Sister Dawes is the greatest! We have had such a fun time together this week! And many quotes have been added to our quote wall!
This week was BLAZING hot! I was dying everyday we had to be outside! But we did it anyways! Sister Dawes is so cute...she just kept saying "Its not that bad out here".
But this week was also pretty slow, which is sad because I felt like we were working so hard all week long! But we had the coolest miracle happen last night that made the whole week worth it!
On Sunday we tried some less actives and they weren't home, so we ended up tracting for and hour and a half straight in the blazing heat before our dinner appointment. We tracted a whole street and we only talked to two people and they just responded with "we are trying to sleep". I was so frustrated and just tired, but we went to another street and we just didn't feel good about it so we continued to drive to another and we actually felt good about it. We prayed in the car to have the spirit with us and to be guided. As we were sitting there I saw a mom and daughter playing in the yard and thought to myself "we're gonna get them!"
Sister Dawes got the idea of asking people on the doorstep if we could share a scripture with them. I thought that it would be a good idea but had never really done it so we did a role play in the car. We finished the role play and we started knocking on on doors. By that time the mother and daughter had already gone inside so I was kinda bummed.
So after a lot of silent doors. We make it to this family's home and a guy shows up to the door. He wasn't interested very much at all at first. We asked if we could share a scripture and he said sure go ahead. It was Ether 12:6 and we talked about faith and trials. He still wasn't interested but Sister Dawes asked how Faith in Jesus Christ has helped him. This then opened him up to telling us that he lost everything, his home, his belongings and what not. He then tells us how his mother told him just to have faith and now have a roof over his head.
So we said that since he had this faith in Christ his life is better and he is happier, wouldn't you want to have God help you with everything and can have long lasting happiness and joy. And he said Yes!!! So we set up a return appointment and left him with a Plan of Salvation Pamphlet.
This week, on Wednesday, was the farewell zone conference for our mission president! It was a multi-zone conference and we were paired with Lafayette!!!! So I got to see all my Lafayette peeps! It was so fun! When we pulled up to the church that morning, the APs (assistant to the president, a leadership for missionaries) were walking around asking who could play the piano. I said I couldn't play very good and suggested someone else. And they mentioned that they already asked that person and since the song was a complicated one they didn't know who could play it...sooner or later they mentioned that it was the EFY medley (the only church song i sorta know how to play) and so I had to play it! I wanted to barf! Its been a while since I've played it and I have never known it perfectly....but they made me play it anyways haah...it was interesting.
Sorry for the long letter! I hope you all have a great week!
I also forgot my camera so I will send pics next week...
-sister emily griffiths
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Sister Emily Griffiths
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