Hey Family and Friends!:)
This week was the definition of stellar! We got to go see Lamb of God on Saturday with a bunch of missionaries, members of our ward, and one of our investigators named, Marla. She has already read all the Nephi's in the Book of Mormon and now she is reading some of Doctrine and Covenants. We just need to get her to church more, she has come once, but is still really involved in her church. But it was so fun! It was even better than last year! I knew so many missionaries, I wasn't a newbie, and I felt the Spirit so strong! It was cool because one of the members in our bishopric was Judas and then there were a ton of other members of our ward in the choir!:) I feel the Spirit so strong through music so it was a really good night! And Marla loved it too!
We have been picking up a couple new investigators, so here's some updates about everyone:
-Chris (MJ's cousin): We have been having a hard time meeting with him. His work schedule is crazy and can't seem to get Sunday's off. We will keep you updated on him!:)
-Marla: Talked about her a little bit already! She's our bestie! She's so cute! She's progressing, just a little slower.:)
-Ryan: A potential we found a week ago and then we went to stop by yesterday and he let us right in! We taught him the restoration and he's super cool! He's in his 20's, does jujitsu, and lives with his parents in this really rich neighborhood. He is really open, but we aren't sure how interested he is yet. We meet with him again tomorrow and hopefully find out more!
-Scott: HE'S SO COOL! It is a cool miracle how we found him! He's in his 40's, married, and has no kids. (They do have a cat and dog, though!) He's Christian and goes to church sometimes, but isn't very religious. We were door knocking on Friday down this main street. Super hard to hear, it starts raining and then hailing (OUCH!) on us. We can barely make out a conversation with him, but then he tells us he will meet us at the Grandville Library down the street in 45 mins. So we meet him at the library and have such a spiritual lesson. We asked him why he met with us and he started crying and said we were a blessing and an answer to his prayers. Melt my heart. We love him! He even came to church yesterday and we are teaching him here at the library after we are done emailing!:)
-Jim: He's our Jehovah Witness friend. He is just super busy and not willing to come to church with us right now, so we will see what happens!
-Donna: Her and her husband have been sick so we will meet with her again when they are better!:)
-Brock and Leticia: Are becoming more and more open with us! Leticia was a chatty-Kathy last time we met with them. We were suppose to meet with them yesterday, but Leticia got sick, so we had to reschedule.:( They are doing good though! Slowly progressing! I love our lessons there! The spirit is strong and I know Brock is gaining his testimony back! Proud of him!
I am so grateful to be on a mission serving the Lord and growing in my testimony of him! I know that I am suppose to be here! And I have come to know that through any and all trials, everything will be ok. God has a plan for me, he has a plan for you, he even has a plan for your enemy. I am so grateful that his whole purpose is for us. I hope these last couple months in Michigan that my whole purpose can be for the people here. Have a stellar week! I love you all!<3
Remember the church is true and I love you!
Michigan Lansing Mission
Snow, snow, and more snow!:)
It was sunny so we were really happy!:D
BAHAHAHA! This one is for you Eli! And out of the mouth of Sister Mathis, "Well we know their church isn't true, because obviously Pokemon isn't!"
Had to have pie on Pi Day! (3-14.....3.14....March 14th)! This is my favorite pie in the world. Meijer's caramel apple pie. I feel sorry for the west coast not having this glorious store. Oh! And the Big Rapids sisters were with us for trade-offs!
I was blessed to see 4 of my companions at zone conference! Sad that 3 of them are leaving me in a week, but I know we truly are family!:) I have been blessed with the greatest companions and these aren't even all of them!
The Grand Rapids Zone Sisters!:)
Me and Sister Vera!:)
Me and Sister Nelson!:)
Me and Sister Mathis!:)
The old "Merlot" District from back in Lansing at the beginning of our missions! So cool that we are all serving together and got to see each other are zone conference!:)
A fancy restaurant that the York's took us and Marla and a ton of friends to before Lamb of God!:D
1 year later! Remember last year's pics?! Crazy! (Even crazier that we couldn't wear name tags!)
Us with Marla and Sister Nelson!:)
Lamb of God! Yay!:D
It was so fun! Ok! I am done with the picture overload! That exempts me from being bad with pics the last couple weeks, Mom!;)