Monday, September 9, 2013

Week 8 - Kuna 07/29/13

Hello Family!

We got four new investigators this week! Isn't that awesome? It's so nice to be able to teach formal lessons and share spiritual thoughts with our member families in between our lesson appointments. I love the people we come in contact with and teach, but it's really exciting to be a part of someones path to baptism. 

We did actually get to see Sister Nicks brother two times! The first time she saw him she gave him a big hug. There was an audible gasp in the room from all of the elders, but we assured them it was fine since they were brother and sister. It was really nice for her to be able to see him! He’s serving in Caldwell which is only about 20 or 30 minutes from us. So she should get to see him pretty often!

My friend, Cody Lords, who lives in one of the wards we serve, is having his wedding reception here in Kuna. We were invited because they’re expecting several non-members to attend that have asked questions about the church. I also think they invited us because they knew that my roommates would be there and that I'd really enjoy seeing them. They are so nice! 

The weather here has been mostly in the upper 90s/100s. Its really not too bad since there is no humidity but everyone here complains about it. This coming week is supposed to be in the lower 90s/upper 80s so we’re all pretty excited about that!

I love how everyone grows their own food here! People are always giving us fresh eggs, milk, potatoes, carrots, peas, you name it! Lots of people grow grapes here too. So closer to the end of August, we have 3 or 4 families who’ve told us to come pick/eat grapes to our hearts content. I love it here! 
Our MTC event went pretty well! We didn't have a ton of people show up, probably about 80 or 90, but our ward mission leaders and the elders did an amazing job at teaching their topics. President and Sister Cannon both came to our activity as well, and they said they were very impressed. I'm glad it turned out so well, and I'm also glad it’s over! It was a big event that caused a lot of stress, althogugh totally worth it. P-day couldn't come soon enough, whew! I didn't get to take any pictures because we were running from class to class and showing people who were late to their classes. 

I don't have time to write down a spiritual thought, but I will share a scripture I came across on Sunday. It's in Proverbs 18:10 and it reads:

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."

I know that if we are ever going through trials or hard times, if we turn to our Savior, we will get the support and safety we need. I love this gospel so much! I gain a greater understand of the principles every time I have to opportunity to teach them. 

I love you all so much!


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