Sounds like you all had a good week. It’s weird to think of the weather getting cold and blustery when it’s definitely getting warmer here! We just had the reverse with a time change and now our days are getting way longer. That’s good though, more time out on the streets without it being too creepy dark :)
We had a really good week! I am seriously loving serving with Sister Wohlford. The project of contacting inactives really went well this week. We were able to talk with several people who were just waiting for a reason to come back. One guy said he served as a part time missionary when President Cooley was here so it really wasn’t that long ago. Turns out he’s got extended family in the ward still and he said he’s been thinking he needs to come back. Yes sir!
Another was a woman named Ana who has two young adult daughters. Just last week one of her daughters said she wants to go back to church because she doesn’t really have friends and she remember how much she loved church when she was younger. No doubt it was the Lord’s timing we stopped by this week!
While we’ve been focusing on all of that, references from members have been coming out of the wood work! It seemed like every other day we got a legit reference that was someone who was actually interested. It´s been really great to see the members get excited about the work. Yay for having people to teach!
There was some heartbreaking news from Jaçanã this week though. I can’t remember if I mentioned a family we had been teaching there towards the end of the transfer. I found out this week that their 3 month old daughter passed away from what sounds like the same thing that happened with Riley. I couldn’t help but think how two years ago this month Riley passed away and how much I am thankful for the gospel in our lives. I have been praying that this experience will help them accept the gospel to help them through it. I can’t imagine what that would have been like for us without the knowledge that our family is sealed in the temple. I love how clear the plan of salvation is. I love having the opportunity to share this knowledge with others. I love being a missionary!
Thank you for all your love and support. I love you lots and lots!
Have a great week!
LOVE YOU ALL!