March 21, 2016

week 21: #hallelujah

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Hellooooo so yes I am still in Scottsdale :) I'm so happy I will be here for 6 months! Things are going really well! It's getting a little hot here...not to the 90s YET, I am not excited for that. I just think ONE summer only ONE summer. I got this nat. It's funny people ask us if I would ever live in Arizona, I'm just like yeah no. I miss my green!

Monday we went to the Ross's. They are so so amazing. Like I want you all to meet them one day. They have truly changed my life. Vince plans on getting baptized in June!! So we are like well when are you going to get married?? haha

Tuesday was busy, actually this whole week was busy. Time goes by a lot faster when you are busy. We saw Constance that day and brought Sister Wynn. She didn't go to church this week but I know she wants to. She said she really liked stake conference! We then saw another less-active, Sister Terry, we brought another member, Sister McReynolds. It went really well! We then had a lesson with Zach. He is doing well! We had 2 laurels come and Pete come! He is progressing and reading the Book of Mormon! We then had a relief society birthday dinner at the Whites. It was so nice! They taught us how to cook in a survy, however you spell that. It's amazing all of the homes we go's going to be strange leaving Scottsdale.

Wednesday was good. We found some less-actives and some people who have moved or not interested. It's funny cause missionaries are some of the most loved and hated people. We met this really cute old man in a car, he lives in an assisted living home so someone was driving him around. He gives us his card and we give him a pass along card. He invited us for lunch on Saturday but we couldn't go so we are going to visit him this week. Haha it's so funny the people we meet. We had another lesson with Zach and Nate and just read the Book of Mormon with him. We then saw Tayllor and Amos! We shared an Easter message with them. They are so cute and so in love. It's crazy that Amos's sister Rebecca knows Brittany!

Thursday we saw Sister Holdiman, she is so stubborn haha. We then saw Brother Gonzales. We saw Jackie! And she was actually sober! So that was amazing! Well she might have had one drink but we could actually have a conversation with her. We knocked on her downstairs neighbors and these two cute old ladies answered. Oh my goodness so funny. They told us that we can come back! We have been getting referrals from youth in the ward! We are excited to contact them!

Friday we had a really cool miracle! We have been trying to do better with talking to EVERYONE we see, even if it is a really uncomfortable situation. We go up to this lady who lives across the Ross family. She is sitting on the ground in front of her garage. She is looking at all this really cool family history stuff. We talk to her about family history and that she can do a lot with this stuff! She had letters, birth and death certificates, photos and other cool things. She was cleaning out boxes from her mothers house that she had never seen before. She was SO excited about it! You should have seen the light in her eyes! Sister Gulley found a letter and read it. It was a man who was writing a letter to his parents, He was in Tokyo and witnessed the signing on the peace treaty! It was SO cool. Susan (the lady) started crying and it was really sweet. We are getting the history consultant in our ward go help her! We shared with her the Hallelujah video and she loved it. Especially cause in the video people are showing pictures of their ancestors. We had two dinners that night, yes double dinner! You wonder why I am getting fat haha. The second dinner was with Laura Holgate, the elders kind of teach her, but really just do service for her. Haha we get there and she makes the elders go to the attic and vacuum up rat poop haha in their suits! We then had a lesson with Zach that night. It was really cute cause he said he was playing video games and then he got this feeling that he should go read the Book of Mormon. It's really amazing to see investigators get so excited about the gospel.

Saturday we saw LaVonne and taught her the restoration. She says she doesn't have time to read the Book of Mormon or to go to church but she says some day...I hate when people say that haha. She is so nice though. We then saw Brother Kearn, haha I love them. They are so funny. Even though he is so hung up about the holy trinity. He is starting to read the Book of Mormon so we hope that goes well. We then saw the Ross family. We had a great lesson with them. They are really so amazing. We just then tried to see lots of less-actives! We actually met one! They are siblings and they live together. Their last name is the McSweeney's. They said we can stop by again.

Sunday was good. We taught Relief Society about the Restoration. It went really well! I love the women in the ward and their strong testimonies! Zach came to church and he really liked it! I'm so excited for him! In Larkspur ward we had a woman just show up! She said she lives down the road. She is 80 years old and has lived her 20 years and has always wondered what this building was. She figured it out and decided to come! She is so cute! Sister Cutler was awesome and really fellowshipped her! This is how it should be! She stayed all 3 hours and then came to the Easter Devotional last night. Also Tayllor came with Amos's Sister Rebecca! The one who knows Brittany so it was fun meeting her! Such a small world.

Today we went hiking with Laura Holgate! It was really fun! The sun makes it so hot though but it wasn't too bad. Hiking just is so different here than what I am used to.

I love Easter week. It is so special to me. "He is not here: for he is risen". #Hallelujah 
His resurrection is so glorious and is the most reassuring of all events of human history. It is the victory over death! I'm so happy we can live again because of Him :)

Have an amazing Easter!!


Sister Fisher


Cheesy pic

Helping Linh with homework turns into this haha

Zach and the Daughtees


Brother Kearn reading the Book of Mormon

Rebecca and Tayllor!

Hiking with Laura!

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