Dear family and friends,
Well, we've been keeping ourselves busy! I probably say this all the time, but I literally have to go back and look at my planner to see what even happened. Life is good. So is God! He. Is. Amazing!!
Since we live only 30 minutes away from mission headquarters, we get to visit there very frequently! We have a lot of closer interaction with many senior missionaries and President and Sister Foote. (I think that President must think I'm trunky so he's making sure he has close supervision on us... haha I'm just kidding! ;) )
We spend a majority of our week in Peachtree City... swapping out our old 2013 car... and getting a brand-new, shiny silver 2017! It's really weird driving such fancy cars, haha. But it's been really fun to get to know the Collins, which are the mission fleet and housing coordinators. I love their examples. They are so optimistic and fun. They help us to see that there is true joy to be found even in the craziest of circumstances. ('Cause that's what the gospel does--it brings joy!)
Anyway... Guess what? We got to go to Harry Potter World! We were such rebels. It only took us a few short hours to drive there in our Tiwi-less* cars... And we spent most of the day having a blast! I got sorted... #Gryffindor
*(Tiwi is the driving system that the mission has in the cars. It keeps track of our driving and makes sure we're not speeding or being dangerous drivers.)
...Okay, so that didn't really happen. The Peachtree City sisters helped us to make up an imaginary situation and we decided together what would happen if we "got lost" in our 2013 cars.
But anyway... On to the miracles!
RAYS OF SUNSHINE:
-Sweet Isabella, a young convert, just turned 12! We talked to her about the temple and she wants to go! We are so excited for her! :)
-God answered so many prayers this week. We have had a hard time with keeping our teaching pool full of people who are actually interested. On Saturday, we started praying more specifically to find investigators that are serious about what we have to share and want to make changes in their lives, and recognize that they need the gospel in their lives. (We call them, "honest seekers of truth".)
On Sunday, we went to a neighborhood to follow up with a potential (someone who was potentially interested), and saw someone outside their house, enjoying the sun. So we went out to talk to her. And it turned into a powerful lesson! She is amazing! We introduced the Book of Mormon to her and she was so thrilled to start reading it. She also told us that she would make her 14 yo son read it, too. :)
Y'all, life is beautiful. There is so much joy to be found in this gospel. I know that to be true! I know that as we keep working, keep moving forward, and keep trusting in the Lord, things will work out!
My invitation to y'all is to write your testimony in a copy of the Book of Mormon, and then prayerfully decide who you will give it to. Then, give it to that person! Share your testimony with them and your favorite verse. I know that as you share these things with others, it will touch lives. The Book of Mormon is for everyone--active, less-active, and non members. It will bring joy into your hearts and the hearts of those you share it with!
Keep smiling and have a blessed week! :)
PS Selfie with Isabella! Sorry it's blurry...
Real haircut picture...proof that I really did cut it!
Our zone temple trip 2 weeks ago! So amazing!