November 14, 2016
We went to zone conference Tuesday and had training on inspired questions, invitations to pray and really understanding needs. We had a breakout session with just the sisters and Sister Passey had us all read this article I will send you and then we talked about our power as children of god. IT WAS SO COOL.
It prepared us so well for our lesson that was thirty minutes afterward with the Hammond’s. We thought we would be teaching the girls. WRONG. We got to teach Darla about the Book of Mormon. It was such a good lesson and it was nothing we had planned but the Spirit definitely was there leading the whole thing. Darla told us if she read the book with an expectation to get an answer and faith that she would that Heavenly Father would tell her if it’s true…. Darla you ever read moroni 10:4 before???? She can quote scripture without every having read it. She’s on the right track, it’s so exciting. Then when we saw her Sunday afternoon she told us that the lesson in gospel principles was on the priesthood. Apparently, she basically took over the class from asking A TON of questions. It’s great she feels so comfortable she can ask anything she has a question about and she got her answers! Sierra and Jordan are still on schedule to be baptized on December 3rd- pray that Darla will find her answer and join them on that day!!!
Branden Clark texted us twice this week. Both times with very exciting news. The first time was at 12:30am, yes am, Wednesday telling us Donald Trump was the winner and soon would be President of the United States. Apparently he felt someone needed to let us know the outcome of all the presidential craziness immediately, hahaha. Didn’t really need to hear that! The second time he texted us was after he met with the bishop. This time the news was great to hear……. he is soon to be ELDER CLARK. AHHHHHH! He just started the paperwork but so happy he is taking this leap.
Besides that we had a really cool lesson about the restoration in the middle of this dirt road. James and Micheal just happened to be walking down it the same time we were- bad planning on their part – haha, anyway they are both recovering addicts and recently out of jail… haha as I’m putting into words I’m realizing this is sounding sketchy, but it wasn’t – we were safe. AND IT WAS AWESOME. It was Sister Ray’s first street contact. hollllaaaa! Two new investigators for the week.
Sister Ray and I knocked on the door of this part-member family this week. The wife was deaf but we were able to at least make contact with her and ask if we could come back because it just so happens that we have an ASL elder in the area right now! She was genuinely excited. Heavenly Father is so aware of everyone’s needs and he honestly has perfect timing.
So disneyland this weekend?! What the heck?! No fair! Well I will have to get excited for the Packer and Pocock reunions this summer! I really am doing so well and I know it’s because of my Savior helping me. It takes a lot of work. Faith is action and power right? right!!!!
Love you, Sister Packer
We took a hike up Ramsey Canyon with the Domato Fam. It is actually Fall up in the hills.