April 20, 2015




Sister Breily Russ

Marion: The land of the cherry blossoms.

Question: cherry blossoms are purple and actual cherry's are red. I just thought I would point out the flaw in that particular thought..

OUR LESSON WITH CLARRISSA WENT GREAT! She even invited her son and his fiance' to listen in! Wassup? It went really well! She actually had to cancel our return appointment because she is in the hospital having emergency heart surgery. We are going to go see her soon! Pray for her! 

This week can be summed up in one sentence: "As the Lord answers your prayers and you feel that this message is true, will you follow the example of Jesus Christ by being baptized?"

We weren't able to get Angelica in the water this month and felt pretty determined by it so we extended dates to almost all of our investigators and referrals. YEAH. Hahaha it was a lot of fun and we had some great experiences! If all goes well and people excessive their agency righteously, we should we swimming in the font! We have been teaching this woman Angelica who is the daughter of a recent convert, Sister Lopez. Angelica is 28 and has two kids. We've have her on date a couple times but she wasn't really taking it seriously so we have had a lot of super bold lessons with her. She is the funny latina lady who has the most unreadable face ever! I've tried to crack her, but she is like, naturally really good at Missionary Poker. (a game played that involves two things: a wrestle with the spirit, and a missionary who can leave faithful direct commitments. Not to be confused with Russian Roulette. Same concept.) SO we went in with the Bishop and taught the lesson with a plan to just whip out a Baptismal program and have her fill in the blanks hoping it will force her to touch ground somewhere. She kept saying that the Elder who baptized her mom is supposed to baptize her and he is training for the Olympics in Anaheim and is too busy to fly down so soon. We asked her if she had his number and she said her mom did, so we call down Sister Lopez and ask for her phone and call this Elder. This Elder used to be my zone leader so I was trying not to be weirded out. A couple of rings in Sister Lopez said "He is too busy training he will never answer."Long story short She is on date for the 9th and Elder Patch is working it out with his coaches! It should be interesting!

This week I was able to finish the Book Of Mormon for the 3rd time and this time I decided to highlight all the references to Jesus Christ. HOLY SMOKES- this church is true. I promise any one who reads this peoples testimony of Christ can feel the love of their Savior and know of it's truthfulness, but will never know if they don't answer His call to come unto him and be perfected. "And now, my beloved brethren, if this be the case that these things are true which I have spoken unto, and God will show unto you, with power and great glory at the last day, that they are true, and if they are true has the day of miracles ceased?" (Moroni 7:35)

High five a missionary.
Sister Dowell


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