Monday, February 20, 2017

525,600 minutes *cue Donny Osmond song

Howdy y'all!!!
Okay, so this week was like probably one of the best weeks of my entire mission-- I'm staying in Taber town with Sister Sims for another transfer! So pumped!

... but first things first-- BEEN A MISSIONARY FOR A WHOLE YEAR! WHAT IS LIFE?!? Fastest year ever. Probably the best year of my life too, cause spending all your time serving the Lord for a whole year... what could be better?!?
ANYWAYYY... so ya, this week really was just the best thing. So last week I told you that I had a renewed determination to go and find people to teach? Well... this week we picked up 8 new investigators! Ya, I said it... 8 NEW!! Seriously have no idea how we did it, like who even knew that there were 8 nonmembers in Taber? (jokes)
But ya... so lemme tell ya about all of them.

Celebrating 12 months as a missionary!! :)

Ha Sister Taylor is the best and somehow was able to send me a piece of cake to celebrate my year mark :)

When we were visiting Dixie and Paul somehow it came up that he used to wear wooden shoes at home...
so they went and got them for us.

So, Heddy. She's this lady that I lowkey stalked for a sec so that we could talk to her-- we may or may not have followed her in our car cause we felt like we should talk to her, but that's a whole different story. She gave us her address and we stopped by a couple times, but this last time we shared the restoration with her. She loved it and said that we could come back next week and share the next lesson. Solid.

Maria. Okay so the other night our appointment canceled on us and we were going to stop by a less active but then I just felt like there was somewhere that we needed to be. It was real weird. So we said a prayer to see where we should be, and we felt impressed to go knock some doors in this one area-- which is super weird cause it was kinda late and we haven't had a lot of success from tracting, but we went with the spirit cause the Lord knows better than us right? And we ended up knocking on this door and a lady answered. She said that she was busy and to come back the next day, so we did. She is the mother of 5 kids and their whole family has been church hopping to try and find somewhere that they like. Perfect. So we shared the Restoration and gave her a Book of Mormon and she was super excited to meet with us again!

Eric and Arlene. So the other day we walked out of our apartment and there was a moving truck, so we stopped by and asked if we could help. We ended up talking with this cute couple for a bit and they said that we could come back-- which was super cool cause right before we left the apartment we had no idea where we needed to go and then boom, a moving truck at our next door neighbors house. Anyway, we went back and shared the Restoration with them, and they just ate it up. They are this cute Filipino family and they just loved our view on families. And they said that they would love for us to come back as well! MIRACLES PEOPLE!!

Paul and Dixie. So, we were looking through our area book and came across some potentials-- ie Paul and Dixie. We called them and set up an appointment. They are this cute older couple from Yugoslavia, we ended up teaching them the Plan of Salvation-- they loved that as well. We set up another appointment with them and are going back this week :)

Na. We have been meeting with this less active for a bit and then all of a sudden she told us that she was moving and then changed her phone number. Ha weird right? But anyway, we went to her apartment complex to see if she was there, and it was true she did move. So we decided to knock on all the doors to see if anybody knew where she went. At the last door that we knocked on this cute Chinese lady answered, ha her 2 year old son actually answered the door and he was buck naked, but that's irrelevant. So we asked her if she knew where our less active had moved to and she didn't know, but then we gave her our little sch-peel about being missionaries and stuff and she said that we could come back and share a message with her too. We went and saw her on Saturday and taught her the Restoration and again, she loved it and said that we should teach her more :) 

David. So at church out in Vauxhall yesterday I noticed somebody that I hadn't seen before with a lady in our ward (not very hard to notice new people in Vauxhall cause it's so small), so I went up and talked to them and found out that they were dating and that he had lots of questions about our church... score! We were on splits yesterday so I ended up giving him a condensed version of the Restoration and what we do as missionaries and then we set up an appointment with him for this week too...

So ya... ha miracles are definitely happening!! Have no idea where this came from, the Lord is preparing these people and we just happened to find them all this week. It was pretty cool. So our teaching pool of investigators tripled this week. We're just so happy and so busy. The only thing that can describe how we're feeling right now would be in the words of Phil Robertson... "happy, happy, happy!"

Oh, ha we also slaughtered a hog on Saturday. NBD.
But ya, there are so many things happening and I'm just so happy that I get to stay in Taber with Sister Sims and hopefully see some more miracles! The Lord really is preparing people for us, it's just in His timing, we just need to try our best to have the spirit so that we know where/how to find them :)

Scripture of the week: (it's very fitting cause my year mark was on 2/17 and pretty much describes my life for the past year) Mosiah 2:17-- And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.

Quote of the week: "It is extremely important for you to believe in yourselves, not only for what you are now, but for what you have the power to become." -Neal A. Maxwell

Love you all and hope that you have a great week!!

Sister King :)

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