Hey there everyone!! How is everything going? From the emails I've received, it sounds like everyone is doing fun things for Fall!!
This week was pretty good! Heavenly Father sure is blessing us! He sees our efforts and is giving us miracles every day!
We've been doing lots of service since people haven't been wanting to meet with us, so this week we helped a sister paint her home, so that was lots of fun! We also helped a family clean out their trailer! And goodness gracious! Both of these families were so thankful! We hardly did anything, but just a little act of kindness brought each of us so much happiness! It was super great!! I seriously love service and being able to serve a mission!
We've also been taking cookies to more people in the area! So great!! It always just makes people happy to receive a plate of cookies! :)
We had interviews with President Hobbs this week, so that was super legit!! I'm so thankful for such a patient mission president to give me advice! He just listens to all of us missionaries, loves all of this missionaries, and prays for all of us missionaries! He and Sister Hobbs are such wonderful people!
AH. I just love them! And this mission.. You know.. Lots of things to love! :)
So. MIRACLE!!!!! You remember how last week I told you the story about the lady named Cherrie? She was a member referral that we visited? Anyways! SHE CAME TO CHURCH!!!!!!! SAY WHAT?!?!?!??!
We visited her this week with the member that had found a letter from her, just had a nice visit, we talked a little bit about what our beliefs are and left it at that.
Sunday morning we were getting ready to go to church when we get a phone call from Cherrie telling us how much she loved our visit and asked if she could join us at church!!! After we hung up the phone I was jumping up and down.
As far as she said, she enjoyed it! She kept commenting on things that she liked.
Apparently she knew a few members in the congregation because she went up to several people.
Everyone welcomed her! It was such a miracle.
I'm not sure where it will lead to, but I know with all my heart that Heavenly Father has a plan for this kind sister!
We also had exchanges this week, so I got to spend a day in Victorville! The area reminds me a little bit of when I was down the hill in Ontario. Just the structure of the homes!
But it was lots of fun! We actually had appointments!! Meaning I was actually able to teach! It felt so nice!
The people I met there were so humble! One sister was just going through a lot, tons of drama and divorce and just everything! I just wanted to give her a hug and tell her everything would work out! Because it will! Everything always finds a way of working out!
It made me very thankful to be in this ward though, I'm thankful for the people here! I dunno what I'll do when I get transferred! So far, I've been here just as long as I was in Ontario. Transfers aren't for another 3 weeks, so who knows what'll happen! But what I'm getting at is that I love Apple Valley!
This week I was reading a talk from this past General Conference, the talk was titled "Living the gospel joyful" By Dieter F. Uchtordf, I would like to add something that stuck out to me so strongly! I copied and pasted this from LDS.org, I'll attach the link to the talk but for now, read these words, pray about these words, and ask if they are true! God Love us so very much! I know that he loves us. Anyways, here it is.