Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas! #HeistheGift

Merry Christmas Y'all!!! 

Its been an awesome week! Sister Gray and I saw miracles and found new people! woot woot!! 

So for the past few weeks I've been getting promptings that we need to knock these apartments that are about 5 miles from our trailer. We finally made it this week! We weren't sure what buildings to start with so we decided to start in the way back. Well it has been a while since I have knocked apartments, I was a bit nervous! lol! Heavenly Father knows I needed a "good" door at first to help me get rid of my nerves. :) So the very first door we knock on we got a return appointment for this sweet family! Well the next 15 or so doors were interesting... lol! We got some peeps who cussed at us and slammed the door in our face. We met some one who once we mentioned our Savior he turned around and said he is going back to his movie and shut the door... lol We laughed pretty hard over that one! We also met some nice Christians who thanked us for what we were doing but were not interested in hearing our message. But the last two doors of the night were golden!!! We met this sweet older lady named Georgie! She wants to learn more, but was getting ready for bed. Then we met Susan and her 17 year old daughter Makayla! They let us right inside! They are so sweet and very humble! Susan just had a stroke a month ago, and Makayla is pregnant. They talked with us and are so willing to have us come back! They are Jewish-Christians, so they celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas! I love how we found them! We had to meet people who are not ready and sometimes are even rude to us, so we can find the humble and meek ones who are ready to accept this gospel! :) We went back a few days later and it was the perfect timing! Georgie was having a bad day and was crying, so we comforted her and said a prayer with her. She was so grateful and it calmed her down! :) And then we stopped in to see Susan and Makayla, they were cleaning and decorating their apartment but they both were having a hard time getting around and/or reaching stuff. So we jumped right in and helped them! Susan was SO grateful! And it really was just a small thing, but by helping others and loving them it leads them to be more willing to hear your message! :) I am way excited to be teaching them! And also to knock more of those apartments!!! 

Stephanie is doing better! She has invited us to her Christmas eve party too! She is slowly reading the BOM and is praying a lot more! We are gonna be helping her pack up her house this coming weekend. We dropped Terry, she wasn't progressing at all and didn't want to. :( 

Every week since I've been here, we have been visiting this part member couple. The Boniwicks! She is pretty active and wants him to take the lessons! We asked him what was his hold up and he said he isn't sure if he would make a good member. So we talked about how that desire will come and such as he learns and finds out for himself the Church is true. We asked Bro. B if he would be wiling to take the lessons? He said he would pray about it. I love him so much! He feels like a grandfather to me! Well an ADVENTURE happen once we left their house. So they live out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by trees and dirt roads. Well we slid off the road cause it had been raining, into a ditch! But Heavenly father was protecting us cause the car didn't get hurt and neither did we! The B's came to help us and so did the Elders, well every one else got stuck too!!! It was red clay road and late at night! So we had 7 people and 3 stuck cars.... hahahaha! But the B's called their neighbors who have a tractor! So we were all saved! 

And yesterday us 4 missionaries sang in the ward's Christmas program! It was fun! I am loving this area more and more! I love my companion so much! She is way awesome! Hope y'all have a great week! Merry Christmas!!! XOXOXO 

~ Sister Willie
 Missionary service! Helping with the food truck.

 Giant wall mural! 

 At the ward Christmas Party!!

With the car in the ditch!

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