so as i am sure you all know (because of my mother) the woodstock missionaries were in the deseret news and local papers. it was such a fun and exciting experience! i have been cracking up because the elders have been telling EVERYONE that they are famous.... i was like " elders you know that we actually arent famous and when we walk down the streets in utah people will most likely not be asking for our autographs?" they were in shock. haha silly elders. well it is really cool still and we were excited to show people what the work of salvation is like here in little ol woodstock. :)
well this week we saw many more miracles! we met up with some super solid investigators who agreed to baptism. we got the most heart wrenching question this week. "Can someone like me, who has been through a lot and has made a lot of mistakes, even have a chance to be saved?" what a blessing it was to be able to tell her with the utmost assurance that God loves her and her Savior died so that she could be forgiven. i had never felt so passionate about giving an answer to someone's question. i love being a missionary and being able to see people's eyes light up and burdens lifted because of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Holy stinking cow people we are all sooo loved! i have never been so sure about anything in my whole life. Heavenly Father loves us and our Savior died for us to be able to be forgiven. I love being able to tell people that every single day!
on another note, next wednesday is transfer meeting. all of the sisters that came in a transfer before me are leaving next wednesday to be able to be home in time to start school again. so that means that me and the sisters i came in with will officially be the oldest sisters in the mission. do i feel weird about that? yes! i really dont feel like i have been out on my mission for 15 and a half months.... it doesnt seem real. but i wouldnt trade this time for anything! being a missionary for the Lord has been the most amazing experience in my life so far!
ok so this past week.... sis moore and i teamed up with Pres wright to instruct at zone training. we talked about getting the elders pumped up for the work! it was sooo much fun! i love instructing at meetings :) it got us really pumped up for the work as well. whoop whoop!
well last experience... this one is a funny one! so the elders and we decided to start a little friendly competition to see who could go the longest with out sweets. well we started this on wednesday people. and we kept checking in with each other to see how we were all doing. it was so hard to turn down desserts at members homes! but sis moore and i were doing sooo well. well then on saturday night we went to one of the ward dinner groups where they invite their non member friends to come. so we were in the process of turning down really good looking peanut butter bars and we told every one about the challenge. then one of the members said when did you start this competition? we said wednesday night why? and they said oh.... well the elders lost. our jaws dropped. we asked how she knew. and the member told us that she fed the elders on thursday night and she fed them dessert. she said that they even stayed a little late so that they could eat the dessert! they lasted less than 24 hours people! we were on day 3 and right then and there we had ourselves some peanut butter bars! then we told the elders the members sold them out and they knew they were doomed. well the deal was that the losers had to buy the winners the mennonite donuts. so they are buying us extra for lying to us. hahaha psshhh we passed up really good dessert and the elders ate dessert EVERY night of the competition! donuts here we come!
well i am excited for this week. we have a ton of amazing things going on! i will let you know next week what is happening with transfers. i have a big feeling that i am leaving my beloved woodstock. but you never know! stay tuned! MAKE GOOD CHOICES!