Hey there Random Citizens!
This week has consisted of a lot of things, but so does every week in the mission life. And.... ACTION!
Monday: I honestly can't remember quite what happened. I wrote some letters to people! Yeah I still wrote letters!
Tuesday: So we had a polar vortex in the middle of summer. The temperature was about mid 60s and it rained. We were with out a car and door knocking and I looked in the sky and said "Oh it'll probably rain some time this week" and well not even 3 minutes later it started to down pour! We took cover under a tree then we realized that wasn't helping so we ran to some apartment that were about 100ft away and started to door knock there. We met a young adult named Tom and he accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon. He said that he would read it and we're planing on following up with him in about a week!
Wednesday: We had a district meeting and then we had to go to the mission office to work some things out. While there we talked to President Jacobsen. It was nice because he took the time to teach us things and to talk with us. I love when people take every opportunity to teach about how we can be more like Jesus Christ.
Thursday: Oh we were out door knocking at like 8:30 at night and a man answers his door is just so upset that we knocked on his door so late... it wasn't that late, but anyways, he proceeds to tell Sister Morrison and I to "Get, Get, get off my porch!" It was like the badger on Fox and the Hound. Sometimes when things like that happen you just walk away with a little giggle... I hope that isn't bad.
Friday: Totally a miracle of the week!!!!!! We were and checked on a potential named Cindy who lives in Williamston and we started talking with her about the Book of Mormon. She had read a lot of it and telling us what she had read and understood!!! She was following the plot line and everything really well!!! We read the introduction with her and she said that she new the Book of Mormon was true and the Joseph Smith was a prophet!!! She said she wasn't sure yet about the church being Christ's only church but she is willing to learn more and find out!!! It was the coolest miracle ever!!! We are meeting with her again this week! We're pretty excited about it!
Saturday: We went to a baptism for a girl in our ward! She is the cutest little thing and it was a great service! Their family is so missionary minded and at her baptism they played a video that the church put out explaining about the restoration and why we do the things that we do!! I want to be that missionary minded when I get home and when I have a family! Member missionary work is the best there is no other thing that could be greater!!!!
Sunday: Our ward mission leader was released!!!!! I'm so sad!! We had like the world's greatest ward mission leader! He is now going to be in the mission presidency but still! He'll do great things though for the mission so he'll be able to bless more then just the Williamston area!
Spiritual Thought: I was thinking about this and I thought that I would talk about what I have learned from this transfer! I've learned that the Lord qualifies who he calls and that the Lord knows what we need better then we do. I've learned a lot about relationships and learning to love people. I've been blessed to have gained so much charity for those who I have been teaching, the ward and Sister Morrison. I never knew that I could love people this much and I am so grateful that I have been able to experience it. I've learned that nothing beats hard work, diligence and exact obedience. I've learned that the gospel is truly the only thing that will bring us everlasting happiness. I've learned that the Book of Mormon brings me peace in times of confusion and anxieties. I've learned that I'm better than I think I am. I've learned that I can always give more and I promised that I would give my very best when I came on my mission and when I came into this life and I desire to give it all I have and become a true disciple of Jesus Christ. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church and I know that Christ lives! In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Sister Miranda Smith