Sunday, June 23, 2013

Yay For The Temple!! #11

Dear Family,

This week has been great! Mission life is weird.. you have some really weird days when you don't feel so excited and energized, but you wake up in the morning and try again! And every day gets better and better! This week was one of those weeks that got better and better every day, and this week we are going to take off like a rocket! Weekly Planning is probably my favorite part of the week because we can talk about all of our frustrations and then laugh at how silly we are being and then set goals about how to not make the same mistakes next week. It's the best.

Our investigators are doing awesome! Sunday was a miracle because we had an investigator come to church! (that doesn't happen very often). Jesus finally came to church for the first time since I've been here! And he loved it! He is always really nervous to come to church because he's very shy and he doesn't like to talk to new people but everyone at church was so nice to him and he seemed to enjoy it! We're going to talk with him more about it tonight when we teach him, but Elder Payne in our ward said that in Elder's Quorum when he learned that he can live with his family forever, Jesus was smiling from ear to ear! We know what we need to teach him next! ha! Jesus is amazing and he has been really good about living the word of wisdom! He's getting really close to his baptism, so if you could please, he needs all the prayers he can get! Thank you!! Also, please pray for Antonia. She has a lot of health problems because she had a stroke a while ago. Her husband doesn't take very good care of her and she only gets visited by the doctor once a week.. and she can never come to church because she never feels good. We've been praying a lot for her. She really wants to be baptized!

We have another investigator who is so cute! Roxana is 12 years old and she LOVES reading the Book of Mormon! We invited her to pray about it and when we came back she had read 3 chapters, wrote what each verse meant, and prayed about EACH VERSE! Ha! She is so sweet! She said she knows the Book of Mormon is the word of God and she wants to be baptized! She just needs to ask her mom. :) Please pray for her too! You guys are the best!

This last week we went to the temple and it was amazing! The Oakland temple is sooo pretty!!!! It was so awesome to be there in the temple that mom and dad were sealed in! After the session I visited the Sealing Room and sat in there for a little bit. It's beautiful!!!! I loved it :) The temple is amazing! It really fills you up with energy and encouragement when you need it! It was a great day!

Being on a mission is amazing! I love it! A lot of new changes are coming and we are all really excited around here! We got two weeks left of this transfer and everyone is already making predictions of which areas we'll go next or who we'll be companions with! ha. Our prediction is that I'll be in Napa for another transfer with Sister Wise, and Sister Chavez will leave us.

Well, I love you all and I hope all is well! I pray for you all the time!

2 Nephi 3:20-21

Love, love, love
Hermana Lawrence

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