Missouri, Independence Mission

Missouri, Independence Mission

Monday, April 11, 2016

Week 47 - The church is true and I love being a missionary!

The Olathe Zone

What a fabulous week as always!:) We had all the normal, hard working missionary stuff as usual, but some of the fun highlights of the week:) we had a Relief Society party with the brand new Spanish Relief Society! It was their first activity together and it was an amazing success:) we had a meeting with all of the missionaries in our zone, which was great too! I'm still getting used to serving in an area where there aren't many sisters...in my last area there were tons because there were so many serving in the Visitor’s Center! Ha-ha But the elders are pretty great too!

And this wasn't just from this last week, but we've been working a lot with Patricia! Patricia is one of our investigators that is preparing for baptism! We have been teaching her the whole time I've been in this area (about 4 months) and she loves the church and agrees with everything we teach. Sometimes it's weird teaching her because I swear she's already a member ha-ha. Her grandpa was a member of the church and she remembers going to church parties when she was little and that was one of the reasons she became interested in investigating and joining the church.

The only thing that has been holding her back from making the commitment of baptism is coffee; she loves her coffee but knows she can't drink it if she wants to get baptized. She's been struggling to kick it, and you have to go at least 2 weeks without anything that breaks the word of wisdom (coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco) before your baptism so you develop the habit to do it for the rest of your life. Her baptism is scheduled for the 23rd of April, so she had to been off by the 9th which was Saturday. She unfortunately couldn't make it to church on Sunday, but we called and talked to her on the phone and she said she hasn't had any coffee and she's doing good!:) I am so proud of her and how hard she has worked at this:)

I know I've said it before, but it is such an amazing thing to see people change their lives. It's my favorite part about missionary work! They motivate me to work harder to be closer to Christ and remind me that there is no struggle or sin that the atonement of Jesus Christ cannot overcome. The gospel of Jesus Christ makes bad men good and good men better. If we trust in Christ and obey his commandments, he will change us into greater people than we can ever imagine!!
The church is true, all is well and God is good:)

Love Hermana/Sister Courtney Baggett
Sister Krage and I with our new pillowcases that my mom made!

A selfie with the Spanish Relief Society.

The sisters and Elder Davis...Gotta love it!

One of my favorite people!  Her name is Miriam!

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