I LOVE MISSIONARY WORK. It's been a crazy week! I thought I was being transferred since my mission president told me I was... haha. But I stayed and will finish my mission is Hutch. It's kind of disgusting to think that I'm on my last transfer. But one cool thing is I'm still with Sister Jones. I started my mission with her and now I will end my mission with her. How many missionaries can say that?! And I'm really grateful to stay in the area because we are working with 5 different groups of investigators that all have a desire to be baptized. We are just working on the repentance progress. 3 of the 5 have to get married... but one set is getting baptized this Saturday, the 14th, which is cool! Anyone remember why? I was baptized on the 14th 4 years ago! She's so ready, too. The 4th of July was fun. I was sick but the ward did a breakfast from 7 to 9am for the community, so we attended that for a little bit and went over to watch the parade. We had a couple of investigators and members in it so we went to support them. We got a referral for an 88 year old woman who wants to be baptized. Her daughter and her family joined years ago, but she never did. Her daughter came to her after a lesson in relief society the other day and said, "if you are given a fair chance to accept the gospel here, and you don't, you can only make it to the Terrestrial Kingdom". She decided that she has better get baptized. How cool!!! She was in the hospital for the 4th, but we visited her, sang a hymn for her, and should be seeing her this week. We got invited to 3 different dinners... all of them were hamburgers and hotdogs. As we would drive to appointments we would see fireworks and I was just loving it. We studied about how America was preserved for the Restoration of the Gospel and how this land and Constitution were divinely created. it's amazing, because the Book of Mormon prophesies of that. So, the 4th was good. The next couple days were hot and we had several appointments. At one appointment I found myself getting ill... and I tried to motion to my companion that we needed to leave. She wraps up the lesson and we quickly say bye, and as I walk out of the house, I threw up in their front yard. Gross, I know. I don't think I've ever done that. They were so kind, calling that night and the day after to see if I was okay. I had caught a virus and unfortunately gave it to my companion, but that was kind of the excitement for Friday! Thursday was also transfers. We didn't get transferred but had a zone meeting so went to Wichita anyway. I attached a picture of all the sisters at the Wichita transfer bus. The Andertons that we are teaching are so great! They went out of town and we were afraid that we weren't going to be able to help them progress since we couldn't see them for a week. We finally got a hold of them yesterday and as we sat down to share a message, Sister Anderton says, "I'll listen to anything you have to teach me". So cool! We just have to commit her for baptism! her husband is less than excited about the gospel, but learns because he likes us. We are praying and fasting for him to open his heart to the Spirit. We just LOVE them! We were expecting several people at Sacrament yesterday, and as the meeting started no one showed up. It was sad. 3 came in after the sacrament though. But we tried to check in with the ones that committed and didn't come. We found out one of our investigators had a miscarriage. We are heart broken for them. We are going to see them tonight, but if you could please keep them in your prayers. We got a new ward mission leader, and he and his family are just awesome. They had us and the Ramey family over for dinner last night and wow, we had a blast! They are so funny! They have a son on a mission in Longbeach, Cali, a daughter that just got married living in Utah, and then 3 other teenagers. They knew the Rameys from when Sister Ramey joined the church several years ago and both families just ended up in Hutch. Awesome! We shared the 3rd new member lesson with them all for the Ramey boys and they are so dang smart! They understand the gospel! I'm so in love with those little boys, haha. The oldest just turned 12 and has been passing the sacrament. My heart melts every time! So, things are good. We've got a lot of good things going here. We're trying to heal and work hard to make it the best transfer of our missions. And it will be!! I was asked to speak in Sacrament this Sunday about my conversion and mission and what they mean to me. I'm a pro at this topic! I'll let you know how it goes... hopefully well. I pray for you all every night. I know the Lord is watching over you. I would exhort you to be faithful and come into the gospel to see of the goodness here. I may not be a full time mission forever, but I'll be a missionary forever. I love my Savior. He lives. Stay true! Always, Sister Moore
Monday, July 9, 2012
I LOVE MISSIONARY WORK.
Posted by Sister Moore at 9:37 PM