Hope all is going well! It was a great week here in Turlock, California!
This week we were able to add another investigator to our teaching pool. Her name is Jamie. Jamie is friends with some of our members. She has a daughter who is four and loves seeing us. If we are biking past she will scream at us and tell us to come over. Jamie has been to lots of churches and hasn’t felt good in any church. She has not been to our church but her daughter goes with our members every week and asks everyday if it is church – which is awesome. She asked us what she would need to do to be baptized. She wants to keep learning and growing.
We are still teaching Raymond. We have been trying to get him to church but he just hasn’t made enough of an effort to get to church. We tell him we can get him a ride to church but he always says he has a ride then never shows up. It is really hard when he doesn’t try to come, so we might have to only visit him once a week until he decides he really wants to make that change in his life. We have an appointment set with him tomorrow so hopefully we can make some progress with him.
Today we had a wonderful experience! We went to the frozen yogurt place where we get free frozen yogurt. We got our yogurt and started talking with the lady who owns it. While finishing up she said she was going through a hard time in her life. We offered to give her a blessing. She was the only one working and said she would love one but it would have to be when no one is checking out. About five minutes went by and we finished eating. She came over and said she was ready. We went to the back room and were able to give her a blessing of comfort. It was such an awesome experience. She told us it was a blessing when we came in her store. She had prayed that somehow she could have a better day. She told us that it was an answer to her prayer. I know we were supposed to go there when we did! God puts people in our paths so we can help them!
This week in my personal study I was reading Ether. I was reading about the brother of Jared. He had so much faith that Jesus would appear to him. He is such a wonderful example to us. Nothing can happen unless we have faith and the more faith we have the better off we will be. The scripture for this week is Ether 3. Just because that is where it talks about the brother of Jared. It is a really cool chapter!
It is super hot here and it is only supposed to get hotter over time. This week it is supposed to be over 100 degrees and on Friday it is supposed to be 109. That is about all for this week. I know this church is true and I am so happy I am able to serve here. I know this is where I am supposed to be and that there are people who I am supposed to help here. This is where God has called me!