Congratulations, you have officially waited 11 months for this email to come to you. How does it feel? Are you even reading it? Please reply "STOP" if you would like these emails to no longer continue. Hahaha jokes. But really, you've been putting up with weekly emails from me for 11 months. I can stop sending them if your heart so desires, just let me know. But if you are still reading them, I hope you've laughed with me, cried with me, and wondered what the heck I'm doing with my life (because I sure do at times).
This week has been one full of laughs, tears, and wondering. But such is life. It was a great week and we were able to see miracles! Tuesday was great. We were able to see Kate again for the first time in a long time. She's so sweet and is such a good mum. And we met up with Terry! Miracles I say. Life has been busy but he's still hopeful to pull his life together to get baptized. We also saw one of my favorite elderly couples which was great. It's always good to go into a home, talk about the Gospel, and get a good hug. :)
Wednesday was great. We did service for Anna and had a great visit with her. Then we went and had a lesson with Roslyn! She was the Elders' investigator for ages but she hasn't really progressed, so we're hoping some time with the Sisters can help that. We went with two incredible members, Christian and Ashleigh, and it was really fun. Ashleigh is pretty much my hero with her one-liners. Let's just say she pin pointed missionary work when she said, "Let's be real. We ALL know that you're eating struggle puffs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner." Hahaha. We also had interviews with President and Sister Back. They are the best. We were able to go to dinner with them too which was fun. I love being able to spend time with them.
Thursday was great. Had a huge little blessing happen. :) President and Sister Back were still in town and we had to see them real quick, and we pulled in right as Sister Moon called them! So I was able to chat with her and see how she was doing with everything. Blessings. :) We were able to visit the Skinners as well. Ashleigh and Christian with us and it was fantastic! The Skinners loved them! It was incredible. I've never seen them open their hearts up to people like that before.
Friday we were able to watch a broadcast by the missionary department and it was really great. Elder Bednar, Elder Oaks, and a few others did some training. It was really neat and insightful. After that, we went and saw a less active member and had a beautiful lesson with him! he was so nice and receptive and so excited to have a new Book of Mormon. Then we went and saw a former investigator and had a great visit with her. It seems like the time we spent away from her helped prepare her to be more receptive to the message. I'm excited to see how she progresses now! We also went and had a lesson with Lochy at the Klenka's. Lochy is getting baptized next Saturday and is being taught by the Elders, and the Klenkas are just the best. it was a great night with all of them. Spending time with people you love and having your testimony strengthened is the best.
Saturday was an adventure and a half. The sisters in the ward next to us had a baptism so we spent the morning with them preparing for that and also singing at it. It was a great time and everyone was so happy. After the baptism we had a long meeting then went off to lessons! We were able to see a less active sister as well as do some service for another sister. Then we were able to spend time with Bishop Seamalu and his family. Oh how I just adore that family!
Sunday was great. We were able to see an investigator that kicked the last sisters out and she welcomed us with open arms. It was awesome and the Spirit was so strong! Time creates opportunities for miracles!
Sister Danielle Laree Stott
Picture: My vocabulary and pronunciation might be a bit off these days, but I still know who's number 1 in my heart. ;)