Hey Thorne Fam!
'Ello! Long time no talk! haha it was such a blast to get to talk to everyone yesterday! You are all so incredible and I felt the spirit so strongly from each of you. Go Thorne's! Thorne's serve missions right An? haha Love you all!
So we didn't find any new investigators this week and dropped a few more. Very annoying. But we did take Chris to Steve's baptism and he really enjoyed it and said that that IS something he wants to shoot for. We are having a lesson with him at the Brown's house tonight and it should be awesome!!! We are going to set a bap date, do a bap calendar and teach the Word of Wisdom. Awesome packed! We're excited. :)
Other things that happened this week: we taught Misty! The investigator in the Elders area that requested sisters. She really does need sisters. In the lesson, we were able to help her understand some things that the Elders just didn't connect with. It was a really good lesson and we will be teaching her again soon!
We taught Andrew and Jennifer again and this time we got on the subject of death and what happens after this life. So we gave them 1 Corinthians 15 and Alma 40 to read and they didn't object to reading in the Book of Mormon!!! Which they had to previously! So that's a good sign. Now we'll go tomorrow and hope that they actually read!
We also saw John with Sister Brooksher. That was an interesting lesson. He had read in the Book of Mormon, but he hadn't prayed about it. We talked about the importance of prayer and challenged him to read Moroni 10 and pray about it. He did say the closing prayer but doesn't want to open with Dear Heavenly Father because he has father issues. So he wanted to say Dear Spirit or Deity. We told him to say God or Father. He did. He's definitely obedient! Haha so we'll see how that goes this week.
Then we finally got to sit down and talk with Christian and Amanda and that was VERY interesting. Turns out Christian is very atheist and Amanda is kind of sort of Agnostic and they both were just very interested in knowing how our church works. Christian just kind of made fun of us the whole time, but Amanda was sincerely listening. They both travel a lot so no return appointment (they'll be out of town the next 2 weeks) but they did download the Gospel Library App and said they would listen to the Book of Mormon because they drive a lot and listen more than read. So we'll see how that goes!
Sounds like you all had a fun week! I did get to see the big flower pot yesterday Mom. Daddy took me outside and showed me. Those flowers are so cool!!! Are they annual? And I love the birdhouse you got! So antique! Love it! And of course you would send me the funny face picture. :P Has Sis Brooksher posted any of my funny pics up on fb yet? She left Sister Smith and I in charge of her camera for a little while so of course we took the opportunity to take a ton of funny pictures. They will be both entertaining and embarrassing. Good thing I'm not home!
Kids, great thought for Mother's Day! So cute! Did you all come up with that idea by yourselves or did Dad help you? Brandon looked so cute as a waiter! And Josh makes a great Breakfast chef. :)
CONGRATS CALEB!!!!!! You are going to have such an incredible mission! Cali will be beautiful and you'll get to learn Spanish with Brit! Adorable! You two will be unbearable when you both get home. :P If you need any help with anything, please let me know! You're family. I'm here for you too. :)
I think that's it for this week! Love you all tons! Have fun. Work hard. And BE GOOD! :D
I told yall yesterday about volunteering at the Forum, the nursing home. So Friday when we went they had a beautiful Mothers Day Celebration and we all got corsages. It was so much fun! I love the Forum!
The Perrero's. We got to skype at their house. Sister Summer Perrero, Sister Smith, Sister Thorne and Brother Tyson Perrero. Then you have little Taylor (my buddy) and the twins: Tristan and Trevor.
We had chocolate fondue at the Cliffords to say goodbye to Sister Smith. Yum!