Thursday, October 27, 2016
Holli - October 24, 2016
We've had a pretty fantastic week this week!
On Thursday the BYU Dance Team came to La Crescenta and did a BYU Ballroom Dance performance. We were only allowed to go if we had a progressing investigator going. Luckily Jeremy and Ann wanted to go and we were able to attend with them. It was an amazing experience! I did recognize a few numbers from when they performed a few years ago and they were just as good as ever :) We were very blessed to be able to go to that!
We did a blitz in Tujunga late one night. We started at 7:30 and it was pitch black and the Elders asked us to tract some streets in the area because the area had just been split and they didn't have many investigators. So Kate (one of the YSA sisters that came with me) and I started to tract and it was quite the experience. We had a few miracles and only 1 out of the 10 people we contacted was slightly rude so it was a plus! And it was all in spanish (they are the spanish elders) so luckily Kate spoke Spanish!
We went to the temple visitors center with Hana on Monday night and it was an amazing night. The Sisters gave us a tour and did a beautiful job. Hana was crying by the end. We are still working on a date for her but she is very sensitive to the Spirit and is doing really good. Please continue to pray for Hana! I hope you all get to meet her one day :) She's seriously the coolest.
We went on exchanges on Tuesday and I was with Sister Bailey and haha she is the sweetest sister ever. She's fairly new to the mission but has a huge love for the work and is so cool. She's also in chinese work so that's bomb!
So last night it was around 7 and we had had like three appointments fall through so we didn't really know what to do. Sister Hobbs had placed this less active named Kim in our plans - Kim had been contacted a few days before by members of our ward and they had invited her back to church and she was super happy they had stopped by. Turns out she has a roommate who also expressed interest in coming to church and learning about God. So we took the thirty minute drive out to Alhambra (and our car still isn't really fixed and it was raining so I was kind of concerned but we both felt strongly we should go see Kim) and we get there and Kim lets us in but tells us she has to jet pretty soon so our timing was kind of terrible. We were like, oh. But at least she let us in! And then we got to meet Adrian who was interested in coming to church and we were able to teach him and invite him to FHE tonight which he is super excited to attend. It was a really neat experience and he basically has no religious background and is super open to learning so that was great!! Truly inspired decision :) Sometimes we feel like those don't come a lot but when they come, it feels great!
Well, I love you all so much! I'm so grateful for this church and the power of the Atonement - how it can bless our lives. And how we can truly use it in this church to enable us to be more like our Savior. Have a wonderful week!
Love, Sister Dunn