We did get transfer calls today!! Sister Watt and I are both staying in Walsh Ranch for another transfer!! We will be in Walsh Ranch for Christmas!!!
This week we have had more people say that they want to get together with us to have a Family Home Evening, or go on visits with us, or have a neighbor night, or cottage meeting, and it has been so great! Our Ward Council is really starting to show their support and desire to help us and let us help them in this great work! One thing that we have talked about is that we as missionaries really can't do anything without the members! The best way for us to find those who are ready and prepared to hear the message of the gospel is through the members who are friends with them! We have seen that with many people and how important it is for those who are searhing for the truth to have friends who are there to support and uplift them! As our dear Prophet President Thomas S. Monson has said, "Now is the time for members and missionaries to come together, to work together … to bring souls unto Him!" What a blessing it is to share the joy of the gospel with others!!
That is the case with our investigator Bailey! She is so awesome and has a lot of friends in high school who are members of the church. She wasn't able to meet with us yesterday or ome to church, but we are praying for her and are grateful for the miracle of friendship!
We also have a new investigator this week who's name is David! He is a referral from a member couple in the ward who just met him 2 weeks ago! We had a lesson with him on Thursdayand -we were on exchanges so I haven't been able to meet him yet- Sister Watt said that it went great! He knew a lot of members of the church growing up and is interested in learning more! We have another lesson with him this Thursday and we are so excited and blessed with another miracle to witness!
Also on Thursday another miracle occured. IT SNOWED!!! That's right, it full on snowed!! I think they said it hasn't snowed in 7 years!! Sister Hill and I were together and we were up in Taylor with a family for dinner and when we walked outside it was snowing!! The kids were so excited and we took pictures and just couldn't believe it! The whole ride to our next appointment (where we also played with the kids in the snow) we were just laughing and in awe!! It was kind of funny too to see the people who didn't know how to drive in it haha I was driving and it really wasn't coming down that much, but people were going so slow! Haha definitely something you don't see everyday in this part of Texas! And it stayed until the next morning! We made a little snowman haha it was so great! Definitely a miracle to remember!
With the Light the World initiative, it has been so awesome to notice even more opportunities to serve and to see others serving as well! I would love to hear about any of the experiences you have had finding ways to serve or how others have served you! One of the greatest things about the chance to Light the World is that it doesn't have to only be these 25 ways in 25 days! We can light the world everyday of our lives if we will look and pray for opportunities and get out and serve!
I was reading Sister Bingham's talk "That your Joy might be full" from this last conference and this quote stuck out to me:
"Jesus instructs His disciples to keep His commandments because He knows that as we follow His example, we will begin to experience joy, and as we continue on His path, we will come to a fulness of joy. He explained, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”"
I know that as we truly seek to become like Him as we seek Him, we will have such joy! And we will be able to help others to feel of that light and joy that we feel!! Who is someone that could use a little uplifting or that could use a smile or a kind note? I want to invite you to think about someone or multiple people and do something for them! I know that they will appreciate your kindness and that you will be able to feel the joy of service in your heart!
I am so grateful for all of you and for the strength and support that you give me!! You all mean so much to me and I am so grateful for your examples and the light and love that you give me! Thank you for everything! I love you so much!!
I hope you have a wonderful week!!
1) District Meeting- Vista Ridge District
2) Round Rock Zone
3) Snow with the Lopez family!!
4) Our little snowman!
5) It was so cold!! We put socks on as mittens and wrapped ourselves up!
6) Snow and the sunrise
7) Sister Watt and I back together again!
8 - Sister B and Sister Watt with a family