Monday, August 16, 2010

Missionary Contacts

We did some service for Joyce, we helped her with her yard work. She's not a member but she knows the gospel is true and that it was restored through Joseph Smith. Her husband is really against it so she basically wants to wait until he dies...not that she wants him to die or anything, but yeah. She's almost 90 and her mind is still really sharp! She owns a farm, we went out there and it was fun. She used to do lots of pottery and she has a wheel and a kiln. She used to teach pottery classes at city hall and so that's where her kiln is. We're going to help her get it out this week so that next Monday on our pday we can make pottery. yea. That will be really fun! We taught Becky, she always asks about the commitments we want to extend to her. She read our pamphlet on the Plan of Salvation and she asked about baptism. She is willing to be baptized when she gets her answer to it's truth. She has no problem accepting that there could be a prophet on the earth today and that there could be more scriptures and when you think about it, why would there be a problem anyway? Heavenly Father has called a prophet before. He's done many miracles through His prophets so if he wants to do it again then he can! He can have more scripture if He wants. It's not such a crazy idea!

It was so hot and sunny outside while we were doing service for Joyce and we were swimming in our sweat and later that day we were having dinner at a members house, when we left it was raining SO hard outside We got SOAKED! I really wanted a picture of us tracting in the rain. They say your spouse gets better looking if you go tracting in the rain.

We were talking to an investigator named Yanira, her kids have been baptized in our church and so she's been taught before. She was telling us how she had evil spirits in her home and a lot of creepy things happened and I felt kinda uncomfortable while we were talking about it but then we started talking about Joseph Smith and the Restoration and the spirit in the room changed completely because the spirit was there. She even noticed it too because she commented on how she always feels good when the missionaries come over and she felt the spirit there. I have high hopes for her.

Our mission presidents wife came on Friday. Sister Jergensen. It was fun. She came to all of our appointments with us! On Saturday we encountered a lady in the park that wasn't very friendly. She told us to "move along" we just brushed it off our shoulders cause she doesn't know what she just turned down! The branch was so small until this week because they were all in Mexico but they all returned this week so most of the chairs were full at church. YEA! I got to speak in Sacrament Meeting. I bore my testimony and we have taught Relief Society these last two weeks which was harder because they talk back to you and it's hard for me to understand them with their thick accents.

We've been walking around so we won't used up our miles that we have for the car, plus you can't meet anybody when you are in a car. So we've been able to meet a lot of new people just by walking around town. As we were walking around I got to thinking about how cool my life is right now. My only responsibility is to talk to people about the church. About the gospel of Jesus Christ and how we have a prophet on the earth today and scripture written for our day. It's really cool. I get to help others come unto Christ.
Write me letters and let me know what has been going on.
Love Hermana Jilyn Heporth

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