Hey there family!
Well it has been a sunny week in Georgia. We have had 60 degree weather and it is only February. I am totally not complaining that I have only had to wear my jacket. The south is blessed. I really like warm weather. :)
This week we met with Kolleen and her three kids. Briggs - girl Maddox - boy and Kadence - girl. Missionaries had taught them in the past but they are just so busy it is hard to get in with them because she is opening up her own personal training gym and there is a member of the ward that goes to her. :) They read The Book of Mormon and love it and would totally come if they weren't so busy. Ahhh. Even the kids love reading the Book of Mormon. We watched the Restoration video and the spirit was so strong, they loved it!
We met with Debbie again. We had a lesson at the church with Eli - that is totally not pronounced how you think it is. It is like Ellie. He is a Jew born in Israel and her grew up in a kibbutz. (hope that is spelled right) Who even knows what that is really...? He turned Christian and then he joined the church and he told her. I am a Jew, a christian and a Mormon. Debbie loved that. That she doesn't have to deny her Jewish heritage or her ancestors but she can be all 3. It was a great lesson and he has an amazing story. She said that it helped and her and her daughter Dakota were at church on Sunday! She usually comes but Dakota never does. Yay! And she is hilarious she is a very forward person with a Boston accent and she is Jewish. haha. I love it. The people you can meet here in the south - it is amazing. I came all the way to Georgia to find Indians (from India) who practice Hinduism, Native Americans, South Americans, Jews, Russians. Man what else is next? Oh the diversity of Atlanta.
We also met with Tom. He is a neighbor of one of the members and has been interested for sometime but has had many health problems. But we had a lesson and we talked to him about the importance of the Book of Mormon. The member he is friends with son was speaking in church so they invited him and he came. He really like it. It was a good Sunday. :)
Then there is a recent convert in the ward who is 13. Her name is Lexi, she reminds me of Amanda when she was 13. haha. She LOVES to read. And her sense of humor is hilarious. Her Mom is a member and is returning to activity and we had a lesson with them last night. Both of their desire to learn is amazing. It made me once again realize how much I like learning. I am grateful that I am able to and study time is so precious. That really is the only thing we can take back in life and I don't want to return not having learned all that I can.
Well have a great week. You are in my prayers. Be happy and work with the Lord!
K love you bye!
Love Sister Weeks (Rachel)
A GINORMOUS dog. I almost peed then cried. Good thing I dubbed Sister Castleton as the dog whisperer because it was literally almost as tall as me on all fours. I was out of there real fast. I almost didn't even walk up to the door to knock on it.
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