Sounds like you guys had an awesome week! It seems like the Utah trip was a complete success and that you had a blast! TJ, I'm glad that your foot is feeling better! Cool story about the sister that converted to the church! Thanks for sharing! Kacey, I'm glad that you survived girls camp haha. Jake, I'm glad you had so much fun with your cousins. Daddy, glad that Cassie is working out at work! Is Kacey working there now too?
Sorry, I'm writing kind of fast. We got to internet late and everyone is leaving early because we have Pday Afuera (outside) and we're going to the beach....in winter haha It'll be fun.
This was a crazy week. There were so many ups and downs that I don't even know what to say really haha, but I'll do the best I can to make sense.
So Tuesday we had training with President Archibald. I learned a lot from him and he answered a lot of the questions that I had about some of the problems we're facing in our area. He and Sister Archibald had a training meeting with Elder Oaks, so it was really awesome to learn what he taught them. Let me just say one thing: TITHING IS IMPORTANT. One of the key things that we believe in is the Law of Sacrifice. President and his wife shared a story about when they were young, newly married with two kids, and dirt poor...and how they chose to pay tithing.... sound familiar? They had a lot of miracles happen during that Christmas time. It brought tears to my eyes as I thought of mom and dad and their story about when we were living in Kansas. I always share that story with our investigators and EVERY TIME, I feel the spirit. Thanks Mom and Dad for being such amazing examples to me. You are examples of people that are OBEDIENT because we need to be OBEDIENT, Satan can't tempt us when we have the determination to obey a certain commandment no matter what.
After that we had some other random experiences... we contacted a lady that's 23, married, has a baby, and is looking for a church to go to....WHAAAA?! That never happens. We'll see how things go with her. We went to visit Carmen and had an amazing experience with her. She's facing a lot of opposition, mostly from her now ex boyfriend about the church, but she's strong and she's got a testimony that's rock solid. Then at night we went to visit our other fecha, E. We were at L's house and the kids were running around being crazy. We were supposed to prepare E for her interview, but I could tell something was bothering her. We invited her to come with us to the chapel and we taught her there. She had searched the internet and found some anti-Mormon stuff, typical. She was in doubt about a lot of things. We prayed and then had a really strong lesson about how there is opposition in all things and that the Lord is the only one that really knows everything. We read Moroni 7 about good things being of Christ. We bore testimony to E. and the Spirit was super strong. We got down on our knees and she prayed. She told us that she knew it was true and that she would get baptized.... well....she had her interview, then and we couldn't find her...we called her and she finally answered saying that she was too busy to come to her baptism this week. Awesome... we went to visit with her again...but I don't know...we'll have to see.
Well, I'm running out of time but I just want you guys to know that I love you all! Sorry to everyone that wrote me this week, I only had time to write my family and my mission president, but I'll get back to you next week!
Have an awesome week <3 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!