How is everything going?? I hope you all had fun in Colorado. Tell Grandma I love her!
So this past week was good, we're still working super hard on finding people to teach here in Cardston and its still been a little difficult but I know we wouldn't be here if there weren't people for us to help bring closer to Christ.
On Monday we went to FHE with the YSA and had a picture scavenger hunt, so fun! Me and Sister Estrada were determined to win and lost to the Elders team by 20 points....so sad! But oh well.....I think I'm starting to not be so awkward in the YSA branch so that's a positive! Hahaha Then we had correlation with one of our Ward Mission Leaders and it was awesome! I don't know if you've seen some of the Hastening the Work of Salvation videos but I felt like I was in one of them! Its just so nice when you have a ward mission leader that sees the vision of missionary work in the ward. There's a lot of good things happening right now and hopefully we see some fruit come from it.
The next day we had district meeting and I'm just super blessed to be serving around the people that I am, I learn so much from all of them. We then had a huge list of people to see so me and Sister Estrada just tackled the list.....too bad most of the people weren't home but we did set up an appointment with a non-member that we're going to see later today so hopefully that goes well! We also had our ESL class that night. SOOOOOO FUN! We had 4 Croatians and 1 from the Dominican and 1 from Spain and 1 from Brazil. Remember how its my dream to go to Croatia???! Well these people are awesome! And they started teaching me some Croatian! Anyways who knew there would be so much diversity here in Cardston. It helps me pretend I'm back in Calgary haha
Wednesday was an okay kind of day. We met lots of potentials but other than that 3 of our appointments fell through....sad face. I just get so upset when we almost have someone to teach and then it falls through. BUT we did find out some exciting news. We get to start helping in the Cardston Visitors Center at the Temple! Don't get too excited because the Visitors Center here is tiny but it will be cool for the summer since tons of people come from all over the world to go to Waterton and they have to come through Cardston and lots of non-members stop to see the temple. It will be cool to then be able to help with missionary work all over the world.
Thursday we went over and helped at the Seminary building and role-played with the students on how to give a Book of Mormon away and how to share the gospel with their friends it was super fun! Then we went out on splits that night with some of the members and got to meet more members in one of the wards. We're still trying to figure out how to be over a whole Stake but I think we're finally getting the hang of it.
Friday we had exchanges with the Raymond sisters and I went to Raymond with Sister Connor. She's a super awesome sister from Las Vegas and the whole time I was just thinking it would be so much fun to serve with her! We had a couple of lessons and taught really well together. We had one lesson and it was the saddest thing everrrr. The guy was talking to us and said "there is no true church on this earth and I know that to be true." IT BROKE MY HEART TO HEAR THAT. We just bore our testimonies on Christ and the Book of Mormon and then left. He just wanted to argue with us and there is no point staying in that situation when you can't feel the spirit.
We had an awesome Saturday though. We went and did yard work for a lady in Raymond who's not a member but has come to church a lot. We mowed her lawn and trimmed her trees and she was so grateful for all the help and said she was excited to come back to church. We also taught their recent convert who just amazed me with all the knowledge she has of the gospel. We can't reach our full potential without the gospel of Jesus Christ and it was so neat to look at this girl who just joined the church and realizing how much her Heavenly Father loves her. That night when we got back into Cardston are dinner appointment fell through but then the Croatians invited us over for Croatian pancakes! Tender Mercy! All of them are Catholic and we had some really good discussions about the gospel, some of them are more interested than others but all of them are really good people.
Yesterday we went to the 7th ward, YSA branch the Kaiani Branch and 4th ward. All of them had really good testimony meetings. Actually the really cool part is there is a lady in the Kaiani branch who called us and wants to be taught and she came to church on Sunday. She then asked us if she was allowed to bare her testimony! She got up and bore her testimony and it was awesome! The spirit was so strong. She's so ready for the gospel and we haven't even taught her yet. So that was super exciting!
Well family I love you lots. We are so blessed to have the gospel so pray this week for someone you can share it with, even if the person is an active member, we can always bring someone closer to Christ. Have a great week!
A random Buddhist church in Raymond!