Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9th Letter - Inspired Knocking!!

Hey Y'all!!!!!

This week has been amazing!!!!  We have seen so many miracles!!!  

I am running out of time again :S  but I'll give you a quick highlight for each day!  (:

Tuesday we got another new investigator!!  Her name is Debra Avery!!  We call her Sister Avery!!  She is the sweetest lady!!  After her appt. we had another appt. w/Chuck but he wasn't there so we decided we should get the bike pump from the elders (our bike tires were VERY low) and so we made plans to meet them at the church but on our way there we passed a cute little white house and I felt like we needed to stop and knock on the door.  A lady answered the door and then told us to hold on (normally this doesn't happen, they just say sorry not interested).  We hear a lot of shuffling around and then a man comes to the door (I was worried he was going to tell they weren't interested--in a nice stern voice "yelling").  he invited us in and shock our hands.  They apologized for their house being messy.  We could tell they changed their clothes and cleaned up the house.  Sister Blaney and I were in shock!!!  Then the man (David) started talking about religion!  We were really shocked!!  Long story short!  David has been looking for a church!!  He feels like all the churches he has gone to lately are very hypocritical and he doesn't want his children to be raised in a church like that.  We talked them about the church and what we believed.  He was very interested but their whole family was sick and so they wanted us to come back next week.  Hopefully we start working with them!!  They had the cutest little ones and I felt something in David.  His wife Sherry doesn't believe in God right now but I could see that change as well.  Meeting with them was a tender mercy from the Lord!  I am grateful I have been listening to the promptings of the Holy Ghost!!  Sometimes I get nervous and think, "nah, next time" (especially when its pouring and I look like a hobo ;) but I am grateful I didn't do that with David and Sherry!!  I know they needed that in some way or another to let them know God is listening to them!  (:

The rest of the week was great!!  I wish I could share it all but I am really out of time.. eek!!

I love you all so much!!!!  I hope y'all have a blessed week!!!!

Sister Knell

Monday, September 2, 2013

September 2nd Letter - Many Miracles!


Well, I need to be quick!!!

This week has been amazing!!  We have seen so many miracles!!  Especially just yesterday!!!  We got three new investigators! We had exchanges and both the High Point sisters came here!  It was truly amazing all the success we saw!!  And all in one day!!  Labor Day was probably my favorite day!!!  And they are all pretty solid!!! yay!!!  The work is moving forward in Danville!!!  (:

Tuesday we had interviews with President Craven.  i feel so blessed to be under his direction!  he is an amazing mission president!!  I know I am suppose to be here in Danville!  I love the people so much!!

Wednesday the ward had an open house for us sisters.  It was AMAZING!!!!  The ward got together and brought us everything we needed for our apartment and pantry.  Seriously EVERYTHING!!  Sister Blaney and I felt so loved!!  We know miracles are going to happen here!  It was also fun to get to see that text from mom through the bishopric!  Small world!!  i love doTERRA! ;) 

Thursday we got a new investigator named Jason.  He is actually our neighbor.  Dad, he's the one that told me about the BYU vs Virginia game.  We are trying to help him stop smoking.  He has the desire.  Just needs to do it now.  But we had an amazing lesson with him and a member yesterday.  He is progressing!!  I know he can do it!

Friday was a crazy interesting day!  But one funny thing that happened was that we visited a lady named Pat in the ward that collects coca cola everything and has a warehouse just full of coca cola stuff. anywho..  She offered us coca cola and I have learned here in the South, you do not turn down anything or the people here get offended.  I warned sister Blaney about it but she didn't listen.. haha.  So when Pat gave us one and sister Blaney said no, the whole atmosphere changed and Pat was so sad and offended!!  And then I became Pat's favorite! ha.  It was something you probably had to be there for.. but it was really funny!  Oh!  and she made me put salted peanuts in my coke!  It was actually pretty good! ha.  She said it was a "redneck southern thing" but none of members have heard about it.. so she was probably just pulling my leg.. oh well.. it was fun! (:

Lots more happened but I am out of time!!

I love you all and this work!!  The church is true!!!


Sister Knell