Monday, September 26, 2016


Being a missionary is so emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausting.

Friday was supposed to be an amazing day. We had 5 scheduled lessons. 5. I was pumped when I woke up. Then the first lesson cancelled. Then the second, then third, fourth, and fifth. So the whole day we were just basically walking around doing some finding to stay productive and busy. It was so frustrating though. About an hour before each lesson they all cancelled.

So many people throughout the week had told us that they were going to be attending church. We had like 10 people, about, that said they were going to come to church. We were excited, then one investigator showed up. So upsetting. But maybe it was good only one showed up so we could really focus on him and introduce him to stuff and be by his side. The investigator that did show up introduced himself as "I'm nick, and I have been here once before and I'm thinking about being baptized." So it was awesome. During the week while we were finding when our lessons got cancelled we found a couple people that want to meet.

So like the intro to this email, it is exhausting in every way. It is such a roller coaster every single day. Good things and bad things happen daily. Although it seems like there is more bad than good at times I'm sure Heavenly Father has got a plan and something in store we can't see.

Sunday night we had a fireside called "why I believe." It was awesome. Missionaries from multiple zones/stakes came up here to Erie. So about 50 missionaries and President and Sister Johnson gave little talks about why they believe. Then a recent convert shared his testimony too. All of us missionaries sang three awesome songs. The spirit was in abundance while we sang. Our investigator nick went to it and he said he felt something special, like he was "at home."

I've learned from being here that being bold is good as long as you follow the spirit. I asked someone this week why they stopped coming to church and why they haven't come back. Just straight up asked it like that. And she told us and know we know how to help here! It was awesome. She has a testimony but just got offended or stressed or whatever. But we know how to help her now. Anyways. That's the week in a wrap.  It's starting to get a little chilly the past couple day


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