This week was pretty awesome! We had quite a few adventures.. that is for sure :) All of our investigators seem to be progressing really well-- there is a lot of work to do in this area, which I just love!! Worst part of this week is the nasty cold that Sister Tanner caught…. poor sister Tanner :( We are just praying I don't get it too!!
IT SNOWED! Waayyyyyyyy too much!!!!!! But really. It made the traffic terrible and the roads were an ice rink, but we stayed safe. I thought that you would enjoy a little story about me falling in it. So we were on our way to zone meeting Friday morning (after the big snow on Thursday). Sister Tanner was backing me out and when she got in the car she said that there was a HUGE ice chunk kind of hanging off the back of our car that she didn't think was totally safe to be driving with. So we decided at the first stop sign not even a block from our house that we would jump out and try to kick it off. So that is what we did…. except the jumping out part didn't go so well.. hahah. The road was completely iced over. I got one foot out safe (or so I thought) and the next thing I knew I was lying flat of the ground, with one foot still caught up in the car. In the process of all of this I let out a pretty nice little yelp- but then busted out laughing. I was stuck. Sister Tanner helped me up. I was laughing so hard! So funny…. and it only resulted in a little bruise on my arm and a scabbed knee and endless laughter!!!! (I love the snow!) hahahaha
Tyler and McKenna this week were in charge of their family’s Family Home Evening. Their family loved it too! They found a scripture for everyone to read that was about them or something that they could work on. They also downloaded the scriptures onto their phones. They are progressing so well!! I love their enthusiasm for the gospel. Seriously, I do not know how I am so blessed to be a part of their conversion. They both LOVED church on Sunday this week as well. We went over to have a lesson Sunday afternoon and they couldn't stop talking about how much loved it! Tyler on the way home from church said "We sure need to do this church thing more often!"
Ashlynn is struggling a little. She has some learning disabilities and is going through quite a bit of testing right now. She has not been making the best choices, and her family is sure how accountable she is right now. She is a sweetheart and we are going to be working with her a lot this week to see if we feel like she is ready to make this covenant with God or if now is not the right time for her. We shall see :)
I also got to go on an exchange with SISTER CUTLER. Yeah it was pretty awesome :) But really!!! It was so fun and it reminded me of all of the good times that we had in Warsaw. Seriously though… I don't know how I got to be so lucky that I got to serve around her again!
We have been working a lot with a former member. She is super sweet, but has a pretty serious word of wisdom issue. She smokes ATON! But now she is down to 2 packs a day and has stuck with that and is working towards baptism in January. She is a sweetheart. We have been reading the Book of Mormon a lot with her. As she has read on her own and studied the Book of Mormon, we have begun to notice a change in her. She is filled with so much more light!!! -- Conversion is a process of replacing darkness with light in our lives. It is learning how to find joy from living our testimonies of Christ! And what better way to invite light into our lives then by going to a pure source of light or a pure testimony of Christ! That is exactly what the Book of Mormon is.-- I know that Angie is changing because she is inviting the light that comes from reading the Book of Mormon, another testament of Christ, into her life and she is acting on the spirit that she feels as she reads it!
I know that the Book of Mormon truly testifies of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Every time I read the book, I feel my Heavenly Father's love for me. What an amazing opportunity that I have now as a full time missionary for the Lord to share my testimony and the light that I have gained from this book- this divine source of truth!!!
Thank you for your love and support!
Sister Sarah Mumford
not the best picture… but hello snow!!