This week was a pretty good. Busy, which is always good!
|Sister Hammatt and Sister King|
Tuesday we had a really good district meeting. The topic was the law of chastity so we were all super excited about it..... haha. But it actually ended up being one of the most inspiring district meetings of my mission. It really hit me just of important the law of chastity is! It is so important that we are living virtuous and chaste lives. I think for me, I always think of the law of chastity as just not doing the bad things. It's not just not doing bad things, we need to be doing good things too. Chastity starts with having good and virtuous thoughts, words, deeds, and actions. We can ALWAYS be living a more chaste life.
D&C 121 tells us to let virtue garnish our thoughts unceasingly. Virtue should be able to "garnish" or "go along with" all of the thoughts that we have in our minds. And I will never forget what Susan W. Tanner said! "Virtuous young men are attracted to virtuous young women!"
Later that night, we were able to have dinner with one of our investigators. Her daughter is a member of the church and she was in town. They had us over for dinner and then afterward had a very powerful lesson on the Plan of Salvation. She recently lost her husband and a few years ago lost her other daughter to cancer. We testified that families can be together forever! What an amazing blessing that is. It really touched our investigator and she wants to do what it takes to be with her family forever.
In front of the Madison Capitol!
Wednesday we also taught the Plan of Salvation to two of our other investigators. It was cool because one of her concerns is telling her very Catholic family about her joining the church. She was also worried about where her family would end up in God's plan. We taught her about the different degrees of glory. And we also taught her that throughout the plan, God gives us every possible chance that he can to accept the gospel. He wants all of us to make it back to live with him! So that was also a very powerful lesson.
Thursday was interesting because we received a headquarter referral for someone that wanted a copy of the Book of Mormon. So we went to go deliver it to him. Turns out, he had seen The Book of Mormon musical and it sparked his interest! So now he is reading the Book of Mormon. The Lord works in mysterious ways! But whatever it takes for him to learn about the restored gospel! :)
We also had another lesson with another investigator. She is the one that we met at the bus stop. She had been reading the Book of Mormon all week and she told us that she talked to her very Baptist mom and that she would be supportive of her joining the church. So we set a baptismal date with her for November 15! We are so excited about it. I feel very blessed. I was kind of struggling for a while because I have been on the bus my entire mission, and nothing has ever come from our finding efforts on the bus. I am sure that we have planted many seeds, but I really wanted to find someone that I could not only find, but teach and bring into the gospel! She truly is a miracle and such a blessing. A direct answer to my prayers. But please keep her in your prayers because we still have a long way to go!
Friday we visited with a few less active members and recent converts. And we also had a lesson with a brand new investigator. She is awesome! She has been dating this guy in the Milwaukee YSA ward and so we were able to meet with her and answer her questions. We are so excited to start working with her more this week.
Saturday was our ward's fall festival! It was super fun. It made me realize that I really have come to love the members of this ward! I feel so blessed to be here in Madison. I absolutely love it.
|Sister Hammatt and me at the ward Halloween party. We did the best we could for not being allowed to dress up :)|
|All of the missionaries in our ward.|
|This is Elsa and she is a wolf for Halloween :)|
So right now we are just running around and teaching as many people as we can! Things are going great. Thank you so much for your love and prayers. I love you so much! Till next week!