WeeK 45: Happy 2015!

Happy New Years!

It’s 2015 already? It is really hard for me to remember to write January 2015 on things now.

This week has been kinda getting back to normal, but with New Years right in the middle of it all, not a lot of people were home or wanted us to come over. But I’m kinda glad all the holidays are over so we can get back to normal missionary work.

Sarah picked a baptism date! For January 24th! She just has to quit her E-cigarette. We did the Stop Smoking Workshop with her, which is 15 steps that she has to do every day for a week, the steps take away the craving for a cigarette. and she’s doing really well with it. She came to church and got a blessing as well. All the members love her and she’s really close with a  lot of them now. She’s super awesome. We are super excited for her to get baptized.

We had a lunch with our district before a lot of them left at transfers. It was really fun, we went to Brahms. It’s super good and it’s only out here in the East.

We have been focusing on the Book of Mormon recently and working on getting our less actives and investigators reading the Book of Mormon. We read a chapter with Andrew and he has been reading on his own. He is in 2 Nephi and we are so excited. Then we read with one of our less actives who is just starting and is in 1 Nephi. It’s been really cool to see how the Book of Mormon changes people’s lives! I love the Book of Mormon! I have started it over again and my scriptures are soooo colorful and marked up! There is so much good stuff in it!

So on New Years Eve we went out to see people with one of our members and no one was home since it’s a holiday but we went to see this one less active and there was a wind chime on his front porch so the member saw it was kinda broken and she tried to fix it but in the process she accidentally broke it more.. we were laughing so hard! We were really glad that the guy wasn’t home or didn’t answer the door. It was so hilarious!

Then that night we had to either go to a member’s house and stay there or go home right after dinner, so we spent it with the Bland family and we played games with them and her parents who are also in the ward. They have the cutest little girl! Her name is Kendyl and she is a handful! haha We also had dinner with them last night and she kept trying to sit in my lap and play with my hair, but we’re not allowed to let kids sit on our laps. It was really funny. She also came to a lesson with us and her mom. She got into Sister Palmer’s bag and pulled out a Plan of Salvation pamphlet and so that’s what we talked about. And when we gave the investigator the Book of Mormon, Kendyl went over and handed it to her and said “read it!” It was so cute! Even a 2 year old can be a missionary!

Today we had 2 really cool experiences. We were at Walmart and this lady was walking in while we were walking out and said to us. “Are you Missionaries?” We started talking to her and she said she had just moved here and she had just divorced her husband who wouldn’t let her go to church for 6 years and that she is a member and has been looking for an LDS church to go to here. It was such a testimony builder that Heavenly Father is going to place people in our path who need the gospel.

Then we got a call from a less active who we visited last week who told us that his Fiance wants to take the lessons. We had decided we weren’t going to go back to see that less active because he didn’t want to change and come back to church but it’s so amazing how the Lord works and who he can touch.

That’s about all for this week!
Hurrah for Israel!
Sister Moon
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Christmas tree from Nephi and Clare

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At our apartment

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At the Mangelsons

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on New Years with our Sparkling Apple Juice

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Gas Prices!!! They keep going down! Crazy!

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Our Zone on Christmas Eve. They are a crazy bunch! 🙂

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