What a crazy week! I hope you are all healthy and happy! If not, just think to yourself about the blessings you have because of the gospel! Holy cow we are so blessed! We have eternal families, a prophet, the Book of Mormon, prayer, church, the temple, modern-day revelation, and so much more! We are truly blessed!
After Walmart we had a lesson with Jared and Jordan where we stressed the Book of Mormon. Brother Bria came with us and he was awesome! We talked about the Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. They weren't going to know unless they read! I love the Book of Mormon. We then went and met with Linda for a bit before heading to Connie's house. She is the one that came to the church tour last week and she is now on date to be baptized! She asked us what she had to do to get baptized! Hallelujah! So cool! We then went and stopped by Willie and Karen's house to set up some service.
We were able to see Mary and she is doing wonderful! She is still working on her Personal Progress and has such a strong testimony. We then went tracting in Glasgow and met this girl named Stephanie who needs the gospel right now! We are going to teach herand hopefully help her gain hope. We then ran into a less-active member named Skye. She is also in a sticky situation and will benefit greatly from the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is moving though in 2 weeks and is not seeking help which is so sad! I wish I could help her see how the gospel will bless her life! We then ate dinner at Bishop Huntsman's house. Hawaiian Haystacks Mom! It made my day! With root beer floats for dessert. I was home in Virginia! :) We then ended the night by tracting and met this cute Greek lady. She wasn't interested, but was very kind!
So as you can see an exciting week! Full of Bed bugs, explosions, zone conferences, and teaching the gospel! I love being a missionary! I love this gospel! Oh and I forgot to mention, at zone conference the assistants and zone leaders wouldn't even shake my hand! So rude! haha They love giving us a hard time, but we give it right back. We have great missionaries in this mission. I am so grateful for the friendships that have been made.
I want you all to know that my testimony of this gospel has never been stronger. It has been stretched, pushed, and tested, but through it all, it has become my most valuable possession. Thinking about Willie and Karen, it made me realize that the most important thing in this life and the only thing that can't be taken away is my testimony and faith. I'm so grateful for the trials and hard times that help me realize that I do know this to be true! I know it more than anything! I know that this is the Lord's church. I know the Book of Momron is the word of God. Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today. I know my family is eternal. I know life does not end at death. I know we are blessed in ever aspect because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm so grateful for all I have. As I close think back to that first question I posed. "What blessings do you have because of the restored gospel?" and I'd like to add, "Who do you know that needs those blessings?" If a name came to your mind. I invite you to make contact with that person, even to tell them that you were thinking about them. Tell them that they are in your prayers. Pray to know what you can do to help them receive the gospel and the blessings you have. The spirit will help you know what you can do. Then act! You will see miracles!
I love you all!
Have the best week ever!
Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite! Literally!
Picture 1 - Two bites
Picture 2 - A few more bites. Yikes!