Dear Family and Friends,
This week was the best week ever! In our area, no one has ever had more than 30 lessons. Sooo Sister S and I made a goal to get 30 lessons. We had 28 lessons on Saturday, and had 4 appointments set for Sunday. We were so excited, but then 3 of our appointments cancelled, so we went out to all our investigators houses and tried to find people to teach. We ended up having 31 lessons!
We also rode our bikes 52 miles this week. Our Mission President encouraged us to talk to everyone, so whenever we passed people we would always say hello, then keep pedaling. At the beginning of the week, Sister S and I promised that we would STOP AND TALK to everyone we saw. We decided we should give everyone the chance to hear our message (not just hear us say hello). We did this, and we found 5 new investigators this week, because we stopped and talked to people getting their mail, watering their trees, and walking home from school. We will continue to do this and hopefully find more and more people to teach.
At the end of this week I noticed that I wore the same shoes everyday, and now everyone can tell. It's hot here and the sun is shining and I am tanning :) You gotta love tan lines.
We went to contact a referral, but the person we were trying to see didn't live there. We ended up talking to the lady that answered the door; her name was Christina. She said that she is looking for a church and she believes we were there for a reason. She asked us if we would come in and pray with her to give her strength. We read some scriptures with her, and then prayed with her family. Hopefully we can meet with her this week, and encourage her to come to church. She is going through some really hard times right now, so keep her in your prayers.
We also met Charlie while we were riding our bikes. He is looking for direction in his life, and wants to join a church. He came to church with us yesterday, and really enjoyed it. He told his story of how we found him during Sunday School. He said that he saw us pass by once and we didn't stop, so he kinda felt bad. Then he said, "this week they stopped and actually wanted to talk to me". He said he really wanted to make friends and was very glad that we took the time to stop and talk with him. That made me feel great to know that I was able to be an answer to his prayers when we stopped and talked with him.
And Bill...Bill is struggling with the fact that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He just needs to put aside the facts and read the scriptures with faith. I felt impressed to give him Mosiah 14 to read because it is about Jesus Christ. The next morning I was reading 1 Nephi 19:23 and it says "but that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord, their Redeemer, I did read unto them that which was written by the prophet Isaiah". This scripture basically says that if you want to believe that the Lord is the Redeemer then read Isaiah. Bill needs to know that and Mosiah 14 is compared to Isaiah 53. I know that the Spirit prompted me to give that chapter to Bill, and then reassured me, the next morning, that that is what Bill needed. Please pray for Bill that he will know that Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. We will move his baptismal date to make sure he is ready.
Transfers are also this week so I need one more prayer from y'all. Pray that Sister S and I will stay together! We love the Ward we are in, and the investigators we are teaching. We would love to stay together for another 6 weeks. I will let you know, next week, if I'm staying and who my companion is. Hope everyone has a fantastic week!
Tip of the day: Always be grateful! Thankfulness is expressed in words. Gratitude is expressed through actions.
Love you guys and miss you guys!Sister Moon
Our zone shirts (yes I know the saying is not grammatically correct. I told the zone leaders, but they didn't care)