Friday, February 5, 2016

Nov. 16, 2016

Hey yall, This week was really good. We taught a lot of lessons. The work here is really coming along so nicely. This week we were able to see almost all of our investigators. YIPPY!! We also saw a lot of less actives!
We are teaching this part member family named the Smiths.. They are so awesome! They have a 16 year old and a 9 year old. The dad is a single dad. He is a member and they aren't. We were able to teach them the Restoration. They are reading the Book of Mormon and doing so well. I am so happy about their progression. This area is slow some weeks, but this week we were able to tell it is picking up a lot. A lot of our gators are coming along. We taught C. the Word of Wisdom. She has a struggle with smoking. as does everyone and there dog in the south... But she took it really well. Don't know how strong her desire to quit is yet.. but we are working on her.. :)
So we had Zone Training in Lynn Haven. That was really good. Lots of really great things taught by our leaders. They show such love to us.. We got to hear from our stake president he taught about less actives. :) it was also really nice seeing some other missionaries! :)
So this week my companion and I got hit on a few times, the first time was while we were at a less actives house, we meet outside because of family stuff and her nephew who is maybe 10 opened the window from inside the house and looks at me and is like " Oooooooo Gorgeous" That made us laugh really hard, then went to visit a potential and her son walks up and opens the door for my companion and my companion is like "Thank you" He was like " You're welcome princess" He was like 8.... haha.. then our creeper D. was checking my comp out and got the creepiest of creepy smiles on his face... Then last but most definitely not least..... We went to see this referral and we were like " Would there be another time we could come back by" and he was like " Yeah, if I was 30 years younger." He then looks at me and is like "Yes I'm flirting with you!" He is 56........
On a more spiritual note.. Our investigator Terra is slow progressing. She asked what is required for her to get baptized, she asked if she would have to bear her testimony. We taught her the "Plan of Salvation". It was going fairly good until her baby tooted.... She wants so badly to be sealed to her family. :)
Ariel is doing well. She prayed about the Plan of Salvation and feels it is true. She really wants to come to church!
We are seeing lots of miracles here and are having a lot of fun. Well, family I sure love y'all and hope and pray you have a blessed week.
Spiritual quote this week.
“Sometimes, in spite of all we do to make weak things become strong, the Lord, in His infinite wisdom, does not take away our weakness. The Apostle Paul struggled throughout his life with ‘a thorn in the flesh,’ which he said served to humble him ‘lest [he] should be exalted above measure’ (2 Corinthians 12:7). Three times Paul asked the Lord to take away his weakness, and three times the Lord declined to do so. The Lord then explained that His grace was sufficient for Paul and that, in fact, His strength was actually ‘made perfect in weakness.’ Then Paul wrote, ‘Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.’ …
“Like Paul, we can find positive meaning in weaknesses that are not taken away. Surely nothing is quite as humbling as having a weakness that we cannot overcome but must continue to struggle with throughout our life. Such a weakness teaches us, in a very personal way, that after all we can do we must rely on the grace of Christ to make up the difference.
“As we humbly submit our will to the Lord’s, we find that our weaknesses can indeed become sources of strength if we put our trust in Him.”
—Anne C. Pingree,
I love y'all,
Sister, Hannah Seegrist

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