Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week 32: A Roller Coaster of a Week

Hello there!  This week has been a rollercoaster - lots of good moments and also some hard ones.  On Tuesday we went to the Griffin District Meeting.  We did a training on becoming converted members of the church, and it really hit me how we can always work on being more converted.  President Foote always talks about how none of us are ever going to become fully converted, and that we always need to be working on our conversion.  Luckily we have forever to work on it!  But anyway, the district meeting went great, and we rushed back from district meeting to have exchanges with the Fayetteville Sisters.

I spent the whole day with Sister Worsham, and since we blew like 40 miles going to and from district meeting, Sister Mason spent the day with us and drove us around!  We taught a lady who sits on her porch all day (literally) and sings gospel music!  She is so sweet and we talked to her about the Book of Mormon. We gave her one of those huge copies because her eyesight isn’t very good.  We also went and taught a lady who we have been teaching on and off for six months, and it was such an interesting lesson.  We have been trying for so long to get her to read the Book of Mormon, and we were so positive that she would, and when we got there she told us she gave it away to a friend... hopefully the friend will actually read it!  Ah! We gave her another one, and she said for sure this time she would read it... and then we went back on Sunday evening, and her husband yelled at us and told us to never come back - such an emotional roller coaster!  A mission has definitely taught me to number one, face rejection with a smile and number two, be patient with people.

Exchanges were fun because we had seven sisters total that stayed at our apartment that night!  It was like a slumber party, except we said a group prayer and went to bed at 10:30- definitely not what most 19 year old girls do, but it was awesome!  We taught Mary on Friday, and we are so sad that she isn’t living in our area anymore, but she will hopefully come back to visit often! She was telling us how she shared the B.O.M with her roommate and told her about the church! She is already such an awesome missionary and she isn't even a member! She amazes me! 

I am trying to think of any funny stories that happened this week.... last night we taught a lesson at a less active members home.  They have this little dog that came up and started licking my leg part way through the lesson, and it was all Sister Barrett and I could do to not burst out laughing, because I was trying to move it away without kicking it, while still maintaining my composure.  Everyone has dogs here and it can be pretty annoying!  OHHH!  We were finding on Saturday, and after finding no one on Friday it was so cool to knock on this lady’s door who had just moved in. She said, "Oh, I ordered a Book of Mormon and it came in the mail.  I just really felt like I needed to read it!  I've almost read the whole thing!"  We were so stunned!  We are so excited to start teaching her!  And another lady who welcomed us right in that day and was telling us about how it was the anniversary of her husband’s passing and how she had been given a Book of Mormon from a friend.  When we asked if we could come back and teach her she was so excited! It was a miracle day!  Have a great week!

Love Sister Hunter 


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