Monday, March 9, 2015

A Bipolar Week

Messing Around

This guy decided to join us during scripture study.  Ew!

Tuesday was crazy cold! I got to go on exchanges with sister Garner (my mtc companion). We woke up and all of the trees were completely frozen! But we had the car thank goodness so we were able to get lots done.

Wednesday we had district meeting in Vicksburg and it was terrible weather! When we got back it was raining all day. We were on bikes and sister Burgess doesn't have anything water proof so we stayed inside for the rest of the day and watched videos. It wasn't a very fun day. BUT it was my 6 month mark.. What the?! 

We have been trying to think of how to involve Eduardo more in the lessons and so we had them teach us the Restoration. It was a great lesson. We were able to answer a lot of questions and clarify things. Tonight we are meeting with them at the Bishop's house for family home evening. It should be great. They reset the baptism date for the 28th of this month. 

Chris is progressing so much. We taught him twice last week. The first time we reviewed the rest of the restoration and then taught the word of wisdom. He drank tea, coffee, and alcohol and was having a hard time being willing to give it all up right then. Sister Burgess promised him that she would give up Diet Coke if he gave everything up. He COMMITTED! He has been doing great. Chris works at the prison and Sunday we got a text from him telling us that he wouldn't be able to come to church today because he got hurt at work and was in the hospital... We told him to tell us if there was anything we could do. Then we were on our way to relief society and he was there! He came from the hospital! He is awesome. He had got in a fight with one of the inmates and messed up his knee but he still came! After church some of the elders gave him a blessing and he liked that. Then we taught him about the importance of church, prayer. and scripture study. Then we gave him a calendar with when we are going to meet with him and what we are going to teach in order for him to be ready for his baptism on the 21st. 

We taught Diane about Joseph Smith this past week! She accepted it pretty well and promised that she would pray about it and read the intro to the Book of Mormon. The spirit was really there and I really hope she acts on the answer she receives. 

Saturday the weather was so nice! We were riding bikes and we didn't even need a coat ha Sister Moffett got to spend the day with us because her companion had to go do something else. It was a lot of fun being a trio for the day. 

This must be where you can get the best view of the lake.

Well I love you all. I love this gospel and love sharing it with all those in this area. Don't ever forget how much your Father in Heaven loves you. As long as you never forget that and follow his commandments everything will work out in the end! Have a good week. LOVE y'all!! 

Sister Erika Kelly 

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