We are finally starting to see the fruits of our labors :) we prayed that we'd be able to find a family to teach, well we've been trying to get in contact with this one family that the Bishop wanted us to check up on. No one really knew their story, but they've been on our minds. This was our 4th time going to their house to try and catch them, as we were about to get out of the car, they pulled up and their whole family was there! We talked to them and they said that we could teach them a short lesson. It turns out that only 2 of the kids are members and they are actually the niece and nephew that the aunt has custody over. So we taught them the Restoration lesson. It went so good! we have a return appointment set up for tonight. Can't wait to see what happens. So grateful that Heavenly Father blessed us with this opportunity!
Thanksgiving was the greatest! Half of the missionaries in the mission came to our stake center and we played sports. We had a soccer game that was so awesome ;) It was pretty muddy so we were sliding all over the place. At one point I went to stop the ball and totally landed on my back. yup, I was super muddy but I couldn't stop laughing! I love being a missionary and hearing all of the cheesy missionary humor. Everyone is so great! We got 2 hours for dinner so we went to one of the member's houses. They're a cute young couple who have a 5 month old baby boy. Brother Green, the dad, said that he wouldn't tell anyone if we wanted to hold his baby...I was so tempted!! But dinner was great and sooooo yummy :) Afterwards we played Sequence. It's a board game. We were on two teams and both of us won one game. Unfortunately we had to go, so Brother Green asked when we could come back and have a tie-breaker game ;)
Saturday we helped a newly wed couple move boxes into their home. The Elders in our ward were there too. We talked and we decided to switch investigators. They had a lesson with a woman and we had a lesson with a man. Both lessons happened to be at 6 so we thought it'd be a good idea to switch. The woman we met, her name is Sister Gillespie. She is definitely a humbled woman. She's had it sooooo incredibly rough. I'm not going to go into everything, but she lives in a trailer, doesn't have a job, and is in the middle of a divorce. We talked to her about the plan of salvation and focused on how God has a plan for us and especially how the Atonement helps us over come trials. We invited her to church, but she said she was already going to a different church with her friend. So we just set up a return appointment.
Sunday morning rolls around and we had a missed call from Sister Gillespie, apparently her other ride to church had to cancel so she asked if we could find her a ride to church. Obviously we said yes ;) Everything in that Sacrament meeting seemed to be especially for her. She said that she definitely needed that. I'm so excited for what's to come with her!
One last story! We invited one of our investigators to be baptized! She said that she'd been thinking about it a lot and she wanted it! she has a date for January 16th. Unfortunately she hasn't been coming to church and we don't know if she is keeping commitments...so we'll have to see...
The weather is freezing but it actually doesn't snow very often in theis part of Washington!
Love you all so much!!