|And then there were two|
Our last tri-pan picture :(
The 2 greatest tri-pans that have ever been.
Both split up now. Sad day man.
So Sister Scott's all the way out in Valley View. It's about 4 hours away from the city, so we won't get to see her basically ever. Outlying areas are pretty isolated. BUT that's ok! Email is great ;D And we decided I'll just be transferred out that way next so we can go on exchanges together or
We got two new investigators this week! Brittany, we met with the zone leaders. She learned from the missionaries a long time ago and was a week away from being baptized when she kind of dropped off the face of the earth. One of the zone leaders was actually one of the original missionaries to teach her and he randomly found her in the mall one day and she agreed to meet again! She has had a hard hard life. Like, it breaks my heart. She's such a sweetheart though. She loves to make people happy and we just need to help her realize how happy she deserves to be as well.
Dene came to a baptism with us on Saturday! We saw her Friday night and found out at her house that there was going to be a baptism on Saturday. We read the text and turned to Dene and said, "Hey Dene there's a baptism tomorrow. Wanna come?" Well, I tell you what she came and it was great! There was even pizza after which is always a bonus. We sat and taught her a lesson after and she kept saying that she wants to make sure she keeps her fundamental truths and I asked her what they are, but she didn't know. Then she talked about how feelings can't really be a way to know truth and I asked her how we're supposed to know truth, but she didn't know. So Sister Van did our bets to testify of the truths we know and how we know them. She definitely felt something at the baptism and in our lesson after, so we just have to help her recognize those feelings and understand them.
Yesterday was great! We got to have interviews with President Manion, and they were his last round of interviews before he goes home at the end of this transfer. He's such a great mission president and has done a lot of incredible things for this mission. It'll be sad to see him go. In my interview we talked about goals that I have for the rest of my mission and the missionary I want to be. It was seriously awesome. We also talked to a sweet sweet lady on the LRT whose son committed suicide a few years ago. We got to testify of how awesome the Atonement is and how Christ knows her and her son perfectly. She said she'd be willing to let the missionaries in her area come over and share a message with her, so that's awesome too.
Sister Van Vleet and I had a cool talk yesterday about a lot of stuff, but what stuck out the most is what our purpose is. God's purpose is to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." Everything he gives us and asks us to do is to accomplish and understand that. Right now our job is to help other people do the same thing. Literally all of it, is for all us to be able to have eternal happiness.
Peace and Blessings
|My beautiful cone |
before Sister Van got her jaws on it.