Monday, November 26, 2012
Third Transfer Time - Still in Moses Lake YAY 11/26/2012
Hello how are things with everyone? We had a great week again in Moses Lake. First of all, transfers were yesterday and Elder Isaacson and I are actually staying together a 3rd transfer. I am super excited for that. Missionaries typically don't spend more than two transfers together, so this is good news for us. I will also get to spend Christmas in Moses Lake which is also awesome.
Two weeks ago, we had kind of a bummer week, but that was all made up for this week. A lesson that I re-learned this last couple weeks, is that good things are always around the corner as long as your diligent and don't give up. We had a week full of miracles, which were answers to many prayers. It started with a part-member-family. Kerrigan and Angela lived in the 3rd ward when I first came here, but recently bought a home in 1st ward. That was a blessing for them in so many ways. With their new home and a new job that Kerrigan has, we are able to teach them consistently. Angela has taken lessons from missionaries for about two years on and off, and really wants to be baptized. After a couple visits with them the last couple weeks, we invited Angela to be baptized and she accepted. They are planning on getting married on the 14th and then if all goes well there, she will be baptized on the 15th. Pray for them that everything will work out for their wedding next month.
We picked up some new investigators as well this last week. Two families that seem right now to have some great potential. Abel and Yesenia are a couple we tracted into and they invited us to come back. When we did we talked about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. Neither of them are active in any church and are pretty leery about churches, but we committed them to read the Book of Mormon and they accepted.
Pete and Patricia are a couple that have been formers/potentials for a while now. We gave Patricia a church tour about a month and a half ago and after that, we went into teaching limbo with them as they said they were interested, but that it wasn't a good time. We street contacted Pete on exchanges and he invited us back as well. They have been going through some hard times so we were able to really explain the savior and the atonement. They have had some great questions about the church as well. They have said that they would read and pray about the Book of Mormon as well.
The week ended on a super high for us as we were able to go to the temple with sister Hopkins as she went through for the first time. As I've said before, I love the temple and the complete peace that I feel there. It was especially spiritual for me to be able to be at the temple and support her and her commitment to the gospel. We have had a lot of progress from 1st ward recently, which is great because it has been historically more difficult to find things to do over in 1st ward, but the members there have given us a ton of support this last month and work is picking up there. I am super happy to stay here at least one more transfer. Thats about it from me, I hope you all have a wonderful week and love you all.