Monday, August 3, 2015

"Sister Johns......................are you alive?"

Hope it was so good, someone give him a big squeeze for me :)

This week has been just crazy. Not a ton of missionary work went down, but its been good haha.

On Tuesday Sister Johns left me and went to the temple because she's going home, so I spent the whole day with some other sisters in the zone and didn't do any work in our area. It was good though, we found lots of potentials for those sisters and just had fun talking to everyone. :)
 That's one fun thing about being a missionary. 
You just talk to complete strangers all day every day and don't feel weird about it! Its the best.

Then on Wednesday we had MLC down in Richmond. It was great! 
One thing that I learned a lot about was doubt and courage. 
It was a training that one of the A.P.'s gave and then I gave the same training in zone meeting. 

One story that I love is in Mark 9:

"20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

 21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.

 22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

 23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

 24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."

I love that. Sometimes its hard to have that pure, unflinching faith. 
But its okay because
  He doesn't ask for perfect faith, he just asks us to be believing.
 I've learned a lot about that lately. 
That we are not perfect and we mess up and we doubt, but that he never gives up on us if we just keep on believing and enduring until the end. 

C.S. Lewis said, "The great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him.

Isn't that so amazing? It reminds me of the Apostle Peter, and how he messed up all the time. He was so far from perfect and even denied Christ. But he always went back to his belief and never gave up. 
Whether its a mission, or a calling, or our life, we can never ever give up
and that is real faith to me. :)

Then.... on Wednesday my companion got super, duper, duper, sick. :( I feel so bad when my companions get sick! So she was sick for a few days after that and basically dying in bed. And we didn't get out much. So that's always a bummer. But we still tried to make up for it this weekend when she was feeling a little better!

On Saturday we went to the county fair because our recent convert Kelsey got us in for free and we went and visited her and her cow because she shows cattle :) and then we went contacting at the fair and tried to talk to people, it was fun. Then for dinner we bought a turkey leg hahaha. #hadto 

We did have a cool miracle last night though! We had dinner at a member's house and then we were just way determined to have a lesson even though we didn't have any set up so we just started calling everyone and asking them if we could come see them right then! And our investigator Nana said we could! And then we miraculously found a member to come with us last minute. So we had a lesson with her about baptism and she wants to be baptized so badly but she's so scared that her dad will like disown her. But we talked about it with her and she wants to be baptized this Sunday while Sister Johns is still here! So we plan on meeting with her every day to see if she's actually ready. But you never know, miracles happen! So pray for Nana :) 

We have also been trying to meet with our invesigator Cris all week. He has literally bailed on us 3 times this week and just not shown up. So..... we are bummed about that. He is super prepared and wants to keep learning but just has bad friends and priorities right now. So we are planning on having a lesson with him tonight before FHE, and will probably have a little DTR with him haha. 

Things are going good though! Transfers are next week and I'll be getting a new companion once again! Story of my life ;) I will miss Sister Johns a lot..... but it will all work out! 

Hope you all have a wonderful week! Keep doing missionary work!
Love you!
XOXO, Sister Fowers

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