Monday, August 5, 2013

Miracles Do Happen

Good Morning Family and Friends! 

This week has been so amazing! When you are exactly obedient you really do see the miracles in your life! It's great to hear everyone is doing well! I love and miss everyone! I also got some letters from the stake this week. One from a Stake Representative, who said we have 45 missionaries from our stake! That is amazing! And I know there are more to come in the next couple months! Another from the Youth! It was great to read the letters they wrote! (I especially liked Macy's, where she said Dad was standing over her shoulder :P). I hope Sam's birthday was good! 

On Sunday night, we knocked on a door and Edwin (she's about 20) let us in. We talked with her uncle (Casey), her aunt (Stephanie) and her cousin (Christlove, who we found out is a member and is visiting for the summer, she goes back to Florida mid-August). We taught them the Restoration! And they set up a return appointment. At the return appointment, we only taught Edwin (with Christlove there). But we went over the Restoration again and invited Edwin to be baptized on the 31st. It was so amazing! :) 

Tuesday Sister Banks and I got up SUPER early and left the apartment before the sun was up because we had to drive down to Charlotte for a training meeting. We didn't get home until almost 9!! But the training was so good! I learned so much. 

Wednesday after District meeting, our District went to clean Kevin's apartment (our neightbor). I will NEVER again complain about a dirty house. It was a great service though! :) 

I can't believe that it's August! (That's all I have to say about Thursday

Friday we met with Dagmar and Doris. We taught Dagmar about the priesthood and the Atonement and invited her to be baptized on the 31st as well. She didn't get to come to church yesterday, but she was excited and sad she couldn't go. So we're hoping she'll come next week :) We read the Book of Mormon with Doris and had a good conversation about that. 

So Saturday - seriously a day of miracles! - We had two appointments that fell through, but we still found everyone we needed to. We met some really sweet people who told us miraculous stories from their lives, although they were not interested at this time, we left them with pamphlets and our number. We met Linda, who doesn't fell like she belongs anywhere, so the church is perfect! We didn't have much time with her, but we shared a little and invited her to church (she didn't come though :( ). We also met Brenda (a former investigator) who is an older lady and she is funny! We're getting her a large print Book of Mormon, so she can read on her own! We got in contact with a Less-Active family, and have a return appointment for them! So excited for that! We also met Lisa, who was having a really hard time because her best friend is in the hospital, so we shared the Plan of Salvation with her and left a prayer for her and her friend. And finally we met Sister Douglas, a less-active, who joined the church because her husband joined, so she never gained a testimony for herself. But we are going to continue to meet with her and hopefully find that testimony! 

Oh and also! We went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner, because our dinner appointment fell through, and while there we met Brother and Sister Smith from Chicago. They're on vacation, going home, and we just happened to be there at the same time! And they paid for our food! :) So mom and dad, (and everyone else) keep helping the missionaries! They really do appreciate it! 

On Sunday we met another Less-Active, Sister Vincent, who reminds me of an older version of Niyel (a friend from school). She's so sweet. We shared 1 Cor. 10:13 with her. And it was just amazing! 
Church was also amazing! We talked about Service and Missionaries/Member Missionaries. 

I hope everyone is doing well! I love and miss all of you! Be safe! 

Sister Loosle 

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