Holiday + pday?! YES! Since the 4th fell on a pday, we actually get to celebrate like normal people! Sort of...haha. We went to a parade this morning in St. Paul. It's a small town about 10 miles out of Woodburn that is famous for it's Fourth of July celebration and rodeo. So we went to the parade, and it was lots of fun! We won't be able to watch fireworks though because all missionaries have to be in by 7 tonight. We'll get to hear the fireworks, though! It's crazy to think that last fourth of July I was in the MTC and they let us watch fireworks from the parking lot
So this week we saw some miracles! Our sister training leaders came to Woodburn on Friday to do a power exchange. A power exchange is when both sets of missionaries are working in one area. During this power exchange, we found a new investigator named Clint, and he agreed to let us come back the next day and we taught him the Restoration! We are seeing him again on Tuesday. Also, Sister Erickson and Sister McArthur were walking down the street when a car pulled over and yelled out the window, "Hey missionaries! I'm one of those less-active Mormons!" And from that, they were able to set up a dinner appointment with him for Wednesday!
So I found a scripture this week that I LOVE! It's Romans 13:12 - The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. The armour of light! I love that! I love it so much because The Light is another name for Christ. Therefore, if you put on the Armour of Light, you are putting on Christ. And when you choose Christ, you cannot fail.
We get to meet our new mission president and his wife tomorrow! President and Sister Tateoka! They're Japanese farmers from Idaho.
I hope you all have a happy Fourth of July!