Hey Y'all! I can't believe it is already Monday!!!! I need time to take a chill pill for a second.
This week we were kept pretty busy per usual. Last Monday we had a district activity at Rockin' Jump, which is a trampoline park. It was way fun! We treated ourselves to Subway after and just got to hang out and get to know each other better!😊
Tuesday was cow appreciation day so obviously we hit up Chik Fil A! It was packed! But so worth it! Our picture even ended up on some Facebook page haha. We also stopped by a 7/11 because thats just what you do on 7/11!❤🐄
So this whole week was #ZoneWeek. So we used to have Zone Meeting once a month, but that stopped a few transfers ago so some real creative missionaries came up with a replacement! So this is how zone week works, everyday we get on Facebook messenger at 10am. We start as a companionship with a song and prayer then send in an emjoi when we were ready. Then us or the Zone Leaders lead out the discussions! We had bad example videos to discuss what we could do better, we had companions send in their role plays, and the best part was everyday had a theme with a challenge and a limited time hashtag! It was great and we saw a lot of miracles as we got out of our comfort zones! A miracle we saw together was on Wednesday our training was how to use the Book of Mormon in our finding and teaching efforts. We were challenged to give out a Book of Mormon that day. Sister Christensen and I had a full day with only 2 hours of finding time. But Heavenly Father answers prayers!! (duh of course he does) We were able to give not one out but two! Sadly they were both to people who were just visiting or house sitting so we don't get to see them again, but we can send missionaries their way!
I will spare you every detail from zone week and move on to some more fun stories!
Wednesday we were able to be in charge of Activity Days. We taught them about missionary work and even had them practice. It made my heart SO FULL! Also this was a convo we had with an 8 year old
Her: Wait so do missionaries not get to watch normal TV?
Us: nope! or movies or play on the computer or even have a smart phone
Her: thats why i cant be a missionary, i cant live like that 😂😂😂
We ran into 2 Vivent boys this week. Both were returned missionaries (,: One asked for some pass along cards from us that he could hand out! yay!!
I have one other interesting story but that is going to be told by a voice memo because why not?
ALSO stop what you are doing and google Bill Carpenters conversion story. It will change your life.
Spiritual Thought: I would love to invite y'all to join our mission in reading the Book of Mormon and studying the Christ-like attributes with it. "The Book of Mormon combined with the Spirit, is your most powerful resource in conversion." (PMG, pg. 110 ) This includes each of our personal conversions. Attached is the reading schedule and calendar. We began reading on Saturday, July 15. Read and study the Book of Mormon, marking scriptures that refer to the "Christlike Attributes" in Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel. Read 5 pages each day (the calendar includes several make up days) and you will complete the reading with the mission on November 10.
As missionaries, we hope to receive the blessings that President Monson promised us:
"I implore each of us to prayerfully study and ponder the Book of Mormon each day. As we do so, we will be in a position to hear the voice of the Spirit, to resist temptation, to overcome doubt and fear, and to receive heaven's help in our lives." Reading the Book of Mormon and studying the attributes of our Master, will help each of us become more consecrated disciples. I invite each of you to accept this invitation and seriously study the Book of Mormon every day. I testify that as you do, the promises given by our dear Prophet, President Monson, will be fulfilled in your life.
If you have any questions feel free to ask! And if you need a Book of Mormon hop over to mormon.org and request a free copy! 😊
Thank you again for all your support with my missionary efforts! Y'all are the best and I just am so thankful to have you all in my life!! Have a wonderful week! LOVE Y'ALL! ❤❤❤