October 9, 2017


Lynden Washington


Sister Knaphus

Lynden on Fire!


This week was full of events.

I went on exchange with a spanish missionary so I got to be an hermana for the day. Took a road trip to Camano Island to see someone Sister Knaphus use to teach get baptized. Found 5 new investigators. Built another fort, bigger and better this time.

So first, exchange in Spanish land. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON IT WAS HILARIOUS. Well I take that back, I understood a lot of what Hermana Maxwell said because #3yearshighschoolspanish. But when the actual real Spanish speakers spoke, I was totally lost. It was way cool though because she started talking to this guy who was getting out of his car and then all the sudden she was teaching the restoration and he was spitting off a million questions and she was jumping for joy at his questions so I knew it was going well. When we left, she told me he said he was going to go pray about it all RIGHT THEN. Go Pablo. I hope the return appointment went well. She taught me how to pray and bear my testimony in Spanish so I did that all day. The investigators appreciated my lame attempt.

Okay, 5 new gators. I won't go into detail about all of them but i'll start with George. He was a golden potential in our area book. To sum him up, we taught the restoration and he really liked it. He said he would be baptized if it's what God wanted him to do. He wants to have a tour of the church and he also wants to invite his wife to hear our message too! #theseedhasbeenplanted. Then there is Ashten. She had a bajillion questions, good questions! It was fun to see her sort things out in her brain. She would ask something, we would explain it in a sentence or two (by small and simple means ya know) and she would just nod. I love questions though, because then it gives me the opportunity to study them out on my own and be prepared to share what I learned!

We just went to the dollar store and went crazy on the Halloween decorations. Also today, we are picking/carving/decorating pumpkins and eating cornbread and chili. Fall has arrived people.

Random thought from General Conference. Elder Holland reminded us to "love thine enemy" but to also remember that we are sometimes that enemy. I don't mean to throw a negative thought at you, it just inspired me to always strive and pray fervently for the gift of charity, because without charity we are nothing! Moroni 7:45-47 and 1 Corinthians 13.

Make it a great week! Love you all!

On the way back from zone conference last week, we drove past my old Ferndale apartment! Woah throwback. I took a picture of the mailboxes because they are new so why now.​


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