Hey Family and Friends,
Next Monday we will be having our Zone Conference so heads up you won’t get an email next week until Tuesday.
Most exciting news is that we have a triple baptism this week!! Junior, Mariha and Haley are getting baptized on Saturday. We can hardly wait. They got their interviews on Sunday and are all set to go!
And another exciting thing is that Andrew picked a baptism date. For January 3! We had a lesson with him this week and we were talking about Enduring to the End and he just said. “I’ve been thinking about baptism and I think I’m ready.” It was so awesome! It will be so wonderful!
Last night we went to a nativity event in Springfield. There was a live Nativity and tons of nativities around the world set up in the gym and singers from Branson came and performed as well. It was awesome. Sarah, one of our investigators came with us along with two recent converts. It was really fun. All the missionaries from the surrounding areas were there. And I got to see 3 families from Ava! It was awesome. Bucky and his family was one of them so it was so good to see them. Bucky got baptized right after I left and his wife Mary will be getting baptized sometime in the near future I think. I hope I’m still in Marshfield so that I can go. It would be so wonderful to see everyone again.
We’ve been making some really good contacts lately with less actives in the ward. We saw a lady who is a visiting teacher but doesn’t come to church, she was going to come to the ward Christmas party with her kids and grand kids who aren’t members but something happened and they weren’t able to make it, but she said she’s thinking about coming to church sometime soon! We also met a lady named Elizabeth who we talked to about miracles she’s seen in her life and she said that we could go back soon and show her the Christmas video. And another lady who’s married to a member but he wasn’t there but she let us in for a while and talked to us, and said we could come back as well. It was really good!
Right now we are having a lot of success with part member families. It’s so wonderful to see someone rediscover their testimony while their family is beginning theirs. It’s such a blessing!
That’s about it for this week. But I am actually going to send pictures this week!
Hurrah for Israel
Hey Family and Friends,
I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I left home 9 months ago! It’s crazy! I didn’t do anything special for my 9 month mark so I’d better do that soon. Well we went to a really good Chinese place today so that will have to count!
This week has been kinda crazy with Thanksgiving and all. But we have had awesome lessons this week! We had FHE last Monday with Bishop’s family and Andrew and Oceanna and their kids. It was so good! They loved it. We also had another lesson with them on Saturdayand it was the most spiritual lesson we have had with them. I think we have started to resolve some concerns and they are doing really well. Andrew is still talking about baptism sometime in January and they’re still coming to church so they are doing really well!
We have a triple baptism coming up on December 20! Junior (Charles) Haley and Mariha are super awesome. Junior’s fiance Amber will hopefully be getting baptized on that day too. We just haven’t been able to meet with her recently to set that date with her. It could be a quadruple Christmas baptism (Jared) Haha Jared asked for a Christmas baptism for his Christmas present. So I had to be an over achiever! 🙂
We’ve been doing a lot of Family History lately and it’s been really cool to help investigators and less actives do it! We are helping Mariha and her brother Anthony (recent convert) with some family history tonight so that will be fun! We finally got a key to the Family History Library at our building so we can! I love family history so much! 🙂
So on Wednesday we went to District Meeting in Springfield and got stuck there all day because the member who brought us, her battery died in her van and we couldn’t figure out how to jump it cause the car is so old we couldn’t find where the battery was. So we waited at the church for her Husband and his dad to come out and help. Then we went to Sam’s Club to get a new battery and then finally went back to Marshfield and went to a pre-Thanksgiving dinner! It was super good. It was a crazy day.
Then on Thanksgiving we went to the Shockley’s and hung out with their family all day and played games and visited them. (We weren’t allowed to proselyte that day) It was really good. A lot of their family is either less active or non-members so we got to meet them and talk to them so it was really good!
So it was a pretty good week!
So I’m sure most of you have heard about the He is the Gift video and initiative that the church has come out with! If you haven’t you need to watch the video!! It’s on
It’s an awesome video! Share it with Everyone! Its a short video that the Church made and it will be advertized in New York Time Square. Also, next Sunday (Dec. 7) it will be the first page of Youtube. It will be a great missionary tool!
I love you and miss yall!
Hurrah For Israel!
Pictures in my next email… I forgot my cord again….
Dear Family and Friends,
This week was really good! I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! How did that happen? Also I’m hitting my 9 month mark the day before! Half Way!! I can’t wrap my head around it.
I forgot my old planner at the apartment so I can’t remember everything. The beginning of the week Sister Bailey said Goodbye to all the people she wanted to.
My new companion fresh from the MTC is Sister Palmer, from South Jordan, Utah. We picked her up and came back to Marshfield and went tracting! Woooo! haha Her first experience since I didn’t go tracting till my 3 transfer. We’ve been tracting since then too. It’s always a fun time! haha Sister Palmer is awesome! She came already trained! I’m learning more from her than she is from me I’m sure! This is going to be a wonderful transfer and I’m excited to get started!
We have 3 investigators with baptism dates right now for the 6 of December. I’m thinking they will have to be pushed back but they’re still doing really good and want to get baptized soon. Also Junior is setting a baptism date for the middle of December. It’s so exciting! I think his girls will most likely get baptized that day too!
We are having Family Home Evening with the Bishops family and they invited Andrew and Oceanna (investigators). So it will be super awesome!
I’m finally sending pictures.
Hurrah for Israel!
Jeremy’s family in Gore who got baptized on Nov. 1! They are so amazing!
We got snow last Sunday too
At the transfer point: Sister Bailey is on the left and Sister Palmer on the right!