Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday October 29, 2013

Today marks the start of my 5th transfer! INSANE! Sister Hollander and I are staying together here in Kaibab :) I am excited and blessed to be here.
As you know it seems like work has been slow this transfer but somehow we have been super busy this past week and this week will be too. Not necessarily teaching appointments with non-members but just planting seeds! We have been able to do lots of service recently and I LOVE it. I am here to serve everyone and so we love it when people actually allow is to.
We got a referral from Dave (LA/PM Family) for his neighbors across the street for Donna and Dick also a LA/PM Family situation. So we went over there this week and it was funny.. When we opened the door she said "Are you Jehovah Witness!?" Of course we said "no" and said who we were and she said "Good, come in. Come in." We actually got that a few times this week. It looks like we have some competitors but they aren't too liked here. Haha. Anyways, so Dick is the member but not active and his wife Donna is not a member. We chatted with them for a good while and they agreed to have us come back to help her clean and organize her home. Score!
We also met with Skye this past week. Before when we had met with him it was hard to get anywhere because he has a lot of questions and our fellowshipper would just answer them all, but none were necessarily doctrine. Well this week we decided to jsut go by ourselves and it was perfect! He has read 1 and 2 Nephi already and so we talked about the end of 2 Nephi, on some scriptures he didn't understand. And we got him to pray!!! Yay! It was a little different though.. This is how he started out.. "Oh dear wonderful, beautiful universe!" Hahaha ya he still hasn't gained that testimony on God yet but we are working on it. We are going down to the Family History Center with him this week and we are all super excited for that!
Ok so I don't if I have told you about Tobi but she started meeting with missionaries a little over a year ago. Her husband got baptized a few months before than too. Ok she goes to church every Sunday and reads from the Book of Mormon all the time and she loves President Monson! Golden right? Well she could just never make up her mind and has kept putting it off. So we have just let her have her own time to sit and think about it. She is Greek Orthodox which I think is a lot of why she has held off for so long because it's more of a family tradition to be Greek Orthodox. Well one of her friends Sister Bowman texted us last week and said "Tobi has been inspired she needs to become a mormon!" WHAT!? Yaaa so we are going to start meeting with her tomorrow! I am so so stoked! She is a fireball too, let me tell ya. Seriously funniest lady I have ever met. I love her and am so excited that she has finally realized what she needs to do.
We also met with Sommer and Bruce again this week. Another one of those LA/ PM families. We taught them the Plan of Salvation. I think it went well for the most part. Bruce actually opened up and had lots of questions. He usually just sits back and let's Sommer talk but he talked more this time. It was so great. But they didn't come to church yesterday!!!!! Such a bummer. They are still wanting to bless their baby though and she turns one the beginning of December and they want to before she turns 1. So we will see with them.
Ok Damion (Conner and Joshs friend) We haven't been able to get a hold of him this week! :( But last night we went to go drop something off at a members.. It was so last minute. We kept putting of dropping this card off at her house and so I was finally was like we have to go right now and lo and behold Connor, Damion, and Josh were outside at the house across the street. Inspired? Ah I love how smart God is. So we were able to talk to all 3 of them for a while. We weren't able to set up an appointment with Damion though :( But we will keep trying. It was so good that we were able to see Josh too because have just felt so bad since we dropped him because we was upset. But he just wasn't progressing! So we were able to talk and break the ice again. So great!
We also haven't been able to get ahold of Levi at all this week either :( Which is weird.. I swear he was so golden! Stupid adversary. But we are going to track him down this week!
We also were able to get a few referrals this week so hopefully those will turn in to investigators as well! Some sound pretty golden too. Now if we could just get a hold of them! Haha
All in all though this week has been great! I read a talk entitled "The Fourth Missionary" It is amazing!!!! Everyone should read it. Missionary or not. It is a talk that is easily applicable to everyday life and how we look at things. We need to have a vision and positive attitude and we can conquer all with God on our side.
"If you surrender, If the Lord wins, you win also. If you win, if your will prevails, you and the Lord both lose. The only way to win is to lose. Lose yourself in the Lord's work, and you will win beyond your wildest imaginations."
Love you all and hope you have a great Halloween and week!

Julianna and I :)

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