The weeks keep getting faster and faster! It's crazy! I will be starting the last two transfers of my mission tomorrow Didn't I just come out? Oh, wait...that was 16 months ago.
This past week was a good one! We are working with a lot of less actives/recent converts right now. It is truly a miracle to witness those who have strayed come back to the fold! It is just as joyous and just as fulfilling to help people return to God as it is to witness someone come unto Christ for the first time! I get to witness the Atonement in action as I see people change their lives. We are teaching this one kid who was baptized about 2 years ago, but fell into inactivity right after his baptism. About two weeks ago he showed up to FHE with the determination to get active again. He told us that he doesn't want to slip through the cracks anymore. He doesn't remember really anything about the church, but he knows that it's good and he knows that it is true. He's a really awesome kid! He comes to every activity he can make it to and he's always ready for a lesson from the missionaries!
We also got a new investigator this week! His name is Nathan and he's the boyfriend of our recent convert, Tessa. We went over to Tessa's the other day to teach her a lesson and he was there and joined in on the lesson. We taught the Restoration, and Nathan was really into it! We gave him a Book of Mormon and told him that we would love to teach him if he was interested. He seems like a really great guy with a lot of potential!
I do have some sad news to bear :( Sister Lovell will be leaving me. She's being transferred to Woodburn! It's pretty ironic, Sister Hartvigsen and Sister Lovell are the only companions I've had for longer than a transfer, and then they were both transferred to my previous areas! My new companion will be Sister Hart. She's been out for 3 transfers.
Here are a few scriptures that I came across this week that I really like:
James 4: 7-8, 10 - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Love you all!
Nita took us out!
Our ward mission leader Dylan and our on-date investigator Austin.
He came in his new suit and he looked AWESOME!