Halloween was pretty cool because we were blessed with the opportunity to hear from one of the new apostles, Elder Gary E. Stevenson! He actually came here for Stake Conference in Salina. So Saturday we sat in meetings from 1:30-6:30.. but it was totally awesome. My butt was really tired of sitting though, and a few missionaries from our district got to sing a musical number during our missionary meeting. We didn't get home til 9 pm and then the next day was another apostle filled day! So our weekend was pretty good!
I feel like Halloween always trumps the week.. other than the trunk or treat.. we were the cool missionaries who brought candy bars and went around asking people questions about the book of Mormon and if they got it right.. Bam you won yourself a candy bar. Turned out the questions we asked stumped a lot of people.. hehe! we also wore peacock face masks.. #dollarstore
This weekend we have a baptism coming up! Which we are super excited for! The Stephensons Family is so awesome, they are a returning less active family who recently moved to Abilene. The mom was the one who stopped us on the street who told us she was looking for us! lol They all came to church yesterday and they even brought a friend!
Cool Milagro, so yesterday sister flowers (fountain) A guy in our ward cant get her name right.. ever.. we're known as the "sister elders", and I sister willy, fasted with a less active young woman and we definitely saw blessings and miracles with the hearts of the people of Abilene soften. After Stake Conference, sister fountain and I divided and conquered- she went and talked to the LA sisters who came to conference, and she asked US if we could all sit down and have a talk about her going on a mission... AH! She said that she had such an amazing experience fasting that when she walked in to the opening song, she just started crying and felt the spirit. Later that night she texted us saying that she has never felt so full while fasting. (: It was such an awesome day.
Sorry this is short but I don't know what else to say.. I love my mission? yes. Its been the best thing I've ever done in my life- nothing compares to the happiness you feel while serving others in the best possible way. Our mission had 63 precious souls be baptized last month which was amazing, and we are soo on our way to hitting our vision of 100/ month. kansas is where it is at! #notcominghome. sorry mom. (;
My new favorite scripture is found in 2 nephi 2:2 "...and he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain." Which is talking about the enabling powers of the Atonement, which have helped become more like the Savior truly come to know him and love him.
I'll jump off my soap box, I love you all so much and I cant thank you enough for all you do. It means so much. (: Have such a great week!! (:
LOVE SISTER WILLY