Week 68: And then there were 25!

Dear Family and Friends,

This weeks goal was to reach 20 lessons. and we were able to teach 25 lessons! It was so amazing! We have been struggling with getting lessons since I’ve been here since the transition between school and summer has been so crazy with people being super busy with their new summer classes and jobs. But now things have settled down and we were able to finally teach some people!!!!! 🙂
Next week should be super great too! We are working on getting more investigators to come to church! We are excited for the results that come from our efforts!
Last Monday we went BOWLING!! It was super fun! We went with 2 members and 2 recent converts. It was awesome! I got a 112 and a 109. So I think I’ve still got it! So watch out! Next New Years I think I will have to challenge everyone to a dual!! :):)
This week has been super good with less active finding and teaching. We’ve finally been able to see some that we have been trying to contact for a while but they just haven’t been home. There are a lot of them who really want to come back to church. It’s really amazing how they just feel like something is missing in their lives and they want to change and see the need for the gospel in their lives.
I love the members here so much! I am starting to forget what it’s like to not have members with us 24/7 It’s really amazing how willing they are to come with us and they are so excited about doing missionary work. It makes us want to work harder too!
I love y’all! Sorry we didn’t have much time because of Caving!! We just went with two zones and then after we had a fish fry at bishop’s lodge. It was super fun and we were sooo soo muddy! It was a blast!
Hurrah for Israel!
Sister Moon
Pictures next week when I have my cord.

Week 67: Look for the Miracles!

Hey Family and Friends,

This week was awesome!! We had a Recent convert move into our ward this week. She went to the temple with us last Saturday. Her name is Serena and she’s awesome!! She has come with us to lessons two times this week. She’s super solid!
We’ve been able to meet with quite a few less actives this week, which has been awesome!! One we did some service for, his sister is active and he wants to come back to church! Another is dating a semi active member and they made us dinner this week. They are both super awesome and hilarious. They weren’t able to come to church this week cause she was sick and he had to work. But next week they should both be there. The last one we visited last night right before we went in for the night. He said he wants to come back to church and that he wants to do Family History. And wouldn’t you know it, we had our family history consultant and elders quorum president with us. It was super awesome! We are meeting with him this week and he should be coming to church this week!
We had a couple good lessons with our investigator Chris and he now has a baptism date!!! For the 27 of June! We are super excited for him. He really wants to be baptized and change his life.
We contacted a referral on Saturday who is so awesome!!! But…. she has a husband and 2 kids. So we can’t teach her. NO! But regardless, it was a great lesson and the Elders in Marshfield are going to start teaching her. She’ll be super great!
We have to go! Sorry it’s short! We are going bowling with some members in our ward. I am finally somewhere where we can do fun things on Preparation days!
I love Y’all!
Hurrah for Israel!
Sister Moon

Week 66: May Showers Bring June Flowers?

Hey Family and Friends,

It has been crazy raining this week almost every day it has rained at some point during the day. But it has been wonderful! We are really loving the rain… and the nice members who drive us around so we don’t get drenched.
This week has been fantastic! Our mission wide goal this week was 100% member Present Lessons. So we have had members with us all day every day! It’s been supr fun and so great to get to know our members better. This week we want to keep that a thing and every week after.
We were able to go to the temple on Saturday!! It was so much fun and was super spiritual. 4 of the ward’s recent converts went to the temple and it was amazing! We were able to talk and laugh and sing hymns up there and on the way back. It was so great! Our recent converts are getting really excited about Family History so it’s been really neat to work on it with them. One brought family names to the temple and I was able to do the Initiatory for her. It was really awesome!
We were on an exchange with our Relief Society president this week and we went and heart attacked a member who has been struggling and she came to church yesterday it was so awesome!! And she’s dating a less active who wants to take the lessons and come back to church so that is super exciting. We are planning on going to heart attack other sisters in the ward with her again! It was super fun and it really made an impact! I love that the simple things we do to show love to people goes such a long way. Truly “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.”
We went to go see two investigators that we haven’t had contact with in a while and they were actually home and we were able to have awesome lessons with them! They both said they were going to be at church… and they didn’t show up. BUT we will get them next week! We were able to bring another investigator tho. We walked to her house and then walked with her to church. It was super good.
I love it here so much! I’ve already made life long friends here. I don’t know how any missionary can leave this area. I think I may have to just refuse to leave when they want to transfer me. 🙂 I hope that I will be able to stay here for the rest of my mission. Transfer calls is in 2 weeks so we will know then if they can keep us or not.
I love ya’ll!
Hurrah for Israel!
Sister Moon

Our Zone
Making Breakfast before the temple trip. Kaylynn, Ki and me
Car ride
We’re here!
Recent convert Mike
Mike, Seth and Ki & us
us 🙂
The whole group!