Happy 4th of July! It sounds like every one had a great 4th! We had a great day too! Sister Mordecai and I got into 3 water fights throughout the day. That morning we helped Sister Wiedmeier do some gardening and her grandsons were staying at the house for a couple of days. They squirted us with squirt guns and then one of them got me with the hose! It was so funny! Then we went to the Simmons, a family who is returning to activity and had another water fight with them and their daughter. Then we bought more water guns and water balloons and had another water fight with the Wiedmeiers this time with their son, his wife and 3 boys (they live in the ward too) + another sister in law and her 2 boys and LISA! Who just got baptized. It was so great! She’s so funny! Then we watched fireworks with them and went to bed. We were sooo so tired the next day and sore from running. But it was a really good day.
Bucky and Mary who just got back from a 16 day trip with the Stovalls. They were at the Simmons house for the 4th as well. They came back and said that they went to the St. George temple visitor center and when they came out their daughter said she wants to get baptized! So they asked for lessons with the whole family!! We are so happy that they want the lessons now! We have to wait for two weeks though cause the kids are at their dad’s. But once they get back we’ll start teaching them.
Transfer calls are on Saturday. I hope I don’t get transferred! That would be so sad! I want to be there when they get baptized! If I do get transferred I hope I’m close so I can go to the baptism. So I’ll let y’all know what happens next week. (yes I did just use y’all haha)
So on Tuesday we did service for the bishop…. Guess what we did!?! We sheared sheep! It was so crazy!! haha I’ll have to send pictures next week cause I forgot my cord at home. Or you can see them on Facebook once the bishop’s wife is added on Facebook. They posted a video too. A bunch of members have come up to us asking about it cause of the pictures on Facebook. haha It was so fun!
If I’m not transferred then I get to go to the temple again with Lisa! We are going on the 19 which is 2 days after transfers. Lisa is so awesome! She’s super excited to get baptized for her family.
On Saturday night Sister Wiedmeier came out with us and we went to see a less active named Dalton and his dad, Mike who is not a member. Dalton is 16. So when we got there just his dad was there so we talked to him about the Book of Mormon, the sisters before us had given him one to read. He is so open and willing to learn. He never disagreed with anything we said and he was nodding the whole time. Then about 30 minutes later Dalton came in and we talked to him about coming back to church. He was skirting around the question and said he would try. We talked to him a lot about the Savior and why He wanted him to come to church and a lot about the Atonement. The spirit was so strong in that lesson and it looked like Dalton was about to cry. It was so amazing. But Dalton didn’t come to church. We have a lesson with him and his dad this week so we’re hoping that by teaching his dad and if he comes to church then it will be easier for Dalton to come to church. The whole time we were talking to Dalton, Mike was nodding his head the whole time so we are really excited to start teaching him. They are both so great!
The work is going really great here! I love Ava so much and I hope that I get to stay here at least one more transfer! I love you and miss you all! 🙂
Hurrah for Israel! Yes mom! It is true! 🙂