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Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011

Hello, 
 This week was the most amazing week of my mission so far!! Miracle after
miracle after miracle has been happening! On Tuesday morning we get a call from
our zone leaders, they tell us that they have been praying and they feel like we
can put someone on date for Baptism today, we were excited and determined to
work hard. Later that morning, we recived a call from President Larkin promising
us that we can put someone on date for baptism, by that time were were so
excited and so inspired, we were going to do everything we could to put someone
on date that day. To top it all off we recieved a very similar call from the
Assistants telling us the same thing!!!! We knew this was going to happen and
that the lord was going to bless us. We did everything we could. We found a girl
that let us teach her, we committed her to Baptism, she declined she said she
would call us later to learn more. There was a potential Elder Bjarnson
remebered about and we decied to go and see her. She told us to teach her
daughter, she is now a new investigator and we are planning on teaching her and
her mother next week! A less-active member called and invited us to dinner and
said she was bringing 2 non-members for us to teach, we were so excited!!! We
had already planned on going on exchanges so i left and apparently that lesson
didnt go very well. The next day we were bummed, we felt like failures. We were
givin this amazing promise and we didnt accomplish it. President Larkin, you
called us that morning and renewed our faith by telling us they are still out
there. We planned a whole day of finding, and at 8:00pm we actually planned as a
back-up plan a miracle. We were conatcting and we needed to make a pit-stop, so
we headed over to the church, Elder Bjarnson looked at me and said "it's 7:30
and we havent found someone, what are we going to do?" I said we should kneel
and pray. We went to the chapel and i gave the most heartfelt and sincere prayer
i have ever givin. I was in tears pleading with my father in heaven to bless us
with this miracle. I felt impressed to go to Nishani and Sean's house. We found
them while contacting about 2 weeks ago. We rushed over there. We were able to
put them on date for March 19th. My testimony of prayer has increased so much! I
have learned to never give up and to always be believing, this is how i know
that this is God work, because he is willing to help us when we ask. 
Not much else has hapened this week, we did recieve a referral to a family
that the husband took lessons and the only eason he is not Baptized is because
he was living with his ex, but now he is not and we are going to put him on date
tomorrow!!! My missionis so awesome!!! Thanks for everything everyone does for
me and the prayers on my behalf! I love you all and hopefully talk to you all
next week!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 14,2011

Dear Avid Readers,

 

     This is week number 13...... I think..... Anyway this week was
amazing! I loved it, one of m favorite weeks so far. As you remember i am in
downtown Seattle, here everyone is in a huge rush to go everywhere, we meet so
so so many new people but no one has the time or even wants to talk to us. Our
average lessons per week is 5 or less. That sounds pathetic, it's because it
is. 


 


     Everything i am wearing, well besides the suit jackets it hug on me
now! haha I could jump out of a plane and be completely ok because i have
parachute pants on! As much as i want them to be they are not in style, darn.
I get some funny looks sometimes but i don't think many people really notice.
Our mission is going through a lot of changes right now, well just one
really, NO MUSIC ALLOWED besides hymns, crazy huh!? well he doesn't restrict the
artists, they just have to be hymns.


 


     I actually get to go on my first 24 hour Exchange tomorrow, cool huh!?
It's where you go with your district leader and are his companion for 24 hours.
My district leader covers The University 1st ward, i get to proselyte in red
sqaure to college kids all day long!!! Our area has not been doing to well as i
explaned earlier, Elder Bjarnson and I decided to talk to every single person we
see, i mean Everybody! The next day we find someone to teach! his name is Walter
he is homeless, but by choice, he loves it. He thinks the world is against him
and everyone wants to kill him..... he is a little crazy! 


 


     We decided to drive home one night without the GPS and we turned
onto a one way road, the wrong way. It was so scary, so to get off we turned off
the road onto another one way road hahahaha scary!! We decied to be completley
obedient and we found a new investigators and set up 8 lessons for next week.
Miracles happen to those who obay him! I love you all