Hey Thorne Fam!
Another week flown by! This week was full of ups and downs, but it was a seriously awesome week! We had some sad let downs, but also saw miracles. So, the usual for missionary work! :P
This week we were able to meet with Misty! Our lesson went really well and everything was all set for church Sunday but... she didn't come. Apparently she woke up sick Sunday morning. We were kind of bummed about that, but Steve (son, baptized a couple weeks ago) and John (son getting baptized soon) came and we think John's baptism will really help her to get moving a little more.
Then we met with Chris. It was kind of difficult to stay in contact with Chris this week because he lost his phone at the church, which gave us a perfect alibi to get him to church! But... his ride (Chris Berry) came to church empty handed. Chris just totally skipped out on us. We picked up his phone for him and took it back to him. He had no excuse for missing Sunday, but we were able to get his phone back to him.
We also met with Judy! She's actually our only progressing investigator and my miracle for the week. If you remember, she's super hardcore catholic, but this past week she totally had her Bible and Book of Mormon out and ready for our discussion. She was really excited to meet with us and she had not only read the chapter we prescribed for her, she had also reread and studied it and read a few more chapters! So she's starting from the beginning of the BofM and reading the whole thing! It's amazing to see her heart softening bit by bit. Right now, her biggest hardship is understanding WHY we need a Prophet. An interesting question. It's fun! :D
Then for our new investigator this week, we have been trying to work more closely with the ward council so this week we visited several formers that our ward mission leader suggested we try back on. One of them was Mikaela. We were able to catch her at home AND schedule a return appointment! Woot! We will be meeting with her this week.
As for your email:
1) I'm hoping I stay here too! If I pass by safely this Saturday then I will be here until the end of my mission and Sister Minson will get to kill me! Woot!!!!! :D
2) The Rush Funplex huh? Well, it will definitely always be the Syracuse Fun Center to me. Please see if you can find Derek there! And get pics with everyone! Tell them all I love them tons and I miss them sooo much!
3) What's the name of the neighbor family? I would love to pray for them specifically.
4) Sounds like everyone had a fun week! Love you all tons!
Love always,Sister Thorne
Sister Minson and I always try to find new games to play while tracting. Fortunately for us, it had just rained so there were big puddles everywhere. A whole new world of possibilities! So we found a huge rock and threw it to see who could aim to the puddle better. Sis Minson won.... but I will claim a rematch next storm.
Sister Minson was completely weirded out by my freaky ankles. Maybe Ripley's Believe it or not will want this picture? Haha.... Yay flexibility!
A delicious Sunday breakfast for lunch with omelet's, hash browns and cinnamon rolls. Yum!!!