What a crazy week!!!! Happy Fourth of July!!! I am so grateful to live in a country that has so much freedom! I am grateful to live in a country where we have freedom of religion! A restoration of truth would not have been possible without a country where we could worship how we chose to! We actually got special permission from our mission president--mission wide to stay out until 10:30!!! The afternoon and evening of the Fourth was our preparation day and we were encouraged to spend time with members. Sister Bambrough and I were super lucky and we got to go to two barbeques and then we also got to see fireworks!!!!! It was a pretty awesome day! We played kickball and football... in our skirts ;) things got a little crazy, but its all good :)
Things have been a little rough with some of our friends who have been learning about the church. Some of them decided not to see us anymore and others have gotten busy or have different priorities now. We wish they could all see how much happiness the gospel could bring them now and in the future. It is hard to see people choose to things that won’t bring them eternal happiness, BUT Bill prayed out loud for the first time in our lesson on Saturday!! It was so awesome :) We had talked about the pre-existence, that we lived with our Heavenly Father before we came to this earth and that He is the literal father of our Spirits. We talked with their entire family about how the way to remember this relationship is to pray!! God wants to hear from us. Will, Artie and Heather were all able to share ways that prayer had blessed their life! Apparently that was enough to touch Bill so he said the closing prayer. Heather's jaw literally dropped!!! It was amazing! It was huge step forward for Bill!!
We also were able to meet with the Velasquez family this week and met their pet ferret. Kind of gross. Okay super gross... I let it lick my face........... but hey I got ferret kisses on my mission ;)
Thank you for your prayers and your continued support!!! I appreciate it :)