|THE NEW BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA MISSIONARIES|
Hello!!!! July 22, 2013
This week has been another fly by week but has been so wonderful and so many miracles! The Lord is hastening His work and with that comes so many more miracles!!! We had exchanges on Tuesday and Wednesday and I got to go to Spanish work for a day! That was so much fun and so different from English work. I love Spanish so much and someday I will learn to speak it. And, the sister I went with was from Idaho!!!! Idaho is the best! Haha so we got to talk about home for a while! She has been out for 14 months and she is so amazing! But it was a lot of fun and I learned so much from her!
We saw a lot of miracles in both of our areas while on exchanges. New investigators and some amazing contacts that hopefully will become new investigators. Thursday we made another trip up to Bakersfield again for a meeting and it was so pretty and just a fun drive! All through the mountains and it is so green and pretty. I love the desert but it was nice to see green things again instead of just brown sand :) Friday we had an amazing district training and then we had a lesson with a lady who had come to church the previous Sunday and wanted to know more and now she is a new investigator and she is just loving the Gospel. She keeps saying that everyone has so much peace and she wants that. On Saturday, we had a few appointments and we also helped some of the Sisters in their area with finding for a couple of hours and that was a lot of fun! We are teaching this lady who might be slightly crazy but she is so funny and we love teaching her and she loves the Book of Mormon. We really feel she will progress but it will take some time.
Sunday was really good. We didn't have anybody at church which was disappointing but next week we will see more miracles! But we had a lot of finding time and we found 3 new investigators just yesterday and they all seem to really want to know so that is really exciting. We also met a wonderful lady last night who has been through so much and has strong faith in God and we are going to teach her and her son this coming week and we are super excited to teach her. She seems so ready! We also had an amazing miracle with a less-active that we had been working with. The last time we went, the spirit was not strong at all and we didn't know that we wanted to go back but we felt that we needed to give it another chance. So we went back and she was completely different! The spirit was so strong and she was so happy and just glowing. It was amazing to see the power of the Book of Mormon and what it truly can do to someone when they open their hearts to the changing power of Christ. I love the Book of Mormon so much. It truly has changed my life and still does each and every day. I am so thankful that a loving Heavenly Father has given us such an amazing gift. I am so grateful for the chance to serve the Lord and to serve others as well. The power of the Atonement really does change people from the inside out and we have the message that people need! Share the Gospel with everyone you meet because you never know who will be touched by your words! I love you so much and miss you! Sister Haws
Camping sounded and looked fun!!! I am glad you got to see Wes and Alyssa and the kids! I miss them a lot but glad they are having fun. My ankle is better still kind of sore but it is getting better. The Family day at the temple will be so much fun!!! I am so excited for you and the family to get to do so much work for our deceased relatives. It will be an amazing day for both sides of the veil! I love you mom and dad so much and hope you have a wonderful week!!! Your the bestest ever! Thanks for all you do and your love and support!!!! Have a great week and remember to pray and read!!! and go to church!!! :) Love you Sister Haws