Can you believe that I have been out on in the field for almost 2 months? I can't believe it either! Time flies by when your having fun.
So this past week was transfers! I am staying in Pace and am going to continue being trained by Sister Fox.
We got word a few weeks ago that we were getting a new car because we had reached 50,000 miles on our car and when that happens, the car gets sold. So this past week, we had to go to transfer spots so that we could pick up our new car. GUESS WHAT CAR IT IS! It is a 2017 Chevy Malibu!!! White!! It is such a nice car.
A little funny story, so we had to stop at a gas station to fuel up because our car had been driven almost 600 miles before we got it and they did not fuel it up before giving it to us. Well being as it is a brand new car that neither Sister Fox or I had driven before, we had no idea how to open the gas tank door... So we sat for 20 minutes looking through the owners manual trying to figure out how to open it. We finally figured it out( you push on the door and it opens). We felt so dumb hahaha.
This past Tuesday, we stopped by our investigator, Ivonne's house. We had been trying to stop by to see her a few times but she had not been home. Well this time she was home and she started telling us about how she had no more information at the moment to put in her family history account. ( We had been entering her family's information into familysearch.org to see if we could find more out about her ancestors being as she is from Holland). Well somehow, we were able to transition from talking about family history to talking about the Plan of Salvation. I feel that as we were talking to Ivonne (77 years old), she was being prompted by the Spirit to ask us many questions about our church. You see, she had thought we were Jehovah Witnesses when we started helping her with her family history. Then the last time we helped her with family history, she realized that we were not and asked us what church we were from. When we first met her she had told us that she had talked with missionaries before so she thought we were Jehovah's witnesses and we thought the missionaries she was talking about was for our church. Anywho, We were able to teach her about the Plan of Salvation and more about Prophets. I could see the Spirit was working on her. I could see that as we were speaking, we were teaching her by the Spirit and I knew that Heavenly Father was preparing her as we talked with her.
So a couple of weeks ago, We were trying to find this part member family but got lost and ended up driving past this one house and the lady who owned it was out washing her drive way. We decided it was too awkward to talk to her and we were pretty set on finding this part member family. Well on Wednesday, we were trying to find the same part member family again because we were unable to find her a couple of weeks ago and we drove past the lady's house who had been washing her driveway previously. We decided to stop at her house and knock on her door. Well she let us in and we were able to teach her about the Plan of Salvation as well as a little bit about the Book of Mormon. It was so cool that the Spirit had guided us to find her house again and to be able to talk with her. Her name is Jennifer and she has 2 cute little boys.
After we got done teaching Jennifer, we couldn't decide if we should go to the Broussard Family (Less Active, Part Member family) or to a potential investigator's house. So we pulled over and prayed about it. After we prayed, we just sat and listened for the Spirit for a minute. Then we both had the feeling to go see the Broussard family who has been too busy to meet with us. When we got there, they were in the middle of cooking dinner but let us into their home and we were able to teach them. The wife, Whitney who is not a member, had only ever been taught about the restoration, so we decided to teach her about the Plan of Salvation to mix things up a bit. Although she didn't seem very interested, I could tell that Heavenly Father was working on her.
I know that as we follow the Spirit's promptings the first time, and be "first responders" like what Elder Rasband taught us, we will be able to see miracles and be able to see blessings. We will also be able to be more filled with the Spirit when we act on those promptings the first time than if we sat and waited a while after receiving the prompting.
This Friday is zone conference, and Sister Fox and i were asked to train our zone on being "First Responders" and talking to everyone. Hopefully it goes well... Our mission president will be there watching us train.
Love you all!! Sorry for the Long emails!