Pasting Priel in today because I need a nap.
So this week has been pretty good! We had a miracle happen, which I will share later.
On Monday we cleaned our car like crazy because zone conference was this week, and they give out clean car awards for those who have super clean cars. After that we went to Bogus Basin and hiked with the zone. There’s only dirt roads up there, so all of our work into our car was for nothing. And Sister Petersen somehow managed to run my foot over with her car, but I still hiked with a squashed foot! Then we went home and had dinner, and then we went on exchanges with our STL’s. I got to go with Sister Delahoyde, which I’m super glad for because I don’t exactly get along with Sister Molbek.
On Tuesday Sister Delahoyde and I went around and tried to contact a lot of people. We met a man on the street named Roy. We talked to him for a bit, asked if we could teach him, and he agreed! So exciting! 🙂 We also called a referral we received from Temple Square, and the lady sounded super excited to see us. We set an appointment to see her on Saturday.
Wednesday all of our appointments cancelled, so it was a day full of door knocking and unanswered doors.
Thursday was zone conference! We didn’t win the clean car award, even though we washed our car twice after going to Bogus and we vacuumed the inside like crazy. We were a little ticked about it, but whatever. It was mine and Sister T’s last zone conference so we don’t have to worry about having a super clean car anymore. Zone conference was really good. Elder Alder of the 70 came to speak to us. He talked about how we need to focus on keeping the Sabbath Day holy, and that if people change their attitude and activities on the Sabbath then we’ll have less problems with people going less active. We also got Tiwi’s installed in our cars. Basically, they track where you go, and yell at you if you drive 2 over the speed limit, if you drive aggressively, and if your seatbelts are on. I can see why they installed them, but I’m so tired of being told I’m speeding when I’m only going 2 over. I’ve been driving like a Grandma ever since they were installed! We also bore our “trunkimonies” at zone conference. Trunkimonies are the last testimony that you share in zone conference before you go home. It was really sad! I am not ready to go home! I love my mission so much. After zone conference we had dinner and then we went to our Book of Mormon class. A lot of drama happened… I won’t go into details.
Friday was another boring uneventful day.
On Saturday we went to our appointment with our referral. Her name is Brooke. Holy cow, she is SO PREPARED! She was raised hardcore Catholic, going to mass every single day. She hated it though, and went on her own path once she left home. She had an LDS friend who brought her to church and she really liked it. She lost contact with that friend though, so she hasn’t been to church since. But she downloaded the Book of Mormon on her kindle and has been reading it on her own, and is already in 2nd Nephi! We taught her the Restoration, and when we told her about the first vision she started crying. We invited her to pray about the Book of Mormon to see if it’s true, and she said she would. She also talked about being baptized the entire lesson, which was awesome! We also invited her to come to stake conference the next day, and she said yes!
Sunday was stake conference. Brooke was there, like she said she would be! She really enjoyed it. After conference we went to stake correlation, and then spent the rest of the day trying to contact people.
Hopefully you’re all doing well. I love you!
Love, Sister Bawden