The mission had 51 one baptisms in June which is pretty exciting for our mission! We had zone meeting and I just love zone meeting. I like being around other missionaries and I always learn so much. The training is so good. :) We had to pick up the elders for zone meeting and there is four of them. We only have three seats. Elder Bloomfield sacrificed himself and rode in the trunk so we wouldn't get pulled over.. :) haha it was interesting, I felt bad for him.
We have a new potential investigator we are meeting on Wednesday and we are teaching three potential investigators tonight. :) Wahoo. Our district leader gave us a challenge to pray all week long for a specific miracle to happen by the end of the week. Our miracle happened. :) We were teaching a girl who
is only 13, her mom decided that she couldn't learn anymore because we aren't Christian. We prayed all week that her mom's heart would be softened and that we could get in contact with her. We found her on the street and her mom said she can take the lessons again! :D "Ask and ye shall receive." So fantastic.
On Saturday we had a less active give us 5 pounds of meat. We gave it to the elders. :) haha it was so much!
Have you ever noticed that on fast Sunday peoples breath smells worse than normal? I had to teach sunbeams yesterday, it was crazy. :) They had so much energy and were so over church by that point.. So we colored and they ate pretzels. :) It was also so much fun because out of nowhere it start down pouring. We had to go out into it because there was somebody we needed to see. We were soaking. :) It was a nice break from the heat.
The two girls that were supposed to be baptized this weekend are now being baptized the 21st instead. The elders set a date for their investigator for the same day and we want it to be a special day for them so we moved it. :) They are 13 and 15 years old and they are sisters. They are so adorable and the 13 year old is so excited about everything. We taught a lesson on the law of chastity and she thought it was the coolest thing ever. They are so solid and so good. I'm thinking future RS presidents. :)
The 4th of July was really fun! We went to Indian park in Providence with the elders in our district. It was so hot that from the time we left the car to the time we made it to the park, my sandwich had gone bad.. Luckily, I also brought celery and peanut-butter so all was not lost. It was kinda funny. :) It was SO hot
that day, 90 degrees by 8am plus humidity.. Best part of the night was getting to watch massive fireworks over the ocean. :) It was beautiful and a lot of fun.
|The Ocean on the 4th of July - WOO :D|
Our gas finally got turned back on! We now have hot water.
Volunteering at the blood drive was a lot of fun. We got to pass out snacks to people after they had their blood taken. We got into a conversation with a lady about the gospel (huge surprise, I know. :) and she was very accepting of the Joseph Smith story. Which was weird. Anyways, we invited her to church and she told us it was against her religion. People here are so funny like that. They believe our words and love the gospel, but they refuse to die anything but a Catholic.
I haven't gotten the girls testimonies yet. That's the cutest thing I have ever heard! They have no idea the impact they will make on people by doing that. I am so excited for that letter. :D
I do remember when we had such a hard time picturing Zach leaving on a mission. Time is flying by. :) We are definitely stronger than we think.
I love that you read the Power of Everyday Missionaries! Isn't it so good? It has so many ideas in it and it is so inspiring. It makes being a member missionary a very attainable goal for anyone. You should try that out with your friend. :) Even if she says no, we succeed when we invite. People won't have a chance to accept or reject the gospel unless we offer. :) You can do it!
Helaman 5:12 is such a good scripture. I think that's fantastic. I wish the people here got as much out of church as you do. What's your secret? :)
The mission is on fire. :) There are so many Catholics. Most of them don't go to church, they barely know what they believe, and they don't follow what they believe. Yet, they can't change religions. :) haha
We have our own email and ward website now.. Our mission hasn't been given FB authorization yet though.. We haven't used it a ton yet.
We are going to their (Brian and Kelly's) house for a lesson on Thursday. :)
|Sister Kendall roasting marshmellows :)|
|Sister Kendall got a new journal, her favorite candies and her special bear - joy!!|