Earlier this week we were given a referral from another set of missionaries that a member had given them, so Tuesday we contacted the referral, the member did not give them a lot of information about them, just an address and that she may need some help with service. So will this little information we knocked on the door and mentioned the member’s name and that he said that she might need some help and she immediately welcomed us and started talking to us and knew exactly who we were. The member who referred her is actually someone who is renting a room from her while is finishing up orientation at OSU medical center, and she told us what she knew about us and that she wanted to know more about us and that she knew we were sent to her from God. We have a lesson with her tomorrow and are helping her move some things on Saturday. She is very interested and is definitely a miracle! Great things are happening in our area! We are definitely trying our best so the rest is in the Lord’s hands! I love you all and I can’t wait to hear from you! Don’t be afraid to write emails OR letters! I don’t bite and I do my best to reply! But I would hold off on letters until I give the go ahead about transfers on Wednesday! I pray for you all daily!
Hello everyone!!! How are you?!?! GOOD! Things are going well! It is sooo cold here we couldn’t help but laugh at how cold it was when we were out it was funny haha! it was like -10 and -24 with windchill so it was SUUUUPER COLD! But we are fine! no damage! Also we don’t ride bikes in the snow because 1) Ohio has a thing against sidewalks because they have like none, even in the city, and 2) WHEN THEY DO, they aren’t cleared. So it makes it hard to ride so we just walk! haha We had a really good lesson last night with a less active family. During the lesson we were able to discover the family’s real concern. When they first joined the church they were in a lot of financial trouble and the ward helped them out a ton, so they expressed to us that they didn’t feel worthy to come to church and that if they did come that they would think that people there would not want them there because they were not able to give back. After they expressed this to us, Elder Gardner related the story of the Prodigal Son to them and it helped them understand the importance of making a change and coming back, that people would be overjoyed that they were there and not be worried about the past. Which we feel would be true, every Sunday at least one member of the ward asks us where this family is and why they aren’t there. So they are definitely missed! We invited them to pray everyday until church next Sunday asking for the strength to over come this fear and to attend church. But it was probably one of the most powerful lessons I have been in. I felt nothing but love and concern for this family and I wanted to help them with ever fiber of my being! One of our biggest concern is being able to find some people to teach but it will come. Saturday during studies we were getting frustrated because we weren’t finding anyone and as I was studying “patience” I came across D&C 5:34 which reads,