Hello everyone!!! This week was great! And cold:( Its definitely fall time now!
Well, like always, I don't have a ton of time to write this. But I will keep the same theme of last time!!
-funny- So on Tuesday we had dinner with this SUPER awesome family from the ward. They have 7 kids and their 8th on the way! So you could definitely imagine how crazy it was there! But while the elders were sharing a spiritual thought the dog came in the room and the oldest son (14 yrs old) grabs the dos (a really big golden retriever) and puts him on his lap and holds him like a baby. This dog just totally swallowed up the kid and it was just so funny to see! We couldn't stop laughing in the middle of the lesson (oops! sorry elders!)
-good- WE HAVE A NEW GATOR! (thats what we call an investigator for short) We texted a bunch of random phone numbers we had in our phone last week and a couple were interested in meeting, including this guy named Timmy. So we went over and taught him the Restoration lesson on Thursday and he LOVED it! As soon as we finished reciting Joseph Smith's First Vision to him, he looked at us and without hesitation said "I believe that! I completely believe that happened!" It was amazing!
-bad- On Wednesday we went on exchanges with the Elkhart 1 sisters (my old comp, sis dawes and her new comp sis doyle!) That wasnt the bad part...because it was actually really fun and cool to see some of the members and investigators I was just working with a few weeks ago:) While we were tracting we met this lady and talked to her on her doorstep for like 30 minutes. Towards the end we noticed Sister Doyle was wobbly. We held her shoulder and then SHE PASSED OUT! Right there on the doorstep! I caught her and laid her down and a minute later she woke up and was fine! It was pretty scary though! Ive never seen someone pass out before! But all was well and she didnt die:) Plus we got a return appointment with that lady! So it was worth it!
-fun- So we made pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting one night during our dinner break and then Saturday night we dropped them off at some members houses by ding dong ditching them! It was sooo fun! (Plus we didnt get caught)
-out of the ordinary- We got to teach seminary on friday! The seminary teacher asked us a few weeks ago and we've been so excited to! It was really fun and I was surprised how awake they were at 6:30 in the morning! I guess it was friday so thats why. We taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ and then had donuts after!
-spiritual- Of course this is going to come from the thoughts spoken at General Conference this weekend! (If you didnt get a chance to watch, do it!
I really loved how the Saturday Evening one was so focused on missionary work! As a missionary now, I have really learned the valuable truth that US MISSIONARIES CANNOT DO THIS WORK ALONE!!! We need all the help we can get! So I challenge all of you to be involved with inviting people to come unto Christ! And more importantly, help yourself come unto Christ!
Love you all! Have a wonderful week!
Love, Sister Emily Griffiths
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