Monday, February 23, 2015

Brrrr it has been so cold!

Wow! You are all so amazing! I am so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. I just want you all to know that i love you so much! We had such a great week this week. It was full of opposition but that is okay cause God is powerful and as long as we keep calling on Him we can all make it through just fine. 

Okay so this week we were trying to find this family that hasnt been to church for a long time. So we went to the apartment complex they live in and someone has to buzz to let us in. So we rang the buzzer to their apartment and in previous apartment buildings it will ring back to you. Well this one didnt ring back. So we thought it was broken and my companion ran her fingers all up and down the buzzers to see if any of them worked and none of them rang back to us.... well before we knew it we had all these people coming on the intercom saying "Hello?" and one of them even buzzed us it. So we got in which was awesome then when we got in we had all these people opening their doors to see who it was. Haha its just the mormon missionaries here ;)  But we learned a lesson that not all apartment buzzers ring back to you. Haha :) 

We had an awesome experience with the less active member that saved us from that lady a couple weeks ago. So we went back after that incident to teach his family because he has two kids and a girlfriend and girlfriends daughter that are all not members. When we went back to teach him he was telling us his story and how he met the missionaries and when he got baptized and everything like that. Then he was talking about how for a while he has felt that he has needed to come back to church. He told us he just is scared and feels uncomfortable. We talked to him about how much our Heavenly Father loves him and his family. We shared our testimonies on how the gospel and coming to church has strengthened our families and helped us so much. Then he sat and thought for a minute. Then he looked us right in the eye and said "You know what.... I am coming to church on sunday" Then he stuck out his hand to shake ours. He said "I promise i will be there and i wont let anything stop me." So we shook on it. Then we warned him that the adversary will do anything he can to stop you from coming. He said "I know but i will be there." The spirit that was in that room was so strong! Our Heavenly Father loves him and his family so much. It was an eye opener to me at how the adversary works with people in trying to make them not feel good enough or feel too uncomfortable to take those steps back to church. But i also felt a sense of love that our Heavenly Father has for all of His children. Our Heavenly Father doesnt care where you have been. All he cares about is where you are willing to go. The past is the past and all we have is the future to live for. We can definitely learn from the past to prepare for the future but we must live in the present. Anyway HE CAME TO CHURCH!!! He also brought his little boy who is not a member and it was so neat to see all the little boys his age take him and befriend him. This less active wants to totally change his life back around and knows what he needs to do it. We are so excited to be working with him and his family. There is always hope! Our Heavenly Father will never give up trying to help his children feel that sense of hope and neither should we. That is what this gospel is all about. Changing everyday and looking for that new hope so we can come closer to our Heavenly Father. I LOVE THIS GOSPEL!!!

our car buried by the elders!!
It has snowed so much here in Cincinnati. Kids were out of school this week... Chick-fil-a even shut down. People dont know what to do here when it snows haha they go crazy and buy everything in the stores and hibernate in their homes. We spent almost all Saturday shoveling peoples driveways and pushing our car out of the snow. We only got stuck three times though. Yesterday when we got stuck just sister Hatch and i were trying to push ourselves out. So we were rocking the car and putting our car mats behind the tires to try and get some traction. We were doing pretty good but it was hard! Then we see this lady walking down the street. We were thinking she was coming to help but no she gets to the bottom of the hill and just stands there with her arms folded watching us. Sister Hatch and i were laughing so hard. We eventually got out of that one but drove right into another one in the same driveway. There was no way we were going to be able to get that one by ourselves so luckily some men saw and came and helped us. But this lady just continued to stand there and eventually came down to help stop traffic. But we cracked up about that for the rest of the day. Just this random lady standing there watching us. Oh also the elders got us back for the joke we played on them with the marshmellows and their keys. They buried our car in snow in the church parking lot. Those bums but i guess we deserved it. ;)

Nothing stops a good missionary!!
They are currently digging to help someone find the keys that
they dropped to the car and then digging a car out all
while they are in their skirts -Martha Vandamere
I know this gospel is the one true gospel. I know life can be hard but i know EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON! I will forever and always live by that moto. I know our Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us. I know He will help us make it through this life we just have to turn to Him. Never forget that He loves you. You are his son or his daughter literally. Always remember that. Keep stayin strong. I am prayin for you always. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!
Love your sister Davis :)

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