This week was nuts! On Monday we had to get everything packed up for
Sis Allen and go say goodbye to everyone. She has soo much stuff! It was crazy, so we had to go buy her a duffle bag at the store.
Anyway, the next day I drove up with her and Sis Larsen all the way to
Chico, her new area, and all the way down to Antelope to pick up my
temporary companion for the night. ROADTRIP! It was fun to see all the
beautiful countryside of Cali. So many orchards and hills. It was
hard to say bye to Sister Allen, but she'll do great things up there.
So then that night we helped the YW with a mock MTC activity which was
super fun! We always get called to do activities cuz we're the only
sisters around here. It was so fun!
The next day I picked up my new companion, Sis Soliai! And guess
what?! She's Polynesian!! She's from Utah, but her family is from
Samoa. Being with her is like being back at BYUH! She is amazing, so
humble and loyal to the gospel. I'm so blessed to get to serve and
learn from her. She's got that "greenie fire" which is so motivating
and has helped me rekindle that fire and we've been working super hard
Right after we got home I took her out tracting and we found two
potentials in the one street we tracted before dinner. It was a
miracle! I loved Sis Allen, but we often wasted time just sitting in
the car if we had an awkward amount of time, and it bugged me, so, now
if we ever have even just 5 minutes we go hit a couple houses or walk
around and find people to talk to.
The next day we went to T and D's trailer. I LOVE them. They
have some major problems and yell at each other and call each other
the spawn of Satan and whatever, but they are such great people! And
the gospel is going to bless their lives so much. Not gonna lie, in
the moment, when D pulled us aside and started crying to us about
how sad she is to see her life at the point it is now and how heart
broken she is that everything has fallen apart, I had no idea what to
say or do. There were no words to say to heal her broken heart, but we
just testified of her Heavenly Father and His love for her. It was a
And T ended up coming to Church on Sunday!!! He brought his Bible,
got dressed up best he could, and even brought money to pay tithing.
It was so awesome to sit by him and watch him as he felt the Spirit
for the first time. He has a lot of things to work out in his life,
but I honestly believe that as we keep meeting with him and he keeps
making steps to come unto Christ his life is going to change. It won't
be easy, but it'll be worth it.
Thursday we taught T2 again. It's been three weeks since we last
taught him the first lesson, but we finally found a time to meet with
him again and it went super well! And hopefully we can teach him again
MIRACLE: so we've bent trying to get a hold of D for over a month
and he has not called or texted us back even though we tried to
contact him everyday. We we're driving home the other day and decided
to call him...and HE ANSWERED! Literally a miracle. We set up an
appointment for this week. Super excited!
We also found a new person to teach. Well, the bishop did. It's one of his
friends, but she has no religious background at all. She knows nothing
about God or prayer or Christ or anything. So we got to teach her and
it was super awesome to teach just basic truths. She has so many great
questions, like why are there so many churches? What happens when we
die? Why do good things happen to bad people? Etc. she has a super
sincere heart and is so ready to hear the good news of the gospel! She
even came to Church with them last week which is what started all
this. I love her already! She's awesome!
So as you can tell, the work is starting to pick up here in Loomis.
It's so sad, the sisters have been teaching the same people for like
the past year and we are finally starting to get some new people in
the books! I'm super pumped to be more busy and actually have people
G is doing great btw! He got the priesthood on Sunday and is
going to the temple for baptisms this week! :) I love him!
Funny story of the week Sister Soliai got bit by a dog yesterday. Yup.
That actually happens, I guess. I could not believe it. And she was all
calm and didn't even tell me until we got into the car. So we went to
the church and I got to clean it out and all that fun stuff. - I miss
being a nurse- but yeah, she didnt even make it a week out in the
field and she got bit!!! Poor girl.
Also, I got to play with a lamb this week :) Remember when I wanted
one so bad? I'm so glad we didn't actually get one....they're not as
glamorous as they seem...
Anyway, I love y'all! Thanks for all the emails and support. Ill talk
to you next week.
Scripture of the week Mormon 9:19 Heavenly Father is definitely a God
of miracles! I see them every day!
Love you long time,
Sou dicípulo de Jesus Cristo