Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School

School started this week in good ole' Nevada. I feel like school just keeps starting earlier and earlier every stinkin' year. So everyone who is going back to school, I want to wish you a happy year of learning. :)

This week was awesome!! We found two new investigators. One is a man in his 60s. He recently had a stroke so is now in the local nursing home, Manor Care. We were able to leave him with a Book of Mormon and a pamphlet. We will be going back to read the Book of Mormon with him and teach the discussions. Our second investigator is R. She was referred to us by a less active member in the Eagle Canyon Ward. R has been going through a rough divorce and already has such great faith in the Lord. She is Christian, but hasn't been attending a church around here. She is currently looking for one and we were able to show up at just the right time! She has been so prepared. R was very receptive to all we had to say and she is planning on reading the Book of Mormon! We are excited to see what happens as we go back and visit. 

Pat is continuing to progress. Sunday morning, he called us before church to let us know that he'd be there! He also called us this morning to confirm that we'd be meeting with him this week! It is exciting to see that he is contacting us before we are contacting him. That is huge!!! 

Rita was able to share her testimony at a fireside yesterday evening. She was telling us just the other day how she feels that she needs to share her conversion more so she can keep the fire of her testimony alive. She has one powerful testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ too! Her son Cameron blessed the sacrament for the first time on Sunday! He did so well! Their family is doing amazing and are continuing to progress in the gospel.

We are starting to work with Sister H's mom Janice. Janice is a hoot and a half. She has a lot of spunk and just recently lost a sister. The Bishop went over to talk with her and provide comfort during her time of loss. She told him that if it weren't for her smoking habit, she would be a mormon. So we are starting to build that relationship with her and build her faith so that she will have a desire to quit smoking and be baptized. Janice was a church on Sunday and she really enjoyed the service! 

I just have this strong feeling that we can see a miracle this transfer. That someone in our area is prepared for baptism. I don't know if we know them or not, but I know that someone is ready to receive the gospel with their whole heart. I know that as we strive to be diligent and exactly obedient, we will find them!

It's crazy how time is flying by and everyone is growing up! I am so grateful to have this time to be a missionary in the Lord's service, on His errand! 

I love each of you so much and hope you have an awesome week!!

           Sister Fish

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