Monday, July 18, 2016

5 monthssss!!

Well hey there!
I feel like this week has absolutely flown by! Where do I even begin?!

We have had some really fun and spiritual lessons this week. We had a lesson with Carol-- the old lady who crocheted us the hats, and she is just the best person ever. She has the strongest testimony and she does not have a problem with sharing it with us. She thinks that she is going to die soon so every time that we go to see her she just bears the strongest testimonies. The thing that gets me crying is when she says "you guys don't even know the impact that you have had on my life, you're the best thing that has happened to me since I've got here." That just makes you feel so good as a missionary, to hear that those little meetings actually do make a difference. 

This is Carol, the lady that crocheted the hats for us.
Ken and Linda are doing fabulous! Ken is just beaming and he is so excited to work towards getting the priesthood. Linda is getting there... because she has a concussion she can't read... so that's super difficult because we were thinking that the Book of Mormon was going to be the key to her conversion. So we have been going pretty regularly to meet with  and read to her. She is just loving it!

We also were able to take Alex to the family history center to get some names because HE IS GOING TO THE TEMPLE ON SATURDAY!! I'm seriously so so pumped for him. Because that really is what we aim for as missionaries, not just to get them baptized but to get them to the temple. So I'm just super proud! And he blessed the sacrament on Sunday. He's just the best. 

Ha we had a couple of really fun street contacts this week. We were out contacting some referrals and as we were walking around this pretty big bald guy, not wearing a shirt with the biggest beer belly came out of his house to smoke.... ha so I ask Sister Burnside what the odds are that she goes and contacts him. She wasn't too keen on that but me being the person that I am-- Challenge accepted. So we went and talked to him and he ended up being like the nicest person in the world. We asked him what his dream job would be and he said "doing what you guys do, serving people." It was so awesome. He remakes motorcycles and then just gave them away so he showed them to us and they were pretty sick! Long story short-- do not judge anyone by their appearance! Like he really was the sweetest guy. We went and got in the car and called a few people and then we saw him walking to our car so we rolled down the window and he tried to give us $50... he said that he "just wanted to make sure that we were safe and taken care of." Isn't that the sweetest thing ever... obviously we didn't take it but it's the thought that counts right?
This is Vic! The super awesome motorcycle guy

So we were walking around and everyone that we wanted to see just was not home... super bummer. But in that time that we were trying to find people we came across this guy, Daniel. We grabbed a BOM out of the car then went and talked to him. He said that he was super open to religion and that he would love to hear more from us. SCORE! So so awesome how sometimes we feel awful cause nobody is home and all our plans and back up plans fall through but we knew that happened so that we could meet this guy. The Lord works in mysterious ways that's for sure!

Dinner with a nonmember lady, her son who served in Mexico and the Spanish Elders. We gave service to her a couple weeks ago and she wanted us over for supper. 

We had a ward picnic with our family ward and that was a huge success! We even picked up a new investigator. This week has just been super awesome. We picked up a bunch of potential investigators as well. Pretty much the work is just awesome and the families in our ward are awesome and I just love being a missionary. Nuff said. 

Sister Burnside having her first poutine

I may have forgot to mention that the weather was crazy this week... we had tornado warning and flash floods. but that just makes stuff more exciting! And we are safe, so that's good :)

scripture of the week: Isaiah 41:13
quote of the week: "Keep loving. Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing. Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow and forever." -Holland

I love you all so much and I can't believe that I have been away from you guys for 5 whole months, man is time flying by!!

Love ya!
Sister King :)

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