Hello again everyone!
This week was an interesting one. We had interviews with President this week and had a training on effective companionship study. President and Sister Mackay told me and Sister Howard that nothing has been happening in our area for a long time and he was excited to send 2 South missionaries up here. Hughson used to be apart of the Modesto mission and he says that a doubled in situation occurred because the area needed some fresh eyes and missionaries who have been trained in Fresno. So me and Sister Howard feel a lot of pressure to get this place going. The ward has some predispositions about missionaries so we are trying to change that and show the ward and the people a lot of love. It is kind of stressful restarting an area but really awesome!
We found a couple of people we taught the Restoration and that was really awesome so we hope to continue to work with them and find more people. One person we found is named Elizabeth and we taught her the whole Restoration and she said she never heard from the missionaries again when she first met them. She said she would be baptized if she came to know the Book of Mormon was true! Another person we met is Delia. She is super kind and is a nurse. We gave her a Book of Mormon and will be meeting with her today! So those are a few new developments.
Another thing that happened this weekend was the love Hughson project. On Saturday there was a community project and they had a breakfast in the morning and gave everyone a free love Hughson t shirt. We signed up to paint house numbers on the curb it was really fun and a good way to show our faces and get involved in the community. A teenage boy named Alex joined our little group and we had a blast and we were able to share our testimonies with him. He showed us where he lived and he was really cool. The next day we biked to his house and gave him a Book of Mormon and wrote in it. That was a really neat experience and I am glad we were able to meet him. Other than that I am really sunburnt and getting a lot of exercise biking around. It is great!
Also I restarted reading the Book of Mormon and I love 1 Nephi 1:3 "And I know that the record I make is true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge." I love that right from the start Nephi testifies that the Book of Mormon is true and at the end Moroni testifies of its truth. I know the Book of Mormon is true! I love you all have a great week!
1) Love Hughson with Alex2) Biking3) she didn't want to take a picture haha4) Sister Howard5) The Book of Mormon we gave to Alex6) she prayed to see a dog and her prayers were answered