Saturday night Hermana Madsen and I went over to this one house of former investigators to see if anyone was home. We’ve stopped by twice and sometimes nobody would be home or it would just be a bad time. We finally met I___ who’s one of the people who lives in this house and she allowed us to come in. I asked her why the missionaries from before stopped teaching her and it seems like she’s just a very busy person and hard to get a hold of. We taught her of the Book of Mormon and by the end she said it’s funny because one day she was cleaning her house and the Book of Mormon was on top of her kitchen counter. She was going to throw it away and thought “ehh, maybe not” and put it in a drawer. A week later she gets a knock on the door from Hermana Madsen and me. I specifically told her, “I promise there’s a reason you still have that book.. that’s no coincidence.”
Transfer calls were this past weekend and Hermana Madsen and I are staying together another transfer in good old Woodstock! 🙂 Two people asked me how long I’ve been on the mission and I don’t ever think about it until I’m asked. 4 months people! That’s really young but at the same time I think where has the time gone? I’m officially DONE being trained tomorrow! The mission is being split this upcoming week which was another reason that transfers were a big deal because where you were called this transfer effects that mission that you’re going to be staying in. I knew I was going to be in Chicago mission. City is just my thing 😉 I have many friends that are in the Chicago West mission, but hey, that just means we can all email now haha. I love you all. The Spirit puts some fire in my behind every single day to go out and work. I realized super early out here that I can’t really afford to be a lazy missionary if I want success. But now I realize I can’t be a lazy missionary because that’s just not who I am.
Keep the faith. And keep it fresh!
I love you ALL.
<3/ Hermana Eishelle Whitney
These last two days have been… TOUGH. I’m going to leave it at that. The Lord is trying to humble me, I know He is. And it’s working 🙂 hahaha
I finished the whole book of Matthew! I’m making it a goal to read the entire New Testmanent. Also reading the BOM everyday bc I feel like I need to have a better knowledge of it. Anyways, life’s good out here.. working hard and trying to focus our efforts on members and their referrals and our investigators. We want to baptize this month because we have a handful of investigators that have great potential and could get baptized. Prayers are welcome!
Love you ALL. Keep the faith.. and don’t waver! 😉
<3/ Hermana E. Whitney
Me: Before we leave can we say a prayer?
Me: Would you like to say it?
(We bow our heads and close our eyes. Nothing is said. I look up..)
Me: With us?
(We bow our heads and close our eyes again. Nothing, so I look up again)
Me: Right now???
Hermana Madsen clarified for me and he ended up saying that it was better that one of us do it. I couldn’t stop laughing even after we walked away. Hermana and I didn’t know what he was thinking because I was very clear hahaha. It’s funny just thinking about it.
Saturday we went out tracting. This past weekend was a bit difficult because a lot of people were busy with their parties for Father’s Day. We tracted a whole street since one of our appointments fell through. My district leader actually told us something this past week, “If you have a set appointment to go to and nobody’s there, then there is someone else that needs to hear from you on that street.” I told Hermana that we needed to knock this one street since this lady and her husband weren’t home. Knocking a whole block takes about 40 mins to an hr. We knocked and knocked and knocked and nobody was sticking.. until we knocked the VERY LAST HOUSE on the block. V___ was who we met. She’s a young girl probs about my age and said she doesn’t know anything about religion but would be willing to hear from us and try it out. We’re going to see her manana. The church is true! 😉
Last Monday we had some good dinner with the C___ family. They’re in Wisconsin, where we called home for Mommy’s Day. They have some extended family over at their house. I could tell that the children weren’t very happy. The kids were out of their comfort zone and I wondered why. We ended up teaching the family about the Book of Mormon and told them stories in it. We said we had a children’s Book of Mormon with pictures in it. I said it’s our gift to you and the child’s face lit up and he broke a smile 🙂 I love little kids. Hopefully we can keep teaching this family.
But that’s all for now folks! I’m about to go bowling now and I’m in my skinny jeans and kicks just to go bowling. We got special permission to wear regular clothes so I’m taking advantage and dresssin up in my skinnies 😉 haha. Well I love you all. Keep the faith and the Lord in your hearts. I’m learning A TON and my companion teaches me so much. We’re best friends and I’m so grateful. We have deep doctrine convos everyday haha and I love it.
Always, Hermana E. Whitney
Hey familia!! How’s everybody doing!!
***Danielle fell on her first day in Brigham City and sprained her fingers. She also slammed the car door before her leg was in… ouch! She said she is feeling better.***