MAY 6, 2015 - NOVEMBER 23, 2016

Monday, September 21, 2015

Week #20 - Another Week in Paradise

Hey Y'all!

Well, this week was full of some wonderful adventures and moments!  It was so great, besides the fact that both of us were sick for the first half the week and were told to stay home and get rest.  But, besides that little hiccup, this week has been amazing!  Also, last week was great as well.  I totally ran out of time last week and forgot to send my group email, my bad.  

Last week we were able to find 11 new investigators, including a family!  Let me just say miracles are happening here in the small towns of Caldwell and Hearne.  This week we were able to teach the Stickles family the Restoration and they came to church!  Even though the branch in Hearne is small in numbers, the members are amazing.  We had about 20 people at church and the spirit there was so strong.  I am so excited for this family!

Our recent convert Mary still seems to amaze me every single day.  We were able to take her to the Temple Tours at the Houston Temple last night and she was unbelievably happy.  She even shed a couple tears when we pulled up because she had never seen anything more beautiful.  We are so excited to teach her to do baptisms in the next week or so!  

Another miracle that happened this week was we were able to go on splits for church to both of our Branches!  One of the members picked me up and took me to Hearne and Mary took Sister Selee to Caldwell.  We had investigators going to church for the first time in both Branches and wanted to be there for all of them.  We prayed and fasted to find a way to make it to both, and the members here were the answers to our prayers!  They also brought us chicken noodle soup while we were sick and were constantly checking up on us. I love them so much.

Oh, and our car died for the second time this month and we had to have our neighbor jump it; the joys of car trouble.  But, everything happens for a reason, right? :)

I love being out here in the country and even though we do spend a lot of the time in the car, the people here are wonderful and we are ready to harvest because the field is white.

I hope everyone is having a great week and I can't wait to hear from all of you!

Some of my favorite scriptures this week are Mosiah 24:14 and Mosiah 2:14. The Book of Mormon is the best and I love being able to spend the time to study it each and every day.  Being on a mission has blessed my life so much!  I can't wait to be able to find and teach our investigators and get them to the waters of baptism as well as the Temple.  It is such a great experience! Being a missionary is literally paradise and I can't imagine being anywhere else right now.  :) 

Love y'all and keep the Lord's work moving! 

Sister Pinster

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