This week was a lot of fun! There were hard days, but there were also magnificent days!
Wednesday was one of those hard days. We had planned to see our investigator, Zac, who is getting baptized in 2 weeks. When we knocked on the door, no one answered. We were a little discouraged because we haven't seen him for a very long time, his life is super busy, and we really needed to see him to go over stuff that he wanted to review before his baptism. We didn't have anything else that we could think of to do, so we decided we might as well walk/tract. We ended up doing that for about 2 hours! Not many people answered because it was the middle of the day and they were at work... the few that did answer weren't interested, nice, but not interested. We called Sister Worley to come pick us up because we didn't really know where we were in relation to our car. She came and got us and took us to a lesson that we were going to be having with her. On Monday we found two less-actives who hadn't been contacted, we had an appointment with one of them on Wednesday, when we got to his house there was a note on the door that said that he had to go somewhere, he considered himself invited to church, but didn't want to meet with us. After that we had dinner with some pretty awesome members who are trying really hard to be awesome member missionaries! After dinner we went to the Farmer's Market because we had promised Pete the Popcorn Man that we would come back and buy popcorn. So, we found it his booth, and started talking to him. We asked him if he had read the Book of Mormon at all and he said he read 3 Nephi, then he went to the beginning, read 1 Nephi and he was now in the middle of 2 Nephi, WHAT? Way to be future Brother Pete the Popcorn Man! So, Wednesday evening was pretty good, but the day was kind of poopy.
On Thursday we went on exchanges and I stayed in Ozark with Sister Stout, the Sister Training Leader. We saw a lot of people, but we also had time that I was struggling to figure out who to see. It was really good though. Sister Stout is awesome! She is a great teacher!
On the 4th of July I decided to study some cool stuff in the Book of Mormon about America, instead of where I was. I found some pretty cool stuff! I started in 1 Nephi 13:9-20, because I knew that's when Nephi saw the Colonizing of America and cool stuff like that, then I followed some footnotes and found cool stuff!
2 Nephi 10:10-11
3 Nephi 21:4
I just think it's cool that Heavenly Father prepared this place for us! He helped us gain the freedom we needed so that the gospel could be restored and the church could make it! It wasn't easy, there were lots of struggles along the way, for both America and the church, but both made it because Heavenly Father was paving the way all along!!
Sister Stockhoff and I made 4th of July cookies and took them to people, that was a lot of fun! When we had finished handing out cookies we went to a 4th of July party that some members were having, it was a lot of fun. There weren't as many non-members there as they were hoping, but Sister Stockhoff and I got to spend some time with some of the Young Women in the ward, we had a lot of fun!
Saturday night was awesome! We had a lesson with some potential investigators at a member's home. We met this family last week when we went over, and taught them about families. This week we talked about 3 Nephi 11 (what we invited them to read). We were able to make them investigators, so we had 5 new investigators (WHAAAT?) Plus, it's a whole family! We're teaching a whole family, all at once! Wahooo! It was a really good lesson. The members were great, they said the perfect things!
I hope you all had a fantasmical week, and are excited for the week to come, I know that it can be magical and wonderful!