Wow, what a great and crazy week it has been! First off, I have my lovely new companion and trainee, Sister W! Goodness I just adore her already! She's from Pelham, Georgia. She is doing work already! I'm such a mean trainer! Haha we were in the apartment Wednesday night trying to figure our lives out, and I was so bored! So we decided to go tract in our neighborhood, and I made her do the approach on the third door! But she was such a natural! She is already talking to everyone she meets, and her love for the people is already through the roof.
Our second day in the area, we went to a townhouse complex that a few potentials. The majority weren't interested, but we did get a referral from one of them to try their neighbor, M! So we went right over, and she let us right in! We showed her the Because of Him video, and she loved it! She moved to Canada from Haiti, and she has attended church off and on. She really wants to bring her kids to church! We set up a time to come back that Saturday, and we left on top of the world! Sister Ws' second day in the field, and we found a new investigator! Proof that the Lord qualifies whom he calls, because I am so incapable! But He has helped us see some great things in this area already. We met with M again on Saturday, and the lesson was a bit crazy. Haha but she loved it, and her kids are beyond excited to come to church! We feel really good about her.
Saturday was D'S BAPTISM! My heart is just bursting with joy about this guy! The baptism was so so good! The ward did the entire program, and D even bore his testimony! It was the sweetest thing! He kept thanking us for finding him and saying how badly he wants others to find the church too! I am so grateful to have been able to experience watching him enter the waters of baptism. I can't even describe the feelings that I had, it's just too incredible to express. This is why we do it! This is the whole reason that we wake up every morning and push through the rejection, to find the ONE who is ready! I feel so blessed to have played a part in finding and teaching such a dedicated and kind man.
Sundays in this area is INSANITY! Since we cover two wards, it's like a marathon! We start with G Ward Council at 7:30 am, then church starts at 9. Then we sneak out of Relief Society at 11:45 to go to R Ward Council. Then church starts at 1, and we go until 4. And we finish off with R Ward Coordination meeting until 4:45. I'm exhausted just typing it out! Haha but it was so great! Both wards are beyond supportive, and we couldn't ask for a better place to be!
So this week is what I am now referring to as SUPER WEEK!! This is will literally be the busiest week of my mission! So crazy. Here's the breakdown.
Tomorrow-World Wide Missionary Training and exchanges with Sister Hollon
Thursday- Exchanges with Sister Hollon and so many lessons
Friday- MISSION TOUR WITH ELDER ECHOHAWK! SO stoked.
Saturday- P's baptism!! and a stake Heritage Night
Sunday- another 9 hours of church and meetings!
Monday- BREATHE! hahah
It's going to be insane, but I'm so excited to learn so many things from all of these experiences. Thank you again for always supporting me and your prayers! They are felt and appreciated.
Have a great week! I love you!
Sister Bethany Christensen