Monday, October 27, 2014

October 22, 2014

What a week!  We had our zone training meeting this week and we had a movie training where we got to see Meet the Mormons!!!  It was really neat and so fun to see the movie that everyone has been talking about!  Some of our recent converts went to see it to and even brought their daughter who is not a member! 
On Tuesday, we met with Anna.  As we were talking with her she said that right after the missionaries (us)  had stopped to talk to her, she went out to eat with a friend who lives out of state.  That friend then told her that she had just gotten baptized, along with the rest of her family, into a really great church.  Anna asked what church and she said the mormon church!  Anna told her that she had just been talking to the missionaries.  Her friend then told her that she should really listen to what they have to say.  So Anna told us that, that is what she is going to do! 
We also met with Donna this week and taught her the restoration.  It went really well.  It was surprising to me that even though Donna has been to church a lot with her neighbors, that she didn't know that we have a modern prophet.  We might start meeting with Donna at a different members house next week.  I hope the change goes alright. 

We also got an exciting phone call this week!  Nicole, from the hospital where we volunteer, called us and said that she got a new job and has Sunday off and wanted to come to church!  So on Sunday Nicole and her friend,  Branden, both came to church!  They were mainly just coming to see  what it was like but the branch reached out to them more than any other investigators we have brought before, haha!  I hope it wasn't too overwhelming for them.  We stood in the hallway in front of the chapel before it started and explained our meetings to her.  It was kind of funny because everyone that walked by would shake Nicole and Branden's hands almost without even thinking about it.  Nicole and Branden were surprised by how friendly everyone was and by all of the people they didn't even know just shaking their hands.  It was fun.  They aren't interested in meeting with us right now but it was definitely a seed planted!  The church is cheerfully true! Love ya!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 13, 2014

Well, it was a little bit of a surprise but I will be staying in Fond Du Lac for another transfer!  We had transfers this week and everyone thought I would go but I guess my work in Fond du Lac is not done yet!  I'm excited for another transfer here!  I love Fond Du Lac, it is a very nice place to be and will work hard this transfer. 

We don't do activities too often on P-days because we our district is so spread out but on Monday we went to a marsh and caught frogs!  I will have to send pictures next week!  It was actually pretty fun.  We also played ultimate frisby, which I am getting a lot better at.

 We have been doing a lot of tracting lately, which has been hard but I know that the Lord is blessing us. We don't usually find too many new investigators through tracting.  This week we found 3 new investigators: Courtney, Michael, and Anna.  Anna is awesome and has met sisters before. Michael we met on the street as we were walking and started talking to him about he Book of Mormon.  He quickly accepted a copy and we invited him to read 3 Nephi 11.  He said he would read it and then he would start at the beginning and read the whole thing!

Although, we didn't have a lot of success with investigators this week we did see a lot of miracles with less actives.  We saw the Sister Zedan this week.  She is so nice and really wants to come back to church.  She said that she and her girls were all ready to come last Sunday but her husband wouldn't let them go because he thought it would make him look bad if they went without him.   We usually meet with her in the morning when most of her kids are at school and decided to do it when the whole family is there.  She invited us for dinner this week!  Pray for Bro. Zedan.
Then we also met with Matt this week.  His sister usually sit in on our lessons and is strong in her church so she usually doesn't participate very much. Well, this time she asked for a Book of Mormon so she could follow along while we read and also shared what she liked about the chapter we read too.  Then to top it off she gave us a half referral.  She said she has a friend, Lisa, in the hospital who is going through a hard time and she said that it would be good if we met with her!  She didn't have any contact information for us yet though. 

Sunday was awesome this week!  Emily gave her farewell talk!  It was so so good!  She is going to be an awesome missionary!  She shared some stories about sister missionaries and talked about how the one message she really wants everyone to know is that "your Heavenly Father loves you."  She went on to share some experiences where missionaries were surprised when they were prompted to say or share something that the person they met really needed but that the person never got baptized or started investigating.  They then realized that sometimes Heavenly Father works through us just to comfort His children, and to simply show His love for them.  It was a powerful sacrament meeting and one that Sister Cosgrove and I needed.  Well, Emily left today for the MTC and will soon be serving in Murray Utah!  If you see Sister Prellwitz soon say hi to her for me!  I know that Heavenly Father does know and love each one of us and He wants us to know that!  Missionary work is so much about loving those around us! 
Well, hope you have a great week!  The fall colors are beautiful!   The church is lovingly true!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 6, 2014

What a week!  First of all, I just have to say how much I love General Conference!  The speakers are inspired servants of the Lord!  I loved all of the messages that they shared and am excited to work hard to apply them.  I really liked the speakers that gave their talks in their native languages.  That was really neat. 

Well, at the beginning of the week we had District Meeting on asking inspired questions which I really want to work on and I think I have a great example to help me.  We were still out of miles so we ended up walking to our dinner appointment and on the way met a lady named Jeanne.  She was really sweet and told us that she is related to the Bengel family in our branch.  We didn't get a return appointment but she said she can always use help with her yard and we are welcome to stop by any time.  So we are definitely going to go back and offer our service to her. 
After talking to her it started to get dark and we were going to be late for our dinner appointment.  We firmly grabbed our bags and jogged down the country road.  It was really hard and we got chased by a couple of dogs (first time we've actually been chased)  but it was an exciting adventure and we were sure glad when we made it!  Surprisingly we were only a few minutes late for our dinner appointment and they were loading hay into their barn.  So we helped them finish with the hay.  Funny enough, there were other members from our branch coming that we could've gotten a ride with, haha.  That's alright, we made it and learned endurance. :)  It was a really neat dinner appointment and one that I won't forget.  At the end we were in a hurry to get out because it was getting late but I remembered that we hadn't said a closing prayer.  I mentioned it and we said one.  I'm really glad that I did because that led to someone getting a priesthood blessing after the prayer.  I don't know if that would've happened if we had just hurried out.  Either way I'm grateful that we were there for it. 

Well, I'm out of time.  I hope you all have a fantastic week!  The church is everlastingly true!