Holy cow this week has been so amazing!!
First off, I am officially opening up the Madisonville and Crockett Branches for missionary work since neither of them have had missionaries for over a year! AND I am opening it up with my "sister" in the mission, SISTER HARRIS! (Also trained by Sister Peterson). She is super great! She is so organized and truly an inspiration. She is a convert of about 2 years and her testimony is so powerful! :)
So about the area ... it's HUGE!!!! It's about 1/4 of the mission, no joke! We are traveling about 150+ miles each day trying to get from town to town. It's what you call "rural" Texas for sure. Lots of dirt roads and hills!
We were able to go to the Madisonville Branch yesterday for church and I have never felt so loved as a missionary. The people have been praying and fasting for missionaries to come back and they were sooo happy to have us! And on top of that, they have already been doing lots of missionary work! We were able to receive 4 referrals this week and we have started teaching a Part-member family! Bill, the non-member husband, called himself a "Dry Mormon" and he is a character. Haha We spent a lot of the week trying to get to know the members more since we are both new to the area! :)
I loveeee the country life and I couldn't imagine serving anywhere else. The people are super humble and ready for the gospel and we are excited to bring it to them!
I will attach some pictures from the week in another email but I just love being missionary!
I hope all of y'all have a fantastic week and summer!
|Last Monday Night for Family Home Evening with the Schilds and Kristy|
|Kristy is getting baptized on Saturday and we are so excited for her!|
|Here is the Crocket Branch building. It's soooooo cute!|
|One of the many SMALL towns in our Area. I love it here and being able to be with Sister Harris!|
|From the top of one of our member's house in Madisonville|
TEXAS IS BEAUTIFUL!