I first just wanted to thank you all for sending your love and birthday wishes to Idaho:) I have been so blessed to have THE BEST friends and family!! Thank you for all your support!
Mission life is a rollercoaster. You have so many ups and downs and nothing is ever steady hahaaa This week we probably had the lowest of lows but also the highest point of my time out here so far. And it all happened in the same day. Sister Anderson and I were so discouraged. Like we weren't matching up to everything we needed to be. Teaching appointments were cancelling and no one was home because its harvest season. We were having such a rough time.
And when we had enough of it all, we pulled over to the side of the road and called some of the members for some information we needed. We hung up the phone with one member, and the phone rang with an unknown number. Sister Anderson picked it up and introduced us as the Sister Missionaries. The lady said she had been trying out different faiths, and she wanted to come to church. She was looking for someone to help her know what to expect. She said she thought she would never make this call because she had been fed anti-Mormon material her whole life. She has been searching for the truth and hasn't been able to find it. She read part of the Book of Mormon and sincerely prayed to know if it was true because she said she previously had just been praying for a confirmation that the Mormon faith was false. She received her answer from God and had enough faith and courage to call us. SHE IS SO COOL!! In less than a week, we taught her three lessons, she attended our baptism for another lady we've been teaching, came to the ward Halloween party, and to church! She's so golden. :)
We ask people all day to pray so they can know for themselves if what we teach is true. We don't want people to believe us because that won't strengthen their own faith. They have to find out for themselves! And she did that without even being asked! I know that if you read and sincerely pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true, you will receive an answer by the Spirit.
Every six weeks we have transfers, which is when the missionaries in the mission can be reassigned to work in a different area within our mission boundaries. Transfers are on Wednesday. My companion will serve in Jerome and I will stay in MoHo to train a new missionary! I still feel like I have no idea what I'm doing!!! But that's okay because I know God does and this is His work! Everything happens for a reason. We just have to trust God and know that He can see the whole picture even when we can't. He is the artist, and He has a plan for each of us!
You are all amazing!! Thank you for your support and prayers and letters:)
Have another amazing week!