Friday, March 28, 2014

Another Monday in Elko

Well Hello over yonder!!!

So the transfer is coming to a close! It is already week 6! I can't believe it! It has gone by so fast. I am starting to freak out! I can't imagine leaving Elko or not having Sister Purcell as my comp. Everyone in the ward keeps predicting that a change is coming... that Sister Purcell and I are both leaving! So I'll let you know what happens next Monday!

This week was crazy! Early Tuesday morning the zone leaders called! This is what they said, "Sisters, we have bad news, President called this morning..." Our hearts stopped. We were freaking out! What did we do? Why are we being sent home? haha! Then they proceeded to tell us that Bruce, the third member of our companionship (the car we've been driving around in since October), was being moved to Ely. We yelled at those Elders! "We don't car that we won't have a car anymore, It's the Lord's car anyways!!" So ever since last Tuesday, we have been on foot. Which has actually helped the work in the area a lot! Hopefully the weather holds up! 

Rodeo is doing great! Still progressing, but not all at the same time. His faith has increased so much, and it's almost like he thinks it needs to be at a certain point before he is baptized. He is continuing to read from the Book of Mormon and praying, but he just won't come to church. We even offered to walk with him last week! So hopefully we will be able to follow the spirit and help him resolve whatever concern he has so he can continue to come unto Christ. 

Ryan is doing great! He is reading and praying and wants to be baptized, but unfortunately his family doesn't want him to be baptized. Ryan has told us that as soon as he graduates and is 18 he wants to make promises with God! Which that is a ways out, but we are just grateful to be helping him to learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

We met with both Brother K's on Wednesday! Both of their wives are members, but they are not. Both have been investigating the church since they were married! For one, it's been 30 years!! So we know that they know the discussions and what we believe. Bro Myers' invited Bro. K #2 to read about Joseph Smith's experience and to pray. The Esplin's came to our lesson with Bro. K #1. We invited him to read from the Book of Mormon again and to pray to know if it's true. He is afraid of change. After being a part of one religious tradition for so long, he doesn't want to budge. It must be scary! Mom... I just wanted to say thank you for budging! For having the courage to act on the answer's you received. Because you acted, my life is forever changed! I love you mom!!

Saturday was painted filled! T. is working on painting bedrooms in her home for her kids. Sister Purcell and I spent all day helping her do it! We only painted one little room and it took FOREVER! Hopefully for the next room, we are all pros now and it will go by much faster. We are also hoping to include members of the ward on the next room! 

S. had an interview with the Bishop last Sunday and now has a temple recommend! Hopefully, she will be able to head over to Utah soon to do baptisms in the temple! She is such an example to her family and friends! We had her 2nd new member lesson last night. S. brought her sister and now her sister wants to be baptized! It's exciting! It is an exciting time for the youth because that is truly who the Lord is preparing to receive His gospel!

I wanted to leave ya with a quote today that Donna shared with us...
          " I shall pass through this world but once, if therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can say, it would be now. Let me not defer it or neglect it,for I shall not pass this way again." 

I love you all lots! Miss ya like crazy! Ya'll are the best support a girl could ask for!!
                               Sister Fish 

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