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Monday, December 14, 2015

The "Dirty-burg" Part 2

She is staying in Martinsburg in case you were wanting to send her a Christmas card.
Her address is:
1213 Grebe Ct
Martinsburg, WV

As you can probably guess from my title, I'll be staying in Martinsburg with Sister Brown for Christmas! I'll be here until at least the end of January! And just in time to see miracles and baptisms! This week our investigator, Chris, committed to being baptized on January 8th, and he came to church yesterday! He told us of a very spiritual experience he had while he was sitting in Sacrament meeting and the overwhelming sense of joy that came with it; he then asked us if that was the Holy Ghost because he'd been praying to know if what we'd been teaching him was true. YES!!!! YES IT WAS!! I almost screamed that to him as I heard his story and it was amazing! You could see the light in his eyes when he found out that God had answered his prayers. He recognized for the first time an answer from his Father in Heaven. AH! Miracles :)
This week we also got to have a revelatory experience as we listened to Elder Teh, from the Quorum of the 70, and his wife speak to our mission. I got to shake his hand and talk with him for a little bit! SUCH A FUNNY GUY! I went in to that conference with only one question in mind regarding the Sabbath Day, and I came out with more answers than I ever expected! Personal Revelation is real, people. It's happened for me and I know it can happen for you if it hasn't already. Although my answer was not spoken out loud, the Spirit whispered it to me and the Holy Ghost gave me the most overwhelming feeling of confirmation as I heard it. I want you all to know that the Sabbath Day is the Lord's day. Missionaries rest from OUR labors every day of our lives on our mission. We don't do things for ourselves, but on Sundays, we get to take the sacrament for ourselves, then we get to go out and work for the Lord. We are resting from our labors, but never the Lord's. When confused about whether or not something should be done on the Sabbath, ask yourself that question: "Is this labor mine, or the Lord's?" and I can promise you it will change your perspective on how to observe the Sabbath better. SO amazing! I love the unique inspiration we can receive from the Spirit! He knows us! He knows what we need, and He will give it to us when we are willing, and ready. 
So, the rest of the week was pretty interesting. We had to give our investigator Tammy a "drop-talk" because she refuses to come to church. Then she prayed for us to visit her every week no matter what... #awkward... 
I met a nonreligious women who likes to call herself Faith. We got to make Oreo truffles #yum. We got to make a craft for the young women that involved a whole lot of glitter #myfavorite. Bishop has guessed the date of the Second Coming (I promise he's not apostate ha-ha). I've officially been out on my mission for 6 months, but I'm ignoring that. Sister Self, a sweet member in my ward, called us her angels one night when Sister Brown felt prompted to visit :) We had an awesome Christmas Party at the church with yummy food and LOTS of people. There were cinnamon pine cones all over the tables and I survived. I roped Sister Brown into speaking again at the Chazell's. We've been walking around outside in short sleeved shirts and flowy skirts because it's over 70 degrees outside... in the middle of December #notcomplaining! I got to meet Santa Claus the other day. And we got to talk to a whole bunch of amazing people that I just love #missionarylife. 
Shout-out to Tereasa Chugg for the "12 Days of Christmas" package! Love you! 
Okay, I think that's all for this week. I do have to add a quote from Sister Brown on here, though. "Oh my goodness, can you believe it! The whales fit in the ocean!!" Yes, family and friends, my companion is a bright one ;)
Quote of the Week: "Strength isn't something you have, it's something you find and sometimes it's one day at a time." - Emma Smith
Scripture of the Week: Romans 1:16

Sister Humphrey