Monday, March 24, 2014

It's just a donkey

We met with two of our new investigators, but we found out that they will be moving this week back to their village, so we won't be able to continue teaching them. We were pretty bummed about that, but we still dropped by to teach them one last lesson before they flew out. When we stopped by, there was another lady there we didn't recognize. We asked her who she was, and it turns out she was one of the lady's sister. We found out that SHE will be staying. We told her who we were and she started asking several questions about things she's heard about Mormons. We were quickly able to clear up all the concerns she had. As we testified of the book of Mormon, she announced "Well I need to read this book, I'm excited!" We gave her a copy and she agreed to read. She explained to us that she is staying with a friend a few apartments down and was about to go back but decided she needed to stay there with her sister in that apartment for a few minutes longer. She said she thinks it was for a reason. We told her we KNOW it was for a reason. It's incredible the people the Lord puts in our path. Every day I find a little more evidence that our Heavenly Father REALLY is in the details of our lives. 

We had another lesson with our 10 year old investigator and she is really excited to get baptized on Saturday. We also had a lesson with her moms boyfriend, and we cannot believe how much his heart has softened! It's incredible. He had his book of Mormon and sat and read with us and her. Before, it was impossible to even get him to sit down and be apart of the lesson. His whole countenance had changed. Before he's been really goofy and loud, constantly talking. But in this lesson, as we read, he was quiet. He just listened. The spirit was so strong. We committed him to be baptized on April 19, and confirmed on Easter. He is still hesitant, but we know the spirit is touching him. We testified that we KNOW he is prepared. He just needs to act in faith. :)

Guys so many cool things are happening!!! I can't believe how many people are being put in our path constantly. We are so excited for little 10 year old Atrina to get baptized this Saturday! It will be an awesome experience for her whole family. 

Something funny that happened this week was with cute little Sister B...she is almost 90 years old but she's as sharp as ever. We were reading a chapter in the BOM with her and she read over a part that said "ass" she giggled and whispered "that's just a donkey" She's so cute!!! Haha!!!

Another funny story, we were helping with this primary activity about missionary work and we were watching this cartoon video of Ammon and as we were watching it this little 6 year old boy leans over and whispers "he doesn't even LOOK like Ammon!" So cute! I don't know how he knows what Ammon actually looks like, but it was hilarious. :)

Man I love this gospel! I love my Savior Jesus Christ so much. My love continues to grow deeper and deeper. Just like that country song "And I thought I loved you then..."  every time when I think I love Him more than anything in the entire world, I find a deeper love. He is incredible. I can't wait to see Him and live with him and my Father again. :)

I love you all sooooooooo much!!!!!! Have a fantastic week!

Love, Sister Hallmark
Once there was a snowman.... :)

Working our volunteer shift at "Ice Alaska" it's the worlds largest ice park! They have people from all over the world come and compete in a huge ice carving competition. Pretty neat. Sorry it's crooked, a very elderly woman took the picture.

 Crazy H's! Sisters Hewitt and Hallmark! 

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