This week was great!! =) Sister Terry is now joking around and making fun of me all the time, which lets me know that she is doing well! She is not letting homesickness bother her as much and we are able to enjoy the work we do together all the time. We have been contacting like crazy to get all of the Book of Mormon invites in. Our mission is striving to get 40,000 Book of Mormon contacts before Elder Nelson and Elder Robbins come to our mission! The other day we flagged down the ice cream man in his musical truck and contacted him =) We had a good laugh about that afterwards. We also stop at gas stations every time we need to use the restroom instead of waiting for member houses or appointments so we can contact people at the gas station. We started eating lunch in public places to sit by strangers and talk to them. We really are trying to get behind this goal and become one with the mission in reaching it.
We have been working with some of our recent converts, Debbie and Ben and preparing them to do baptisms in the temple and they are making great progress! They are already inviting friends to learn about the church! Debbie said in response to our question about how she enjoyed church: "I can't wait to get through the week just to get to the next one!" She loves and values church! I feel that at times in my life I have taken church for granted and didn't realize what a great blessing it is! I want to go to church with the attitude that Debbie has and learn and grow so much from church each week!
I absolutely love the work, especially when we get to witness people discover what blessings await them because they have a loving Heavenly Father. We are teaching a woman who has just returned to activity after years of being inactive and she didn't realize that she can go through the temple without having to go through for a sealing. She is so excited to prepare herself! I saw her studying the temple prep pamphlet during sacrament meeting! =)
We have been able to do a lot of member exchanges this week again so we got in a lot of lessons!
Daniel is still meeting with us but he could use some prayers!
Sister Melina Lillie Jones