Monday, October 19, 2015

Week 9

Transfers!  My new companion Sister Tawzer.
Missionary Leadership training with zone leaders, sister training leaders and area authorities.

District meeting a few weeks ago
It is actually getting really cold here. Goodness. It was in the 60's this morning when we were exercising, and I was FREEZING!

Transfers was really cool. My new companion is Sister Tawzer... She is awesome!!   She is really kind and awesome. She actually went to a year of BYU-I before she came on her mission!! She is an amazing missionary. She really focuses on working and helping others, and she is very good at being exactly obedient. We are working really hard and I am excited to see the progress we will make together. 

And I have some important information for you: I am a Sister Training Leader!! We went to a specialized MLC (Missionary Leadership Council) where I got to meet the Area Authority over the mission, Elder Suarez. I am excited to be an STL, and excited for this new challenge. It is an awesome calling, but I am still just a missionary, and have the same responsibilities and requirements as other missionaries. 

Our investigators are doing really well. I don't know if I've told you about all of them, so I'll just do that really fast.

L: 9 yrs old, mom a recent convert. Baptismal Date was for 10/25, but his mom moved it back and she didn't set a specific date yet.
W: has 2 grandkids, really kind. She finally came to church yesterday! Her date is for 11/7. We are going to help her get baptized on that day!
D and M: 11/29. They are my favorite. M is so diligent in studies, and he is eating up the gospel! They both are gaining a testimony that the church is true. We are trying to push their date up, but we don't want them to feel pressured.
S: She's a mom that we met tracting Saturday night!!! At the door, we asked her if she would be baptized and she said YES! We set a time to see her on Sunday, and when we showed up she was asleep. So we haven't gotten to see her again since. But it was my very first time asking on the first encounter if they would be baptized. Woah.
T is doing really good. She doesn't want to set a date yet, but she is really progressing.

It would be nice if they could all be baptized while I was here, but that's not my purpose as a missionary. I don't need to have baptisms in order to be successful. My purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ. If I am doing that, I am doing awesome missionary work!

You want stories? I'll give you stories:

I've really learned to act on promptings. I know that God is always directing us to the people we need to meet, and when we listen to promptings we are blessed. I am glad because I know how I receive promptings now! I absolutely love being immersed in the gospel. It is so good, and I am really strengthening my testimony. 

Crazy Story: We were tracting, my bike was killing my legs, and we went to a Publix to find for a little bit. We met a couple who invited us over for dinner THAT NIGHT and told us they wanted to have us over for dinner. It was really awesome, because it was just what we needed. We were feeling really discouraged. So we rode our bikes over to their house, had dinner, and taught them a lesson. They weren't really receptive to the message, but their kindness really made a difference. We'll see what happens for Thanksgiving;) 

I have more, but not a lot of time to email. Yikes!  If I have time I'll write you more.

Love you tons!

With love,
Sister Minson

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