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Monday, June 16, 2014

It's a small world and even smaller in the church.

Hey there,

      Yesterday in church a family was on vacation and visiting. And since it is a branch EVERYONE knows when there are visitors and they were swarmed. They sat behind Sister Kunz and I so we introduced ourselves and asked where they were from. They said Utah and Idaho. So I asked where and you will never believe... Out of all the places that they could have said in Idaho they said Burley! WHAT?! A part of the family lives in the Declo area. It was so cool. One of them said that Pops had taught a couple of their classes. Church started so I didn't get a chance to ask any names and they left before I could talk to them so I have no idea who they were but it was still pretty sweet. :)

   It has been a good week here in Greensboro.   We were able to talk to a lot of people and have some pretty cool experiences.  We had a lesson with Monica, she is someone we just tracted into last week and she has had a pretty rough year the last year. Her 3 kids got burned in an accident and she has really been able to see the hand of God helping them and leading them along the way. She said that she wants to change and have Him more in her life.  The Gospel is exactly what she needs in her life. She works with a member in the branch we found out and she is going to ask her boss to have Sunday's off so she can come to church! She is the cutest, and her kids are soo full of energy.  

     We also met with a man named Nelson. He is a Methodist and is a substitute preacher. We have met with him once before. He understands a lot and said he wants to pray about it and find out if it is true. He was very intrigued by the Plan of Salvation and the fact that we chose to come to this earth and make choices and have the opportunity of becoming like God.  He even asked for help on the sermon that he was preparing for Sunday. He even took notes on what we said, who knew that I would be sitting in a white rocking chair helping a reverend with a sermon that he is going to give to his Methodist congregation on Sunday? Haha. He always says "yes ma'am, yes ma'am. That's gooood that's good." 

      Rachel accepted a baptismal date for July 12th this week. We took a recent convert of about a year over there with us - Sister Bethune - They connected really well and she opened up a lot about her concerns but she truly has a desire to know. She didn't come to church this week but she is still reading and praying and knows that she feels the spirit when she does. It is just a lot different then her baptist church with the praise worship. She said when she feels the spirit she just wants to stand up and say "HALLELUJAH" But that she can't because someone would say "Sit that woman down" haha we laughed so hard we cried.    

     We were also able to meet with a members sister who has seen the impact the church has had on her sister's life for good as she has lost her husband and received so much love and support. She has met with missionaries previously but is at a point in her life where she wants to know. She isn't going to a church right now  and is finding herself searching for what is missing and where she can find it. We are just praying that she will want to continue to act upon those desires. She admires Joseph Smith and all that he has done for the church.  She is on her way to gaining a testimony.  She knows that this is something that can have an impact on her life. 

     Well, I think that is all for this week. Greensboro southern houses are beautiful. I just want a tour of one... But I'm too scared to ask. Maybe one day. :) A guy yesterday was telling us the history of  both huge homes on his property. They have a root cellar, a pool house and everything. Wowsa. It was built in the early 1800's it is so cool. I am fascinated by it lots! 

Have a great week I love ya'll lots and you're in my prayers!

Love ya bye!
Love Sister Weeks (Rachel)  :)
 
 
 
 
Does your riding lawnmower have a cup holder for water or beer?  Too funny.
 

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