Well this week was kind of a slow week.
Sister Beard and I have had a hard time with having motivation with doing the
work! We both have had thoughts that make it hard to do the work. Although with
a new year I have seen myself working harder for what I want the rest of my
mission to be.
Monday we spent our Preparation day with our
Recent Convert Douglas! It was a lot of fun and we spent our time at the
General Lee Museum. I have no clue about anything that was in that museum but I
was glad that Douglas was there to help explain things. Sister Beard's dad was
in the reserves and so she had an idea. Funny though to learn about
Monday night we had a miracle story about a new investigator who was a
referral from headquarters which turned out to be for another person who was
interested in us coming to answer questions. She has been on and off homeless.
She is sick and wants to be prepared for when she takes her last breathe. She
asked us questions about cremation, where we go, etc. She cried and cried as we
answered every question she had. She told us she found answers to other
question but doubted her answers. We told her about the Holy Ghost in finding
answers. With that we invited her to be baptized and she said yes. and then
told us "tell me what I need to do." We then left her with a prayer
and a return appointment. We left the Book of Mormon and the Bible with her.
Our return appointment was on Wednesday! As we were getting ready to go we got
a call from her saying that the situation in the house she was in is not good
anymore. She asked us not to come and that she has read the introduction and
the three and eight witnesses and started reading the Book of Mormon. She told
us that she would contact us when she could. It was hard to hear that and that
kind of started our crazy long week. Lots of tears and doubts and it lead to me
calling the mission counselor and our Mission president. I loved everything
they said and I know that I am not someone who gives up. I have overcome and
experienced to much and learned to much to let these last 6 months go to waste.
I have rededicated myself to my mission and set more goal for the rest of my
time here. Mostly I learned I need to be more patient in myself!
When Sunday came I was excited to be
able to have a new start this week. I am glad to say that I can see the fruits
of our labors this week as we have been able to set up great lessons and great
teaching opportunities. WE as a companionship are also having a goal of eating
more healthy. Let's just say I have never seen so many fruit, and vegetables in
one fridge before! WHOOHOOO! For new year resolutions!
Wednesday we had a great District
meeting with a lesson all on Unity. We sat in a circle and read scriptures on
unity. AS we read them we would pass around ribbon as each of us would get to
read. At the end we saw what the end result was. WE then got a time to share
our testimonies. It was a great time to share a little of what this past year
has been. I realized just how much Christ is unified within us when we turn to
him and follow the Spirit. It is all connected!
This week I have learned just how
powerful new starts are! WE may not do so well today but we can try again
tomorrow. It may not get better but only time and trust in the Lord can make it
better! The Sacrament can help us refocus but see we are not alone and that
Christ k knows exactly what we are feeling! The Dunn ward has been here
supporting us in all we are doing! We have been able to ask for blessings and
time to relax and talk and be able to trust them with how we are feeling! I am
starting to see why I was sent here! I love Dunn and I love being a missionary
at this very minute! I love my companion Sister Beard who is so great that she
is there to listen to me and we can help each other! I love you all and hope
that you all have a great week! Till next Monday!!!!
Sister Tayler Farr