We had a pretty good week! Haha so on Thursday our DL told us that as
a district we had really been struggling with finding new
investigators so he challenged us to make a district goal to contact a
certain number of people a day. Our district goal is 20 contacts a day
so it's been a very fun goal to reach. Sister Barney and I are having
a lot of fun with it :)
so sad. Her mother passed away a few years ago and you could tell it
was pretty hard on her. We tried our best to comfort her but she
stayed pretty sad. Angelina (her daughter) said that at the funeral
everyone was crying and screaming and it was super sad. It reminded me
of the story in the scriptures where Jesus raises the daughter of
Jairus - all of the mourners are weeping and wailing outside the home
and he asks them why they're weeping and mourning so much. He is able
to bring Jairus's daughter back to life and it was a cool experience
to have on an Easter Sunday - where we could truly testify that Jesus
is the Resurrection and the Life.
Maria also told us that she loved when we came because every time we
come she feels better - but when we leave, the feeling leaves with us.
We wanted to tell her so badly that it was the Spirit and that she
could have it in her own life but she's very stubborn in her own
beliefs and isn't super open hearted to learning about anything
different. But we love her and pray for her!!
We had a wonderful Easter Breakfast Saturday morning. Maria and her
kids came at the end and Brandy and her children came at the
beginning. They seemed like they had a good time! A few of our less
actives came as well so it was good to see them. There were lots of
non members there as well and we were able to share a little spiritual
thought with the kids before they went out to hunt for eggs so it was
so sweet! We showed the Follow Me video the church just came out with
and it was super touching to see all of the kids and their parents
watching the video. Then we talked briefly about different ways we can
follow Jesus. Go to church, get baptized, believe in Him etc. - they
all gave wonderful answers.So fun!
with her English so we are teaching her English, through the English
pamphlets) and she was raised in this really interesting religion in
China and she had all of these deep questions. Luckily one of our
members walked in who speaks Chinese and was able to help
translate/explain our side of it. We had actually asked this member to
stop by and invite Brandy to the Easter Breakfast so it was perfect
timing that she came right when we were there!
he's seen missionaries before and he's open to hearing what we have to
say. We referred him over to the Spanish missionaries because his
primary language is Spanish (go figure :). ) but we were stopped at a
stoplight for a while and just really started talking and it was
really cool! He asked us when we had become converted to our church -
when we had known that this was the church right for us - and we both
got to bear our testimonies about the power of prayer and asking God
and then little experiences building up over time. We also got to
testify about the blessings and the happiness that are found in the
church and Manuel got pretty quiet and he nodded his head and the
Spirit was super strong!
So this week is a 7 week transfer so no transfer calls until next week
:) Since I've been here for 5 transfers we're pretty sure I'm going to
be transferred but we'll see!
That's about it from here in Arcadia! Hope you are all doing well and
that you have a wonderful week! Thanks so much for your prayers and
Love, Sister Dunn