Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 74

Hello All!

It's been a CRAZY week! So many miracles happening! We've started teaching four new investigators! All have accepted a baptismal date, now we're helping them progress and be solid followers of Christ. Remember the one that came up to us in church last week? She's GREAT! We've met with her a few times and she has committed to be baptized February 7th! She loves church and always has questions and wants to understand more. We met with another woman last night and she's been going to church on her own, she's from Texas and wants to learn more so we have a return appointment this week. Family, I can't tell you have grateful I am to our Heavenly Father. He has definitely blessed Sister Dean and I with so many of His children to teach. The Gospel brings happiness and I so excited to share this happiness with others.

We tried a new finding technique this past week. We triple worked an area. A set of Sisters are having a hard time finding people to teaching in their area so with permission from the Mission President we went into their area along with the District leader and his companion. So Sister Dean and I split up, I went with one Sister and she went with the other. On Saturday evening the last hour the night we went to the apartments, and apartments are golden because there's so much turn over. We prayed that we could find someone to teach, we started knocking on doors. Did I mention that's one of my favorite things to do? It totally is! Sometimes not always the most effective way to find people to teach, but we're showing our faith in the Lord to help us find someone. We talked with a few people and invited them to church, gave away a few copies of the Book of Mormon, and then BOOM! Second to the last door of the night a woman answered. She just moved in with her family from Illinois and is interested in learning about the restored gospel. Miracle! We set up an appointment for this week and gave her a copy of the Book of Mormon. We'll see what happens, but it was so great to help the Sisters find someone to teach. I find great joy in serving others.

The weather has been really icky! The inversion is in full force. There hasn't been any snow or windy this past week so the air looks really bad, we can't see the mountains at all! See the photo below.

In closing, here's an inspirational thought of the week from President Thomas S. Monson,

"So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment."

Let's all choose to have positive attitudes and mindsets! :)

Sister Olszowka

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