Monday, March 10, 2014

Week 17 - A new companion :)

This week was quite exciting! Surprise I'm training!! Haven't even hit 4 months! :/  So Tuesday we did our studies then we stopped by to see Meiwan to help her pack because she moved on Friday :(  All is well though because she will be baptized soon enough!  then we went to a less-active's house to maybe help her with organizing her kitchen, but instead just visited with her and in the meantime got a call from President Sweeney letting us know that Sister Fairbanks would be going to Mesa to be a co-STL with Sister Cole and that Sister Krutsch (crooch) would be coming here from Payson and I would be training her.  And this all went down Wednesday at 1, so we really didn't have too much of a warning, so we went around to different people that Sister Fairbanks wanted to say goodbye to, which was sad.  Then we came back early to let her pack.  Then Wednesday we were able to go to a session at the Mesa temple.  It was such a great experience!  There were a lot of missionaries that went, including some from the Mesa mission, but it was fun especially because it was my last time with Sister Fairbanks!  Then we stopped by Meiwan's because she wanted to give us notebooks for our missions to write down our addresses for people ;)  Then we went to the mission home to switch companions around.  Once we got home, we unpacked then went out to dinner and to contact people and ended up at the Peterson's because I just love them so much and they always answer the door ;)  Then Thursday we had District Meeting that was really good and we learned more about being more in tune to the Spirit to let us know what exactly to say to our investigators.  Then Friday we saw Heather again which was so exciting!  We talked to her some more about how interested she is in learning more, and she keeps her Book of Mormon out and will read the assignment I gave her a few days ago.  She is having a hard time convincing her husband to listen to us because he wants to find a Christian church to go to......yup.  But she is very open and was interested in going to a relief society activity that we have coming up!  Then we also visited another less-active who has many hurt feelings from a bad divorce that ties into the church, but we had a great visit and were able to start a good relationship with her!  Then Saturday Sister Krutsch wasn't feeling too great so we stayed inside all day while she slept for most of the day!  So I crocheted while listening to the Book of Mormon!  Then Sunday we had meetings and church, which no one came to :( but that's okay because that just means that miracles are on the horizon!  then we saw some less-actives last night, one of them being a 17-year-old young woman that a few months ago was mad at her dad for dragging to church events, but has recently been asking her dad when certain activities were. So we had a great conversation with her!  So this week has been a little crazy!  But I LOVE being a missionary!  I just love being able to share my testimony all day everyday with so many different people!  I hope you are all jumping on board in this wonderful work!  I love you all and hope that you all have a great week!   Oh and those who are curious, my companion is 24 years old, has gone to a couple of years of college, and is from Springville!  I love her to death already and we have known each other for 5 days!  :)
 Rachel and Sister Fairbanks at the Mesa Temple
 Rachel and Sis. Fairbanks with  Meiwan
new companion Sis. Krutsch (crooch)

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