The song "Crave" by For King and Country is seriously the theme of my mission. I love that song. I came out here to help people find hope the way I found it, through the gospel of Jesus Christ and it's happening! The Lord is granting me my desires! Tereasa will be getting baptized this Saturday and she's all good to go! And Sandra is still pushing hard for August 6th! The Lord works miracles! Sandra is already sharing the gospel with her friends and because of it we started to teach her nurse who helps her out at home named Tearra. Tearra isn't super religious (that's at least what she says, but we would say differently) but she sat in on a Law of Tithing lesson and loved it, so she talked with us a bit after and we gave her a Book of Mormon! Later this week we got to teach her the Restoration and she LOVED it! We were going to have to send her off to the Inner Harbor elders, because she didn't live in our boundaries, and I was super sad about that, but THE LORD ANSWERS PRAYERS! I prayed and even talked with Sister Christiansen (she came with us the first time we met Tearra and gave her a Book of Mormon) about how I hoped she would move into our area so we could continue to teach her; get this, she told us our last lesson that she and her boyfriend are looking for apartments in White Marsh/East Baltimore area (MY AREA!) so she can get out of West Baltimore. Seriously, God answers prayers. YAY! So, we're teaching her now. And we also started teaching Michelle, a sweet lady who is very strong in her church. We knocked on her door and she answered and invited us in. We start talking with her and teaching her the Restoration and she goes on to tell us that she believes this was an answer to prayers. She's had some hectic stuff happening and her AC shut off (and it's 100 degrees here right now... and humid), so she's been struggling and praying for a sign or some help. 15 minutes before we knocked on her door, she was looking through her contacts and saw our number and paused for a bit. Then we knocked on her door and she was able to recognize her answer from God. It's been so amazing!
Tuesday we got to have interviews with President Christiansen. Oh how I love him! He's like a second dad to me, because no one could replace my Dad, but he's definitely been a big help out here. I love him! He asked me if it was okay if he kept me in Chesapeake for another transfer (like I get to make the decision?) and, of course, I said yes! So, I'm staying for another transfer and my companion is a missionary from the PA mission.
Oh NO! I'm out of time. Just know it's great here and we're seeing lots and lots of miracles. We threw some more glitter in the air for Sister Bindrup's last time in Baltimore. You know how I love glitter... And we went to an Eastern Assembly of God church... which just confirmed to me more and more that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really is true. And I'm so lucky that I get to be a part of it and know of it from my early early years. Oh, and we have a kitty in Baltimore that follows us :) We named him Randy :)
Love you all lots and keep looking for miracles!
Scripture of the Week: D&C 64:33
Quote of the Week: "When was the last time you thanked the Lord for a trial or tribulation? Adversity compels us to go to our knees; does gratitude for adversity do that as well?" -Bonnie D. Parkin
Sorry, no pictures this week... the computer isn't working... :(