lots of cool things happened!
First of all, we had a "Mini MTC" with the youth in our ward, so we
got to go on splits with them. It was super fun, and we now plan on
working a lot more with the young women of the ward to help them get
excited about serving missions!
We have had some really cool lessons this week. None of the
investigators we have had have been progressing very fast, but we have
a lot of new people with great potential.
There was one day this week that was super cool, because we saw God's
hand in our work throughout the whole day! We had a lesson scheduled,
but the person didn't answer the door, but as we were about to leave,
we ran into the son of someone else we had met the day before. He told
us that they would be moving and he gave us their new address so we
could come by to teach them! God totally had us go there for that
specific reason! Also, we ended up having a great lesson with one of
our investigators who is very hard to get an appointment with. We had a
member couple come with us. The lesson was so good that it went kind
of long. We decided to stay even though we had other visits scheduled,
but it turns out that our other appointments cancelled too, so God
obviously wanted us to be in that lesson! One last cool experience
that we had last night-- Hermana Rasmussen and I were tracking in some
apartment complexes and it was almost time to go home. As we were
walking, there was a man driving a food delivery truck that passed us,
so Hna Rassmusen waved at him. Five minutes later, we saw him drive by again, but this time he stopped in the middle of the road and looked at us
like we had signaled him to stop. We didn't (it was probably the
spirit that told him to stop,) but we went up to him anyway and started
teaching in the middle of the road! He is SUPER cool and he said we
could come by the restaurant he works in and he would give us a free
Today was super fun too. I got to go to Great Falls again, but this
time with all the Hermanas. (Sorry, i didnt get any of the pictures,
so you will probably have to stalk some of the other missionaries
blogs to see those.) Also, since we were so close, I also got to stop
by and see my mom's childhood house! It is such a beautiful area! Cool
to think that I was sent here on my mission where my mom grew up. Virginia is defiantly a very special place to me.
Love you all, hope you have a great week!
I agree with Ashley, that Virginia is a very special place! I love that Ashley stopped my my old home! As a girl in this very home, we fed a lot of missionaries dinners, and we loved having them over. My dad would get a kick out of serving them ice cream in "dog bowls." (Never used for animals, but used as very large bowls specifically for ice cream!) The missionaries always had worried looks on their faces when they were served dessert in a "dog bowl." It's a Roger Horne (Ashley's grandpa) thing to do! I never thought that one of my own children would end of being a missionary in that exact place! It makes Virginia that much more special to me now! I loved growing up in Virginia and Washington DC is my favorite city in the world! Now Ashley has a little taste of what I loved about Virginia, yet she has very different and special reasons for loving Virginia! I made wonderful friends growing up in Virginia, and still keep in contact with many, and Ashley too has now made wonderful friends in Virginia including her companions and investigators! What a fabulous experience this has been for her. Although Ashley only has 11 weeks left, she will remember her mission for eternity and for many reasons!
AND, Mom will be hunting down some other photos from the other Hermanas this week! I love the two pics Ashley sent, but always love to see some of the Hermans in the pics too!