Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hello from Franklin

Hello from Franklin, Indiana!! I am downby the southern part of Indianapolis now :) It is super fun though, because Indy 1st is in my stewardship here, so that means I get to go on exchanges in my old area!! How exciting! I also get to go on exchanges in Columbus and in North Vernon. It should be a pretty exciting transfer!

My companion is Sister Bowen. We actually started our missions at the same time! So we have both been out just over 10 months. She is super sweet. She is 22.  She is from Nevada and went to BYU before her missionand has 1 semester left before she graduates as an English major. Again, I think we are in for a pretty exciting transfer!

Not a whole lot is going on in Franklin right now, which is kind of disappointing, but it is the newest Sister Trainer Leader Area and has only been open for just over 6 months. I am so grateful that it is warming up, which will be so good especially since we will probably spend quite a bit of time finding new investigators.

We do have one investigator that we were able to extend a baptismal date to yesterday! Her name is Kay. She turns 59 at the end of next month. She is super sweet, but has had a rough past. She just lost her husband about 6 months ago. She is quite a character though. She was able to make it to the Women's broadcast on Saturday night, which she loved and then she was also able to make it to church on Sunday. It was amazing to see the change in her. She was so happy to be able to come to church! She still has a lot of questions, but we were able to commit her to be baptized on April 26th last night. I love being able to teach individuals who are learning and growing in the gospel. She was so happy when we met with her after church yesterday. She almost seemed to have a glow about her when she talked about baptism. I know that this is what the gospel does for individuals. It brings us joy. It helps us better understand our Heavenly Father's love for us and helps us not only obtain joy in eternity, but experience true happiness in this life. Before she started meeting with the missionaries, she said that she was struggling with depression because or her loss.  There is hope!! And this hope comes through Christ. How grateful I am for the opportunity to share this message of hope and redemption!!!

All my love from FRANKLIN
<3 Sarah

Sarah and her last companion

Sarah and her new companion

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