Monday, April 11, 2016

The wind is crazy!

Sister Miles put this on the mission blog. This is the group Ashley came in with.

I was not kidding when I said the wind is crazy! Also, do not walk in tunnels if the wind is blowing, you'll die!

This week was seriously so much better than last week! 

Monday was great as usual! We were going to do Pday outside because it was such nice weather but it is so bipolar here that it started to rain and be ridiculously windy so we just played a big game of soccer. There's an Elder here from England and he is so dang good! Before he came on his mission he lived and breathed soccer... so obviously we get along real well.

Just driving through the streets of Lethbridge.

The trees are starting to bloom!!
Tuesday was fun. We had zone training meeting which was great then we met with this less active from Thailand. Ha mom I tried to tell her that scripture that you taught is in Thai but she didn't understand one bit of it! Ha so maybe she'll have to teach me some more. We just met with a bunch of less actives. I've realized that lots of the work here is reactivating people. Even though it isn't going out and baptizing a bunch of people it is still just as important.

Wednesday was full of teaching. We taught 2 investigators. Our first one is super frustrating.  She is 19 and is pretty much a member of the church (minus the baptism part) but her mom won't let her get baptized. She is from China, so that respect with the parents is super important to them. So that's pretty hard, but we're still working with her and she will definitely be baptized eventually. Our other investigator  kinda dropped us.  She has lots of Native ties and doesn't really want to change that. But we're still going to teach her and hopefully she changes her mind because she really is so happy when she comes to church and in our lessons, so we're hopeful.

Thursday was the best day ever!!! So last week we did a mission wide fast for the hearts of the people, especially families, to be softened. After that whole fast we thought the our current investigators hearts would be softened but they all slowly dropped us... so on Thursday we decided to just put it all in the Lord's hands. We made a goal to get one new investigator and to get a return appointment with one family. We went out on our way and first thing we pick up a new investigator! She is adorable and is really excited to meet with us! We then went on our way to find a family and in a strange turn of events we got 4 RETURN APPOINTMENTS WITH DIFFERENT FAMILIES!! Crazy! Moral of the story is that sometimes we don't get what we want, but when we do what the Lord wants then He will provide! We also got a bunch of referrals that day, so the rest of the day consisted of contacting those people.

Retrainers with my MTC district!

The STL's in Calgary invited us over for lunch after retrainers.

Found some seashells and had to take a pic cause #life
Friday was fabulous as well! We had to leave kind of early in the morning to head to Calgary because we had retrainers. I loved it so much! I got to see all the people that I came out with and see how they're doing. The thing that is weird is that each area is so different! Our work is completely different than every other area in the mission. But it was really fun to just listen to everyone's stories and how their work is going. I got to see Sister Rasmussen! YAY! We went out to lunch with a few missionaries in Calgary, which was super fun! It was a long drive back so we had to go straight to our dinner appointment. That was really fun. The lady that we ate with is so cool! She travels all over the world! She showed us a bunch of her pictures and that was really fun, she also served a mission so we got to have a super awesome discussion with her about the second coming. GUYS this gospel is so cool! It is so hopeful!

Saturday was pretty long. We did our weekly planning and then we went to go contact those families that said we could come back. The first house that we went in to was so good! It was a single dad with 2 little girls. We did a fun little object lesson with them about prayer then talked to the dad and he said that we could come back! YAY!

The rest of the families weren't there when we stopped by but we'll stop by again sometime this week. Later on Saturday we had Stake conference. I talked to President McClennan for a little and his nieces are Lani and Mckenzie. Such a small world! It was fun to be able to talk to him about that for a little. Stake conference was good. It was about missionary work which makes it easier for us as missionaries because hopefully it gets the members all fired up to do some missionary work.

Sunday was actually super busy! We had Stake conference again.  Then we just had a bunch of meetings that we had to go to with people in the ward. We got a bunch of names of people to go visit, which is nice because we never run out of work to do yet also super stressful because we now have a gigantic list of things that we need to do. Slowly but surely we will get through it. 

Saw this guy in a kilt and thought it was cool so I took a pic!

Crazy decked out house, we don't even know who lives here but we had to take a picture!

Our relief society president just has the coolest house and is the coolest person, she plays the harp among many other things. She's just great.
Overall this week was great! The work is hopefully going to pick back up again. We're still just on a spiritual high from conference, so that's great!
Anyway, I love you all so much and I hope that you have a fantastic week. Try to find someone that might need a friend, it helps a lot more than you think!

Sister King

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