Monday, July 7, 2014

Email 7/7/14


We had our 4th of July celebration on the 5th because of a hurricane rain and wind that came on the 4th.

We have been doing a Mission Prep. Class and the Girls that have been coming out with us are so awesome!!! for 2 of them it was their first time going out with the Missionaries! and the other- she has her Mission call and guess how long she"s been a member??? ...ok, I'll tell you! ...10 months!!!! She is so cool!

but with one of them we got 2 new Investigators!!!!!!!!!! Oh, my Goodness!!!! It was the coolest thing ever and she said that she had just started her Mission papers!!! So cool!

We have been seeing so many Miracles happening and we are meeting so many people that are ready to hear the gospel!

Even today!!!! We were going to the Bus and we talked to a guy waiting for the bus too and we gave him a Book of Mormon and our card AND we got his number!!! Then Sister Wheeler was getting her hair cut and I was talking to the other girl working there and had an awesome conversation with her and got her info too!!!

Oh, Then.....I accidentally made us get off the bus too soon because I was worried that we were on the wrong one!...WRONG! We checked the map after we got off and it just loops around....Oh, man! I made us have to walk like 200,000,000 miles in the hot and humid sun... uphill...I felt so bad!!! but Sister Wheeler said, "Don't whine.. we are just Fine!" We are just getting that exercise that we have been needing!

But there was another bus that we saw that goes straight to the library and we started running! with no avail.. We missed it but as we walked up the million mile hill Sister Wheeler was determined to make the walk worth it so we talked to 3 people. You know the Lord needs us wherever you are so take advantage of the moment! :) There are no coincidence's :) We are Commanded to make Zion wherever we are. :)

Being a Sister Training leader has been cool! I got to go to MLC (Missionary Leadership Council) where President talks to us about what he needs the Mission to be trained on. At the beginning, we report the numbers of what has been happening in the Zone and our goals for the next month.

We gave the Zone Meeting Training with the Zone Leaders on Sat. and that was fun! We had a lot of new and exciting things we got to tell the other missionaries. 1st there is a letter from the First Presidency about how we are in charge of the new member lessons to make sure they get done instead of the ward. We still have the members do them/us with them but we just make sure they happen.

Also now instead of just teaching 4 lessons before Baptism, now it is required they have all 5 lessons from the PMG so that they can be more ready to go to the temple at least 30 days after baptism! plus he said that people that go to the Temple close after Baptism are more likely to stay strong in the gospel!!! The work is hastening!!!

The Mission has 95 Baptism dates for the month of July and of course not every date follows through so it ends up being an average of 35-45 that actually happen. President Packard is not a man that believes in numbers. He believes in names but said that he feels strongly that we should set a mission goal! that being 70! He said that it is going to take a miracle but that he knows through revelation, if we pray and put our minds to it, it can happen!!! Pray that we can do it!!! :D

We also made Pizza as a Zone afterwords! Zion ;

We are doing our First Exchange with the Gardner Sisters tonight through Tue. night. :) and hopefully we will get the car back either tomorrow or Wed.!!!

Well, I love you all a Million people that are soooooo ready for the Gospel! :D


Sister Patterson

Oh, and Miracle happened as we were waiting for a bus...We saw that we had missed a call from a member and as I listened to it my eyes grew in shock! Background... we had an investigator that is 76 years old and has really bad health when one day he was in the hospital and we thought he was going to be coming back home when we lost all connection and we had no clue how to find him... This is where the member comes in! Now she works at an old folks home to plan activities but she had talked to an old man and said that he was looking for us and wanted us to come visit him. It was him...AHHHHHH! We found him!!!

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