Monday, May 27, 2013

May 20, 2013


Sounds like you had a busy week! Friends visiting, helping moving, painting, cleaning and what not. Good job!

This week was a crazy week. I don't even know what happened. Both me and Sister Angelos were feeling a little under the weather at the beginning of the week and things were still kind of sketch Thursday night but we had a meeting set up from a potentials list. She didn't show but one of our other investigators called us and was close to where we were so he came and had his friend meet us. He is interested in learning a little about English and the Book of Mormon. Way cool. then earlier in the week while we were contacting a girl about our age, named Nina, came up and talked to me and said she had met with missionaries before and gave us her number and we met with her on Thursday night as well. She is so cool! She has been reading the Book of Mormon every once in a while for a year. She will be coming with us to a baptism on Saturday.  Then on Friday we had a lesson planned with a member and he ended up introducing us to his neighbor. We had a lesson with him (Victor) and we will be meeting with him tonight.

There is a member named Galina who has a friend who is moving she told us about it 4 weeks ago but something with the people buying their apartment wasn't coming through but on Saturday we were finally able to help her move. We cleaned floors and washed her windows but still weren't able to meet her. She was at her old apartment after church on Sunday we went with Galina to meet her and her husband. Galina gave her a Book of Mormon a couple years ago and she has read it a little bit, but doesn't know a lot about god. She is 79 and had a stroke a little while ago so she is thinking more about what is after death. Her husband is pretty cool and we met her son. Anyway, everything we have been waiting to happen, happened. It was sweet!

We set a goal at the beginning of the cycle to get a baptismal date for our area but we didn't really have too many people to work with. We will see what we can do in this week. I am excited. Being a missionary is sweet. I love it. Every day you are taught to reach for heavens help. Maybe it doesn't come immediately but I have received a testimony that god answers prayers. Again and again and again. The 2nd counselor in the relief society presidency has a daughter that has investigated the church before but is worried what her friends would think about her if she was baptized. We told her we would pray that her heart would be softened and would have a desire to meet with the missionaries again. Last week she began meeting with the elders again! There have been so many examples in the past couple weeks.

I love you all! Thank you for writing!


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