We were able to go to the Missionary Broadcast on Wednesday. It was really cool because it was on my one-year mark of being in New York! It was a really nice broadcast, there were a lot of good talks about missionary work, and it just made me excited for missionary work!
We had a lot of lessons this week! We made a lot of goals and we were able to reach a lot of them! I know that the power of prayer is real! We were able to use what we learned in the missionary broadcast as we taught. We had one lesson where our investigator started crying! And I know it wasn’t what we said, it was totally the spirit!
We had lots of other lessons this week, with our investigators and the less active members that we see. Nothing to out of the ordinary happened! We just seem to be helping people with their concerns and overcoming them!
The Elders had a baptism on Saturday so we went. It was a really great baptism and the person being baptized was really happy! You can tell that she was excited to be baptized!
It was a really cold week! There was a lot of snow, but the good news is, most of the snow was more south of us! I heard that NYC got a lot of snow. we still went out and did service at our investigators house, we fed their sheep. It was a lot of fun!
Well I guess nothing too crazy happened this week! a less active who recently started coming to church frequently, brought her friend to church and we were able to have a lesson with her, so that was fun!
For dinner on Sunday we had it at the Bruneau’s, and two of our investigators were there. It was a fun night! although a crazy night as well! Today will also be crazy! We are going to Utica tonight, because Sister Frisby is going to the temple tomorrow! So I will be hanging out with the Utica Sisters up there 🙂 then we go back to Utica on Thursday, for a Zone meeting! It will be a crazy week!
I guess I only have to tell you about one less day today! 😉
After we email last Wednesday, we had our District Meeting, It was about finding people. Well, our phone kept ringing. Another set of missionaries were calling us, they called about 5 times when we realized it was probably important, so we left and answered the phone. they had been calling because one of the members they see (whose husband is not a member) Mother-in-law was in the hospital and she wanted some missionaries to help comfort her children. The problem was, we were in Oneonta, and our area was a half hour away! We had a meeting with the branch later and a dinner appointment, but we had just enough time to get to the hospital, say a prayer with the family and provide comfort and go back to Oneonta for our dinner appointment. So we got a ride to our area…never done that before!
The family at the hospital was really nice and the member was really grateful that we came. Sister Frisby prayed with the family members, it was a very sweet experience! Right as we were about to leave the non-member husband expressed a lot of thanks and was really impressed that we would come all the way to the hospital just for him and his family! I hope that everything went well from them and they were comforted! It’s was just an unusual situation and very awesome!
That was about the most interesting thing that happened this week, besides the same old same old 🙂
On Thursday we helped the less active we see put her Christmas Tree down. It was kinda fun! She is a really sweet lady!
We had a really cool lesson on Thursday, it was one of those lessons were, you’re not sure if what you planned was right for them but you teach them anyway and the whole lesson was driven by the spirit and you’re not even sure what it was about, but it was awesome!
We taught both Young Women AND Gospel Principles on Sunday, it was fun, especially the Young women’s lesson. We did a fun activity about the gifts that our Heavenly Father has given us, we put random items in a bag (a phone, Christmas tree lights, a remote, a lizard stuffed animal, a map, a manual, etc.) and told them that they represented spiritual gifts from our Heavenly Father, like prayer, scriptures, the earth, our bodies, the commandments, the Spirit, etc. It was a really fun activity! I really enjoyed teaching the younger girls just because of the things they say, it kinda reminds me of myself when I was a little Young Women 🙂 (Example: “One time I was making spaghetti and it called for two table spoons of salt but i put in two cups…it was really salty” They just make me laugh 🙂
After church on Sunday, there was a little farewell get together because one of the members of the branch is going to Utah on his mission! So we had typical “Utah” food! It was a lot of fun! All I have to say is funeral potatoes and green jello! 🙂
Yesterday, we had a great night! It was pretty cool out and one of our investigators, told us they don’t want to meet with us anymore so we were a little sad, however we were determined not to get discouraged! So we went out to find someone who had moved, we knew approximately where they moved to so we tracted that street and we found her! We had a great lesson with her and her friend, she seemed excited to learn! We made an appointment to see her this week!
So we’ve had our ups and our downs this week (But mostly ups!)
Later as we were walking on Main Street, and I was looking in one of the windows because there was a quote I wanted to read. Well since we are in Cooperstown, (aka, the baseball capital of the world) I could have guess that it was the famous quote from Babe Ruth “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back” I think that this quote can really relate to missionary work and life! So don’t get discouraged when you fail! You just have to get back up on your feet and move on 🙂 So that’s your inspiration for the week! 🙂