Date

August 21, 2017

Area

Rapid City, SD

Companion

Sister Lawrence

Sketchy People and Railroad Tracks

To start... I read that joke and seriously started dying laughing and so did Sister Lawrence. We will definitely use that one :)

It's so great to hear about all the kiddos and what they are up to! I'm glad they are staying busy and "possibly" enjoying the school year. Sad you have to miss RS but I can't tell you how much it meant that you and Dad tried to make it to all of my matches when I had them.

This week was pretty much the same but we had some LONG days. Sister Lawrence and I are singing in the choir for the mission conference this weekend, so we had to drive all the way up to Bismarck (6 hours) and back on Tuesday, for a 2 hour practice. But it was fun nonetheless because we got to spend some time with Sister Will and Elder Madsen and Elder Millett in our car. You really get to know people when you spend 12 hours in a confined space with them. Haha. We get to do that drive again this weekend, but luckily this time we will be driving up on Friday and back Saturday so there is a little bit of time in between them.

Exciting story for the week:
Yesterday we were out walking (we are low on miles) and there were these really sketchy men drinking and smoking on the side of the road and we got a really bad feeling so we tried to avoid them. We turned down this road and it ended up being a dead end with no way out, there were fences all around, but we couldn't turn back so we found a little spot where the fence was down and climbed over it. Then, we had to walk on the railroad tracks for awhile to get out of that place, and ran into this guy named Travis that just got out of being in prison for 7 years and set up an appointment with him for tomorrow! Crazy how you meet people in odd places.

Spiritual:
We had a mini zone conference this week in preparation for the upcoming mission conference and they trained us on how to treasure up the word. I really got a lot out of it, especially that you can't use a tool that's not in your tool box. You can't play something you haven't put in the time and effort to play it. So I am working on learning more of the doctrines and promises behind the invitations we extend so that when needed, the Spirit can draw upon the efforts I have put in, and I can help our investigators better understand the blessings that this gospel can bring.

I love you and keep working hard!
Love,
Sister Mortensen




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