Wow, I swear, every week is just getting better and better as we get closer to Christmas. Everyone has been so welcoming this week and the #LighttheWorld initiative is just blowing up here! There were so many amazing things that happened this week so lets just get right to it!
#1 Wednesday, December 7th was "Jesus fed the hungry and so can you" for #LighttheWorld. Our district went to a members house in one of our wards and we packaged up hot soup and rolls. we gave it to members, less actives, investigators, everyone!! It was an awesome way to get to know some people better with out the scary "hi we're missionaries. let us and in and we'll baptize you" sign on our forehead haha. There were a lot of people we haven't been able to see in a while that welcomed us because of this initiative. LOVE it! Come on everybody, you better be lighting the world!!
#2 One of our investigators Mike is seriously progressing so much. So here's a little back story on Mike. His wife and 3 daughters are all super active he just has never committed to actually be baptized and come to church he's had the lessons 5 times through though. So this week we decided to teach him the restoration even though hes heard the lesson plenty of times, but we are so so glad that we did! The spirit was so strong! We invited him to be baptized on December 31st and thought about it then he goes, "yeah, lets do it this time. That'll be a good start to a new year." YES MIKE!! That'll be a great start to your new year!! We invited him to church and he came and literally everyone was shocked because he's been through the lessons so many times but its fo' real this tiem! Its fo real!
#3 We have another investigator Sydney who we've been meeting with off and on for a while. Her parents are members but haven't been active in like forever. So a few weeks ago she came to church with her boyfriend and we started to see her more consistently. This weekend we had a lesson at a members house and we taught her the restoration. Oh man. that was so cool to see how well the spirit guided us in that lesson. Sister Cluff and I have been together for 3 months and we used to share the Restoration for every dinner message but we had never taught it like that! The Spirit was so strong and we were led and guided for everything we said and shared. It was also incredible being able to have members add their testimonies to ours. We hadn't planned on setting a baptismal date with Sydney this week but the spirit led us and we set the date of January 7th. Wow seriously so many miracles!!!
Well, in honor of being snowed in this week for 2 days heres a scripture for ya. "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as SNOW..." I know that the atonement is so real and I know that no matter what we do in our lives we can always repent and change. The atonement is there for our benefit! We need to USE it! I love you all so so much!!
Keep the faith
Sister Summer Stone
1: real lyf tears because it was so cold outside
2: #LighttheWorld feeding the world with hot soup
3: snow storm in Burley