Well. Crazy week! Who am I kidding, when is it not?! Haha
Our investigator D. is always a rockstar!! We got things all figured out for her baptism on Saturday! Her son is coming up from Alabama and he's way excited to baptize and confirm her! He just barely received the Melchizedek priesthood so she'll be his first confirmation We were going over the interview questions with her and we asked her if she was ready to make the commitment to follow keep the commandments and strive to be faithful to the baptismal covenant throughout her life. "Oh yes. Absolutely." Oh my goodness. It melted my heart. She has been SO prepared. She is SO ready. She is SO faithful. Sis Reese and I thank Father in Heaven every day for allowing us to teach her. She would've accepted the Gospel no matter what missionaries knocked on her door. But we are blessed to be here for her. And she is always there for us. We love our Momma Debbie
Another couple, B & A. are pretty great, too! We taught them and they seemed really touched by the Spirit. She said that after she sees D.'s baptism, she'll make her own decision. Fair enough. We still have a few lessons to teach. The next day D. gave us a ringaling and said, "Hey. Momma (B.) is wondering if she can get baptized when my son comes up on Saturday..." She... what!?!? SO we got her on the phone and talked to her about how she feels about the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith and the other things we've taught. We talked about the Word of Wisdom and she's keeping ALL of those commandments soooo we'll be over there about every day this week to finish up the lessons and she'll get baptized on Saturday, too!! Oh wait. It gets better. A. wants to get baptized too!!!!! It'll take a bit more time because he's got some Word of Wisdom habits to overcome, but hey! We've got ourselves a family! Saturday is indeed going to be a special day
Um. This week we went to girls camp for a day. No big! Sis Wolfert (the mission president's wife) got it all arranged for us and we were able to go with some other sisters in the stake and teach the girls how to casually share the Gospel with their friends. It was sooooo much fun!! It felt so great to be at camp again!! The girls here have such.strong.testimonies!! I admire them for their faith! We went over some common questions they get from friends or classmates and I would've had no idea how to answer them when I was a Young Women. No way. It makes me want to live here forever!
Oh yeah!! We went to sing at a Baptist Church on Saturday! Monday night we got a call from Sister H. Her mom passed away and she wanted us to come sing a couple of songs at the memorial service. The H Family aren't members. They've been going to church for 3 years. They referred their daughter in California to missionaries and SHE got baptized, but they won't. Occasionally Bro. H. will still preach at the Baptist church. Like on Saturday. As he talked about his wife's mom, he referred to her as a goodly parent, "Just like the parents the prophet Nephi had." They know it's true. They just need to get baptized, haha. It was good to be with them at this time. It helped me to think of my baptismal covenants and what it means to mourn with those that mourn and comfort those that stand in need of comfort.
Be bold with love. Be the change to see the change. And love like crazy. That's what we all need. We need to serve, love and build those around us.
Well that's all for this week! Remember to consecrate yourselves! What does that mean for you? I dunno. But I'm learning more what it means for me as June is another month of consecration for the Georgia Atalanta North Mission
|I love The South. I love Walmart. Put 'em together and.... tah-dah!!|
|Rockin Girls Camp with the young women from the branch. |
Madisyn and Carolina. Cutest girls in the stake.
|These people have a bear that they decorate for every holiday or month. |
This month she's a "June Bride" She ate my Book of Mormon! ...
I don't think that's what Nephi meant when he instructed us to 'feast on the words of Christ!'