sister harper has been so stinking sick all week, and it's provided for an interesting week. we were in all dayand then have been doing half days since then. she's doing much better now, all is well in zion!
on a happy note! we attended an incredible young women's lesson yesterday with our investigator, Ashley. In the middle of the lesson, the teacher completely paused the lesson and said, "Do you feel this right now? Everyone, just stop for a minute. Do you feel the spirit that is in the room right now? That goodness that you are feeling is the spirit. You know you're doing what's right when you feel this way".
as missionaries, we were pumped that she took the time to point out the spirit, not only to our investigator, but also to all the other girls in the room.
right after church we had a lesson with Ashley and addressed some of her concerns. we've been trying to get her to set a date for baptism and she's told us multiple times that she wants to keep praying about it. so yesterday, we told her that we were all going to pray about it together.
we were in a random little sunbeam classroom and the three of us knelt down on our knees and she asked the Lord if He wanted her to be baptized on. That same feeling, that was in the lesson earlier, filled the room. After the prayer we asked her how she felt and she said, "I feel the same way that I did in that young women's lesson. I feel that goodness".
sister harper and i both had to restrain ourselves from screaming, "THAT'S THE SPIRIT!!!!!" to her.... but we got the message across. and she agreed to. she's 15 and honestly seeking God's plan for her. she's a sweetheart and we love her dearly. pray for her?
p.s. it's november 2nd and there are people sunbathing at our apartment pool RIGHT now... WHAT IS THIS?!
|melissa... she pulled clothes out of the dress up box and created her own witch costume|
|Trunk or treat with the youth! me, sis harper, marcus (the clown), alec, sophia, victor, connor and ashley (one of the girls we are teaching). everyone in this picture but the missionaries and ashley are cousins.|
|more trunk or treat. maddie and marissa (we just started teaching her and her family).|