Subject: Hello my dear family!
West Richland is still just as great as ever! Sis. Duncan and I have had a good week. We just got over the stomach flu and hope to be over the worst by now. We are still teaching and trying so hard to find new investigators. This week was a little trying for us but as to be expected. The Lord gives us challenges to teach us obedience and faith in him. So here in the Richland Zone, we have what we call, Mucho Monday's. We as a Zone decide on a goal that we want to reach by the end of the night to get us pumped up for the rest of the week and to not let us get lazy after P-day. Last week we set a goal of finding one new investigator. Sis. Duncan and I had a few people that we could try that could become new investigators. We went out with a plan and excited to reach this goal. Everyone that we tried either said that they were no longer interested or they weren't home... Gosh! We were trying really hard not to get down because than we wouldn't be able to see the miracles or receive that inspiration. After trying everyone we had down, we finally decided to go over and see this darling lady named Anne. She is an older lady but just as sweet as ever. We weren't able to teach her a lesson but she wants us to come back this week and is very interested in learning more. Although we did not reach our goal, we tried really hard. I went to bed that night knowing that I had not stopped. What a glorious feeling that was! The rest of the week kind of feel into that pattern of no one answering so what did we do?.. We went TRACTING! My favorite thing besides teaching lessons. Our Tuesday night was challenging but again, it all worked out because of the big man upstairs. After dinner we decided to re-evaluate our plans to make sure we were headed in to right direction for the night. After praying, we decided to read D&C 18 which is one of my very favorite sections in the Doctrine and Covenants. All about bringing one soul unto the Lord. At that point it was a time where I just wanted to throw my hands up and say "FINE!" haha the Lord knows how to get to us. He knows how to speak to our hearts and He will do all that he can to get us to listen to him.
I'm grateful for the challenges that we faced this week in learning how the spirit was speaking to us and how we can always improve in that area. I love being a missionary!!
Well my dear family, I love you all!!! The Church is so stinkin true! The power of the priesthood is real. I'm so grateful for priesthood leaders and the power of faith. I love my Savior and I know he lives and loves me. Love you all!!