Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 4th, 2014

Wassssssup Augosot!!!!

I can hardly believe that we are into august! It has been great though!! So my new companion is Sister Ashman!! She is from Henderson Nevada, right up close to sin city.  She is the  youngest of 5. and has been a missionary for 15 months. She is really great. and hilarious. =D We have been having a great time- we are kindred spirits. So this is going to be a really fun transfer! 
Monday Sister Price and Sister Moffat left Sister Nail  and I at 6:00 in the evening- it was so weird to be without them!  it was very very quiet. Tuesday morning we had to be at the church at 5:15- sister nail had to be in McAllen by 9:00 to pick up her Greenie. and Sister Welch also had to go down. She got called to be an STL!  So exciting!  So we were at the church super dang early.  Sister Cano (a new sister that is from Spain, Sister Welch's greenie) Stayed with me until the transfer van came.  We had a great study session while we waited for the van to come. They pulled up about 3:00 in the afternoon and SIster Ashman and I were out working at 4:00!  It was great.  Then Tuesday night we got the call that we needed to go down to McAllen for some more meetings. so we headed out after a few appointments we had in the morning on Thursday. The meetings were good! There is a really great story in Judges 7 - it talks about being a leader. This Man named Gideon reduces his huge army- to 300 men because the Lord instructed him too.  Then he makes a plan to go against a HUGE army. The following verses are the directions that he gave to his men. 
 16 And he divided the three hundred men into‍ three companies, and he put trumpet in every man’s hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
 17 And he said unto them, Look on me, and do likewise: and, behold, when come to the outside of the camp, it shall be that,‍ as do, so shall ye do.
 18 When blow with trumpet, and all that are‍ with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword‍ of the Lordand of Gideon.
I particularly like verse 17- Gideon was such a good leader!! "look on me and do what you see me do."  It made me think a lot- am I being a good example?  can I say-  "watch me and do the things that I do"? Anyways- it is a really good chapter and you can pull a lot of parallels from it.  Make it a good study!! let me know what you think. =D    be like Gideon!  Follow the Lord exactly- and help others to follow your good example.
Wednesday we had a great miracle.  We have been working a lot in this one apartment complex- we have been finding some people- but not any SUPER prepared people.  But I have just been feeling that there is someone prepared there that we need to find.  So we put it in the plans on Wednesday.  We had an appointment with this guy named issac- but he got sick last minute so he canceled on us.  Before we left his doorway he had given us 4 referrals.  So we started to contact them.  The 2nd door we knocked a kid named Jordan answered.  He is 19 years old- and pretty rough.  He lives with a bunch of his friends. I am pretty sure they smoke stuff.. like weed.  it smells pretty bad.  anyways-  we started teaching him.  At first he was swearing a lot- but by the end of the lesson his countenance had completely changed. He accepted a baptismal date and committed to come to church on sunday!  We set up a return appointment with him for Saturday.  When we went back- he was out there waiting for us.  He read the restoration pamphlet and prayed about it.  He was pumped about coming to church too!!  Sunday rolled around and he showed up 15 mintues early.  So we gave him a church tour real quick and sat down for sacrament meeting.  We introduced him to the entire YSA branch in the process.  After sacrament some of the returned missionaries wisked him away to the classes.  it was great!  THEN- after he stayed for the linger longer too!  he was at the church for like 4 and a half hours. and loved it.  So that was great. he is SOOOO prepared. So that has been a huge miracle for this week. his baptismal date is the 24th.
Rosa and the kids all got confirmed!!  IT WAS SO POWERFUL!! and took most of sacrament meeting. haha.  it was great. Their blessings were so beautiful as well. Andrew's blessing said that he would be a powerful missionary, Angela- that she would be married in the temple and that her children would be born into the covenant, and Roel- that he would hold many callings in the church- and help many people come to Christ.  It was powerful.  I had CHILLS during the entire meeting.  Rosa is super solid! she made a great addition to that  little Spanish branch- and the kids love church.  Angela and Roel are actually giving talks in primary this upcoming Sunday, so that will be super cute! We are going to run over and help them write them this week. SO cute! love them.
Sandie gave her testimony in sacrament meeting this week!  it was so great!! she even shared a scripture!  I love it when recent converts do that. it makes ya feel so dang good!  here is the scripture she shared. 3 nephi 11:33
33 And whoso believeth in me, and is baptized, the same shall be saved; and they are they who shall inherit the kingdom of God.
It was so great!! She has a powerful testimony!  And tonight the other sisters are having a lesson with an investigator in the hulls house.  they are so excited to participate in the work!  =D
Well!! I hope you all have a wonderful week!  I still love being a missionary!  best thing ever.  I know that this church is the true church of Jesus Christ!  He is our lord and savior.  as we come unto him he will heal us.  Love yall!

-Hermana Wiser
The STL's of my last transfer!  love them all so much!!

me and sister price at the selena museum.

this is brother quintinilla. selenas dad.  he is a jehovas witness- and tried to bash with us.  so we took a picture with him.  most interesting contact in the world.  remind me to tell you that story someday.  haha.

sister cano! waiting for the transfer van. so great. she is irish Mexican. =D hahah. so cool!

sister myers came back to tour the mission!  sister Ashman is on the end with the curly blonde hair. =D

this is us with a very Asian statue.  cool.

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