Hello from Indiana :)
Hope this week was fantastic!!
We had some awesome opportunities this week. We helped host/serve at a funeral with the relief society from both our ward and the Honey Creek Ward. They had prepared food for 50 people total. Well about 10 minutes before everyone showed up at the church to eat, we found out that there was at least 150 people coming. The relief society president silently slipped into another room and said a prayer that the food would somehow feed everyone who came. Well, miracles happen, and this was totally one of them. We were able to have a "5 Fishes and 2 Loaves" experience, because everyone got fed, and we even had enough for them to come back and get seconds! AMAZING. Literally witnessing miracles.
We also set up a booth on campus with posters, pamphlets, copies of the Book of Mormon, and pass-along cards...oh and chocolate...don't forget the chocolate. We got some cool people asking really cool questions. And it was super fun to switch up our finding methods too:)
Also, I LOVE CAMPUS BEING BACK IN SESSION....I don't know if I will ever be this excited for school again hahaha but it was wonderful to have our students back!! We saw so many of them, and most of them are picking up where they left off so it's wonderful. We met with a new-ish investigator named "H". She has been P R E P A R E D. As we were teaching the restoration, she would literally vocalize her thoughts, which just so happened to be the next point we were about to talk about haha. She kept saying, "I just understand this!" :) SO happy for her!
One of the greatest parts about working with students is that they are INSPIRING!! They teach me so much. We PC-ed into a guy named "J" who is a sophomore this year. We asked, "Do you have a faith in Jesus Christ?" and he humbly said, "No because faith requires action...and I don't have a church to go to. But I have been looking for one and reading my bible." haha whoa homie...that's faith if I've ever heard it :) As we kept talking, we found out that mr humble is SUPER smart....in the gospel and in life in general. We had a lesson with him a few days later and it might have been one of the coolest restoration lessons i've been in. Big things for this little dude! He even came to all 3 hours of church and applied how he can do home teaching in his life :) nice nice! Come join us brother!
ALSO highlight....you've probably heard...but Rudy Ruettiger got baptized this week...ain't that just the coolest! :) Go Rudy!
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."
xoxo Love, Sister Burgon*
pix: da Mormon booth, the earth reminds you to smile, it hit 65 degrees outside...so a picture was necessary as we planned outside:), "when an investigator finally agrees to meet" hahahahah lol
Can't wait to see how this appointment goes...
I'll let you know next week!
'til then SMILE!*