Monday, January 26, 2015

"Have you ever actually bought bread?"

Hellooooooo everyone :)

This week has been so good! I feel like I just barely wrote you, but I'll try to make this good anyway ;)

On Wednesday we taught a lady named Diana! She is a referral from a family in the ward. I can't remember if I told you about her, but the first time we stopped by her house she opened the door and started ranting about how she didn't have time to talk to us and didn't even let us say anything before she went to slam the door, then we hurried and said, "We're friends of the Pixton's!" and then her whole demeanor changed and she said, "Ohhh! Come in I'm so sorry I was rude! You're from the Latter-day Saints! I thought you were Jehovah's Witnesses and I just didn't have time for them tonight." Hahaha it was funny. But then she said she had talked to Sister Pixton a lot about the church and came to some activities in the past and would love to meet with us. So we went over on Wednesday and taught her the restoration. She basically just asked us question after question about what we believe and why we were on missions and just about mormons in general. She was like amazed at how home-make-ish we all are. She was like, "You bake bread..... who bakes homemade bread? Do they teach you to make bread? Have you ever actually bought bread??" Hahaha we were dying. But she is just fascinated by our church and kept calling it beautiful :) She is super sincere and seeking the truth. We asked her if she would be baptized if she knew it was true and she said that it would break her family's heart because they are all devout catholics. But she agreed to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it and she told us she wasn't going to say no because there is "obviously something that is drawing her to this church" and she said she's been thinking about joining for a year.
 It never ceases to amaze me how Heavenly Father prepares people's hearts!! 

It was also really cool because Sister Pixton had already given her a B.o.M. and marked chapters for her to read. Such a good example to me of member missionary work.
 So do your missionary work people! :)

We've also been working with a lot of less actives lately. Can I just say that less actives break my heart? It's so sad to see someone lose the fire of the gospel. And it always seems to be the result of not dong the little things like reading, praying, going to church.
  The simple things matter!

We also had zone conference this week! We met down in Fredricksberg. One of my favorite things that President said was, "Worry as missionaries comes from pride." 

I had never thought of it that way. If we worry about our investigators, we are prideful.
 We don't understand that the only true converter is the Spirit.

If we worry about looking stupid or silly while sharing the gospel it is because we are prideful. We are fearing man more than God. 

If we worry about our lives back home or how things will be after our missions we are prideful. We don't trust that Heavenly Father has a plan for us.

Isn't it crazy how it all comes back to pride?? 

Also, we had a great training on attitude. A favorite quote:
"There's no such thing as a bad companion. There's no such thing as a tough area. There's no such thing as a hard mission. But, there is such thing as a bad attitude." That is so true!!
 We should never let our circumstances get in the way of our happiness. 

Sister Wilson also talked to us about online proselyting. AKA: Ipads! Don't get excited though, our mission hasn't heard any news about them. And we aren't getting them yet. Haha but I am praying that we do soon! 

Then on Saturday we had a lesson with Rosa! She is straight up the funniest old French lady I've ever met. Well, she's the only French old lady I've ever met, but she's still my favorite. :) Her house is full of pictures of cats hahaha. And pictures of Dior ads because she used to be a makeup artist for Dior. So funny. We taught her the restoration though and she totally understood it! Even with her broken english. Half way through the lesson she even blurted out that she wants to be baptized! Haha we were like ummm yes! But she said she wants to wait until the spring.... noooo hahaha. We'll work on the date. :) But she came to church yesterday and loved it! She kept talking to everyone in French and she wore dark red lipstick and sunglasses. I love her. She calls us her grandchildren and kisses us on the cheek a lot haha :) 

Sad news though, we stopped by Naomi's the other night and she said she is too busy with school to meet with us :( I was sooooo sad. But hopefully she will come back around. 

Everything here is going great though! I love this place and the people here. Lovin life!
You are all great. Hope you have a wonderful week!

XOXO Sister Fowers

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