|My new little pick me up. Love it -- So I am singing while I work.|
Hola from the oven of America! I am melting here friends. Maybe I am being dramatic and it is a lot hotter in other places but I am melting here and that is all I know. But still happy! Just extremely hot. Bleh.
As missionaries we don't get to watch the news.... Was there breaking news in California that no one is allowed to answer the doors anymore? Because that is what I am sensing?? WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE AT! I am killing Sister Crane from heat exhaustion over here from knocking doors all day and we got nobody. That's okay we aren't complaining but if you know where the people are, let us know! :)
We had a lesson with Madelyn this week and she is doing good. And I mean she is doing just good. I think she is getting a little sick of us, but she is making progress. I really feel her growing from her trying to understand the scriptures and personal prayer. It is making a difference. A slow difference but she is coming around. We have been reading in 3 Nephi with her to help her connect the teachings from Jesus Christ in the New Testament. When we use the Bible and the Book of Mormon to support each other and not one against the other, there is true power in the compound that they make.
We had a stake activity this Saturday to celebrate Pioneer Day! It was fun. Sister Crane and I went HAM on inviting people to it. We were out all morning to get potentials and investigators and less actives to attend and we ended up coming across a house that has like 3 families living it and they all swarmed to the door to hear what we had to say. They said they would love to come and it sounded genuine. But then they didn't show up. LAME but we are going to go back this week and see what's up. They were so sweet and we both had a good feeling when we were there. So that was our half miracle of the week! :)
Tesan got her temple recommend this Sunday!! And has plans to go attend the temple for baptisms this Saturday with a couple in our ward who are preparing to be sealed this year. They are also calling Stella to invite her! I am so grateful for amazing members who take care of the newbies :) Tesan is really taking the ball and running with it. She is becoming so strong in her testimony and continues to share it with everyone. I am so grateful for her friendship and example to me! SO THANKFUL to have her in my life.
On Sunday, Rita (our less active) came to church!!! She had the biggest smile right when she walked it. She hasn't been to church a lot of years and has been struggling a lot lately. We have been telling her and telling her that she needs to get to church to be able to show Heavenly Father her commitment to him. We hadn't even reminded her last week to come to church and she came all on her own. TRUE COMMITMENT!
So all in all, even though we aren't getting any opened doors we are still seeing all the blessings and the miracles that are happening. I love being a missionary, even when it is hard and hot. It is still the best calling to have! :)
I know my faith, my attitude, and my desires will still continue to be tested throughout my mission and my life but I know if I always choose Christ, I will have made the right choice. He is my rock and my foundation. So grateful to know Him.
I love you and thankful day and night for your prayers and support. I pray everyday that God will keep you safe and healthy!
1. Pioneer Day activity with Tesan and Sister Spence!
2. My pick me up this week! I sing while I work!!