Monday, August 8, 2016
Lindsay - June 27, 2016
I hope your week was fantastic! We had a good week!
On Tuesday, we visited Sister Tena who is an amazing lady. She has so
much faith, and doesn't attend our Ward a lot, mainly because church
starts at 9. It is hard for her (health wise), to make it to church
that early. But she has a strong testimony. She was also a stake
missionary in the past, so she shares the gospel as much as she can!
On Wednesday, we had our last district meeting! So my district leader,
is actually in the Miller's Ward!! Isn't that cool?? He talked about
companionship unity, and it was a really good topic because I was kind
of struggling with that! I definitely learned that when you establish
a common ground with your companion, and strive to follow the Spirit,
that you will be successful as a companionship. On Wednesday we also
taught Avery (He is 8 years old). He is an awesome kid! He does have a
hard time focusing, but when you ask him questions, he truly thinks
about what we are asking him. We talked about enduring to the end, and
related that topic to Lehi's dream. He got so excited when we showed
him the picture of Lehi's Dream. We asked him if he remembered the
story, and he did a pretty good job! He is doing well, and now he has
gone to church 3 times in a row!! We are so happy about that!
On Thursday, we got a call out from some missionaries in the zone. So
what happens with call outs is that one companionship will start the
call out, saying that they found a new investigator, or that they
handed out a Book of Mormon, and then they would pass along a
challenge to another companionship. So some elders from the zone
called us out, and challenged us to get a new investigator, and have a
member present lesson. So we had a blitz the next day, where we had
the missionaries from our district tract in our area. Sister Hunt and
I found a new investigator the first door we knocked on!! Haha! It was
awesome! Then we knocked around some other doors, and had a great
conversation with a Jehovah's Witness! She was so nice! By the end of
the day, we completed half of the challenge, but then the new
investigator that we found that morning dropped us over text. (We made
the mistake of giving him our number! Shoot!) All is well though! We
had a great day of contacting!
On Friday we had a great lesson with Sabrina our investigator. She is
an amazing person! At this point, she feels that the Book of Mormon is
true, and that the church is true, but she wants to be completely confident
about it before she moves towards baptism. Her family isn’t necessarily
supportive, and so that makes it really hard on her. But I remember in the
middle of the lesson telling her to trust in the Lord. I told her to not be scared
to stand up for what she knows to be true with her family. At the end of
the lesson, she told us that we helped her a lot. :)
On Saturday, we did a lot of service. We helped a family unload boxes
into storage, and we did some yard work for an older lady:) We also
visited a lady in the Ward who has been suffering from depression. It
sure is hard to teach someone who is struggling with that illness. Also,
she doesn’t want to accept priesthood blessings either. She is at a point in her
life where she doesn't want to accept any help. So it has been tough
for us to help her. All we can do is provide a little beam of light
and encouragement in her life!
On Sunday, we attended wonderful meetings! We went to Sacrament meeting
in 3rd Ward, and then went to the YSA branch for the rest of the block. Kenny
came to sacrament meeting again, so we were glad to see him there! Also,
some other less actives showed up and stayed a lot of the time, so we were really
happy about that!
Well.... to end my letter, I will give you some transfer news!!!! I am training again!!!
Wow! The Lord and President Passey really trust me to train again! 15 new
missionaries are coming in, and 10 of them are sisters! So it is really exciting to be
training at the same time with a lot of sisters that I know! It brings
me a lot of comfort:) That’s all for this week!
Taylor, I love you, and I hope you adjust to the real world quickly! I am also excited
that you get to keep Spence company:) I love you all! Have a wonderful week, and
4th of July!!
Sister Lindsay Dunn