Hey everyone! Since it was Memorial Day yesterday everything was closed so we're emailing today :)
This week was another awesome week with Sister Spratling in Lafayette! We found more new investigators, did some fun service and had a SUPPERRR fun pday yesterday with the zone! (Emily's Mom here - - they went to Williamsport Falls, Indiana's tallest free falling waterfall (90 ft), about 45 minutes west of Lafayette)
I also got some exciting (and a bit unnerving) news from my mission president! "As much as I would love to keep you two together, I need you both to train next transfer. You will be going to an area that has never had sisters, but a Bishop who will be so excited to see you there. Talk to you soon."
I"m not really sure how to feel about it but I am excited! It will definitely be a big change! (Mom again - - she is talking about next week's transfers. Sounds like Emily will be leaving Lafayette next week for a new assignment!)
One cool experience from this week happened while we were tracting on Wednesday. It was a really hot day and we were both just extra tired and realllyyyy didn't wanna tract. BUT we did it anyways and the Lord blessed us! We talked to this man named Corey and taught him a full restoration lesson on the doorstep and he loved it and said he was actually just going to start checking out churches this weekend and would love for us to come by and see him and his family again! It was definitely a miracle! People here aren't usually ever open to hear what we have to say so we just share a card with a video on it and then go to the next door.
Something I learned this week is about how to make missionary work personal and fun! With it being so hot this week, we tried to figure out different ways of tracting/finding. We also were able to come up with some things along the way to make it fun. Honestly, if you're not yourself out here, you get bored, your comp gets bored, people don't wanna listen to you and life just sucks.
When we were with some missionaries yesterday we were talking to Elder Hullinger (an Indiana missionary legend) and he told us about how he never thought his talent of free-style rapping would ever help him on his mission! But while he was on IU campus no one wanted to talk to him. So his companion got a uke and they just sat at random places on campus and sang/rapped just so people would come talk to them! Later on they ended up making a video with a song about the Plan of Salvation lesson and it went viral! (you might have seen it before). I think its so cool that Heavenly Father gives us so many talents (even the weird ones) and we can use them so much more than we even know!
I hope you all have a great week and look for those talents you have that you can use to bless others' lives!
sister emily griffiths
p.s. here is the link to the song about the plan of salvation. Elder Hullinger is the one on the left
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