Monday, May 29, 2017

Letter #41 - Highlights from May

May 29, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

This month has been crazy, but first things first. I am being
transferred! I will be serving in the Highland Village Ward. It is in
the Lewisville stake/area. My new companion will be Sister Hatch who
was serving as a Spanish speaking missionary up until the last
transfer, but is now English speaking.

Other highlights from May include:

-My Birthday! Thanks for all the birthday wishes :) The sister
missionaries put on a scavenger hunt for me to find my presents, and
made me an adorable cake. My companion was really good to me.

-Mission Baptism Goal: At our mission tour with Elder Larry R.
Lawrence, the leaders in our mission (zone leaders and sister training
leaders) announced a goal of 100 baptisms by the end of July. They
encouraged us to reach for this goal by 1) Being believing 2)
Increasing in Obedience 3) Praying for it Always and 4)Making a
sacrifice. My sacrifice is to read the Bible dictionary, and I'm
really excited for it!

-Mother's Day: It's always good to hear from home and family. I have
been blessed with a particularly good one who has always been
supportive of me and my decisions.
Thanks for all your support and love!

Sister Prue

Monday, May 8, 2017

Letter #40 - Turning Things Around

May 8, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

This week was full of door knocking and door slamming among other
adventures. As we started on one street, every one of the first four
or five doors answered, and as soon as they saw us, made some kind of
negative remark and shut the door before we even had time to say "Have
a good day!" After we had made it back onto the street from the fourth
or fifth door, the woman re-opened the door and yelled out , "God
Bless!" I think she must have felt a little guilty about the harsh way
she responded to us, and it reminded me of how quickly we can repent
when we realize that we have acted amiss. And for reasons that I don't
always quite understand, we were able to turn around and respond in a
like manner with genuine smiles and pleasure. We can undo so much of
the negative results of our sins when we repent immediately and allow
Christ to help us. I hope that I can be more like this woman and
recognize when I have done wrong and immediately try to make it right.

In other news, this week we will have the opportunity to hear from
Elder Larry R. Lawrence, which should be fun. He had an article in
last month's Ensign, which I particularly enjoyed. Thanks for all the
e-mails and love! I love all of you!

Love, Sister Prue 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Letter #39 -Opposition In All Things

May 1, 2017

Dear Friends and a Family,

These last few weeks have been a little rough, but I really like the transfer goal that we
haves set for ourselves this transfer. As we have been going around to the members and
talking to them about member missionary work and have sought to keep things more
focused on our purpose, we have started a list of all the members and the people they
are working with. Our transfer goal is to keep up with this list and to ask the members
periodically how things are doing with those they are working with and how we can help.
Last week we asked four or five members about the people they had mentioned. A few
came up to us to give them updates themselves. Not very many of their friends seem to
be very interested at the moment, but I believe it is helping the members think more
consistently about their efforts and that if we are consistent, our efforts will, in time, bear
fruit. We have had one of their neighbors invite them and (and later us) to their church.
The members said that they would go to his church if he went to ours. He accepted and
last week they went to his church. He should be coming to ours soon, and we may end up
going to his if it is in the area boundaries.

Sister Prue