Tuesday, September 8, 2015

August 17

Hey hey y'all!!! This week was so short but so long! So many wonderful
things happened
MONDAY: P-day we had a stakes-day in Derby:) Locally known as
dunk-town. Cuz' we be dunkin' all the gators. We (sister Marcum and I)
aren't in Derby... but we are over the sisters who are. So we get the
perks of two zones of missionaries:) It's pretty great:)
So after the great P-day we got to see one of our YSA investigators
Amaris:) She's really cool. She had a question about priesthood
authority, and she looked so concerned that she had no idea that it was
taken from the earth. She was like "What?! Why?! When did it come
back?!" It was really cool to see someone who understands the
importance of God's power on the earth.
And then sister Bell invited us to go to a welcome back meeting for
none other than SISTER FURNER!! She's back and better than ever
before!!! She is doing so so so great! Thank you so much to those of
you who prayed for her:)
TUESDAY: We had a big meeting with all the stls and zone leaders, ap's
and president, called MLC mission leadership council. It ran from
9-4:30. We discussed the things that we are doing well at, and the
things we need to work on as a mission. Also, what one zone does really well
at, and how and what we could do to be really good at it too. It was
quite revelatory. We also prayed and counseled, and discussed our
mission goal for baptisms in the month of August. It was really a very
reverent but also fervent debate and council. It was really
cool:) we set our mission's goal for 50 baptisms in the month August.
We are half way there with 25:)
Wednesday: We went to the doctors. So I realized I've gone to the
doctor every transfer of my mission. Sometimes for me, most of the
time for my companions.......so apparently the Lord is preparing me
for something...... But anyway. Please pray for Sister Marcum! She'll
be back to full health in no time, but a little prayer doesn't hurt
We has a church tour with our investigator Flor. She is so amazing!
She recognizes the influence of the spirit in her life better than a
lot of people including lots of active members.... She recognizes the
peace and the growth that it brings. She recognizes and understands
when the spirit leaves her. And she hates it when it does. She feels
"so incredibly sad". She loves loves loves when the spirit "surrounds
her during our lessons:) She is amazing!!!!! Everyone be like Flor!
Because she's trying to be like Jesus!:)
THURSDAY: We had lots and lots of preparing to do for zone training.
And we met this super cool girl named HEAVEN. She is really cool:)
She says she doesn't believe in God but she has lots of questions
about him. And she's a little angry. But we helped her get to a point
where she wants to pray and ask God all the questions she has. She
reminds me a lot of myself. Wait that sounded bad. Yes I do  believe
in God. Her very logical, detailed, oriented thought process and very
factual way of explaining things reminds.. me of me. And some of her
questions are familiar as well. She's really awesome:)
FRIDAY: Zone training. We have two zone trainings to go to and they
told us to have them at the same time, so we had to split. I stayed in
Wichita and sister Marcum went to Derby.
Our zone training was a mess, three leaders were there and two of us are

brand new to being leaders. It'll be better next time. Oh
well. The spirit was there and we did our best.
We did "real-plays" we dressed up as recent converts and less actives
and investigators and had the missionaries in our zone teach us:) it
was fun:)
Saturday: We found out on of our investigators on date had a margarita
that afternoon. So we have to push her date back a week:(
Sunday: We cover two wards and they meet at the same time so we have
to split sometimes. So I got to go the YSA ward and they meet in the
same building as one of my precious wards the rolling hills ward:)
They meet right after the YSA does and so I got to see Belinda
Besinski:) Love love her! She's doing so great! She even brought her grand
daughter to church:)
It was such a great week!!!!
Love y'all so much!!

Belinda and her grand-daughter

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