Monday, September 14, 2015

23 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week has been great!

The family we have been working with is doing so good!  I love seeing them at church.  They are also hoping to go back to the temple by the end of October!  I am so excited for them.One of my favorite things is reading scriptures with them each night.  Every night we read a story in the Book of Mormon with them and look for ways that we can liken the stories to our lives. We rotate who picks the scripture stories each night and have some amazing scripture discussions.  I love this family and will miss them so much when I come home.

So, J is getting baptized next Sunday!!!  A little background on her: J is from Peru and she had met with the missionaries for a month there and had a baptismal date all because her brother who is a recent convert and her friend from Utah who is a member referred her.  Then she had this training opportunity pop up in Vermont that she couldn't pass up so she came here.  Well, when she got here and sent her own referral all we had was the number and address to her work.  Every time we would call they would tell us that they didn't know who she was.  Then we figured out that she and Sister R work at the same place.  We gave Sister R a card with our number on it to take to J. It took a while for her to find her, but she did. Soon after that, J lost the card One day, J was having a really rough day and remembered what her friend and brother had told her about calling the missionaries if she ever needed something.  So she prayed fervently that she would be able to find our card and she did! She gave us a call but our phone had been on silent! She called five times and left some messaged.  About 2 minutes after the last call we saw the missed calls and called her back and set up an appointment.  It took us a while to find where she was staying but we found it and had a great lesson and it continued, and now she is getting baptized!!!

On Saturday, the young women's president invited J and us over for dinner.  She bought all the stuff and helped J make a traditional Peruvian meal.  It was so good and J loved being over there with the family! We had a lesson after on temples and had the members testify of the blessings of the temple and being able to have an eternal marriage.  There was so much love and the Spirit was so sweet! They even sent us and J home with left overs and were talking about having her come over on a regular basis.

If you want to read another great conversion story, here's the link to Elliot's profile.  He is amazing  and will be going through the temple later this year.  I am soooo excited for him and excited for his visit to Utah next spring.

So, on Tuesday we get free lunch at the hospital.  As we were leaving and approaching the main lobby, I completely tripped over the sign pointing to where the emergency room was and made a huge noise, almost knocking the sign down!  After I straightened the sign, I automatically tapped the top of it as if it were a child's head. Needless to say, everyone was laughing at the whole event...

I can't believe my mission is almost over!!!  I will be having my exit interview tomorrow!

Well I am out of time. Sorry to those I didn't have time to email back.  I love you so much!!! See you in 23 days!!!

Thug Whitney???

gross spider (why?)

While on this tracting adventure we had to keep ducking from caterpillars.  They were spinning cocoons everywhere!

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