Sep 14, 2015

Trust In The Lord With All Thine Heart

Bob and Lucy were kind enough to spend their day off with us on Labor Day. They took us to the Lauritzen Gardens and they were absolutely beautiful! Sister Smith and I then did a little bit of shopping and had a home cooked meal for dinner with our "mission parents". I don't know how I got so lucky to be living with such amazing people. I love them so much!

On Wednesday as we were coming out of Tatiana's apartment, there was a man standing there who stopped us to ask for directions. He tried asking us for a ride, which raised a little red flag, and we told him that we are missionaries and that we aren't allowed to give people rides in our car. He then told us "I'm lost. Not just right now, but in my life." We told him that we could definitely help him out with that! We ended up giving him a Book of Mormon and the address to our church building. We will probably let the elders take him, but we wish him all the best! 

We were also able to teach a new investigator this week. His name is JayBreon and he is 8 years old. His grandmother, Lanell, is in our ward and even though his parents aren't members, he has been coming to church with her for the past couple of years. He has really been wanting to be baptized and Lanell has really been wanting it to happen on the September 12, so we ended up teaching him all 5 lessons in an hour. That was definitely a record.

His baptism went so well! You could tell that he was so excited to be baptized and Lanell had the biggest grin on her face the entire time. It was so sweet to see how proud she was of him. No matter how old somebody is, it is such an incredible experience to see them take that next step to come closer to Christ.

Although there were some great moments this week, there were definitely a few bumps in the road as well. But you would never learn anything if life was just smooth sailing all of the time. So all that we can do is trust in our Heavenly Father and know that He will help us through those roadblocks. Sometimes it can be hard in the moment to see the eternal perspective of how things are going to work out, but as long we stay positive, the Lord can help us do anything.  

P.S. I need to send a congratulations out to Linsey and Dallin for getting hitched and to Stephanie, Kevan and Kate for welcoming little Emily! I love you all so much!
 This is the Rose Garden. It was so pretty!

 Sometimes I like to try out my photography skills.

 This is JayBreon. I guess that eight year olds think that they are too cool to smile in pictures. Kids 
these days!!

Happy 7 months! Also, we have a Quilt Show going on downstairs. So that's been fun!

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