Monday, August 15, 2011

Sister Bolliger - Lemoore Week 69: "When do I get my lesson? I haven't had one yet!"

This week was pretty good!
We were able to see lots of miracles. :) We had a potential investigator that lived in a trailer park near a member family that we visit frequently. Well, we had tried to set up some appointments before, but nothing came to fruition. Well, as we were walking to the member family's trailer, this lady was outside and asked us what we were up to! We explained again that we were dropping by a few things and then were off to go teach some lessons! Well, she then asked, "When do I get my lesson? I haven't had one yet!" So, she left cleaning her yard and we went into her trailer and had the first lesson with her! She's in her late 20's and has a 9-year-old, a 7-year-old, and a 1-year-old. We committed the mom to baptism and she readily accepted! She has been saying she has really wanted God in her life and that although she didn't know how to pray, she wanted to learn how! :) We invited her and her family on a church tour the next day. They came!!! We had a sweet ward missionary there and it was such a privilege to show them around the building and explain more about what we believe! Her daugher also committed to being baptized on the tour!
We were also able to have a wonderful lesson with a part-member family. It has been difficult for us to get into their home and have a real lesson--but a real lesson we had! The whole family sat down and we were able to briefly begin teaching them. The father offered a beautiful prayer and it was so amazing to see how they have been prepared for this time!
We had a Zone Conference on Thursday and it was interesting to see President Gelwix's vision for the mission! He committed all of the missionaries to read the Book of Mormon again before December 24th at 10:30 PM. Weird how I will be home by then! Ahhh! I am reading the Book of Mormon in Spanish so I hope to count that for his goal. :)
We had a linger longer after Church this sunday. It was fabulous! We have had so many new families move into the ward and so we were able to munch and get to meet new people! A sister in the ward challenged everyone to meet five new people they didn't know! It was fun to watch lots of people mingling that you'd never seen talking to each other before!
School started today here in Lemoore. It's weird as I've been here the whole summer break! Church was packed on Sunday. Such a relief! Everyone can't be out of town anymore. :)
One of our investigators, Miguel, is really doing quite well. We were afraid he might have been scared off after last sunday, but he came back! We had a wonderful lesson with him and two converts in the ward. It was interesting how we thought of bringing a certain brother with us to the lessons, and how Miguel and he had SO many things in common that we didn't even know! The Lord does work in mysterious ways. :)
Hermana Bolliger

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