Hey family and friends!
This week was a pretty fantastic week. We’re busy busy all the time and things are going really well. The ward is getting more involved in exchanges and it’s been really fun with the sisters that have come on visits with us. Awesome things are happening in Gore!
We started teaching a 13 year old named Jenna. She is so cute! She’s living with inactive members and we were going to visit them one day and she came out and started talking to us. She has a brother who is 15 and a cousin who is 10.. i think. Her cousin was just visiting for the weekend and he is super awesome and knows a lot about religion and is so open. I’m sad we won’t be able to continue to teach him. But he has a Book of Mormon and has been reading it! The first time we went over we talked about reading the scriptures and praying every day. We went back a couple days later and they had been reading!! It was so awesome! Then we talked about faith and taught the restoration. We set a baptismal date for her on September 6! And she came to church yesterday! We invited her to come to church and she said she had already invited herself to go with an active member who lives next to her. It was awesome. Now she’s going to go to young women’s on Wednesdays. It’s awesome and she is so excited about the gospel and just wants to keep learning more!
We were teaching a 84 year old man and he is so prepared! He just doesn’t want to be taught. It’s so sad. We went to have a lesson with him and he talked the entire time and wouldn’t let us talk. We can’t teach him anymore because he won’t listen. It’s so sad. He lives next to some members who continue to work with him. And we took a member over who is going to go back with her husband and fellowship him. Once he’s ready to take the lessons we can teach him again.
Myah is 8 and she’s getting baptized on August 23. She is so cute and is learning so much! I love their family. Her and her sister are so smart and they are coming to church every week!
Yesterday church was so awesome! 5 non members came to church and 4 less actives! It was awesome!
We have been going over to see a man named Leon for a couple weeks and he came to church yesterday!!! We were so happy! We almost fell out of our seats we were so surprised! He looked so happy! Church really does make people so happy! It’s awesome! I love it!
We went on two exchanges this week and they went really well! I really like going on exchanges. They are so fun and we get to meet a lot of sisters and the people form their areas. It’s awesome! They are stressful sometimes when they come to our area cause they don’t know anyone so you have to do a lot of things yourself, but they are so awesome! I was with Sister De Mie on Friday and she reminds me so much of Emma Cundick (now Petersen). It was so strange! It’s like my best friend came with me on my mission. Sister De Mie and I came out at the same time. It was so fun! We had a really good day. They have awesome investigators. It was so cool!
Youth Conference was this last week and the youth all went to Nauvoo! They all said they had a really great time! A non member went with one of the youth in our ward and she had an amazing time! She came to church yesterday and bore her testimony to the whole ward! She said that she knows the church is true and she wants to be baptized. Her parents are Jewish and she grew up Jewish so they aren’t supportive right now. But she is so ready for the gospel and we are going to start teaching her. She is awesome!! She has dreams that are so symbolic. It’s so cool! We’ve been talking about them an what they mean. Heavenly Father is preparing her! I love the gospel!! 🙂
It was Ward Conference on Sunday! It was awesome! The stake and ward leaders all went on visits after church so Sister Storrs and I went on splits with the leaders. It was awesome! Ward and Stake Conference are awesome! Stake conference is in September and Elder Oaks is coming to our stake!! So I get to meet him!! It’s going to be so awesome! Everyone is so excited! President Monson visited this stake 30 years ago before he was the prophet and this is the first time a general authority has been here since. It’s so awesome! Sister Storrs is so sad that she’s going to miss him just barely!
I love being a missionary! It is such a great experience! I love you and miss you all!! Hurrah for Israel!
Me and Sister De Mie!