Letter from 10/14/2013
GOOD MORNING VIETNAM. I mean... Federal Way.
Things have been super. :)
Earlier this week, we were tracting and knocked on this potentials door. She met with missionaries before and we just wanted to check on how she is doing, and we asked if we could
do anything for her. Expecting her to say no, we were pretty surprised when she immediately answered "Yeah you could come inside and pray for me!" Turns out she was just in an accident, and she remembered a couple of years ago she got in another accident, missionaries knocked on her door that evening, prayed with her and left. She said she never felt that good before, and wanted to feel that way again. So we prayed with her and she was in tears by the end of it, and wanted us to come back as soon as possible :) Unfortunately every time we stop by she is never home, but I know we'll meet with her soon.
And then on Tuesday we had a meeting at the church, and afterwards this woman, Charlotte, walked in and asked I we could teach her more about the church. So basically an investigator just fell into our laps. :) We've been praying really hard as a companionship to find those that the Lord has prepared for us to teach, and there she is. I'm super excited to work with her.
On Friday all the missionaries who have only been out for 2 transfers met together with our mission president. And it was basically a Q&A session, but President Toombs said something that really stood out to me. One missionary was having a hard time with the idea that her companionship almost exclusively worked with less actives. Pres. Toombs replied that its not about "baptism" its about the next ordinance. If we reactivate a family, they then go to the temple, and faithfully keep their covenants, then we just helped make a new kingdom. That family will one day be Gods, and they will make their own kingdom. It pretty much hit me on how important this work is, and put a whole new perspective on it.
The weather here is so bipolar. Some days its super hot, and then this morning it was hailing like there's no tomorrow. Its been pretty gloomy since then.
I HAD MENTONED WE WENT TO THE PUMPKIN PATCH AND THIS WAS HER REPLY.
Was it pretty cold when you went to Maris farm? Sounds a lot of fun, I miss those little guys. (she is talking about her nieces and nephews).
I ASKED HER WHAT SHE NEEDED...
Coloring Books! I'm not too particular on which coloring books. Maybe a precious moments book if you could find one? or any Disney princess. Or mickey mouse :) I'm up for whatever :) And for the stickers, basically anything awesome. Have Jason help you. Anything cool like superheroes,
mickey mouse, anything Disney basically. If you could find a Disney sticker book that would be awesome. :)
I ASKED HER HOW EXCERSISE WAS GOING AND IF SHE WAS IN A CAR NOW...
I am on a car route. Exercise (when it actually happens) is going pretty good. The Swicegoods have a gym downstairs that's awesome. They have an elliptical, a bench press, weights, balancing ball, a punching bag, and a dummy that's meant for punching. Its a lot of fun and lets off our stress :)
Something that Dad will be able to appreciate- I went to Five Guy for the first time. Delicious! Too bad its pretty expensive.
I sent you guys 2 different letters yesterday. :) Hope you enjoy them.
Love Sister Cannon