Those words spoken by Sister Nadia Carey in her testimony after she
was baptized 😂 She was talking about a story and how things could
have been different and how she could could have been doing other
things, but instead she "took a chunky dunk in the Jesus tank."
Another funny thing was that Sister Clark and I were called
"fish-onaries" by a little girl. Of course, I thought it was fitting
because we are fishers of men lol
Anyways, this week was good. NADIA WAS BAPTIZED on Saturday! Wahoo!
And her baptismal service was so good. We actually had to go to the
chapel for everything else besides the baptism because there were so
many people who came. And her testimony was super strong and powerful.
It was just super exciting and fantastic. Everything was just so good
and went pretty well.
We had a couple of exchanges this week. I stayed in my area for both.
Sister Clark and I almost felt like we did an exchange with ourselves
between the other 2 because we were gone for 24 hours, together 24
hours, and gone for 24 hours. I was exhausted by the end of the second
exchange though because it was basically a lot of finding since our
teaching pool is kinda winding down, and I was the one who had to lead
the area on exchanges and put in all the areas/names for finding. It
was a relief on Friday to not have to plan nearly as much because we
had weekly planning and a Christmas Lights meeting. On the exchange on
Thursday it was really awesome though because we got some referrals
from members that we went and visited. We went to some members to ask
about neighbors that are in our area book as formers, and by doing
that, they started talking about their other neighbors as well. So we
now have a new tactic and strategy that we are really going to try to
approach and use this week.
It was also crazy because Saturday night we got a referral from some
Gilbert elders about an investigator who moved into our area. We were
right around the corner from where that family moved in, so we stopped
by. Turns out that it was a family that is friends with Nadia's
family, and Nadia's daughter and this other family's daughter are
really good friends, so the daughter came to Nadia's baptism!
This week was also fun because Sister Talbot came back down for the
baptism. She actually came to see Larry and Maria while we were having
a lesson with them. She waited in her car for about 20 minutes because
she saw that we were there and didn't want to interrupt, but then
Larry went out front to do what he calls, "exercising his agency"
(smoking), and I guess he saw her and invited her in. It was kinda
weird because we continued the lesson, and Sister Talbot just taught
like normal. It's like she was companion again, but she wasn't. It was
fun though. We also both had dinner at Nadia's last night since her
and her family were doing an early Thanksgiving with the family that
was in town. She smoked the turkey, and it was soo good.
Also, it looks like Maria will be getting baptized on Sunday after
church. She has her baptismal interview tonight, so we are hoping
everything goes well!
Anyways, I love y'all! Have a great week!
|These are the texts I like to get from investigators (now recent convert)|
|Weekly dog pic|
|Post dinner pic|