This week has been a really rough week for Sister Corbridge and I. We have been really stressed and just feeling overwhelmed. We have been scared to be outside at night after the car incident. It has been difficult for us. But we are just trying to hold onto the hope that this week will be full of miracles. Because the witness of our faith comes only after the trail of our faith. We will see miracles this week!
We were really sad to find out our investigator, Sherry, won't be getting baptized. She is not ready to move out from her boyfriend's house. She is staying with him during the week up in Fort Wayne to go to school, and says she doesn't have enough money for gas if she moved in full-time with her mom in Huntington. We really have been wanting to talk to her, but she just stopped everything. We wanted to talk with her personally, (because we found out from a text from her mom) but she has been avoiding us. Hopefully we will be able to make contact with her and help her continue her path and have more faith. Continue to keep her in your prayers!
We do have another investigator, Shelby, who has a baptismal date on November 16th! She has been wanting to get baptized for a while, but has had trouble getting to church. Right when she was about to start coming, the employee who worked on Sundays quit, so she had to take her place. But they just found a new one, so she should be able to come for the next several weeks. We were very excited! She is reading the Book of Mormon and feeling the spirit. She knows it is true! It is really exciting. We love her so much!
There is some exciting news about the Katelyn and Zachery who were baptized 3 weeks ago! Their family can go to the temple and get sealed in 3-4 months! Their parents are going to the temple this weekend to do baptisms and then are going to start taking temple-prep classes. We found out this past week and we are so excited for them! They are still coming to church every week and staying strong.
So fun stuff from this week: On Friday, we went to the Johnson's (Part-Member family) house for a fall cook-out thing for a little bit. And we did some fun stuff! We sat around the fire (so relaxing!!), had chili, shared funny stories, smashed apples, played corn hole...ya know...the fun stuff! But! Have you ever heard of apple smashing?? Well, this is how you do it. You get a bunch of apples and some tennis rackets...and you pretty much play baseball with them! They explode all over with apple chunks. It is so fun! Sister Corbridge and I were having a blast with them. We were laughing quite hard. [pictures are attached]
I love the Johnson's. We are still teaching Brother Johnson. He calls himself a "dry Mormon" because he is not baptized yet...but he said he most likely won't get baptized!! What??! yes he will. We will get him :) haah.
We had a miracle on Friday night! We were out and it was dark. We have been really nervous in the dark since Monday morning, but we know we have to be obedient to the rules. So we were driving around trying less-actives and people, but no one was home. And we always just felt eerie. We had about 10 minutes left, and we didn't know where to go. I had the thought to stop by Sister Bair's house. We pulled up, and I just felt peaceful. We said a prayer and headed to the door. When Sister Bair came to the door, we could see that she had some tears in her eyes. But she looked relieved to see us. She opened the door and let us right in. She grabbed my hand and squeezed it. We came into the kitchen and we saw Brother Bair (who has just started investigating himself after a good 20 years) with a Bible and Book of Mormon just crying. We sat down and she said "He sends them when we need help." (referring to Heavenly Father). We weren't sure what had all happened, but he started to talk with us. Elder Day was the last Elder here and they got double transferred out last week. He was having a really hard time having him leave. Elder Day was one of the only missionaries to really touch his heart. He had questions about the Book of Mormon and different things like that. We talked with him and tried to comfort him. We answered some of his questions. It was an amazing experience. We were an answer to their prayers. Sister Bair was having a hard time explaining things, and Heavenly Father sent us to help. I just love being an instrument in Heavenly Father's hands. It is the most rewarding experience! Oh man. I just love this gospel! I love being a missionary! It is full of ups and downs, but I know this is where I am meant to be!
Keep being obedient and faithful to the Lord. All things will work out! I love you all!! :D And I know that our Savior and Heavenly Father do as well. I will see you soon!! (I made it half way..just 9 more months! crazy.)
|Sister Corbridge & Sister Farr|
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