It amazes me how fast a week can fly by...and how much can happen in only one week!! I hope you all had a good one! Thanks for all the emails...I sure appreciate the support!!! Ya'll are great!
I have some fun stories and cool miracles to share this week....hang on tight:) "H", the 9 year old boy that wants to be baptized, is actually doing REALLY WELL!! He has been reading his scriptures and saying his prayers on his own and keeping the commitments we give him. It is too fun to teach him. He lives in a part-member family, so it's been cool to see the amazing spirit that has been brought into their home and brought them closer. And exciting news: He's on date to be baptized!! YAY!!! :)
Right after we were done with "H", we tracted around his neighborhood for a few minutes and had the FUNNIEST experience. We caught a man on his way to work...he gave us the most confused look ever as we talked to him. hahaha The conversation didn't last very long. As we were driving away we passed him one more time only to find him on his hands and knees in the gutter next to his cat....acting like a cat....hahahahaha He looked up at us as we passed with that same confused look and we just couldn't help but laugh...I just don't know...:) We are still confused too!
One night, right before we were about to head in for the night, we decided to tract 2 more random homes. The first door we knocked on, a man opened up and talked to us about an amazing near death experience that he had. He said he loves sharing that experience with others and goes from church to church sharing it. We had a great conversation and invited him to church. He wasn't interested in meeting with us more but then...fast forward to Sunday...guess who was sitting in the chapel...10 minutes early. THIS GUY!! He brought his wife and even bore his testimony during testimony meeting....hahaha and it was good too!! Miracles :) We were just shocked to see him!
We also PCed into a homeless family last week and had a lesson with them this week. You can imagine how hard it must be to be homeless with 2 little girls in a new place not knowing where to go, where to work, etc. They said they wanted to come to church, so our ward mission leader gave them a ride. Everyone was sooooo amazing to them at church, you could tell the kindness meant the world to them. It was such a humbling experience....we are so blessed!!! It's so cool to see how, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we have EVERYTHING...even if in this world, we have "nothing". If that makes sense:) The gospel blesses all!!
"...O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever. And now, my son, see that ye take care of these sacred things, yea, see that ye look to God and live."
Love, Sister Burgon*
Unfortunately due to a glitch with technology (sometimes it happens) no pictures this week. Check back next Monday...she promised twice as many. Yay!!!