This week has been fun! With the new year and exchanges and all other sorts of shenanigans.
Also I forgot to tell you last week we are having another Mission Conference! For real?! Elder Rasband (the new Apostle) will be visiting our mission with Elder Martino from the quorum of the 70. I can't wait for all the goods they will share with us!
We were able to pick up two new investigators. A lady named Chantelle and her 8 year old son Anarion. (Black people have cool names). They are former investigators but we were able to stop by at the right time and talk to Chantelle for a bit. She told us that the missionaries used to stop by all the time and share messages with them. So we asked her if we could share a message with them right then. She called over her son and we used some cut outs of the plan of Salvation that I carry with me to teach the plan of Salvation. It was cool they seemed to like it.
We also picked up an investigator named Kayla. Missionaries before us found her tracking and we finally got to actually have a lesson with her. She agrees with a lot of what we taught and she wants to refer us to her friends. Hopefully something good will come out of it!
We also had some awkward moments. I talked about Duane a couple weeks ago and how we are having a hard time to get him to do anything. Well we were having a hard time getting a member of the ward to come with us to his lesson. Literally every sister in our ward was busy when we planned to see him. It was ridiculous. So we texted him asking him to reschedule. He texted back stating that was fine and then he asked us if Mormons date or get married. We told him absolutely! We explained that to him a little bit and then he asked "wow have any of you ladies considered marriage in the near future?" We replied, "Well not to you but ya when we go home.." and proceeded to tell him how families are ordained of God. Then he asks "well what's wrong with me?" I replied with, "You don't read the Book of Mormon!" haha we ended up telling him that he was too old for us. We won't be visiting him anymore.
Wasn't the first time something like this happened but I am safe so don't call president Morgan.
Anyways I was glad we couldn't find a member to go with us that day. I am sure God's hand was in that.
Another situation where we saw God's hand in our lives, we were trying to find someone to teaching one evening and we didn't know where to go. We were sort of hesitant to try this guy named Shay (He was the guy that prayed over Sister Grover when she had the coughing attack) but we were like what ever we will just try him. So we knocked on his door and Shay was like, "Hey! I was just talking about you guys with my wife like 10 minutes ago!" He kept saying I am "Trippin out! That is crazy!" And I guess that was the first time he talked about it with his wife. We got to teach him a little bit more about the Book of Mormon. He said he was worried about us because he doesn't want us to be miss led by false prophets but we were able to bear testimony of the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. It was cool because he told us of an experience of when he prayed and asked God if Jesus really was there and died for him and he said that he felt this overwhelming spirit and he said that he knew it was from God. We told him that he could know by the same power that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith really is a Prophet of God. It was a pretty cool conversation.
It was cool to be placed where God needed us at the right time. Even though we felt lost at the time, looking back, the spirit was definitely guiding us to where we needed to be.
Love you guys! Have a great week!
Love Sister Fisher!