It has been a week! Just to clarify, the talent show has not yet happened, but the missionaries that will be here in January will be planning that out. 🙂
MONDAY we went to Uncle John’s Cider Mill as a District and the Assistants joined us. We also went Laser mazing. Also we ran into a group of MSU students that had graduated with me at Clarkston High School!
TUESDAY I was on trade offs with Sister Young at MSU. We asked a lot of students, “If you could ask God one question, what would you ask Him?” We got a lot of great responses and created a seed which was cool.
WEDNESDAY we had District Meeting on putting people on date during the first lesson. We door knocked a lot and then went to the Activity Day Girl’s Talent Show where Kahley participated! 😀 I’m very impressed with the girls in her age group. They are very supportive and inclusive.
THURSDAY we door knocked and Personal Contacted pretty much the whole day. We did Family History with Amanda and found an entire page of names to take to the temple.
FRIDAY we took a second Pday because we were going to the temple that night. One of the highlights of the day was going to the MSU Children’s Garden with a mommy playgroup in the ward. Satan was really working hard on Amanda, trying to prevent her from getting to the temple, but we did everything we could to make sure she made it! At 4:30, we headed out in the 12-seater van with Brother and Sister Hopkins, their baby and friend, Sister Kelley, and the Webster crew! All the Amanda’s girls came with us, which I thought was a neat experience 🙂 She was able to do 8 of her family names and I saved the 7 male ones for my brother to do when he goes to do baptisms for the dead. (For more information, see https://www.lds.org/topics/baptisms-for-the-dead?lang=eng) Amanda wants to set up another time to go to the temple together when I get off my mission. 🙂
SATURDAY we walked and knocked for 7 hours.
SUNDAY was church and it was very busy. We had a ward linger longer (potluck) after, and I was very impressed how well the ward was mingling.
So today (Monday) we will spend the day doing regular missionary work.
President Monson said in conference recently that “The Savior brought hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak. He healed the sick; He caused the lame to walk, the blind to see, the deaf to hear. He even raised the dead to life. Throughout His ministry He reached out in charity to any in need. As we emulate His example, we will bless lives, including our own.” I believe that we can “raise the (spiritually) dead” through uplifting words, actions, and sharing the gospel. ❤
Love, Sister Harrison ❤