Sunday, September 28, 2014

(From sept. 22, 2014)

Hello Family!

So really fast the great highlights from the week:

So Monday was a fun day we had district P-day so we got together to go bowling... well little did we know that the bowling ally is closed on Mondays... so we had to figure out something else to do.  We went to the Reitze's house and we played soccer.  Yeah!  It has been so long since I've played soccer.  It was great!

Tuesday we had a busy day where we went and taught our investigator Felicia and had a DTR or Determine the Relationship.  Basically she wants us to teach her children.  We told her what was necessary for baptism and we committed her to come to church. 
We then saw Laurie she is a less active that we have been working with.  She is so great!  We really love her.  She reads and prays everyday. She doesn't come to church though so we are working with her there. 
We then had dinner with a less active and her family.  She is great and she talked about trying to implement the churches teaching into her life more.  We think that if we can get her to do that she will have a desire to come back to church.  She goes to a different church. :(  But we are hopeful that this will help her return.  She said she wants to go to the women's conference this week and then to general conference. :)

Wednesday we didn't have district meeting because we had zone conference on Friday.  So we saw a few people and did a bunch of tracting.  We went and talked to a ton of people.  Nobody was very interested per say, but we met some really nice people.  One lady even gave us water bottles to take with us.  Which was really nice because we were very thirsty.

Thursday we attempted to do weekly planning.  We got through making lesson plans for our investigators before I started freaking out realizing that this is my second to last planner... I only have 3 more months left on my mission!  What?  How did that happen?  Honestly what is going on here?  That isn't possible.  Those are just a few of the thoughts and things that I said as I freaked out about coming home.  It's not that I don't want to come home, I just don't want to leave.  It is a very odd feeling to have.  I think I may be getting a little trunky.
We had a great lesson with our investigator later that day.  He said he wants to be baptized he is just not ready yet.  I think that we just need to get him to church and set a date to really help him make those final steps.  He gets really overwhelmed with meeting too much so we meet with him every other week, but we still call him. :)  And ask how he is doing etc.

So for Book of Mormon class we basically go through the book of Mormon and try to point out key items and just really explain it.  We try to help people apply what they are learning.  We just finished the story of Ammon and Aaron. That was really cool. 

Friday we had zone conference.  Elder Wilson from the second quorum of the 70 came to talk to us about the book of Mormon.  He told us how to implement it more and how to produce better conversion in our converts and investigators.  It was really cool!  I love zone conference so much!  We got some really good ideas on how to help our investigators progress even more. :)

Saturday we did a bunch of contacting aka tracting.  It was not the most exciting day. Until we got to one house.  We were just about to leave and go to a different area.  We turned down a road and we had to turn around, and I said, " Let's go knock on this door."  Well we went and knocked on the door and she let us right in and we taught her the restoration.  It was amazing.  She was so nice and really open.  We are coming back on Tuesday to read from the Book of Mormon.  So that was our day.

Sunday we had church.  And we weren't expecting too much, but guess who came?  Laurie!  She came to church!  Then in walks Felicia with all her kids.  Wow!  That was amazing.  I'll be honest I was thinking that they wouldn't come but they did!   The only interesting thing was that sunday was not a normal sunday.  It was the PRIMARY PROGRAM!  So her very first time to church was very different.  I mean fast and testimony meeting is different, but the primary program is even more different.... And next week is fast and testimony meeting then the week after that it is general conference.  I'll be honest people out here aren't used to our church and it is very odd for them.  I'm a little scared for what will happen in the future.  But I am so happy that she came to church and was able to feel the spirit there! 

That was about it for this week.  It was a wonderful day sunday and the rest of the week was well... work. But I feel that this week will be more enjoyable and more fun!

I love you all and thanks for all that you do!

Love always and Forever,
Sister Lundahl

PS. if you want to send me a letter I wouldn't mind... :)

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