Family and Friends,
First off, THANK YOU sooo much for the birthday greetings, packages and letters! WOW! I felt so loved! This week was pretty crazy! Wednesday was transfer day! My new companion/daughter/greenie is SISTER LAW! She is from Syracuse, Utah and went to Utah State for two years before the mission. She is the best! GO GREENIE!
Doug is doing well. We met with him last Friday and read Mosiah 24 with him. He will probably be getting baptized in December, so until then we are going to read and finish the Book of Mormon!
Gaelle should be getting baptized in the next couple weeks! She was really excited to meet Sister Law!
We found out Jaron is leaving for 5 weeks to Texas for job training!! Dang! So we are going to keep texting him scriptures every day and keep in touch until he gets back.
We had a lot of appointments fall through this week which was a bummer, but I know that the Lord will help us this week!
We did run into a lady named Emma. When I was down in Norman we volunteered at an old folks’ home playing Bingo with them, and Emma was the activities coordinator there. She quit, moved to Moore and now lives right next to us! It’s so meant to be. She is interested in learning more about the church. She is now working at a home for the disabled and apparently a lot of the residents there don’t have any family and are really depressed. So Sister Law and I said that we would get some missionaries to come sing to them and visit…she was THRILLED!
CONFERENCE WAS AMAZING! I hope y’all got to watch it all! Everyone was so inspired, and I know that the messages were exactly what Heavenly Father wanted us to hear. I really appreciated Elder Holland’s talk especially when he spoke about mental illnesses and the resurrection. It touched me because it reminded me of that day when we will be able to talk to Michael and he will be able to talk with us. The talks were all good and I’m excited to read them again! I know the Church is true! It changes lives and I am so grateful to be part of this work. My challenge to all reading this is to strive to look for missionary opportunities. We can’t do it alone! The missionaries need the members just as the investigators and members need the missionaries! Pray for missionary miracles in your life. If you ask in faith you will get them! Mormon 9:19-21…
19. And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth not; if so he would cease to be God; and he ceaseth not to be God, and is a God of miracles.
21. Behold, I say unto you that whoso believeth in Christ, doubting nothing, whatsoever he shall ask the Father in the name of Christ it shall be granted him; and this promise is unto all, even unto the ends of the earth.
Then, the most important part is to act on the promptings you receive! Spread the good news that has brought you so much happiness! I love you all and am so grateful for the good examples I have in my life!