I don't have enough time to read your other email so I just printed it out to read later. I hope that's okay. I definitely got the email about Shane's mission call. I have been waiting for it and talking about it all week! He is going to the exact mission that I wanted before I received my call! How amazing is that? Out of the 405 missions in the whole entire world, he got the one that I thought I wanted! I am so so happy for him! I think it's kind of like how you want your kids to accomplish the things that you couldn't or didn't as a kid. It might be like that, but I'm not sure.. haha. I am so proud of him and happy for him and so scared for him because that will be such a hard mission!! haha. I am mostly just very excited for him to be in the mission field!What an eventful week here, too! Last Monday, our Park City district spent the day at the park. That night we had a lesson with the guy we contacted from the media referral. He is definitely the elect! I am so excited for him to be taught and for him to receive the gospel. He was so open minded. He said that he had heard many thing about the Church and about Joseph Smith, etc. but that he had an open mind. He compared it to the saying, "Innocent until proven guilty.." haha.
|Sister V and I at the Jordan River temple|
|Sister Willis and I|
|Summerhays and I.. Our picture for the Ask the Missionaries poster|
|"Welcome Missionaries" chalk art when we showed up for a lesson!|
Saturday, we did zone workout and had a zone meeting. We had a gongshow church tour with this 10-year-old investigator that we are teaching. There were so many people there and everyone was talking and her 10-year-old cousin kept interrupting. Summerhays and I just laughed about it afterwards and were like, what just happened!That night, we got a referral from one of the ward mission leaders. He and his wife were sitting on their porch reading their scriptures so we asked if we could visit their non-member neighbor. They were so skeptical about referring their neighbor and kept saying things like, "They are staunch Catholic!" and "The wife will be the one who is very uninterested." etc etc. Well, we went over anyway... and it was so good! The wife answered the door and allowed us to talk to her for a few minutes and explain the promise given in the Book of Mormon. She even said that we can come back later this week! We went back and reported our success and the WML and his wife, who are so sweet, were practically crying, telling us that they had said a prayer when we went over! It was such a miracle. That night we went to dinner with the Stake President's family. They were so generous.