This week has been SO GOOD. Started off at 3am on Tuesday, leaving for MLC up in Helena. I got to
stay with Sister Moyer! Oh my goodness MLC was awesome. It is always such a revelatory experience! The spirit is always SO strong. Something that really stood out to me that we talked about was repentance. Repentance is the best! We need to know how to repent and our investigators need to know how to repent, so we can all have a lasting conversion. Also something I've learned about repentance is that it is the best thing ever! We can have the best day ever everyday because of repentance/the atonement. Has today been the best day ever? If not, make it the best day ever and repent! and do it again tomorrow! :) We can repent and change everyday and come closer to our Heavenly Father and more like Christ. Bringing happiness, blessings, and improvement. Making everyday the best day EVER! Sister Bell always talks about how she wants to be SO happy that one day she will be like Ammon and collapse on the ground because she will be SO HAPPY :) haha
Wouldn't that be awesome?! (Alma 27:17-18) life goal.
We did some exchanges this week with the sisters in Gillette. I went with Sister Harris (from my MTC district!) and stayed in her area. We saw SO MANY miracles! First at dinner the member had a whole family over that wasn't members and we were able to share the message of the restoration with them. They said that they would never let the missionaries in when they come and knock on the door, but by having them at dinner with a member that they trust it totally opened their eyes to the gospel and they want to meet with us again! Members are like a secret weapon. They are key!
Also on that exchange we got a call from the zone leaders saying that they have a referral for us! Some elders met him at lunch. So we went over to see him and he was GOLDEN. So prepared. He talked about how he just gave his life to God a couple weeks ago and he wanted to start coming to church! We couldn't go inside because he's a single guy, but shared a small message and set up a time to meet with him the next week. As we left we really felt we should meet with him sooner. We ended up calling him and meeting with him the next morning. We brought some awesome members with us and shared the message of the restoration. He loved Joseph Smith’s experience and definitely felt the spirit! He is going to be baptized February 6th! Best thing ever.
The other night we were visiting with some members that haven't been to church in a long time. The lesson started off with the husband having some doubts about things we believe, but slowly as we shared Joseph Smith’s experience and the spirit got stronger and stronger his heart was definitely changed. He understood the gospel in a different light and is going to start reading the Book of Mormon again! He even told us to come back anytime! It was a testimony to me to see how much the spirit of God influences us and helps us to know and understand truths.
Sheridan is still amazing! I love love love being a missionary!! Thank you for all your prayers. It makes such a difference :) I love you all! Have the best week ever!!
Love, Sister Anderson
Selfie at 4am!
Sister Training Leaders, with Sisters Wadsworth & Baird
Blue this week =)
Exchanges with Sister Harris (from MTC district)
Plowing snow with heavy machinery