Last Monday for pday we went to the Arboretum on campus. I could spend forever there! It was so pretty and so fun! But the Elders didn't like it very much so we only stayed for a little bit. We're going to try and go back again this week though with an investigator! Yay I love that place! We also played some ultimate frisbee which was really fun! We did ultimate frisbee for FHE too so lots of good practice that day.
I guess you could say I'm pretty good at frisbee now! And running to haha man that game has so much running! Yuck lol but super fun! Tuesday we went to a mental health hospital in our area to go visit someone else's investigator who's there temporarily. She's a super sweet lady who's had a tough life with lots of abuse and assault so
she's just there for recovery and therapy. She is getting baptized in August and is so excited for it! She loves the gospel and has been sharing it with everyone at the hospital. She has already handed out a Book of Mormon and a Bible and some pamphlets to some of the other patients there. She's already doing an awesome job with being a member missionary even without being a member haha. We bought her a cute stuffed animal cause she needed a comfort item so I have a pic of it.
It's a cute pink Elephant 😊🐘
Wednesday was full of tracting. We group tracted a whole apartment complex with the Elders. We meet a couple people her were interested though and even handed out a Book of Mormon and got a return appointment for this week so hopefully that goes well. She said she been looking for a religion as she feels the need for church in her life. That night we went to institute and studied Moses 8 and the 1st half of Abraham 1. I learned that the Book of Abraham is a translation of some Egyptian scrolls that Joseph Smith purchased in the early days of the church. That's pretty cool!
Thursday we had district meeting where we learned about stress management which was good because missions are pretty stressful. We also learned that they took away social media from all of the missions because they want to do more training and figure out the logistics of how to be most effective in missionary work on social media. So we won't be getting that for awhile. Not sure when but ya it'll probably be awhile...That evening we went tracting and got some good potential investigators. We met a guy named Zac who is seriously so cool! He's Christian and you can tell cause he's so nice and sweet and he asked if he could pray for us and if we could pray for him. We gave him a brief overview of the restoration on the spot and he thought it was
really cool. He's interested in learning more and coming to church to meet new people. He's so awesome and definitely prepared! Hopefully we get to meet with him again.
Friday wasn't super eventful. We were supposed to have a lesson with one of our less actives but he accidentally fell asleep so we rescheduled it. We did forums though and there was a lady that came up to us and asked us for our info and if we could go to her house and pray for her husband who is dying. We offered her a Book of Mormon and she tried to pay us for it but we told her to just take it and that they're free. She felt bad for just taking it but definitely felt loved. We're going to try and go over to her house this week and speak with her more.
Saturday....4th of July...ah it was sooo fun! We went to so many BBQs with members and then we finally did our area book bonfire so of course we did s'mores with it then we watched fireworks from our apartment. It was hard to see them because there is so many tall trees around here but we got to see the tops of them. I love the 4th of July so much!
Yesterday was fast Sunday which is always great. I love hearing everyone's testimonies in sacrament meeting. It's so inspiring and uplifting to hear from others thief conversion stories. After church we did a Mexican potluck for break the fast. YUM! One of our members brought steak and venison fajitas. Super good! After break the fast we did a lesson with the less active that we were supposed to do on Friday. He's awesome! He's been coming to church a lot lately and he's been really good at fulfilling his calling. We taught him about member missionary work and that sharing our testimonies with other helps strengthen our own testimonies.
Pday today should be pretty fun. We're doing water balloon volleyball and sports. We're also doing an exchange tonight with the Lockhaven sisters so hopefully that goes well. It'll be Sister Hansen's first exchange and she's kind of nervous but I think it'll be ok. Hopefully this week goes well though and we find some good investigators!
Love you all and hope you had a good 4th of July 😊🇺🇸💥🎉
-Sister Kayla Johnson