Monday, June 8, 2015

A different kind of week

My new companion, Hermana Johnson

Hi everyone! 

This week has been kind of different. I think I already told you that we got our iPads back a little while ago. They're releasing our use of them in stages this time. The first stage was using it for studying and teaching. We just moved into the second stage which involves using it as a planning tool. Before, we used paper records to keep track of everything but now everything has to be put into iPad form. So basically, we've been required to spend the past week transitioning all these records onto the iPad by hand, like 10 years of records. It's crazy. It's been occupying so much of our time and it's frustrating to not be doing regular missionary work. But it's okay; it has to be done and it'll make it all less complicated in the future.  

BUT we did still see some cool things happen this week. There was one day, especially, that was just a day of miracles. Our ward mission leader had given us a referral to go see someone he works with that the sisters taught a month ago. They said when they taught him, he was not interested and straight up told them so. Our Ward Mission Leader said this person is going through a hard time right now and so it might be a good time to go and see him. We went and he was seriously a different person. We talked about how the gospel can literally change his family and how it's not going to be easy but that Heavenly Father has provided a perfect plan to help him. 

Then, we drove up the road a little bit to go visit another person the sisters used to teach. Outside, in the road, there was a family so we went and talked with them. There was this awesome girl we met who just had a baby three months ago. She talked with us about how her life has changed since she became a mom and the hopes she has for her new family. We, once again, talked about how the gospel can bless her family at these beginning stages and far into the future. She was really excited to have us come back this next week. 

After that, we went to go see if one of our investigators wanted to come to church . He wasn't home but, on the way, we met this group who were outside having a party. They were four families all together and after we talked with them a little bit, they all gave us their contact information so we could come visit them again. 

And THEN, we went to see another previous investigator who we've been trying to see but can never catch and she AND her husband were both there. We were able to sit down and have a lesson with them and set something up for this week as well! 

Keep in mind all this happened in the last three hours of the day. It was AWESOME. Heavenly Father definitely blessed us to be able to get as much done as possible in the little time we had and it was awesome. 

I love you all! Have a great week! 


Hermana Meise

1 comment:

  1. I love how Hayley is LOOKING for blessings in each day. So often we only see the difficult parts of our day, but she is learning to see the good. I love seeing her smiling face... and her cute companion too!