Nope! I didn't get transferred! (Thankfully!) I'm so excited that I get to stay! Sister Wood is going to Spokane though. My new companion (who I will meet tomorrow) is Sister Dickerman, from southern California. All I know about her is she goes home this December, so she's been out a while now. I'm sure I'll learn so much from her! So many exclamation points- can you tell I'm very happy??!! Haha
So this week was back to average with lessons- 14. But we went tracting every day. We had some really cool experiences. I got to really clarify what Mormons believe for a bunch of people. And at one house we had I think one of my favorite experiences so far! The lady opens the door and we explain who we are. She says she's Pentecostal. I asked her what they believe in (I'm genuinely curious). She talks about how they believe we're only saved through Jesus, we need to live holy lives, and we can go to heaven. I told her that was interesting, and it sounded like they believe some of the same stuff that we do. Well she just goes off on us- almost yelling, at how we have it all wrong in the Mormon church, we're going down the wrong path and won't be saved. She tells us we need to research the church ourselves and not just believe what people have told us while growing up. That the Book of Mormon is full of lies. Let me just say- Sister Wood gets really worked up with people like this. For some reason I have the opposite response. I just smile and listen, all the while inside I have this feeling I can't describe. All I know is that I HAD to bare my testimony. So I did. I told her that I respected her beliefs, but that I am here because I HAVE researched it for myself. I've read the Book of Mormon and prayed to ask God if it was true. I have received my answer and know that this is the true church and I am on the right path. I told her to have a great day... She said she'd pray for us. I walked away just so energized! I love bearing my testimony to people who try to tear down my faith! Can you imagine if I hadn't actually come to find out for myself that this church is true and that the Book of Mormon in the word of God? That would have been such a different experience. Anyway- I was so grateful for that this week! It's probably been the highlight of my 6 weeks I've been out.
with Sister McDowell
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