Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Even if ye can no more than desire to believe"

It has been a craaaaaazy week!

Last Monday we went to the Minnesota State Fair for P-day, and it was so much fun! Everyone needs to go to the Minnesota State Fair at least once in their life. It was huge, and everything was deep-fried, and on a stick of course. Our highlights were deep fried snickers and deep fried cheesecake. And basically anything else you can imagine.

Yesterday Jesus got baptized! It was the craziest, most stressful Sunday of my mission, but so worth it. One of the speakers cancelled in the baptism at the last minute, so we were running around trying to get the programs done. And we got a text from our branch president three hours before church that a sacrament meeting speaker cancelled, and I needed to give a talk. Then we got to church and it turns out the couple who usually teaches Sunday School is in Puerto Rico for a month, so we also got to teach Sunday School! I usually always read the material for Sunday school and relief society during personal study on Sunday in case something like this happens, but yesterday was the one day I didn't because I was writing a talk, oh the irony. And then we almost forgot to start filling up the font. And the baptism was planned in relief society room when the last ward was still having relief society in the relief society room. So even though we spent all of church running around like chickens with our heads cut off, we got it all together, and Jesus had a wonderful baptism!! The spirit was so strong. He is usually pretty shy and quiet, and he still was, but he was always smiling from ear to ear and it was a wonderful sight to see :) 

We have had some wonderful teaching moments this week. We finally got in contact with a less-active we have been trying to visit for a long time. On Thursday we didn't have a lot of plans, and we felt like we needed to go to Farmington to visit this other family. They weren't home, and we were kind of confused as to why we needed to be there. So we were stopping by all the others members, and this family is usually never ever home or the husband answers and says they're too busy when we have stopped by several times, so we weren't expecting much, and the mom was home, and she was so excited to see us and let us right in and talked to us and told us we were an answer to her prayers that day and that she has been feeling like she needs to start letting church be a bigger part of her life and start making time for it instead of putting it off. And we were able to go back on Friday again and it was so wonderful we're really excited to start visiting her and working with her. 

"But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe" Alma 32:27 Even when it's hard, please keep on trying, and don't give up. I promise it will always, always, always be worth it. And never ever let someone else keep you from going to church. This gospel is about the Savior, and this is what will always be the most important. 

Thank you for all the love and support! 

Bunnies at the state fair! Right after this
was taken the bunny proceeded to attack Hna Hanson

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