Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hey, Hey, Hey!

This week has been awesome! We have two more investigators on date! On Monday we had a lesson with the Poulsens. The parents are less active and they've recently decided to come back to church and they have two sons that they want to get baptized, Aiden and Evan. Aiden is 9 and Evan is 8. We taught them the plan of Salvation and then committed them to be baptized on September 19th! Technically, only Aiden's baptism counts toward our numbers because he's 9, so he's considered a convert. Since Evan is 8, he's counted towards the ward's numbers. They were both blessed as babies, so they have membership records. But still! Two more baptisms! That's two more souls headed for salvation! WOO! Our second investigator's name is Sierra. She's a ten year old girl who's been coming to church for about a year and half. The only reason she hasn't been baptized yet is because we're waiting for permission from her dad to start teaching her. She pretty much knows all the basic doctrine, so lessons with her are easy peasy. But still! We were teaching her the Restoration and the coolest thing happened! It was cloudy outside, so the room was darker. We were showing her a clip from the Restoration movie, the part where Joseph Smith is in the sacred grove, and at the exact time that Joseph Smith was saying "i saw a pillar of light...above the brightness of the sun" the clouds parted outside and the room was flooded with light! IT WAS SO COOL! So after the lesson was over, we asked her if she wanted to be baptized on October 17, and she, of course, said yes! She said that she has been waiting so long to get baptized and it's finally here! She is really such an incredible girl. She already has plans to attend BYU to become a teacher. She's awesome. I want to be like her when I grow up! 

Sister Williams and I LOVE giving out Mormon.org cards to people. Anytime we get gas or go through a drive-thru, we pass a card out. So on Tuesday, we handed a card out to our gas attendant, Brad. AND GUESS WHAT!? He called us the next day!! That never happens! We set up an appointment for Wednesday! And he came! We were a little hesitant, and we weren't sure if this guy was for real or not. But he was! So we saw him on Wednesday, and set up another appointment to start teaching him the lessons! And! He came to church on Sunday! This guy is golden! We are so excited to start teaching him! 

So the weirdest thing that happened this week was when we couldn't drink the water for two days. Hahaha! Apparently, someone ran into a fire hydrant and busted a water line. It was repaired, but the city of LaPine was advised to not drink the water unless boiling it first. So that was funny, haha! 
Well friends, I love you! And I hope your lives are wonderful! 

Sister Hanna

P.S.  So we went over our allotted mileage for the month because of all the
traveling we've had to do. So we wrote this letter to Elder Van
Leeuwen in the mission office, he's in charge of all the cars. We
thought we were being funny, but who knows. We might get a call soon
calling us to repentance.


This bit came in the family email but I thought it was funny and wanted to share it.

"Last night Sister Williams said "do you want to know what my first impression was of you?" and I was like crap oh no. She said her first impression of me was "the face." HAHA! The first time she saw me was when bishop was pulling into the church parking lot after bringing her from Salem and I made "the face" at him as he pulled in. Well, she saw it and was like oh no what a weirdo. But now that she's gotten to know me she loves "the face" as much as you do! She said that if she could do "the face" she would hahaha!

Cookies from her district leader Elder Giddings. His mom made these cookies and sent them for everyone in the district!

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