I'm out in the middle of nowhere Illinois! I'm in a really small town called Pittsfield. Pittsfield's population is about 4,000 people and an extremely rural area. The scenery out in the country is SO PRETTY. The people here are all extremely religious which makes it really hard for us because everyone already has Jesus in their life. Our branch is held in the town's strip mall and is the smallest thing ever. Our entire branch is made up of ONLY 11 MEMBERS! That's absolutely insane to me.
We drive a cute little white truck everywhere we go which is the best. The apartment that we live in actually used to be a funeral home and if that's not the creepiest thing you've ever heard, I don't know what is. It's so old and so sketchy.
Pittsfield is actually the hardest area in the mission. There hasn't been a single baptism in over 2 years BUT- my companion, Sister Morgan, and I committed 2 teenagers to a baptismal date in April! It was SO GOOD and we are so stoked for them!
SPIRITUAL THOUGHT- "Hope comes from faith in Jesus Christ. He has already overcome the world and has promised that He will wipe away our tears if we will only turn to Him and believe and follow."Christ anxiously wants to help us, so let Him! It's up to us to choose how much faith and belief we have in Him.