Tuesday, January 14, 2014
January 14th Letter - The weather is a bit confused here..
Hi all y'all :D How is everyone doing?? I hope amazing!(: Well, as some of you may have noticed last week my email was cut short. For some reason everything I wrote after the picture got cut off.. Which was very sad! That's where I shared all the good stuff! Ha (; So one of our investigators, Maria has a baptismal date!! Yay!! So happy and excited for her! It's January 25th. We had a great FHE with her whole family. The boys were very interactive! It was great!! One of her boys said the closing prayers! Maria was crying because she was so happy seeing her boys be involved! I am so excited for them! But she has been sick because she is pregnant and so sadly we haven't met with her recently. We we're suppose to see her and the family again for dinner and FHE tonight but she had to cancel. So hopefully we get everything in by the 25th! Because Brother Harwell( her husband) doesn't want to move the date because he says he has work.. Ha. (I think it's because he just really wants her to be baptized. He is so happy and excited for her. I love it!! They are the best! Oh! Dad, tell Bryan Bell that I gave Maria the Book of Mormon that had is testimony in it. She loved it!(: This week was one of our best weeks yet!! It was amazing!! The Lord makes things happen when you least expect it! I have felt very blessed this week. (: So last week we had the announcement of the ward boundary changes and Sunday was the first week with the new ward. It was so different! But amazing how the spirit is still the same. The leadership and organization is all done by the spirit of revelation. It was very neat to be apart of it! So we are now with a new set of missionaries and pretty much a whole new ward. Almost all of our ward is in two different wards. All the people that lived in Fort Mill, SC are in the Fort Mill ward (which makes sense) and then the rest are in a new ward. We have maybe 10 to 20 families stay with us and 60 to 80 go to the other wards. It was a bitter sweet! But we got to keep our two investigators Maggie and Maria! (: happy happy day! And we got Sister Gunson in our ward! Sister Burrows and I were so excited!! I feel like we are opening an area again. Haha(: but I am excited! The weather has been crazy freezing!! We didn't have the car til Wednesday and Sister Burrows' bike broke.. So we walked EVERYWHERE!! It was SOOOO cold!! But we saw miracles from it! (: so grateful!! We had dinners with all of our old ward members throughout the week as our last goodbyes! It was great! I'm glad we got to say goodbye to some people! I guess the hardest part of the split is that the wards that the other members are going to are in a different building so we really won't see them.. But guess what! I made a calzone!! Haha. I am so excited because it was so good and easy!! We made them with a member because she didn't know what to make me with all my allergies. All y'all would be proud of me, I don't eat like ANY dairy!!! I am so good! And no almonds or potatoes. (: I feel so good! Which has helped me stay healthy! Only time iam sick is due to the weather or others germs :s I am always washing my hands! Flu season, bleh! Guess what! The west sisters had a former investigator that had been sticking out to them a lot lately but he was now out of their area and now in ours. So we decided to go visit him with a member Saturday. And.... We got a new investigator!! :D And in the notes it said the only hold back and reason they stopped visiting with him was because of the word of wisdom and for him it's just tea and coffee and guess what again!! When we stopped by we taught the Word of Wisdom and committed him to live it and he said YES!!!! It was amazing! I think he just needed to understand what prophets were and then how Joseph Smith was told through revelation that those things were bad for the body and that is how the word of wisdom came about. We were so excited! He now a new investigator! And we will be seeing him tomorrow night! (: his name is Barry. He is a very nice man. In his 50s and works like crazy! In the notes it says it was hard to contact him because of his schedule. So hopefully we'll be able to see him often! Haha.. Saturday was a CRAZY rainy day! I'll share a video of the rainstorm. It was bad! And Saturdays are now car fast days for the whole mission... So we had to stay inside a lot of the day due to the weather.. But.. It's been a great week!! So many miracles!! I wish I could share them all! I love you all es es es mucho(; Continue to love everyone and share the gospel!! (: Love, Sister Knell Xo Ps I hope this email all shows up this time(: ha