Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy February! - February 4, 2013

It's a month of miracles in our mission. Definitely.
Okay so with the Madrona baptism, turns out their family can actually come into town! So we moved their baptism back a week to accommodate and now their brother-in-law will baptize them! The gospel is meant to unite families. I can't wait to see how amazing this reunion will be. So yes, Taylor, we will be seeing 3 people get baptized on your birthday!!!!!! Happy birthday!!!!!!!
Phew sounds like y'all had a very busy weekend. And Nolan is married and Ali too! Great!
Well get this! No sooner after I email you about dinners but our mission comes out with a modified dinner policy! We found out on Friday at an AMAZING zone meeting. The new policy:
- we can have dinner with members regardless of whether they have a nonmember, less-active, or recent convert there
- the dinner has to be under an hour and has to end before 6:00 (this includes the meal, thought, and prayer)
- we are not to have a dinner calendar anymore
- all dinner appointments go through the ward mission leader as prayerfully selected by the ward council
Interesting huh? So we'll see how this works. Should be good!
Also haha we finally made contact with some people we've been trying to see for weeks! We were blessed to have 5 more people start taking lessons from us this week and finally ended our like 5-week streak of no new investigators.
We've been getting more missionaries (like 20-30) with each transfer (but only 1 more English sister :( ) and are expecting just as many with the next two transfers. We're still waiting for our sisters! Hopefully then we won't be covering two wards. I know the Spanish ward in our stake used to be covered by 6 missionaries but as only had 2 since I've been here. They're expecting to get more as well. So yes. I have no idea where all these new missionaries are going because our zone is not getting them haha. Oh wait false! We're actually getting a new Spanish missionary this week - like tomorrow. So he'll be trained in a trio just like me! Isn't that so neat the President assigned him to be trained here while both Sister Bruckman and I are here who experienced having a trainee in a trio?! It's awesome how the Lord works. I hope we'll be able to help the Spanish elders if they're ever overwhelmed by it. I had a great time in my training trio!
I'm so proud of y'all for how missionary minded you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Life is pretty good. I'm still working on being humble and nicer. We're working with some fantastic wards and missionaries here. It's amazing how much busier we are when the members trust us and arrange our schedule.
Okay sorry I'm out of time. I always try to think of funny stories and such but they never happen hahaha. Maybe next week.
Also can someone ask if Kyle Allen is getting my letters please?
Sister Parks

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