Sarah has been pretty flaky lately but we do understand that things are a little crazy with her new baby. She texted us and said she isn't ready for baptism and we were not able to visit them at all this week. Things also got a little crazy when we told patrick he needs to be baptized again. There are no records for him and it has been a little difficult explaining why he needs to be baptized again! But we are working on our patience and realize that it is very important to make sure they are both fully prepared for this commitment!
We had a great lesson with the family from Ecuador. Her sons seem more prepared than she is! Her biggest struggle is understanding how God could have a body. I realized I have never thought that he wouldn't have one! She had to work yesterday, but we are hoping they will come to church on Sunday.
We visited those two contacts on Monday. The first lady is now a new investigator and is doing great! The second lady was interesting! It was really cool because she brought her whole family into the living room and prayed for us and everything, but she is very set on the Bible and her religion. She explained that very clearly to Sister Pettitt in French last night on the phone!
Anita is slowly making progess we think. She is very sick with her pregnancy though and her daughter is super distracting during all of our lessons! We brought a new member to one of our appointments with her and it went very well. He said she needs lots of support and we think he is the perfect one for the job.
At district meeting on Wednesday, one of our elders challenged us to take a small rule from the white hand book that seems unimportant and really follow it, so we took him up on that. And we saw two really cool miracles these past two days!
We got home last night and were eating real quick when the phone rang and it said it was a contact that we didn't know. It turns out that sister missionaries contacted this girl 2 years ago and she wants to meet with us! We have no idea who she is, but we will meet on Wednesday!
We were also in the train on the way to write emails and we were just talking to each other and the girl sitting across from us took her headphones out and asked us if we were doing our mission trip here! She worked in Ghana for a year and had seen missionaries there and had talked to them a little bit. We asked if she wanted to meet with us and she wrote her phone number down and said she was excited! I think Sister Pettitt and I were smiling way too hard when we got off the train!
Our ward mission leader shared a spiritual thought with us this week. The topic was how the Lord is preparing people and they will hear His voice, recognize it, and know it. That is something that I really learned this week because if we were in charge of leading this work, it would be awful! I am so grateful that it is the Lord who is doing that and not us. We taught a lot about the Atonement this week and we felt the Spirit so strongly as we shared our testimonies. I know that Christ lives and He loves us and He knows us!
Love, Sister Funk