October 7, 2014
Dear Family & Friends,
The Cheese House in De Forest.
Yeah that's the name of the town.
Yeah, chocolate cheese (once you forget that it is actually CHEESE) tastes like fudge :) It's a miracle!
Transfers are upon us, yet again!! How rich is this: my last two companions are BOTH Sister Training Leaders bah!!! They are probably freaking out right now, but they will do so great. I am Senior Comp again with Sister Roussau. She is just coming out again after having some struggles with anxiety, President informed me. I reassured him that I can definitely relate so all will be well in Sun Prairie :)
Yes!!! Bring the Remington's! Have you seen David Archeletta sings in Meet the Mormons?? It's an epic song that has been going around our mission for a while and when we heard him sing it, we were like...oh yeah he heard that on his mish :) SO awesome, missionary work! Watch the music video. It is tear jerking of the most spiritual of natures.
We were able to have breakfast and watch conference at the Schroeders in our ward. Sister Schroeder is like Chelsey...knows lots of stuff and is hysterical. She served in Italy and her husband is like three times taller than me and is in the military. They are both like little kids, so hilariously in love. We also watched it at Harriet Shroud's, a less active who always feeds us, and I was able to have a good talk with her daughter this week about anxiety, since she struggles with it too. But we carved pumpkins and had breakfast there on Sunday! (They are so sweet!)
Elder Bednar was so epic I was SO glad that he directed his talk to nonmembers. I was so happy he used Enos, because that's the book we've been sharing with people ALOT this week. When Elder Scott started talking about FHE, I had a flashback of when he put me on the spot all those years ago. Good times.
This week we found 4 new investigators! They are all promising individuals who are interested in the Book of Mormon and the message it contains. General Conference was such a miraculous time to spend with investigators and less actives. We watched a session with Harriet Shroud and her husband Jim (non-member) came in and out, but she stayed and listened with us. We had planned for the Stucki's to watch General Conference with the Stoll's, but Luella has been very ill these past few days, so we set it up where they could watch it later. They did watch the final session together, however, and Bill liked it, but wanted us to listen to his prophet speak :( We hope to be able to set ground again with them this week about having a desire to know, just like Elder Bednar talked about.
We met with Marge, a service referral from Sally Black, who accepted a Book of Mormon and we were able to go over the first half of the Plan of Salvation with her, since she expressed desire to know more about why God let her son die.
We invited Marie, a service referral who we haven't been able to break much ground with lately, to baptism as she continues to study and learn from us. She said not yet, but she recognizes how important it is and we were able to definitely establish expectations with her that we are here to teach the gospel.
General Conference at the Davis' with Alex fell through this week :( But we are setting the goal to meet with Alex again this week with Ellie Davis (show her a talk) before mutual so that we can have her mingle with more girls her age in the ward. We are also hoping to establish baptismal goals and ask her to discuss it with her parents. Her testimony is strong and she has read so much of the Book of Mormon. It has been a year since first meeting with the missionaries, so we definitely think it's time to bring up baptism once more.
Thank you for the scripture, it is beautiful!
"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named...that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." (Eph. 3:14-19) (or just the whole chapter is awesome :)
Thank you for all that you do for the cause of Christ our Lord. The best way to strengthen a testimony is to live it! Hope on, journey on, and keep your foundation built on our Redeemer!
Love you all!
Me and Sister
Doob (the pumpkin) |
Did you know that putting
Vaseline on the cut edges makes it
last longer and putting pumpkin
spice inside makes it not smell pumpkinny?
Us at Harriet's
|Us playing with little Isabelle at Harriet's|
District 2 - cookoos