it sounds like you all are doing so wonderful and mostly just looking forward to the start of summer. by moving rocks? what is going on at our house? haha hopefully I will even recognize our house in a bit.. that is cool though that you all are keeping busy and working hard. I hope that the triathalon went well. ryan and mom, way to go.
ryan. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO!! I can not believe that you are 16 today. how does it feel? did you ever get my letter? dude. I seriously cant believe that you are growing up so quickly. what they heck. when I get home, I wont even recognize you I feel like. are you excited to drive and date and just be the best teenage brother ever? im pumped for you. have so much fun on your date with mom and don't forget to open her door for her.. that is super important. and when guys would do that for me.. oh I loved it. sometimes the elders still do it for us. its sweet. haha but good luck kid at ragnar! love you!
what the heck andy is engaged? when are they getting married? I got kyle's announcement this week with the sweetest note from aunt wendy, and some awesome letter from rob and shelley's family. I loved that. and a package from my sis. thank you all for thinking of me. I seriously love getting mail, and especially from my loved ones.
I cant believe that video was such a hit, that is so hilarious. and I am way excited to see it. haha kills me. but good for them, they are famous.
the second week of training has been really good. we are now on to week three in the 12 week training program. and jeez, sister Curtis is training me. she is hoosing it up. but she is doing great. we have an investigator on a baptismal date for june 30 so please pray for her and then we have a few lessons set up this week with potential investigators.
the weather has been on and off getting better. the black coat is on me as we speak, but yesterday I wore a different one! I think I need some new welleys because well, mine are being held up by black electrical tape..
the ward is doing really well right now. we are teaching young womens again next week because they seemed to really like having us there last time. we are getting people back to church and that is so great. I love the ward. and some members have given the elders a referral so that is so good.
my comps family is in Springville. they have 11 kids and she is smack in the middle. first sister missionary in her fam. email@example.com is her moms email if you want to get in contact with her. gopher it!!
right now in the book of Mormon I am studying in mosiah. I just read where ammon goes to find the people of lehi-nephi and gets put into prison before he even gets a chance to say anything for himself. I love seeing the hand on the lord there, where he saves their lives in order for them to have a chance to say who they are and what they are doing. we see that everyday in our work when we find. there are some people that would not even give us a chance to say who we are or what we are doing. but then there are others who are so kind and willing to let us share our testimonies with them. its wonderful.
contacting.. boy it is hard. we do a lot of door knocking but we are going to try some different methods this week and see what happens. if you have any ideas, please share them because we are just trying to find people to teach.
bikes are good. the elders had theirs stolen last week or so and we have been riding ours less and walking more. so that has been ok, except for sore feet.
we had a pretty good week this week though. in a lesson with one of our investigators we have been working to get to church we talked about the book of Mormon and how he is liking it. he is into mosiah so that is actually so good! he bore a small yet powerful testimony of the book of Mormon. that was the coolest thing. seeing that the lord is working in him and helping him to see that truth of the things that we have taught him. hopefully we can get him to church soon!
we gained a new investigator this week, sophie. and she is a girlfriend to a member. we have taught her twice and set a baptismal date for the 30th of june. pray that she keeps that date and that we have the faith that it will as well. it is so awesome to have that date. I am pumped!
we also were able to get a potential that we met outside of her house this past week. she was enjoying the sun with her kids and we stopped and shared the first vision and restoration with us. she seemed super interested and we are really excited to go back and teach her again.
zone conference was this past week and that was awesome as well. we love getting to be with other missionaries and just gaining and strengthening those friendships. I learned a lot from president and sister Rasmussen as well as the assistants and zone leaders.
yesterday we had a really fun p day. we went to grantham with the elders and the mulliss family to a manor house called belton house. we trained there and then had a picnic outside and then just walked all over the grounds playing football and chatting. then we toured the house. the mulliss family is so good to us. the really are the best! I am so grateful for them and their love and friendship towards us missionaries. they are so helpful and always kind. mom you should email heather and just thank her slash talk with her. they are maybe visiting Utah in October so you could meet them.
well we are excited for this week and ready to work and find more people to teach. I am so grateful for the miracles that I have seen this week and excited to see more. it will be wonderful. thank you for your love and support. you all are beyond wonderful and I am so blessed to have the family that I have. the gospel is something that we can share with everyone and as we work to bring others to Christ our faith will be strengthened. give out a book this week!
love you loads!
|Sister J with the Elders|