Monday, August 25, 2014

Wow! What a Week!

Dear Family, Friends, and Random people that read this! 

This week has been quit a week. First off we were on our bikes and it was HOT! But apparently the high did not get over 90 this week. However when you add 90+% humidity to the mix, it sums up to a very hot and humid day. See in Utah or Texas when it's hot and you sweat the sweat evaporates and cools you down. However in North Carolina, that is not the case. I feel bad for the people I talk to because I am covered! Head to toe in sweat! It's kind of gross, but that's okay! I'm sharing what I love, and they can still feel the spirit through my words. But really I will never complain about it being too hot in Texas or Utah again. 

We had interviews this week. They were amazing! I really felt nervous about them, I don't really know why. But I had a good experience. President Craven is the best. I really do have a testimony that each mission president is assigned to a certain mission and the missionaries need him and his wife. 

We met a lot of wonderful people this week, and have return appoints for this coming week, so I'm excited! Although tracting is not going well, we had a great experience with a member this week. She invited her friend Heather to lunch with us and we were able to answer her questions about the church. Heather has a lot of member friends, so a bunch of people were asking about her on Sunday. It was great! :) 

This week seemed to go by so fast! I can't believe next week is September! Seriously where has this year gone too? 

Sister Loosle 

P.S. Alma 7:22-23 if you haven't seen my status. :) 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hastening of the Work!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

We had an amazing week! Exchanges with the Guilford Sisters on Tuesday. Where we saw miracles! I stayed in Summerfield with Sister Lewis. We found a lost sheep, Carla, who actually lives in Kernersville, but was nannying here in Summerfield. We also met Kiara, who asked us some very interesting questions. She asked if we were to die right now and God asked us, "Why should I let you into Heaven?" What would our answers be? And also how confident that that answer would get us into Heaven.

Well over the last couple of weeks, we've had a couple people asks us similar questions about dying and standing before God. How grateful am I for the knowledge I have of the plan of salvation and the atonement. Something I've been learning about in my studies is Grace. It is seriously the best thing ever and it's not talked about that much in the church. Which is why people think we don't believe in grace. But we do! Grace is the only thing that will help us. I love it!

We met with Sister Wagner this week. She's been less-active for a year or so. And she just found out her sister has cancer again. It was really sad, but we were able to teach her about the Plan of Salvation, especially the spirit world and resurrection.

Church yesterday was fantastic! For Sunday School we didn't have any investigators or recent converts, so all us missionaries attended the new "Hastening of the Work" class. It's a two part class that the Ward mission Leader put on. As missionaries we put together the curriculum. It was really good. And Brother Lindsay used quotes and things from "The Power of an Everyday Missionary" by Elder Christensen.

Last night we taught Gail and Helena. They were super nice and at least open to learn more. So we'll see where they go :)

Love y'all!

- Sister Miriah Loosle -
      John 3:16-17
   He came to save!

Sister Morris and I pushing Sister Jessup's car! Yes we got it like 15 feet!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Miracles, Mitchell's, and Rainy Days

Happy Monday! :) 

So much happened! To start off Jullien (the man we found at Walmart last Monday) came to church! :) he said he liked it and had a great time. We transferred him over to the Elders because he's a single man. But he is golden! I'm excited to see him progress and I know the Elders can help him more than we can. 

We also met Caroline and Paige this week. Caroline grew up atheist but wants to know more about Jesus Christ. We just gave her a card when we saw her outside and a few minutes later she texted us and wanted to know more. So we taught her in the park. 

Paige, we knocked on her door. She didn't grow up going to church, but through a boyfriend she started going to church. She has a great desire to know truth and to find it. We taught her the restoration and gave her a Book of Mormon. She's going to college right now and living at home. 

The Mitchell's are back! Okay so not really. Back story:

In Burlington there was this amazing couple, The Mitchell's who would have us over for dinner at least twice a month and were Chris' fellowshippers. Well 2 weeks before I got transferred to Summerfield, they moved here! So we're in the same ward again!!! :) We had dinner with them and we were just laughing and remembering all the good times in Burlington. It's weird because I might die here in Summerfield, so I'll have started and ended my mission with them. Heavenly Father really wants us to be friends! 

It's been rainy almost all week and we've been on bikes :P But we lived! :) 

Amy and Grayson's baptism! With my new companion Sister Morris

Sister Morris and I made desks :)  

Love y'all!
-Sister Loosle 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Sam/Miracle Week

Hello y'all!

Happy Birthday Sam! I can't believe your 17, gah!

Anyway this week was full of miracles! I'll start with today. We went to Wally World for shopping and while walking up to the doors (mind you all 6 sisters are there) a man on his bike stops us and asks us what are badges are for! So we all talked to him about the church and the Book of Mormon. He lives in our area so were going back to teach him on Wednesday.

We were able to see Sister Abdelhaq and her daughter Yasmin yesterday. Her daughter wants to join the church (she's 12), but her dad won't let her. She went To girls camp last week and goes to all the yw activities. Sister Abdelhaq is coming back to church :) but her work schedule won't let her anymore because we changed times from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

We also met Connie this week. She wasn't even suppose to be home when we knocked on her door, but she had left her laptop at home so she came back for it. We taught her the Restoration and it was great! She works a lot though, so it's hard to see her again.

I'm still getting to know Summerfield, but it's going well. I love y'all! Have a great week! :)

- Sister Loosle -
  2 Nephi 2:28
Look to the Mediator!