Monday, August 11, 2014

Bay City Baby!!!

Hey Family and Friends!
I don't have too much time to get this email written. We had to move into a new apartment today and that has taken all day and we still aren't finished. Remind me never to get more then I need because I don't want to move it all! Oh and it started to rain.... Michigan is a unique place, but when you are close to a massive lake it gets more interesting. That doesn't sounds super positive.... Well It really isn't that bad. I've decided that I like missionary work a lot more than moving things! :D
Monday: I wrote letters!! That's right I still write people!!
Tuesday: Oh crazy story! The bishop asked us to visit someone whose records were just sent to the ward. She can not remember being baptized at all! It is crazy! We aren't really sure how to teach  her because it is like teaching someone who knows nothing about the gospel at all. She is very nice and has a very cute daughter! She said she'd read the Book of Mormon. We're planning on following up with her in a few weeks.
Wednesday: We had our first district meeting of the transfer and we're the only sisters!!! It is great! Haha! We have a good time except for the fact that I'm the only sister who is singing because Sister Jordan is playing the piano. I never thought I'd practically be a soloist!
Thursday: Oh super amazing miracle! A woman in our ward wanted us to help her out at her yard sale so we decided that this day would work best with our schedule. We were actually running a little late to help out but when we got there the member told us that she had a woman for us to talk to. Patty had noticed all the pictures of Christ the member was selling and asked what church she belonged to and the member told her.  Patty asked her what we believed in the after life and she told  her about the spirit world. The member told Patty that two missionaries would be coming and right at that moment we were walking up to the house. We were able to talk with Patty more about God's plan for His children and we were able to set up a time to meet with her. We'll be seeing her tomorrow! We're excited!!!
Friday: We had dinner with the Cortez family and it was great! It is a family of daughters and they are so funny! One is 8, 11, and 14! We challenged them to make goals to invite their friends to an activity or church  and they were excited to set them! It is so great to see members so excited about missionary work and that they want to help out their friends and help them receive the gospel!
Saturday: We met Tracy! She has been seeing missionaries for a long time and she knows the Book of Mormon is true and has a desire to be baptized she just has a hard time leaving her other church. We are praying so hard for her that she will have the ability and courage to make the decision to be baptized sooner rather then later. We're really hoping for the best outcome!
Sunday: I seriously just love church so much! I also love when you have investigators that come to church! Albert came to church and he has a baptismal date for August 30th and we are so excited for him!!! I honestly just love the Bay City ward!! I want to do all that I can to help hasten the work here to help build up the area!
Spiritual Thought: God is in the work and in our lives and there is no doubt in my mind that he loves all of His children. I am so thankful for the chance that I get to see God's hand in my life and in the lives of those he loves. I also know that if someone is prepared to receive the gospel that they will get that chance to receive it! I love this work and there is no kind of work compared to it! In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
I love you all and hope you have a great week!
Love Always,

Sister Smith