August 17, 2015
Don't complain if it is hot in Utah, it's not like I know though! It has been really hot here! Like 106ish. Our car lies to us. It says that it is 113. I think that I am adjusting pretty well. Anything over 100 just feels the same. People say that we've had a mild summer, thank goodness!
We were contacting a referral this week, and we knocked twice. We thought that we heard someone mumble something (we knew they were home). We knocked one more time, and someone walked up to the door and yelled: "GO AWAY." So I just said, "Have a nice day!" My companion and I walked away laughing! If only she knew what this church could do for her!
I went on exchanges with a sister, Sister Parker, in Anza! Anza is in the mountains. It's a little valley with dirt roads and mobile homes. The sisters up there drive a truck. They cover two mountains and two branches, Iddylwild and Anza. It was fun!!
We had a pretty good week! We taught one of our investigators, Brigid, the Restoration. It was a great lesson, and she had already been reading the Book of Mormon! She has a strong desire to get baptized! She is a miracle, but then her ride didn't come to church, so she didn't either.... next week for sure!!
I wanted to write about Sacrament meeting yesterday. The lady that spoke talked about missionary work and letting your light shine. She related a story about letting your light shine to others, which I liked a lot! When airplanes fly into the LAX airport at night, they see the LA temple and use that to find the airport. One night, for some reason, the LA temple wasn't lit up, and the airplanes weren't able to find the airport. The temple got a call from the LAX airport and they told the temple workers "Turn on your lights." Are your lights turned on? There are people out there that are looking for the gospel, and they can't find it because some members don't have their lights on; they aren't living the gospel standards or sharing the gospel and inviting them to learn about how they can find true and lasting happiness in this life and in the next. Don't be afraid! "Fear is an absence of faith." A missionary told me that. We need to help spread the gospel. Start living the commandments, find for yourself that happiness, and then share it with others! Help them make it back to our Father in Heaven in the Celestial Kingdom.
Have a good week! Make good choices!!