Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 51

January 23, 2017

"Sometimes we seem to get no answer to our sincere and striving
prayers. It takes faith to remember that the Lord answers in His time
and in His way so as to best bless us. Or, on further reflection, we
will often realize that we already know full well what we should do."-
Devn Cornish

Hey y'all! This week was really good and exciting.
Sister Tullis and I are still getting along great and I just love her!
She has such a great attitude and love for the work.

We found an amazing new investigator this week named Crystal! She had
been taught by sisters several years ago but kind of slipped through
the cracks. She had remembered the church and ordered a bible off of! We stopped by and set an appointment and then realized we
had forgotten a bible haha. So we came back for our appointment with
her and ended up teaching the whole Restoration lesson! She loved it
so much and was very engaged, asking questions and just soaking it all
in. When we taught her about Joseph Smith she began to cry and the
spirit was just so strong! She is amazing, we are so excited to teach
her more.

Also this week on January 20th I hit my year mark of being a
missionary! I feel like I have learned a lot but also I really have
started to realize that I have been changing. I never thought I would
be one of those people who could pray for over 10 minutes just
speaking to Heavenly Father. But now I am. I never thought I would be
one of those people who would study the scriptures every single day
for an hour, and now I am. I never thought I could just speak to
anyone and everyone about the gospel but now I do. I am so grateful
for the experiences I have had and I can't wait to see how things turn
out for my last 6 months of my mission. It seems like it just flew by!

Also this week I went on 2 tradeoffs! One was with Sister Bryans, and
she is a brand new Sister Training Leader in Jax West. She is amazing
and I love her! She has such a strong testimony and a sweet spirit. We
took a picture!

I also got to go on a tradeoff with Sister Clay again in Jax East. She is so awesome, we forgot to take a picture though.

We had our Mission Leadership conference this week and it was just so awesome! There were SO MANY PEOPLE there since it was all the District Leaders, Zone Leaders, Sister Training Leaders, and a few random people who got invited haha It was really fun, a proselyting specialist from Salt Lake came and talked to us about our purpose as missionaries and also introduced a lot of new things that we can use to teach people. He told us our mission is amazingly obedient and that he loves visiting us because he knows what he will see! That was encouraging to me.

Well I love being a missionary! I hope yall have a great week! This week we have some pretty great stuff coming up so I am excited!
Sister Caton

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