Thursday, December 5, 2013

11/18/13-Week 41 [Week 5 of Transfer 7] "Tornado!"

Quick business:

Next week is transfers!! Yes....2 days before Thanksgiving. So I won't know if I will be here in Huntington next week....I will let you know if I am getting transferred in my next email! But it will be 2 weeks until you know my address. So if you have anything to send either send it realllly soon! (before next Monday) or just wait until I give you my new address. Thank you muchly!!!!

Okay. So many of you have asked if we died in the Tornado. Okay not really died, but were affected by it. Good news, we are safe and sound!! No big damage. It touched down about 15 miles away from our town. But it did go over head! It was super rainy outside and there was really high winds. There was crazy lightening too. Then the sirens went off outside. [luckily we were home doing our studies] And yes..Sister Corbridge and I went outside and recorded it for a second {come on..we don't see this very often..}. Then we ran inside and grabbed all of our stuff and hauled ourselves into the closet under our stairs. We made some pretty funny videos of us talking about the storm. It was great fun :) Then we sang hymns and the spirit was definitely there to comfort us. I actually had a lot of fun... :D Nothing too crazy happened. We just got to sit in a closet and sing and laugh for about an hour while the storm passed.

Let's see...this week. It has been a long week! I don't really know why. It just seems like it has been forever since I last emailed. But that is okay. We made it through! We had a cool experience with our investigator Wayne this week. We had a lesson about the Plan of Salvation and we talked a lot about baptism and the atonement. It was a really good lesson. Then at the end of the lesson, we asked him if he would kneel with us and say a prayer right there. And he did. It was such a sincere and powerful prayer. The spirit was so strong. We can tell that he really wants to know if it is true. He is in 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon. He is also reading the Doctrine and Covenants. It is really amazing to see. We gave him a copy of the General Conference talks from this last October on Wednesday and he is already 3/4 of the way done. He says that he loves it! Ah!! We are so excited!

Then Shelby was able to come to church this week! For the first time :) She has been having a rough time getting work off. She comes to all of the Relief Society activities on Thursdays, but couldn't come to church. But this week she came!! It was great! She has in-laws in the ward that she is really close with and they were very supportive. She stayed all 3 hours and really enjoyed it. She is preparing to be baptized on Dec 14th. And it is looking promising this time! We are soooo happy for her!! She knows it is true. She is in 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon and she prays daily and yeah..she is just great. We love her so much!!

AAANNDD Joe is doing great! We had another lesson with him last night. We taught him a bunch of commandments to get him ready for baptism! We were able to talk to his wife at the Relief Society activity this week and she said that he has never reacted to missionaries this way. She said that he wouldn't really pay attention to the Elders or really commit to do anything that they asked him, but he has been so open and receptive to us! He is reading the scriptures and he knows it is true. Sister Corbridge and I definitely feel that we were meant to come and teach Joe specifically. I feel like he is one of those people that Heavenly Father prepared specifically for us to teach. I am sad that he may get baptized the week after transfers and one of us might miss it. But the most important thing is that he gets baptized and enters into the straight and narrow path. I am so excited for him and his family!! :D 

Other than that, this week has been pretty normal! We had a cool experience with a new investigator we found. We were trying to find a Former investigator, and they weren't home. So as we walked back to our car, I had the prompting to knock on their next-door neighbors home. We did, and there was a very friendly lady who lived there. Her husband died about 4 years ago and since then she has struggled with her faith. We talked with her a bit and we had a really good conversation. We actually sang her "I am a Child of God" on the doorstep and it was really cool. She invited us back for tonight! We are quite excited :) I hope it all goes well!!

Sister Corbridge and I have started to actually sing people songs at the door step when they say that they are not interested. Usually they let us {I have only had 1 say no} and it really opens them up. It is really neat. It was a random but cool revelation. 

I love you all!! Keep trusting in the Lord and everything will be for your good. I will see you all before you know it.

Sister Farr

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