October 31, 2016
HEY FAMILY AND FRIENDS!
|Sister Magda knew that her mom, aunt and grandma were meeting at McDondald's on Halloween for Swiggies and Giggles so she sent this picture to show her solidarity.|
I know that I have been super bad with sending emails out ha ha. It’s mostly because by the end of the week I can't remember what happened that week.... the days all blend together; it’s so weird. But, I will do my best to remember. Last Monday was Ibet’s 18th birthday so we took her out to Joe Snuffy’s for dinner.
We’ve been working with Karla and she’s doing well. She had the Priesthood bestow a blessing on her home this week and the Spirit was so strong. She is such an amazing person! She loves learning more about the gospel and she loves reading the Book of Mormon! Last week she committed to living the Word of Wisdom and quit drinking coffee! She is preparing for baptism on November 20th.
So here is a funny/odd story... we went to a less active member’s house to visit a lady. We brought a member of our ward with us. This lady wasn't home but her mother was. (Her mother is not a member of our church.) We were visiting with her and admiring her Halloween decorations. The conversation then turned to speaking about her daughter and the Gospel. The mother then opened up to us and told us she had listened to the missionary lessons when the elders were teaching her daughter and that she almost got baptized. The sad part was that when those particular elders were transferred to another area, she decided not to. The member we had taken with us said, "It sounds like you were only interested in converting for the elders and not for the Lord or his Gospel"... I thought to myself, "uh oh" and then those two just went at it and were like bickering and the member said, “Your daughter is less active because of you and your stubbornness!" Then the mother got so mad and walked back to her house yelling "GET OUT! GET OUT! THIS IS WHY I DON'T LIKE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE" and slammed the door.... I was mortified. Later that day the less active member that we were trying to visit in the first place called us and asked who the member was that argued with her mom so she could go talk to her. It was so scary! We must be so careful with people! Even if we are saying truthful things, if it hurts someone, it may be best left unsaid.
Last Tuesday I went on exchanges with Sister Dingman in Salina, and we had such an awesome time!
I love my mission so much there is literally nothing better than to be the Lord's missionary preaching the gospel to my brothers and sisters. I love Kansas so much!!
It is the most wonderful and beautiful state. The Lord has blessed me so much; he sent me to the best mission in the world!!!
I love you all so much have a Fantabulastic week!!!