Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week 22

January 16, 2012
Hello everyone!!
Happy Martin Luther King Day!!

I don't really know where to begin... this week was awesome! So many lessons came through and we met a ton of new people to teach! Whenever things start getting slow and I'm starting to feel like I don't know where to go or who to see, all the sudden Heavenly Father just starts blesses us so much and we are able to see soo many miracles in our area! 

Here are a few highlights from the week:
 Last Monday was Sister Ashby's 22nd birthday!! I woke up super early to decorate the apartment with lots of streamers, balloons, and sticky notes! I even made paper snowflakes that I scattered on the ground since she was talking about how she's used to there being snow when it's her birthday. (Thank goodness there isn't real snow the ground right now!) I put the presents that I got her under our cute little Christmas that we still have up. I told her the birthday elf did everything. So we had a fun day together celebrating her birthday! She almost started crying saying nobody has every done anything fun like that for her birthday. Later on we played volleyball with the other grand island missionaries and then had cake! It was a good day and she really enjoyed it!  Mission accomplished. :)
Tuesday we had an awesome lesson with a man named Ruben who we set for baptism... but we are giving him to the Spanish elders. On Saturday I set another man for baptism but also have to give him to the Spanish elders as well. It's sad because they speak pretty good English but we know they will understand the gospel better in Spanish. At least we still got to play a role in finding and teaching them!
Wednesday and Thursday it was REALLY windy! It was hilarious because we were covered head to toe and we were walking all day. I'm sure we were a funny sight to be seen for all those who were driving. All people could see were my eyes. The wind is torture! But we were still able to see a lot of people for it being so cold and windy.
Friday night at 10:00pm we were surprised by the zone leaders telling us that we were going on exchanges that next day! We were so excited and then realized we had to plan a whole other set of plans for that next day. Stressful! But two sisters from Omaha drove out Saturday morning to come to Grand Island and have exchanges. (where we switch companions for the day.) It was such a blessing! I was with Sister Robertson and Sister Ashby went with Sister Runyon. Sister Robertson is a fireball and awesome so we had an amazing time street contacting a ton of people!! We found so many new people to teach! Having them come out to do exchanges with us was such a breath of fresh air! I LOVED it!! The weather was really nice that day so lots of people were outside. We had a blast talking to as many people as we saw and teaching them about Christ! Doesn't get much better than that. :)
Yesterday we had a really great lesson with a couple named Michael and Becca. They are so sweet and very prepared! They were calling us angels and Becca said that she feels different with us. She was saying how calm, peaceful, and safe she feels when meeting with us. Then we were able to let her know that she is feeling the Spirit. I love it when people feel the Holy Ghost and recognize it. It's the best!
Well that about sums up the week! Within those main points we had tons of other lessons! It was amazing and such a blessing! I hope you are all doing well and having a really great week! I love you all and am so grateful for your examples and support!

Sister Jones


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