Monday, April 6, 2015

March 30, 2015

Happy Easter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D and General Conference weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so excited for this wonderful week and for the time to testify of the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ this week!  The Women's Conference was great!!!!  We had Holly, Sister Parker, and Mishone Gray and her daughter, all people we are teaching come!!!!!!  It was so great!  Holly and Sister Parker also came to church yesterday too!  Holly just came home from a trip to Idaho, where her friend is going to school.  She said it is like a whole other culture there and she loved it.  :)  
Yesterday was a super great day!  Bishop Holmes has a friend named Melissa.  He invited her to speak in our ward for third hour so Melissa and her husband both came to church.  She shared an amazing story of her life and then they opened it up to questions.  At the end, she said I thought I was coming to teach you guys but really I learned a lot.   She said she felt really comfortable and liked church a lot.  She wants to brig her 12 year old son!  We invited her to learn more and she said she actually is really interested!  She said she would talk about it with her husband.  
We had a lot of little tender mercies this week.  We had a few minutes before we had to go to a dinner appointment.  We had passed by a really bright yellow house the other day and saw people standing outside.  So with the few minutes, SIster Calderon said, "let's try the yellow house!"  I didn't know exactly how to get there but started driving to where I though it would be close to and I found it super fast!  When we got there, there was a lady sitting on the front porch.  We started talking to her and found out she has seen missionaries before a couple of times and that she has been going through some hard times and wants to start going to church when her husband gets home from outside the country!  
  • We have been focusing a lot on sharing the Because He Lives video with everyone too!  Watch it!  It is really good!  We have been inviting the members to share it with their friends.  A laurel named, Hannah, asked us for 7 copies of the Book of Mormon!  We were surprised!  She said she had been reading the Book of Mormon at school and a lot of her friends started asking questions about it and one asked if they could have a copy.  Then others starting saying they wanted one too!   The little things we do go along way!  It is neat what a good missionary Sister Parker was at church too. She invited our investigator over to her house today and told the visiting couple all about the wonderful young men's program the church has for his 12 year old son!  
I am so grateful for the gospel and for Jesus Christ! He lives and loves us! I can't believe how the time has flown by!  I know there are miracles ahead!  Love you all! 

The church is monumentally true!  Enjoy Conference!