Monday, July 7, 2014

Fourth of July Fireworks with The President and his Wife

                                                                                      This is for Dad and Stella!
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Sorry, I'm feeling Disney lately. How are you Family? Life is great here in Aloha! This week was really good!
So Monday night we got to meet with Evelyn! I told you about her right? She's the one that was lead to the church by the spirit. Anyways, we taught her the restoration this week and it was awesome! She has been through so much and lived such a hard life. 
We also taught Judy this week, twice! She is amazing! So we went Tuesday and taught her that God is our loving Heavenly Father and she loved it! We gave her a Book of Mormon and she asked if we could come back on Thursday. So we did with the intention of teaching the restoration, but she had so many questions that it was impossible. Get this: she had read through alma between 12 on Tuesday and 4 on Thursday. This lady is legit! So we wanted to teach her the restoration but she really wanted to understand what she was reading even more so she whipped out her Book of Mormon (which was filled with markings and sticky notes) and asked us question after question. She just soaked up the information. Her eyes start to water every time we bear testimony and she always says that this is what she has been looking for and that she has a long way to go but she is excited that she is finally on the path. We invited her to be baptized and she is going to pray about it. 
Speaking of prayer, On Tuesday we asked her to say the closing prayer but she felt uncomfortable doing that. On Thursday she said girls I'm saying the prayer this time! She cried during her whole prayer and it had sister sparrow, the member that came, and me all in tears. It was amazing! I love her!
So the fourth was pretty good. President wasn't sure what to do, so he pretty much told us to make it a service day and develop relationships with our members. We did so much service, including taking out a a sea of blackberry bushes aka the Black Death. Those things are awful. We had a barbecue with the members that we live with and played games with their family. Then we went to oak hills and watched fireworks with our mission president! I really hate emailing so I'm going to end there. I love you with all my heart! Work hard, pray hard!
Sister U

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