Missouri, Independence Mission

Missouri, Independence Mission

Monday, November 9, 2015

Week 25- Be excited about the restoration

My beautiful VC sisters.  Top: Sisters Delgado, Wilkey, Olsen, Flake, Hixon, Delange, Allan, Marshall, Moulton
Middle row: Sisters Day, Rowley, Hunt, Me, Moss
Botton row: Sisters Jones, Krause, Morgan, Helmbold, Peterson
 If any of you noticed, Sister Moulton and I graduated High School together after we swam together for 4 years.  Now we are serving together!  CRAZY  how that works!

Hello everyone!
Another great week here in the good ole mizzou! Something I've loved
is we have had a long fall!:) the falls in Utah are usually like 2
seconds and then it snows....hahaha but this whole past month has been
beautiful fall weather and I love that:)

This week was killer though! We were able to teach so many great
lessons and our investigators are progressing:) the best part of it is
though; most of our investigators have come from member referrals! The
awesome part about investigators coming from members is they already
have a friend in the church. Someone they can feel comfortable asking
questions to or talking with and they don't have to be afraid about
sitting alone at church! These member referrals have been helping so
much so we've been doing everything we can to keep them coming!

To keep it going we've been teaching member families the message of
the restoration. It tells us in Preach My Gospel, the missionary
manual, somethings we can do to get members excited about missionary
work. "For example, help build their faith by teaching them the
message of the Restoration and other doctrines of the lessons. Help
them feel the Spirit and power of our message. Strengthening their
understanding of the doctrine of Christ will do more to increase their
trust in you and to build their excitement to do missionary work than
anything else you can do." So if we're following PMG we should be
teaching members too! We had our first lesson like this yesterday and
the spirit was INCREDIBLE. Hearing the message of the restoration can
help anyone's faith grow. Whether you're not a member, a member, a
bishop, a missionary, or even the prophet, it doesn't matter! When we
study the restoration we will feel more of the spirit and will receive
a witness that it is true and the church and the power of God has
truly been restored. I invite you all to do that this week:)

A miracle of the visitors center this week! Sister Helmbold and I were
the sisters ready to take the next group when this couple came in. We
were getting to know them and they let us know that he was a member
but she wasn't, and they were coming in because she was going to go to
church on Sunday and he thought this might be a good place to get some
questions answered before they went to church. Well guess what, you're
right!! This is basically the best place!:) so we talked with her
about the Book of Mormon and why it was important and her friend bore
such a powerful testimony of the gospel in his life. The spirit was so
strong and she said she wanted to read the Book of Mormon!!:) she gave
us her address so we could have missionaries come talk with her after
she went to church and unfortunately she's not in our ward but the
sisters who serve in her ward were there so we introduced her to them
and she is going to meet with them! So exciting!:)

I know there are people everywhere who are ready, like this woman is,
to hear this gospel and to make covenants or promises with our
Heavenly Father. We just need to find them:) it's not just the
missionary’s job though! Reach out to others; help them understand
what gives you comfort and hope in your life. That's really what the
gospel is; it's comfort and hope.

I know this church is true and it has honestly changed my life.  I've
been on my mission for 6 months now and I am not the same person that
left Utah in May. I'm have changed so much all for the better and I
know that change has come though the atonement of Jesus Christ.

I love all of you and am grateful for your love and support! Nos vemos:)
And don't forget, all is well and God is good!

Love Hermana/Sister Baggett

After playing tennis last pday!  Me, Sister Flake, Sister Morgan and my amazing companion Sister Helmbold

Out to lunch last pday with the elders and sisters!

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