Friday, May 30, 2014

Good Week

Every week is a good week out on the mission.  There is never not a week where something amazing has happened and miracles weren't happening every day.  Now I just have to remember them to relay to ya'll!
First off, Brianna, who I was teaching up in Eagle Canyon, got baptized this week!  It was a really good service.  She had to make a lot of life changes to make it to that day, but she did it!  It was so great.  At the end of the service, she bore her testimony and it was pretty powerful. I love listening to people's testimonies that have just entered the church because everything is so fresh and new and wonderful to them that they just say it how it is.  Brings the spirit into the room every single time.
Then last Monday, someone that we are working with gave us an art lesson.  We painted mugs (see picture).  It was so much fun!  She is an artist for a living, paints the most gorgeous pictures ever and has traveled all over Europe studying art.  So she knows a lot.  Her house is so beautiful.  Pictures (that she herself has painted) all over every inch of wall.  She does a lot of rodeo/native American/western themed pictures that are just absolutely amazing.  And she loves to share her talent so she gives us painting lessons!  Not quite to her level yet but not to shabby if I do say so myself.
Sis Sweany is a lot of fun to work with.  She is from Maryland and went to BYU-I. We are pretty sure we have seen each other up there. She is pretty crazy; never a dull moment with her around!  But it's been fun, so many miracles happening this week; people that are not only willing to let us in but people that are willing to let us come back! that's the trick ;)  This week we ran into this family that is part member but we didn't know about; they invited us in and she told us that she was wanting to get back into the church and that her husband and daughter are interested in learning as well.  And then they came to church yesterday!  THAT never happens.  Miracle.  I don't know if I have mentioned Burt, he's a 96 year old that LOVES learning about God and tells us all sorts of stories from WWII and the Cuban Missal Crisis (he was air force/part of the missal defense).  But the other day we were teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End, but he brought up baptism and asked if he could be!  We had held off asking because he is 96 years old and we don't want to break him!  But that made us very happy, hopefully it will work out but if not, at least his desire is there.  SO many good things happening!!  I would be here all day if I were to tell you all of them. Anywho,
I hope everyone has a great week, the church is true!

Sis. Rae

Brianna's Baptism

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