Just in case you didn't know, this church is true! I can't express how amazing the past week has been! Truly! First of all, Frankie is going to be baptized! More importantly, she doesn't have to wait a year!!! I'll explain. :)
After the specialized training, we went on exchange with the Ripley sisters. I went with Sister Larrabee (my old companion) and Sister Snow went with Sister Freeland (her old companion). It was a neat exchange. We found 2 new investigators, had a few spirit-filled lessons and I've decided my legacy I want to leave behind. :) One of my favorite things to do is to pull the car over to talk to people who may be on the side of the road and to invite them to learn about the gospel. It is rather exciting! Obviously we do it when there are no cars behind us. It always is an adventure and I figure we are already awkward missionaries, might as well enjoy it! :) Well, while I was in Ripley we pulled over 2 times to invite someone to learn and both said that they would be interested in learning more! Both had had connections with the church in the past and were willing to learn! So neat! I love it! Best drive by ever! :) How many times have you ever been stopped on the street and told a message about the restored gospel? I'm sure never, right? Maybe you will be lucky enough someday. heehee
Now are you ready for the verdict on what's happening with Frankie? President Pitt called Salt Lake and because Frankie had already been baptized, and we have permission, we won't need to wait a year! As soon as we get the information to Salt Lake, her work can be done! The best part of the news is they said that one of our families can do the work! Because I had worked with Frankie the most, Sister Snow said my family could do it! You know what that means? You get to help me do my missionary work! We still have to get through all the hoops, but Mom! Will you be the one to do Frankie's baptism and confirmation? :) It would mean the world to me! You get to be a missionary from home! ;)
Now isn't that neat? Never thought this would happen on my mission, but I'm grateful for this amazing opportunity. We are talking once in a lifetime!
Well, that was my week! Other than, this morning, Sister Snow's grandparents (who live in Buena Vista) came up and took us out to lunch at Olive Garden! Her grandpa is best friends with Elder Holland and used to be a mission president. It was a neat lunch. We even ran into President Pitt!
I want you to know how much my testimony of the restored gospel has grown throughout the past few months. I'm so grateful for the atonement. I know that my Savior lives. I know that through the atonement, we can overcome all things. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that we have a prophet on the earth today! I know that prayers are answered. I love being a missionary and sharing this gospel with each person!
Thank you for each of your examples to me. I love you all tremendously!
Chandon! You are going to rock the MTC and DC! :) Be obedient, love the people and the work, and go forth with faith! Love you! Can't wait to read your emails! ;)
Dad, Happy Father's Day! Thank you for all you've taught me! I wouldn't be who I am today without you!
Rhett, Jared, Adam, and Lane! Thank you for loving my sisters. Thank you for being the best brothers-in-law in the world and for all you do each day! Thank you for honoring your priesthood!
Mike and Matt! Thank you for being great fathers, worthy priesthood holders, and just simply amazing men!
I love you all!
P.S. Transfers are next week :( So I won't be emailing until.
Picture 1 - Yup, an hour long conversation turned into this lovely mark.
Picture 2 - My cute companion with her grandparents.