Date

June 25, 2018

Area

Columbia,South Carolina,USA

Companion

Sup Y'all?

Tuesday- Wednesday: We had interviews with president which was great. After interviews, we went on exchanges. Sister Dalley and I went with Sister Gardiner (There is another sister Gardiner in this mission. So funny) and we went to their area. We were able to help Sister Gardiner take over the area for the first time( She came out the same time that I came out). She did a great job. We had a great day with her.
Wednesday Miracles And Funny Stories: We went to go find a potential investigator, but she wasn't home so we decided to go finding in the area. We were walking and we saw this large family on the porch. We decided to drop by and say Hi. As we did so, we felt prompted to talk about the Book of Mormon and give them a few. All of the family members were super interested and wanted to learn more. We are going to go visit them at the end of this week again. We are super excited. It was a miracle to find them; we needed that. After we stopped by them, we went to go see a less-active member. When we walked up to their doorstep, there was marijuana just hanging out in mason jars. I can now say that I have seen marijuana. Oh joy... It was super funny. The fun isn't over yet. We were walking back to our car and this guy comes rolling up in his car yelling, "WOW" (best substitute for the actual word used). We just kept our heads down and kept walking. He finally drove off after two minutes of just doing that. IT WAS HILARIOUS! Oh the South!
Thursday: We got 2 new investigators this day. We felt prompted to go see one of our investigators, and so we did. She wasn't home and so we were super confused on why we felt prompted to go see her. Well, low and behold, there were 2 ladies sitting on steps in the apartment complex right across the investigators house. We felt like we needed to talk to them, so we did. They were way super interested and we were able to give them Books of Mormon and we are going to see them tomorrow. We are super excited! Heavenly Father's hand was in that situation. The rest of the day consisted of us packing. We packed up the whole apartment because we were moving Friday.
Friday: We moved all day. It was terrible. It was 100 degrees outside and we moved from the third floor up to the third floor in the building across from ours. It was really hard, but we had a lot of help. We had some of the apartment staff help us, and we were able to get to know them better and we had some gospel talk with them. They weren't super interested, but we were able to plant some seeds. It was great! We got all moved in and we literally crashed that night. 
Saturday we just had a few appointments and we talked to many random people on the streets. We are definitely trying to get out in public more so we can talk to more people. It really has been great. We had a dinner appointment with some service missionaries and they were hilarious. I love member meals! 
We really had a great week. Last miracle of the week. We were going to go heart attach a member's door because she broke her wrist, but we ended up in the wrong apartment complex. This apartment complex happened to be a Book of Mormon referral's apartment complex. We haven't been able to get a hold of him for a few weeks so we were a little hesitant to go see him, but we did anyways. Good thing we did. He was home and let us in. He told us that he just got home from church and that he was just about to leave to go back to church. We caught him just at the right time. We were able to get him his Book of Mormon and we are going to be meeting with him next Sunday. New investigator!!! Heavenly Father's hand was definitely in this situation. We were meant to be there at that time. How grateful I am for Heavenly Father.
This week was good, but it was really tiring. We are exhausted. Missionary work sure is hard, but it is so worth it! The changes we see in our investigators and in ourselves is literally the best. Man, I  love the gospel and I love missionary work. 
I am doing great!  Y'all are in my prayers for sure. I am grateful for your support and love. Just a little side note, I have been on my mission for 3 months now! WHAT?! Can y'all believe that? Where is the time going? So crazy!
Anyways, I am doing great and I am happy!
 If y'all read this then you are probably a little confused! Haha, This is Sister Gardiners weekly email because I am way to lazy to write my own😂 So here is our week from Sister Gardiner's perspective:)
I love y'all so much!
Weekly General Conference Talk:"Walk in The Light"- President Eyring
Weekly Scripture:Mosiah 2:41




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