What another great week doing the Lord's work here in Atlanta Georgia!
promise that we are staying super busy. We are always running from
appointment to appointment, which is awesome. But...our area is huge and
now we are getting to the end of the month where we are worried about
miles haha. Woops, not something that I am used to thinking about. We
should be fine though, and if not I need the exercise!
week was ward conference, that was really nice. Felt like I haven't had
one of those in a long time! I didn't get to meet President Sullivan
though, only one of the counselors came. It's weird hearing his name. I have seen Meet the Mormons so many times now that it's weird
to be close to the area where they are. Anyways, it was a great Sunday.
We are teaching this couple from Africa who have the cutest 15 month
little girl and this week the dad was sick so we weren't expecting any
of them to come but the mom and little girl did! We were so surprised!
It was fun having them there, they are the only ones we are
teaching right now that doesn't have the best fellowship with the ward
so we stuck with her and introduced her to many people. Our other
investigators are basically a part of the ward now and fit right in :)
a missionary is hard though because this little girl is the most
trusting little baby ever and will just crawl on top of everyone and we
can't hold kids or have them on our lab :(. Anyways, so she just played
with our keys during the entire sacrament meeting.
and the rain this week, talk about crazy! I loved it. One day we did
have like all of our appointments cancel on us so we just decided that
we were going to be detectives and track down all of the lost sheep in
our ward boundaries. It's always exciting and we always see many
miracles. One happened yesterday when we went to a lady's home who lives
within our boundaries but probably hasn't been to church in a while.
She lived in an apartment complex and no one was home, so we just
starting knocking on peoples doors. It was raining and late afternoon so
no one was answering. We ended up walking across the complex to try
another set of apartments. A lady answered the door and let us in to
pray with her and her daughter....turns out she was the exact lady we
were originally looking for! She had moved apartments and we didn't even
know. It was such a tender mercy because she is so open and has wanted
to see people from the church but because they moved they never saw
anyone. So we set up a time to come back and invited them to the Women's
Broadcast this weekend. "No effort is wasted" is what we like to say
every time we end up in an area where either no one answers or no one
wants to talk with us-doesn't happen too often but this time we realized
that there is always a reason why we are in a certain area knocking
doors. Sometimes it just isn't as evident as it was this particular
We also had an opportunity to have training by
President Harding this week. He came out and talked with our zone and
then we were able to have interviews. I'll admit the majority of the
time he talked with the elders about being 'men' -that was new to me.
There's so many things that you don't really experience when you serve
on Temple Square haha. It was good though, afterwards I got to meet with
President and he made sure I was adjusting okay. I really don't feel
like there has been an adjustment-the work is the same no matter where
you are! He did share with me though about my ancestors and the impact
they will have on my mission and the impact my mission will have on
those who come after. It was really cool, I just love the idea of how
big our family is and how we are all linked together. How special it is
that we have the knowledge of forever families.
Well I am loving the South, and the people here are just great! All so different and all have an amazing story to tell.