This accurately describes the companionship of Sister Bell and I! :) So many miracles this week! So So many! We are so grateful and excited for the work that is going forth! :)
I just don't know where to begin these emails anymore!
Well, lets see. This week, we taught 33 lessons. What? Yeah. Sister Bell and I were sitting therenight planning for , and we were asking ourselves why we were so tired. And then we counted the lessons. By then we were at 27. God is blessing our area.
Highlights of the week:
Well, Exchanges! So good. So fun! :) I love the sisters! It is a lot different than I thought it would be, but it is good! I never understood how much effort Missionary leaders put into helping other missionaries. Or even how much they cared. It is neat to experience these things first hand!
We had a cool experience with our RM- Sister Teepell. Sister Bell felt prompted to ask her about her baptismal day. So, we did! It brought back a flood of great memories. Her husband passed a few years ago, and she hasn't been very active since. But, asking her about that day, brought back a lot of fond memories of her husband- especially since he was the one to baptize her. After the lessons, she was willing and even excited to come to church! We also had a dinner appointment with her and an active sister, and she just felt so honored and so loved! It was a great experience and she has started to progress a ton this week! We are excited for her! :)
I want to ask you all to not only invite the missionaries over for dinner, but also allow them to bring someone they are working with! When investigators, new converts, or even returning members feel loved by others in the ward, their progression doubles! It is so cool! Members have SO much power, I often times don't think we all realize how much! :) Do it! I can promise you cool experiences! :)
Yesterday we had the chance to teach a Bible referral from mormon.org! His name is Stephen. It was one of the coolest restoration lessons I have taught! It was so simple and made so much sense. And, Stephen was just asking all the right questions! He would ask a question that was just about to be answered in the next point. We had to keep telling him to slow down! And just hold on. :P A funny moment was when we were talking about the Book of Mormon and how Nephi and his family were led to the promised land. Stephen, being from Africa, was slightly offended that the Americas had to be the promised land. Sister Bell immediately responded with, "Well, why did you come here?" and then we all laughed! ... It might very well be one of those things you had to be there for... but it was hilarious! :)
Well, I think I am out of time... Not too sure... I've lost track...! haha time is just going these days- I don't pay attention any more. But, know that I love you! Know that life is great. God is blessing this area and I am grateful to be here to see it and help bring in about!
I know God loves each of us! :) Have a great week!
PONDERIZE 1 Npehi (at least I think that is the one... :)
|Sister Bell and I taking a pic for a mission slideshow. Don't let Pres and Sis Clayton See! : :)|
|Sister Allred and I on Exchanges stopping at Krispy Creme|
|Sister Bell and Sister Phelan and I! :)|
|"Let's pray Sister Bell!" "Okay! (gets into this position)" :) Tired all the time! But we love missionary work! :)|