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Monday, September 28, 2015

West Virginia Born, Heaven Bound!

By the way. For those of you that looked up the scripture reference from last week’s email/post she sent (before I fixed it last night). She meant to say 1 Nephi 3:7. OOPS!
Also, if you have a few minutes and are willing, she would really like letters or emails from people other than mom and sisters.
Thanks for your support and prayers in Terilyn's behalf!!

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Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 10:23 AM
Subject: West Virginia Born, Heaven Bound!

More miracles in West Virginia! We reached our goal of 100 street contacts again this week! The Lord is providing! Unfortunately, we haven't had any of our investigators progress towards baptism, but Sister Bench and I are working hard at teaching doctrine and trusting the Lord! He will provide! We had a really cool experience this last week when we invited someone we street contacted to be baptized! He said yes and now the elders have a new investigator! That just goes to show how much the Lord prepares the people we meet. He's setting up appointments for us and we always have to listen to the Spirit in order to make those appointments. 
Monday we had an awesome FHE lesson with a member in the ward. The mom is one of my favorite people ever. I just love her. She just had another baby girl and she was holding her during the lesson, and her other little girl decided to take her baby sisters new white socks and flush them down the toilet... Ha, don't you love sibling rivalry? Starting young. 
Tuesday we had our last District Meeting with our district before certain missionaries were transferred. We had lots of fun and Sister Bench gave an AWESOME instruction on Obedience. Oh, and tomorrow we have Zone Training and Sister Bench and I have been asked to give the instruction! So, that'll be terrifying, but super fun. I'll tell you how that went next week.
So, not-so-funny story. Our car tire had a leak in it and we were basically commanded not to drive on it until we could get the spare on and then we had to drive 45 minutes on the spare tire to get the other one replaced. I know how to change a car tire, but Sister Bench felt more comfortable letting the elders do it, so we called them and luckily one of them was a mechanic before his mission because Sister Bench forgot to put the parking brake on and we were on a hill and our entire car dropped down when the tire got pulled off and slid about a foot on the pavement... Opps! It almost took off Elder Rodriguez's hand, but he's okay! The brake plates were bent and it was basically the most terrifying drive to Martinsburg that I'd ever had, BUT the Lord keeps his missionaries safe! The car is now fine and we had many members in the ward who were willing to drive us places, including my favorite family who took us out to ice cream after our really long day... love them! 
Also, I was studying and read a quote about gaining strength in our trails. Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin said, "The struggle to break out of the cocoon develops the butterfly so it can fly. Without that adversity, the butterfly would never have the strength to achieve its destiny. It would never develop the strength to become something extraordinary." How cool is that!? God gives us trails to strengthen us so we can become something EXTRAORDINARY! Do you want to be extraordinary? I want to be extraordinary. That put so many things into perspective. The trials I've had are just strengthening and that's how Heavenly Father is going to help me become who He knows I can be. Isn't that awesome!? I know trials stink. Don't think I don't know that. But I do know that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far (yes, I stole that from a quote), and I think that's pretty good! 
SO, we got another Mini-missionary! This time for two weeks! Sister Cline is actually from our next door ward, the Charlestown ward, and she's loving it! We are always laughing. Let's just say, street contacting has gotten a lot funnier with her around. She's still getting used to the fact that being awkward is a 24/7 job as a missionary; ha-ha. Fun. 
So, I found my favorite Book of Mormon scripture (so far)! Alma 24:13-15. Look it up. It's awesome. I love the Book of Mormon! It's so true :) 
Miracle!!! Our Recent Convert's husband is now on date to be baptized! We've been teaching him as well as the elders in Charlestown (because they technically live there even though our recent convert attends the Harpers Ferry ward). So, he's not technically our investigator, but I've been teaching him since I got into the mission field and it's SO EXCITING! He's on date! I'm so excited for him, I just can't stop smiling! :)
General Women's conference was also this last Saturday. If you didn't get a chance to go watch it, do it now! SO cool. I love it. I took so many notes, but I'm going to wait to share them with you until next week when I get to talk about ALL of general conference! Are you excited! I am! I want to challenge ALL OF YOU to watch all four (five sessions for the priesthood holders) of general conference Saturday and Sunday. You will receive answers to prayers and the Spirit will touch your heart. Heavenly Father is reaching out to you and this is an amazing opportunity you will have to hear what He has to say. Listen. Write it down. Recognize God's hands in your life. I promise you He's there, whether you believe it or not. 
I want to leave you with a quote from a less-active member I met with this week. He said, "If you feel guilty, you have faith." We don't always feel worthy to receive help from our Father in Heaven. Sometimes we decide not to believe in Him. Sometimes life is just too hard to handle some things. That's how it is. But, those feelings we have, they only come when we know that we can be better. That's the Spirit telling us that we can repent. We don't have to live with all those feelings. That's just the truth. I encourage you all to have a conversation with your Father in Heaven. Reach out to Him and you'll see that He's been reaching out to you all along. I love you all SO much! I hope you have a fantastic week and I hope to hear from you all soon! Love you! 
P.s. That last picture is of a blood moon/eclipse we had last night! So cool! 

Sister Humphrey