oh my do I love this girl! She is so so so hard working, obedient, and excited about the work. I feel like I am not even training her because she already does everything perfectly. So we are going to have a great couple of transfers.
Our first day out in the area was a little tough because literally everything we had planned fell through. In fact that didn't happen just her first day, but it happened like 4 days in a row. But its was both a great teaching and a learning experience.
We ended up trying tracting and contacting most of the day and it was awesome. We also tried contacting in the mall again because it was freeeezing outside and we needed to warm up. In just 20 minutes we ended up finding 4 solid potential investigators and we taught a lesson to a guy at a popcorn stand named Arvind. We are going to start meeting with him during his lunch breaks. Most of the people around here that will listen to our message are the Indian people. They are so kind! There is a a little pocket of them living here because they are all working for a large company in the area so I am convinced that we are going to end up having a small Indian branch hahaha :)
Despite so many cancellations we were able to see some of our investigators. We had a decent lesson with Patty but she is having a really difficult time understanding what we are trying to teach. I think she is stuck on something but wont bring it up. We are going to try to start scheduling teaching appointments that both her and her husband can be at because I think he is the one who is really going to search out what we are teaching.
We also saw Tina again this week and it was a pretty awesome lesson. She didn't read what we invited her to so we ended up reading it with her and she loved it. We read in 3rd Nephi about Christ coming to the Americas and his teachings and she loved it. At first she seemed super skeptical about everything but at the end of the lesson we had her pray and she expressed her gratitude to Heavenly Father for the things we had shared with her and she asked God to help her know the truth. It was a powerful prayer and also it was relieving because we better understood how she was feeling.
We also were finally able to start teaching Sister Takacs kids! She is a less active we were recently able to get a hold of and her two youngest children haven't been baptized. We are just teaching the daughter though because Sister Takacs wants the Elders to teach her son. She wants him to have a desire to serve a mission and felt it would be good for him to see the Elders at work. And now they both have a baptismal date for February 27th so yay that exciting!
I can't think of any more specifics right now and I forgot my old planner at home! Oops! But yeah that was pretty much the bulk of our week! So we are doing great!
Loving the work and the glory :) I am so grateful to be here and I think I am just going to stay forever. Sorry family.You can always come visit me though ;) Just kiddinggggg.... But the mission is the greatest! I am beyond blessed!!!! LOVE Y'ALL and MISS Y'ALL!!!!!!
Sister Katie Call