March 20, 2017

week 73: watch for elk

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Hello friends!

My week was good! It seriously feels like summer here. Or at least what summer feels like in Seattle. We have been working hard! I'm so tired though haha.

Monday we had a lesson with Trista. Her mom and friend were both there who aren't members. We taught them the plan of salvation, it was a really good lesson. Both the girls had lost their fathers and the nonmember started crying & it was really sweet. I love teaching the gospel to those who don't know it.

Tuesday we had a mini missionary named Makyla. We had a lot of fun. It was kind of a crazy that morning Sister Clipp started throwing up so I was like ahh what do we do?! Cause we had a mini missionary with us. We finally figured stuff out and had Sister Whatcott come and stay with her. We had a lesson with the Williamsons. It was good. Aidan doesn't really seem too interested though. We had a lesson with Clarise on the word of wisdom and committed her to quit coffee! We then saw Kirby and it wasn't very good...he just wanted to argue so basically I told him we will come back when he wants to know more.

Wednesday we had a lesson that morning with Rebecca. I told her we only had 30 mins and we only were there 40 mins! Miracle! But basically she just isn't ready so we dropped her. Gotta find the prepared people! The rest of the day is kind of a blur. We visited lots of members to invite them to do the 40 day fast. We went to go see Nancy in the hospital. We finally had a lesson with Addi and her family! She is 11 & is pretty much not baptized because of her dad which is sad. But our lesson was really good. The Spirit was super strong- they are a neat family. I asked how Addi knew that God loved her and she started crying and she said her family and that God has sent us here to her. It's moments like that, that make going on a mission so worth it. Makyla then left. Before she didn't really know if she wanted to go on a mission, now she does want to go (for the most part) so that is also super cool.

Thursday we had zone conference. It was good. It's always good to be reminded about things and to see President! There is this one road in our area and for the past week or so this house had been standing out to me and that we should go knock on the door. So we finally did! Three older kids answered the door, their parents weren't home, they had just moved here from California. They said that they would be interested. The only problem is the parents are never home I guess. I'll let you know if anything happens with them! We the had a lesson with Zach & read the Book of Mormon with him.

Friday we had interviews with president. So I only have one transfer left and I was trying to convince President for him to let me stay! And then he was like but you would be so good in Phoenix, you would be so good in YSA work & I was just like noooo so we will see. We then got another mini missionary named Kylah! We had fun too. We had a lesson with Joanna and it was good. She still won't come to church. She doesn't want to ruin her relationship with Mikey. I think we need to stop seeing Joanna. It's hard because she is progressing but not at the same time. We saw Noah and he is doing good! He is the cutest. We had a lesson with the Raymonds and it was good. Kylah talked to them about girls camp. We stopped by the Hills and they are still interested! We then had a St Patrick's day/Irish meal at the Moores!

Saturday we found out that a family that we referred the elders to were getting baptized that night! Sadly we couldn't go though. But it's cool to think we totally had an influence in it. I feel like I always find people for other missionaries to teach. Oh well it's all the same work! We had a really good lesson with the Price family- but they didn't come to church. They are an awesome family though, super funny. We then had a lesson with the Cole family and Robert! It went super well! We put them on date for May 13th! Of course they have to be married though. We are working on that. We went to Molly's birthday party at the house. That was fun.

Sunday Robert and Jackie came with their kids to all three hours of church! I'm so impressed with them!! Also Chris and Cyndell randomly came! So that was cool. Noah got the priesthood and his temple recommend!!

I finished a book this week called The Infinite Atonement. That book is truly amazing. I want to read it over and over again. I don't know how I could ever summarize that book. Y'all need to read it for yourselves. But I am truly grateful for the Atonement. I can't speak lightly of it for it truly is the most sacred and important event in eternity. I have a testimony that the Atonement is infinite.

Isaiah 54: 3-5 "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." - President Benson

I love that. I know that we can only change because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We really can become like God as we submit our will to His. Elder Grow said, "Your agency is the one thing that is truly yours that you can give as an offering to God. By volunteering your will to His will, you will become like Him."

Have an amazing week! God is cheering you on!

--xo: sista fisha


Zone Conference

St. Patrick's Day 🍀



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