Such a good week!! We've been moving all day. We aren't in the cabin anymore. Now we are in a different house up on the other side of the mountain! Just for a week and then we will move again haha it's fun! It was a great birthday! Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes!! We had some yummy cake and ice cream with some awesome members and a member also look us to lunch at this cool tube sandwich place! (It's hard to explain, but it's really good!)
Random moment of this past week.... We have this crazy bird that lives by the cabin! We don't know if it is the same bird or not, but the other day as I was getting ready and I kept hearing something hitting the window. At first I thought it might be Sister Pearson just trying to freak me out, but it wasn't. So I went over to the window and lifted up the curtain thing and right when I did there was bird flying right towards my face!! I jumped and screamed haha it scared me so bad! The bird comes back every morning and runs into the window at least 30 times. I don't know how it's still alive.
So we just had stake conference yesterday and guess what? We are getting another ward!! So exciting! Now there will be 6 wards here in Helena! This also means a switch up for most of the missionaries here too! We use to be sharing the 1&3 wards with the zone leaders. Now we are going to be covering 1&5 wards and the elders won't be covering any of it anymore, so it's going to be crazy, but we're excited!
We had a couple more exchanges this week! Always fun. Always miracles. Also going back to stake conference! It was such an amazing meeting! For stake conference there was a stake wide fast for missionary work! And holy moly there has already been so many miracles because of it!
Miracle #1 - Katie! We just finished stake conference. The prayer just ended and we got like 3 texts all about a non-member that was at the church! So we found her and introduced ourselves! Aw she is so awesome! She has a bunch of family that are members. I asked her why she decided to come to church and she said that she was just thinking the same thing the night before and said, "well tomorrow's Sunday. People usually go to church on Sunday! So she came to church!" Haha she has the cutest little one year old and wants to raise him in the church :) We found out she's not in our area...but that's okay! We'll keep in touch.
Miracle #2 - Carrit Smith! We got a referral from church headquarters. It said her name was Carrit Smith and that she wanted a Bible, Book of Mormon, and a finding faith in Christ dvd. So we went by her house and it was an apartment building. There was a lady outside with red/orange hair and jokingly we were thinking that would be Carrit because she had red hair! Haha then we went and started talking with her and it was actually her! We also found out the the name Carrit was a typo haha her name is actually Carrie! And she is so awesome and ready to learn. She was so happy to receive everything.
Miracle #3 - after church, just before dinner we were tracting around in a neighborhood and a we saw a car stop on the side of the road and it was one of our members! She told us that she had a friend of hers from work that wanted to be taught by the missionaries! Lots of other miracles, but not a lot of time to write.
"Nevertheless the children of God were commanded that they should gather themselves together oft, and join in fasting and mighty prayer in behalf of the welfare of the souls of those who knew not God." (Alma 6:6)
I still love being a missionary! I can't believe how fast this past 11 months have gone by. I never want it to end! I love you all! Have the best week ever!
Love, Sister Anderson
Last night as a teenager - stopped for a train
The Big 2-0!
Birthday package from home!
It was Caleb's birthday as well!
Got a new CD from home
Had a great birthday! Thanks for everyone's birthday wishes!
Exchanges/lunchtime with Sister Fredrickson
Exchanges with the other Helena Sisters
Good bye cabin...
Off to our next place to stay