Hanging out in dear ole s-Laughter town with my girl
So we got Belnap and Bell.
the 2 southern belles. <3
Fun Facts about Sista Bell:
1. from Filmore, UT
2. went to Snow College! (s/o to dastan)
3. she adores her 3 younger brothers
4. she is super sweet and kind and loving!
5. she's in her 3rd transfer
6. she was MTC comps with Sister Henrie!
7. she reminds me SO MUCH of Emily my investigator from Covington!
(sorry I stink at these)
Anyways. I love Sister Bell. She's so humble and ready to work! I'm just really pumped for this transfer! We have potentially alot going on!
whats going on in s-laughter town??
1. Ms. Kellie Jo: a returning less active. she is so great. I love her alot.
experience this week: she came to church and happened to get there the same time as another returning less active, Clifton, and they were standing, a little nervously/awkwardly in the hall looking for a place to sit. (lots of our seats were filled this week!!!) we went out to the hall and greeted them. Clifton asked if Ms. Kellie Jo was investigating, and I said looking at her with a big smile, "No sir, she is coming back to church!"
and Clifton says, "Oh me too!" :)
we pointed out a row of seats that we could all fit on and was about to head in, Clifton, still a little apprehensive.
Ms. Kellie Jo turns to Clifton and says gently with a smile, "Come on. Lets go in."
Miracles and the Spirit comes when we love and support each other yall. its amazing. the Spirit is STRONG.
|the new crew #holla|
2. Cowboy: a returning less active that is getting prepared and taking steps in his life to go to the TEMPLE!!
This is one of my favorite people. He is hardcore on the outside but very sweet and gooey on the inside! haha Cowboy and I have connected from the very start and have gotten to be really good friends. He has been through alot in his life and has overcome alot and changed a TON! Its cool to see that the little choice he has made in the past ten years have mostly all prepared him to start preparing to go to the temple. aka stop drinking, smoking, being in the party crowd, coming back to church, caring more for his family.
So when we first met him we knew he was ready to start preparing! We talked about it with him, helped him recognize and feel the Spirit and encouraged him to take the first daunting step. Talk to the Branch President. Its been 3 weeks in the making.
So this week when he came to church and tried to sneak out after Sacrament meeting, we caught him and 'reminded' him. I know he is a tough guy and didn't want to make it seem like a big deal, that he wasn't nervous or intimidated... but I know it was.
>> yall. let me tell you. watching my dear friend Cowboy and our branch president walk down the hall to his office with his hand on his shoulder.... was one of the [ sweetest ] moments <3
I really felt the JOY in my heart that even though the repentance process is hard and intimidating.. it is where true happiness lies and it is so so soooo worth it.
3. the Browns/Amber: our most progressing investigators!
they are seriously the sweeeeetest ever.
the Brown fam <3
Ms. Leena, Amber & Brantley, Sister Henrie, Mr. James, Ms. Nancy, ME!
We saw them several times this week, Sister Henrie saying goodbye, saying hello to Sister Bell, and then a real lesson.
They were the SWEETEST when sister henrie was leaving. Sister Henrie was really sad and emotional about leaving and the Brown's got attached to us as well so they were really sad about her leaving as well. They are so kind to us and bought us a small bunch of fake roses and a card!!
Amber is our most progressing and promising right now. She lived in Utah for 7 months and so she is a little familiar with da Mormons. She has been going through a rough time and its so perfect that we are meeting together at this time. #godstiming
But this week we committed her to baptism and I know its going to happen February or March. We are super pumped about that.
The bummer deal is that she was coming to church on Sunday and Sister Bell let her borrow some skirts for church. We were so excited told all the branch that she was coming, got someone to sit next to her and everything.
and she didn't come :(
But esta bien, life of a missionary, moving forward we still have February!! But keep tuning in for a baptism in s-Laughter town!!
4. Also we might be moving to St. Francisville!! aka plantation country
If you have a minute, just go google St. Francisville.
#holla we are pumped.
5. WE HAVE A GENERAL AUTHORITY OF THE SEVENTY COMING TO SPEAK TO US ON TUESDAY.
I am super pumped to be edified and uplifted x 100000000 this week by that!!
|Last pic with Sista Henire girl!|
its party time.
not only because its mardi gras season
but also because the field is white already to harvest!
and we will be harvesting this town!!!
LOVE YALL BUNCHES!