I hope that you all had a wonderful week and holiday! We had a lot of fun as well as a lot of wonderful lessons this week. One example was last Monday after p-day; we had someone ask us if we wanted to help them dig up a body…. They don’t really know if it is a body. We went by to see a recently baptized family and they were telling us about how the people that lived there before were crazy and under the house there is part of the ground that looks like a body could be buried there but they aren’t sure. Long story short, we will not be helping them dig up the potential body, mostly because we can’t find a time that works for all of us.
We have so many great people that we are teaching here! We are teaching some twins that are 12 years old. We had a great lesson with them on Saturday. We were able to teach them the restoration. Their grandparents are members and we teach them in their home. We feel like Thunder is a lot closer to baptism but has not set a date yet. They have been meeting with missionaries on and off for a long time. They have already been through all of the lessons at least once – it is just a matter of them finding out for themselves that the gospel is true.
We are also teaching an 85 year old lady that is from Germany. She is super cool. She is very sweet. The first time she met me she told me that I needed to change my name because it does not fit me…. That same day we stayed a little bit longer after our lesson to play cards with her. I was going to win the game and she told me that if I won that she was going to punch me in the nose… luckily she was just kidding. She is a fireball and I love her. She is awesome!
I love this area and I love this time that I have to be able to serve. It is amazing how much I have learned and grown as a missionary. I know that my testimony has grown so much since I have been here. It is so crazy to me to think that I have been in Oregon for five months already! I love being able to teach people. I know that the only reason I am able to do the things that I am doing is because of the Savior. I know that with Him we are able to do things we never thought we would be able to do.