Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Lindsay - January 4, 2016

Hello Everyone!! 

Transfers are this week, and I am training!!!  just kidding:) hehe! So I am going to Gila Valley and my new companion will be Sister Sayer. She just finished her training, so she is a pretty new missionary! That will be fun to be companions with her! Sister Condie will be staying, and Sister Walter will be her companion. She is the sweetest person and she is an awesome STL, so that will be fun for the both of them. This week went by so fast!! On Wednesday we had an awesome district meeting about goals! It was really good! We talked about the why of making goals and why it’s so important to do. 

On Friday, Hanan got baptized! She was so excited when she met with us before her baptism!! She said, "I'm shaking with joy!" She also told us that she was really nervous! But she was amazing! Also, as we were welcoming people to the baptism, a less active who is engaged to a guy who is our investigator came in!! We texted him about the baptism a
few days before the event, and we had no idea that he would show up! But they did, and we almost started crying we were so happy!! Hanan's testimony was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. I don't remember what she said and I think it is because the Spirit was guiding her the whole time to say what she needed to say. One thing that I do remember her saying was she explained that before her baptism, she still felt the Spirit guiding her. She knew that everything would be ok. She also talked about how God led her to come to America from Syria. She said that it was a hard decision to make, but that she knew that everything would turn out. She testified that she wouldn't have known about the church if she hadn't made the decision to go to America. It is just amazing how God works, and how he prepares each and every soul to hear of the gospel at the right time.

On Saturday, we went to go see Michelle who is one of our less actives. It was really funny when we went to the door because we heard someone cleaning in the house, but they wouldn't come to the door. So Sister Condie knocked on the window, and Michelle finally heard us and came to the door! She had her ear phones in so she couldn't hear! She
started laughing because we had been standing out there for a couple of minutes and she couldn't hear us! So it was great! We had an awesome lesson with her. We had been doing a lot of object lessons with her, and  they were all good, but Michelle wasn’t too open with us. So we decided to switch it up with the lesson plan and just refer to
scriptures. We taught her the gospel of Jesus Christ and talked about each principle, and it went so well! The Spirit definitely worked through us to help Michelle open up! She opened up so much that we figured out why she doesn’t want to come to church! In the closing prayer at the end of the lesson, Michelle said, "Thank you for giving me the strength to be honest". It was amazing!!! She wants to work her
way up to church, but said that she loves when we teach her. Since she has been less active for a while we have been teaching her the lessons, so she can strengthen her testimony and faith.

So those were the highlights from my week! Sorry it was a short letter! Every week is so good, that I always forget what we did!! :) I hope you all have a wonderful week!! I love you all to the moon and back! :D

Sister Dunn

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