Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

Yup. Our 16 month mark was yesterday. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

This has been a really good week! Crazy, but good. As usual. We found some really amazing people. One of them was a less-active member we just tracted into. None of her family are members and her husband is very against the church. But she LOVES sister missionaries. She started crying telling us about how there are things in the church that she knows to be true. She is amazing, we reeeeally want to teach her family. We also met a guy who used to live in Greensboro and go to Elon University, so that was pretty cool! He knows a lot about the church, his family even does family home evening.

We're probably going to pass the W off to the Spanish sisters. We were hesitant because the sisters live really far away, but hopefully it will be better for everyone. Even though it feels like giving your child up for adoption :)

P told us this week that she's going to be baptized but she's not sure when yet. Gahh, we're getting so close with her. But then she didn't come to church on Sunday! She always comes, and she always calls us back but she hasn't... so we're a little worried about that.

Story time: Last night we were tracting and realized some members we had never met lived close so we decided to stop by. There were a bunch of little kids in front of there house and we said "I don't know if this is the right place..." (We should've known, those Mormons) But then we heard "Look! It's the missionaries!" And then next thing we knew we were being attacked by hugs from little children. It turned out it was the member, T's, birthday party and there were a ton of people over. It was a real blessing, they had REALLY good Polynesian food and we got to share a message with all of them. It changed the attitude of the whole party; afterward T bore his testimony and with tears told everyone how much they meant to him. It was really sweet. I wish I could say he was the only grown man that we just met and saw cry this week.

And lastly, my ponderize scripture for the week is Luke 9:61-62: "And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

Wow. This scripture made me really think about the importance of sacrificing everything, even good things, for the work of the Lord. It also reminded me of Lot's wife. Obviously, God is not too fond of us looking back :) Some things are really hard to give up. Like, really hard. But we are so blessed, and so much happier, when we give everything and don't look back.

Have a Happy Halloween everybody! It's a great time to share the gospel because everyone is already scary/scared and knocking on doors anyway! What can go wrong? :)

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