Monday, August 20, 2012

Pictures Finally! 8/20/2012

Dear Family,

   Hello!  How was every one's week? Ours was way busy! 

   Starting on Monday we were able to FINALLY have a lesson with Chris with his family there.  Since he is nine, it is hard for him to be able to go to church without their help, so it was good to finally start seeing some support from his family.  They were not at church, though.  We're going to have to push his baptism back because of that since he has to go three times.  Oh well.  Hopefully when we talk to them tonight they will understand that.

   We had a great lesson with Angela (actually a few great lessons with Angela) this week.  She already has such a strong testimony and so much faith in Jesus Christ and His power to change us.  We had a lesson completely devoted to helping her quit smoking because she said the cravings were getting really bad.  She had a question that I'm sure we all have with our weaknesses 'why won't He just take it away?'  That would be easy, but I suppose we wouldn't learn anything or become stronger from it.  It's hard in the meantime to have patience with it or see the end that WILL come if we remain strong and endure.  But we CAN if we allow the Savior to help us by keeping our faith in him and doing what we can.  Doesn't mean it will be easy.  But we have so much faith in Angela and so does Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.  She's doing so good.

   We  finally had a lesson at the Baptists with Kent there.  He was a Mennonite and did a lot of missionary work for them.  I'm not sure if he is still practicing or not.  But we had a good conversation about families and how God sees families and asked if he would like to have the lessons and he said he would, so that was exciting. 

   One morning last week we decided to use the Book of Mormon more while we tracted that day.  The street we picked was full of people who were 'not home' until the very last house.  A man named Freddy (different one) answered the door so we shared the Book of Mormon with him and he invited us to come back with a specific teaching appointment for this week.  Woohoo!  I've never had someone do that while we were tracting.  They tell us we can come back 'sometime', but never a specific time. So we're excited to meet with him this week. 

   We're starting to run low on miles for the month, so we'll be doing a lot of walking this week.  It's HOT.  But that's okay.  We'll stay hydrated and whatnot.  Yes mom and dad and sunscreened.  It'll be fun though.  Finally see what it's like to be an elder.  I wonder if people will throw things at us as they drive by, too.  (apparently they do that to the elders) 

   We're excited for this week!  We've been working really hard and we have a lot of good stuff happening.  I hope everyone has a great week wherever you are at as well.  Love you all!

Sis. Mills and Me!

-Sister  Stacey

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