This week was a great week!!
Transfers are this week!! So crazy!! We got the call this morning and both Sister Watt and I are staying in the Walsh Ranch area!! So excited!!! Sister Watt will be a Sister Training Leader as well! Hermana Rueda heads for home today! She is so amazing! And Hermana Ferrell will be training a new missionary! So we will get a new missionary in the house and Sister Watt and Hermana Ferrell will be the Sister Training Leaders over the area!! So exciting!!
Sadly we had three lessons that cancelled this week, but they all have been rescheduled and we are looking forward to them! We have a lesson with Abrahamand we are excited to teach him again! We also have a lesson set with Hailian that will be great! We are praying that both of them will be able to attend church soon! They weren't able to come yesterday and they can't come next week because the area is doing a broadcast thing at the Stake Center, but we will count on the next week!!
It has been so great to involve the members in our lessons! We call it a "ministering visit" when we teach a lesson and have members teach with us. With Hailian it has been so great to have the Williams there! Brother Williams bore his testimony about it yesterday and mentioned how much it has brought back the strength that he felt on his mission and how much it has strengthened his testimony! So awesome! I love being able to help strengthen the members as well as invite others to come join us in the happiness and joy that we have!! The gospel is so amazing!!
Most of our time this week was spent finding and contacting Less actives in our ward! It was so great! Last week in Ward Coordination with our Ward Mission Leader Brother Raica we talked about those that we needed to go by and give our ward newsletter to! He made this ward newsletter of upcoming events, a spiritual thought, and ward contact information to hand out and it has been so great! The biggest reason we were doing this this past week was to invite people to our ward Fall Festival that was!! It went so great!!! There were so many people there! Four of the less active familes that we invited came!! It was awesome! And the ward completely welcomed them and talked to them and it was awesome! One of the families is a part-member family that we are working with- The Powers. The mom is a less active member who we have been visiting with and she has been working so hard to come back to church and is wanting to come back with her family! Her youngest daughter Meghan and her husband Dominic aren't members. I don't think that he even knew that she was a member, but he knows now! And all of them had such a great time at the festival! They were able to talk to quite a few people and hopefully made some friends and we are excited to see what comes of it! We might have two new investigators soon!
And yes it got cold!!! That night of the festival We were freezing!! We didn't know it would be outside so we didn't bring our coats with us- big mistake haha. Sister Watt was especially cold because she is from St. George and hates the cold and has poor circulation so she was basically an icicle. I was enjoying the cool until the sun went down and then I also froze. But, they had a chili cook-off that was so good! Members have been feeding us a lot of chili lately and it is all so yummy!
For the temperature, Basically, During the day it feels super nice, the perfect temperature with a slight chill in the breeze so that's been great, but as soon as it gets darker or hits about, it gets freezing!! Okay it only got down to the mid to lower 50s... but compared to 85+ it was freezing!! We pulled out all of our coats and scarves and tights and everything haha. But we've been told that the cold comes in waves between the hot so it will be fun!!
This week I have been studying my Patriarchal Blessing and one of the Talks by President Uchtdorf from this past General Conference "A Yearning for Home." It is such a great talk! I have realized more and more that that is what we are all yearning for deep inside! Looking forward to the day when we can be reunited with our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother and continue to grow and progress on this great Plan of Happiness! How great is the Plan of our God!
I loved what President Uchtdorf ended with "As we embrace the gospel in faith and deed, each day and every hour, we will draw a little closer to our God. Our lives will be better, and the Lord will use us in remarkable ways to bless those around us and bring about His eternal purposes."
What a blessing it is to have the knowledge of the gospel and to be able to strive to be our best and do our best so that our Heavenly Father can use us to help others on this journey Home!
"And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved."
I am so grateful for the opportunity each of us has every single day to start fresh, to repent and to decide again that we will give our whole souls, that we will give everything to Him and to His glorious work! I know that as we do this and continue to come unto Him little by little, each day doing a little better than we did the day before, we will be blessed now and for the rest of our lives and into eternity! God is Good! I know He lives!
I love you all so much!!! Thank you for e-mailing me! I love getting mail and e-mails and seeing how everyone is doing! I apologize in advance if I don't reply right away, but I'll do my best!
Thank you for your prayers and love that you give! I am truly grateful!!!
I hope that y'all have an absolutely wonderful week! Happy Halloween!!
1. Happy Halloween from Walsh Ranch and Palm Valley!!
2. District Meeting this past week!
3. The Famous Texas Sized Round Rock Donuts!!! It was HUGE! We got this last week and we are still working on it haha but it was pretty good!
4. Yes it was freezing!
5. Featuring Purple tights haha- I'll have to invest in some new tights