Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Week 20: Snow!

This week we experienced our first snowfall! Well, the first snow that actually stuck. It was fun to tract in the snow--people were a lot more willing to listen! It was awesome! and really nice on our part because we have been able to talk to a lot more people. We have a mission challenge this week. It's called the Book of Mormon Blast! Basically, you talk to as many people as you can and give out as many copies of the Book of Mormon as possible. It sounds scary, but it is actually so much fun!
It was a bit rough this week, but it totally turned around! It was fantastic! On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, most of our appointments cancelled. It was awful! I was so disappointed. Well, anyways. Obviously, we were sent where we needed to go.
On Wednesday, we had a wonderful time at the temple and our first appointment cancelled, which was a bummer, because it was with Maryanne. We just love Maryanne! Then our appointment with Randy cancelled! Then Joel cancelled our appointment that night. It was a rough day. (I can't remember if I have written about Joel. He's a less active returned missionary.) BUT. Amid all of this craziness, we said a prayer to know where to go and who to see. Well, during the prayer, we had the impression to go see a less active woman, named Sherri. Sherri is an amazing woman. I LOVE HER. Anyways, we talked to her about her concerns with coming to church. She mentioned that she was afraid people would ask her questions she wouldn't know how to answer and also, she didn't want to leave her family at home while she came to church. All Sister Holladay and I asked her to do was to pray to know what she should do about church. Well, turns out her visiting teachers, Lisa and Teresa, talked to her the next day. Lisa was messaging her on facebook about coming to church, while Teresa was on the phone talking to her about coming to church. Needless to say, she got the hint from God that she needed to come to church. It was a wonderful surprise to see her in the chapel on Sunday morning!
Remember Chris? The less active returned missionary who doesn't know if God is there? Well. We felt like we should go see the couple that he lives with and when we pulled up we saw him outside smoking. We went and talked to him and he said that he thought we were the cops when we pulled up. It was hilarious. Anyways, we challenged him to pray and ask God if he is really there and he said he will do that. So, we are going to follow up with him on Tuesday.
We went on exchanges again this week! Woot! Sister Knowlton and I were together this time in my area. We were tracting and we met this man named Dwayne. He was such a nice old man! He was so adorable! He let us in out of the cold and he told us that he is atheist, but that he still follows the commandments found in the Bible. We gave him a Book of Mormon and challenged him to read and pray about it. It was great!
Also, so while we were trying to go see a potential named Ploy, we saw a man from the ward talking to his neighbor. So Sister Knowlton and I walked briskly to go introduce ourselves. The man's name is DJ and he is a state patrol officer for Colorado. Yes, yes. I was scared. Anyways, Sister Knowlton threw the brother from the ward under the bus by asking DJ, "Has this guy ever invited you to church?" However, he had been invited and let us know that he has several copies of the Book of Mormon in his house. YEAH!
One of the funnest and stressful times of the week was when we didn't have a pianist for our Saturday service at the retirement homes--so I played for an hour. Can I just say that that was so hard? After not playing for more than 15 minutes in like two years? However, it was fun.

I love you all so much! Remember that Jesus loves you more!
Sister Hardy
Here are a few pictures I took recently before my camera broke!
1. Keep calm and go to the temple! Which we did this week!
2. Rocky mountain high! This picture was before the snow!
3. There is a huge house on a hill in our ward and we really really want to go over there!

No comments:

Post a Comment