Heeeyyyy everyone! This week was the COOLEST week eveerrr!!!!
So let me start it off with this background info:
In our zone this week we have a goal of beating the mission record for new investigators! The record is 78 new investigators for a zone in one week! Because of this we wanted to make a side bet with the elders that live right next to us for this week to see who could get the most new investigators. This wasn't about numbers, but about motivation because we have all been in a little bit of a rut lately and we wanted to get pumped about the work again! So this is how we did it!
Tuesday - Service in the morning. Lesson with Johnzee! He is so stubborn but we love him! He still wont come to church though:( Then we went walking on campus for 2 hours to find new people to teach! Surprisingly, it was easy this day! People were really willing to talk and we got a return appointment with 7 people! Then a lesson with Daijon! It was....interesting. He is someone new we are teaching. He kept getting very distracted. It was a powerful lesson though, so hopefully some of it sunk into his heart.
Wednesday - We had a lesson with Kim! And she accepted our invitation to be baptized! She finally has felt the message we are sharing is true and wants to be baptized! Yay:) Then we went to pick up our new car!!! (see attached pictures) The best part is the "new car" smell. We walked on campus for a while again and talked to some new people! We found 4! We went to the church later and had a lesson with Eddie, who is doing great, dinner, and then walked onto campus again with the elders! It was a fun day!
Thursday - We volunteered at the Childrens Museum! It was so awesome! K-2 was there on field trips and there were different learning stations around. Ours was one about making up our own fairytale! It was so fun and the kids were so cute! Then we went on campus again to talk to people! We only found 3. That evening we had dinner/lesson with Caesar! He is soooooo cool! He used to meet with missionaries about 2 years ago! And we just got back in contact with him! He has a hard time believing in God and that He will answer his prayers, so we challenged him to pray everyday last week. When we were talking to him, he was sooo excited to tell us that HE PRAYED EVERYDAY LAST WEEK!!!! YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! We almost jumped out of our chairs and yelled in the middle of the restaurant! (dont worry, we didnt do it...) We were so proud of him! After dinner we went back to the church to have a lesson with Danny, a recent convert, and "his elders". It was a POWERFUL lesson filled with the SPIRIT! So amazing!
Friday - District meeting! I gave a training on teaching with your companion in unity! It went really well! Then our entire day of plans proceeded to cancel on us! It was pretty sad:( And then on our way walking home it started to POUR on us! And we didnt have coats OR umbrella! So we just started running! Pretty sure everyone driving past us was laughing at these 2 weirdo girls in dresses running in the rain through downtown Indy! We had a great dinner at Jimmy Johns though! And then a BOMB lesson with a new person, Isamari! She is amazing!
Saturday - Eddie made us breakfast! Then we went to a baptism at the church! Then we did some prep for the upcoming week! Dinner at home along with planning, face masks and nails!
Sunday - CHURCH! We had TWO of our new people there!!! YAAYYY!!! It was awesome! And we also had some really good classes :) We had dinner at the church, and then a lesson with Moises, another new person. ANOTHER POWERFUL LESSON!!!! The spirit was sooo strong:)
Sunday evening right before we fell asleep we found out that we lost the bet:( the elders found 22! BUUTTT!!!!!! We also found out that our DISTRICT ALONE got 78 new investigators and as a zone we got 123!!!!! YAAYY!!! Our zone rocked it this week! I love when we all work together for something awesome! Miracles still do happen!
Love you! Sister Griffiths
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Sister Emily Griffiths
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