This week was awesome and we are definitely seeing the fruits of our labor now:) I am really starting to love Goshen and all the people here! I am excited to continue to bring the gospel into their lives:)
Sooooo....here are some highlights of the week:
"Do you pray to google or to God?"
So we had a dinner with this family from our ward and we were telling them how we had gotten "dropped" by 2 investigators already last week! (it means that they told us they don't want to meet anymore) And the reason was because they "researched the Mormon beliefs" online....so they probably ran into some unkind things on the internet. Anyways, this is what brother wilson's response was...
Pretzel Strawberry Salad
Another member fed us this week and we had this amazing salad stuff!!! It had pretzels and freah strawberries and cool whip! It was just sooo good and were still talking about it!! The members here feed us the bestest things ever!
We got to meet our new mission president this week! It was super awesome and we love him and his wife! Im really excited to see the changes they bring to this mission in order to find the most success:) Their theme is "full purpose of heart" and I love it!!! We are all working on having the best attitude we can when it comes to the work because it can definitely get discouraging. I also got to play the piano for a musical number and it (surprisingly) went well!!! I was happy to do it, but even more happy now that its over:)
We also had exchanges this week with our Sister Training Leaders! I got to go to Mishuaka with Sister Miles! We had an awesome day and saw many miracles and became friends:)
Members work Miracles!
MEMBERS ARE AWESOME!!! We seriously couldn't do this work without the members of the ward! They help us sooo much! On Saturday we took 2 different young women from the ward out to go tracting with us and oh man! We had so much more success with them there and talked to the coolest people!! It was amazing! And we exceeded our goal of lessons that day:)
Work even when you don't want to
Oh man! Is this the theme of my mission or what?! There are so many days when it is just so hard to get the motivation to work, but this week was awesome because we worked anyways! Last night we got done with dinner at 8 and we have to be in by 9, but we also had an hour of studies we needed to do but we only had 18 lessons (its expected of us to get 20 lessons every week)....so we talked to the zone leaders and asked what we should do and they said just go out and try to reach your goal of 20. So we followed them and they showed us to this trailer park and we started tracting!!! The first door there was this nice christian lady that listened as we taught a short lesson! 1 lesson down! Then we went to the next 2 doors and they were both Spanish and told us "no habla english"...so we moved on to the next house! There was 3 older people sitting in their yard with a bunch of stuff that they were "selling" (even though it was 8pm on a sunday). anyways we went up and just started talking to them! One lady, Julia, listened to us and we walked back over to her place because she was just visiting. As we went she was telling us about some hard times she was going through. we gave her a plan of salvation pamphlet and told her a little bit about the "life on earth" part and how we are meant to go through hard things because we need to learn and then I shared D & C 121:7-8 and told her how Joseph Smith was in jail and God told this to him. She loved it and wanted us to come back next week! It was sooo awesome! We were definitely blessed for being diligent and going out even though it was late and we didn't want to!
Well, that's all for this week! I hope you all have a great week! Love you all:)
Love, sister griffiths <3
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