Last Monday's Fishing adventure was so great!! :) We had so much fun! Sister Ferrin caught the first fish and we as a group caught over 75 fish! :) CRAZY HUH!! We are having a Fish Fry soon. Which Fish Fry's are HUGE here!! :) We are super excited! :) It was so much fun!! I have missed fishing. I forgot how much I really enjoyed it!
So this week we had to do an hour training for Zone Training Meeting, it was different because we have this new thing where all of the meeting is conducted by the Zone leaders and the Sister Training Leaders and President Rogers doesn't come to these meetings. MAN! We were so nervous but it was great and there is this quote that I really loved from the training it was -
“None of us should be like the fisherman who thinks he has been fishing all day when in reality he has spent most of his time getting to and from the water, eating lunch, and fussing with his equipment. Fishing success is related to how long you have your line in the water, not to how long you are away from the apartment. Some fishermen are away from home for twelve hours and have their line in the water for ten hours. Other fishermen are away from home for twelve hours and have their line in the water for only two hours. This last type may wonder why they do not have the same success as others.
“The same principle applies to missionaries, whom the Master called ‘fishers of men.’ A missionary’s line should drop into the fishing water the moment he or she leaves the apartment”
So really I am just constantly fishing! But this really hit me and it was awesome we need to make sure that we are always doing what we need to and be anxiously engaged in doing the Lord's work. It really is his time that we are on. Even in our everyday "normal" lives. We are to always involve the Lord and be instruments in his hand. :) I love it!!
Anyways!! good stuff!! So it was a great week!!! It was pretty cold this week. I was always warm but we had extreme weather and church was only an hour because a huge storm came in! :) It was really fun! Lots of snow and freezing rain this week! Off to the investigators, though!
Sandra- is doing awesome! She is loving learning and last time she told us both individually that she loved us and gave us hugs! :) She is just the cutest! :) She is coming for a church tour this week! so pray that the weather is good!!!
Victoria- we had an awesome lesson with her this week about the temple and she is so excited about Family History it really brought her a lot of peace :) It was cool to see that Elijah's promise is real! :) I love it!! She also watched the "testimony of the Book of Mormon by Holland" she was so struck by it! It was really cool to watch the wheels turn and have her really realize that this is something big. It was cool. During church she also had all her kids say prayers during the sacrament passing. It has been awesome to watch her grow. She really gets it.
We were tracting one night and sometimes as a missionary you have hard days it just depends on what attitude you chose to have on whether or not it affects you. Well, we had knocked on a door that was my lucky number and I knew that the people were home and after 2 knocks no one came. Then Sister Ferrin starts to leave and say "they aren't going to answer" .. I then say "Nope. they are. It's my favorite number and I know they are here! They are going to open and we are going to go in and teach!" I knock one more time and guess what... She opens the door and lets us right in. We talked to her about faith in Christ and we have a return appointment on Tuesday! She was so ready and prepared and the Spirit was so strong Aida (the lady who opened) even commented on it! It was awesome!! :)
Rylee- She is so awesome! So Rylee was the girl who came to church last week by herself. We saw her this week and she is praying about baptism came to church again this week. I love her a lot! We just clicked!! She studied with the missionaries while she was in London for Theatre. She was going to college for that but she switched majors! She is awesome, though!!! More to come with her!! I love her a lot!! :)
Daniel came to church this week and was so happy!! His mom didn't make it but he did so his baptism should be coming up pretty soon!
We are seeing so many miracles here!! People are really being prepared! I wish I could tell you all of it but I am running out of time!!
I love you all!!