Cooperstown Comes Alive

Our week was full of adventures and Miracles!

On Tuesday, we did our usual service at a food pantry here is Cooperstown. While we were there we met a man who knew who we were right away and he asked if we still live in the same apartment…we were a little bit confused because usually people don’t really know where we live, but we said yes. Then he explained that a few years ago he lived in the apartment across the hall from the sisters! I guess one day he heard the Sisters singing (Usually we sing songs before we study in the morning) and so he left a note on the sister’s door telling them that they sing beautifully. Soon after the sisters started teaching him! fast forward until now: He gave us his number and told us to call him to set up a time to meet. We were finally able to get a hold of him last night and we are meeting in the park by the lake this week! So exciting!

The family we have been meeting with are great (The family that the Elders found in their record a few weeks ago)! This week we were able to see their farm. They have cows, pigs and chickens. It was a lot of fun! On Sunday after church, the Young Women’s president (Sister Beauchat) and a few of the Young Women, came over to meet the two teenage daughters! It went so well! I am so grateful for Sister Beauchat! She is so missionary minded and she is so excited to have more girls into YWs! She invited the teenage girls to Girls camp this summer and made them feel more welcome to come to church!

Our investigators have been inviting us to some of their church’s activities (Along with us inviting them our ours 🙂 They are both on Thursdays. During the day, we went to an Episcopal study class, it was very interesting, we learned a lot about the Sermon on the Mount. In the evening we went to a Quaker Prayer meeting. We literally all sat there in silent prayer, and if someone wanted to say something, they would just break the silence and started talking. It startled me the first time someone started talking, but all in all it was a very peaceful experience! I really enjoyed it!

We’ve met some really nice people here is Cooperstown! Some of them even invited us over for dinner! They are all really sweet and I love them all so much!!

On Saturday, we went to a new part of our area that we didn’t know was part of our area…It was so much fun! We called it our Exeter (that’s the name of the city) Adventurer…it sounds cool 😉 We knocked on a haunted house. We didn’t know that it was haunted until after when we talked with the next door neighbor. He told us he used to live in that house and creepy weird things would happened! I think he told us about 20 times not to go near that house, we reassured him that we wouldn’t every time! That was the first part of our adventure…

The second part of our adventure, was that we found Mexico. There was just this one street where the house looked like they were from Mexico. It was a really cute little town! It only had one stop light and a small church and an old looking gas station! Everyone there seemed so nice and friendly!

As always church was amazing! The lessons were really great! There seemed to be a lot of talk about faith. Faith is one of the most important things to have! In one of the talks someone mentioned this cool domino effect: Our thoughts turn to actions, our actions become habits, our habits create our character, and our character determines our destiny! It’s interesting that what we think really determines what we will become. And if we have a lot of faith, we will become stronger!

Sister Hallsted is going to the temple tomorrow! So that means I get to go to Utica again! I’m going to be in a trio with three sisters from three different areas! It’s going to be so much fun!

I hope you all have a great week!

Loves yas!

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