Hi yall! (as Elder Moyle, one of my Zone Leaders, would say--he's from Arkansas :) )
This week has been somewhat eventful--last week on P-Day we did our
shopping, went to dinner, & visited a few people.
Tuesday, we had
our weekly District meeting; the other Elders in the District are Elders
Siddoway, Moyle, Hall, Santillan, Watson, & Wiley. We're the only Sisters,
and I'm the only greenie (new missionary). Tuesday was also Elder Siddoway's
birthday, & Elder Moyle's birthday was the previous Saturday, so we made a
cake for them & had it after our meeting. We met with Melayna, an
investigator in one of the Wards. Her dad is a member & she wants to be
baptized--she knows that going to church, praying, & living the gospel are
important and she sets a great example by encouraging her dad to do so. Can't
wait to help her progress toward baptism! We also met Sean & Beth--Sean is
a member & Beth, his wife, is not a member but expressed a desire to be
baptized. We're excited to meet with her more & teach her
Wednesday, we split up and Sis. Frost went with a ward member to one
area while Sis. Felagai & I went with another member to a different area.
We met several people in that area, mainly ward members.
tried contacting people, but none of them were home. Later that afternoon, we
went on a road trip to Reno/Sparks!! There was a Leadership Training on Friday,
so everyone who is a Zone Leader, District Leader, or trainer had to go and Sis.
Frost & I got to go with my trainer, Sis. Felagai & our Leaders on the
trip! We stayed with Sis. Gifford & her trainer overnight and during the
leadership meeting on Friday, Sis. Frost, Sis. Overson, & I went tracting
with Sis. Nunn in her area (3 greenies & Sis. Frost, haha). We met a couple
people that Sis. Nunn & her companion are teaching, one of them being
Steve. Steve is a funny, sweet guy--he is a member who hadn't been to church
since he was 9. He suffered a neurological disease a few years ago that
paralyzed him & damaged his memory a little bit. At that point, he started
praying a lot more for help & strength in his recovery and decided to change
his life for the better. He gradually recovered & walked again, and he
loves learning as much as he can about the gospel :) He has this hope &
brightness about him and I know it is a result of him following our Savior--I
can't wait to help others experience that awesome change in their lives!!!
Saturday, we were back home & tried contacting as many people as we
could--most weren't home or didn't answer the door, but we did get to visit with
the Ray & Howes families and invite them to church. Their families are
Sunday, we did another split--I went with Sis. Frost while
Sis. Felagai went with another ward member. We tried finding & meeting more
people, but most still weren't home. But that's ok! We have this week to try
contacting all those people again :D
That's about it for now--hope all is
well with every one of you!
Be strong & faithful because He was!
~Sister San Diego