Monday, September 19, 2016

Week 8 I think

Hellooo Everyoneee!!! 

So this week has been pretty boring. Found out we are allowed to tract in our mission again so we've been doing even more walking which isn't a huge problem but the heat is a problem :P It hasn't been super hot but when you are outside for hours at a time and the sun is beating down on you and you are stupidly wearing dark colors it gets hot. But we've gotten a lot of great appointments set up for this coming week with awesome people that we met while tracting. So needless to say winter is very much welcome in the great state of Ohio. At least I'm welcoming it. My companion isn't as excited for the cold, but she freezes at 69 degrees. Also very much to no one's surprise I fell while tracting. Although to probably everyone's surprise it took 8 weeks before I actually fell! So that has been a nice surprise! :)

So I realized I haven't told you all about Philip! He's this awesome older guy that we've been working with for about a month! He's come to church 4 times and loves it! He is progressing really well! 

Also we've been working with this older lady who is less active who I might have mentioned last week but am too lazy to goo see if I did so you get a second update/background. Her name is Sister Wesley and she only has 1 leg! She hadn't been to church in years but she came last week and this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has been so amazing to see how much more she is able to feel the spirit in her life!! Before she came she didn't believe that God loves her but at church she felt His love so strongly it was AMAZING!!!! I love her so much!!! 

Also 2 weeks ago Sister Evensen and I re-activated a 4 year old boy!!! Haha! He had told his parents that he didn't need to go to church anymore because he knew all the stories and all the songs. So when we came over for dinner they asked us to share a story that he had never heard before, so we taught him about Joseph from Egypt. The next day apparently he told his parents that he still needs to go to church because he doesn't know ALL the stories! 😅
Oh! Sister Evensen drank 4 16 ounce water bottles in 5 minutes!! She told me that if I decorated my planner cover instead of napping during our extra dinner hour time She would drink the 4 water bottles that we are supposed to have a day which she never does. So I decorated my planner front and back and she drank 4 water bottles! 

Until next week!

Sister Fox!
More Pictures to view.
$36 of Food from Aldi's!







Thursday, September 15, 2016

Week 7! (gotta love 7's)

Hey All!  

Sorry last week's letter was so short! It was a go go go kind of day! And we had the entire Zone (12 people) all in the same small room where the computers are at the church and it was a mess! Fun but crowded! 

Not much happened this week. We saw some people. Had a lot of members out with us but didn't teach anyone most of the time. We had a majorly awesome rain storm on Saturday that came in super suddenly and poured for quite some time and it was really windy and amazing! 

We had 5 people come to church on Sunday!! It was so cool! We had this family come in a few minutes late and it was really awesome to have them there! Although before you ask, We aren't going back anytime soon :( They stayed for sacrament then rushed out and sent us a text saying that our church wasn't "positive" enough for them. So I hope they will be able to find the happiness this gospel brings some time in their lives. It's really hard to have someone tell me that they don't want to learn any more because I know that this message is the thing that can bring them true and lasting happiness. The hardest part is being disappointed that they won't receive the restored gospel but not being discouraged that you didn't convert them. The thing that has helped me to not become discouraged is the Elder Bruce R. McConkie said "He that rejecteth me rejecteth Him that sent me."

We were able to meet with this Less Active family and talk with them. We've tried before and they've been home but never answered but this time we caught them right when they were getting out of the car and then we came back the next day and they opened the door! We are working towards helping them regain their testimonies, and in doing so ended up inviting ourselves over for dinner :) I've come to know that it is a very useful tool to be able to invite yourself over for dinner without the other person realizing that you are doing that. We have used that a coupel times :) 
 
We also have been helping another Less Active member with trying to quit smoking. Sister Wesley has been having a hard time with it and said she wasn't going to go to church until she quit even though we kept telling her that she needed to go to church in order to have the spiritual help to quit smoking. We've been working with her since before I got here and she never would come to chruch. It's been years since she's been, but she came this Sunday!!!!!!! It was so cool to see her there!!! And she said she's coming back next Sunday because I'm Speaking!!! I know that she will find it easier to quit smoking now that she has taken the step of faith to come to chruch! 

I uploaded a few more pictures that my companion has taken, I had more pictures from the bike ride but I seem to have lost my SD card :(
Lots of love!!

Sister Fox
It's done!



See, there was a floor in her room!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Last week of my 1st Transfer!


Hello everyone! 

So I am out of time today. I road a bike for 2 hours today and it was awesome (it was for fun not cause I had to) ok more next week 

Love you all!
Sister Fox











Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

Hey!  

So this week has been fun! I learned how to can tomatoes while helping an Sister with her canning! I got to help out with the big ward service project they were doing here which was a food drive called Feed Ohio. We went around this one huge neighborhood with bags last week and this week we went to pick up all the food that people left out on the porches! It was a lot of fun because Sister Evensen and I helped do a last minute round up and drove around the entire neighborhood checking for any last minute bags. We ended up getting almost 2500 pounds of food for the food bank!! 
We did a few other service projects this week (we are supposed to do 10 hours of service each week) so we helped a lady weed and picked some pears so that was fun.

Not much else happened other than we walked forever in the extreme heat which was not fun. but we also had some major storm last night with flash flood warnings because of the major down pour. 

As for the missionary work not much exciting happened. We had one investigator drop us last Sunday and we are planning on dropping another investigator this week because she is not keeping any commitments. We got told that we aren't supposed to bein this one area that we were in while trying to contact a referral so we left right away instead of talking to some people walking around the area. 

Oh wait! One thing exciting happened this week! On Saturday we went on splits with two members to go talk with all the people that were planning on coming to church on Sunday. So I went out with a sister to talk with these two guys we had met while they were working in the yard of their friend's house and they wanted to come so we stopped by their house to make sure they still wanted to come but they weren't there so we talked to 4 of their neighbors and all 4 said DO NOT GO BACK. Apparently they did drugs and drank a ton and one of the guys actually stabbed his wife 8 times a few years ago!! So needless to say we are not going back. 

Other than that not much exciting happened. So until next week!

Love you all lots!
Sister Fox