This week was packed. And it flew by.
- We found a new investigator!!! Her name is Jasmine. She's a freshman in high school and so sweet. We had been knocking on doors for about an hour in this apartment complex, when we came to the top floor. We knocked on a couple doors but thought about going somewhere else when sister Polikowski encouraged us to knock on just two more doors. Jasmine was at that second door. We showed her the Halelujah video, (cause sister Copeland is inspired). Jasmine's face softened and tears welled up in her eyes. It was a sweet conversation and Jasmine is so prepared!
- FELIPA:, our "Miracle Day", we were stopping by people who used to meet with missionaries. We went to this apartment complex and walked around the building because the doors were locked and when we get to the main entrance we see a woman holding the door open. Turns out she used to meet with sister missionaries, because she totally recognized us and called out to us. We talked with her for a few moments. She told us to come by again. That's the same apartment complex in which we found Jasmine and Jessica and there are tons of other people in there who have previously met with missionaries!
- JESSICA ^^ she also used to meet with sister missionaries. We knocked on her door and set up a time to meet with her. It was AWESOME!
We were asked to speak at Zone Teaching (which is a shorter meeting than Zone Conference... But it's still long ). Anyways, we were asked to speak on Elder Holland's talk. It was a little scary but it moved by fast! My favorite part was when we got to bear our testimonies! While sister Copeland and I have been preparing to teach, the Mission Scripture has been on my mind. (We recite it at every meeting!)
"22 Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing--unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance."
The bottom half of the verse is all the blessings we can receive if we meet the qualifications in the first half of the verse. I love that the very first line says, "Yea, he that repenteth..." It doesn't say, "yea, he that is PERFECT..." The first line states that all those blessings are given to someone who IS imperfect and recognizes the need for a Savior in their lives and a need for forgiveness and improvement.
Learning this has been a great comfort to me! I'm grateful for the Holy Ghost and that He is the ultimate teacher we can have in life! I felt prompted to share this at Zone teaching, and while we were bearing our testimonies I felt the Spirit.
It's not about being perfect, but about relying on the perfection and greatness of Jesus Christ.
Other than that, this week has been so busy. Which is really, really nice. And this coming week is going to be real busy too!
I love being a missionary!
Hope y'all have a great week. April is FLYING ️ by!
Btdubbs- have I told Ya how much I love my companion? She's hilarious and it's so fun to do this great work with her! I feel so blessed. Sister Copeland is the #MVP
Also: this week has been like summer. Blue skies and 70+ degrees for the whole week. And it's been dry. Which is so nice.
I'm so grateful for the sun.
1. Tracting in Lake Zurich, by Lake Zurich (I think....idk where lake Zurich is. But we took a pic by this lake...)
2. ONE OF MY FAVE PEOPLE. Sister Brown fed us lunch. I ️ her.
3. We made a Tree of Life for a family. There are little scriptures on the fruit!
4. Night at the Ritz!