Missouri, Independence Mission

Missouri, Independence Mission

Monday, October 10, 2016

Week 73 - 40 day fast miracles

The day we found out we were staying together as companions!

When your companion is your best friend it's the greatest!
Hey all!!
So good things first we survived transfers!! Sister Morgan and I are so excited to be staying together for another in this Ward, amazing things are happening so we want to keep that all going!! We're also sad though because they ended up taking the elders out of our ward:( so now it will just be us. It will be a little crazy for a bit readjusting everything, but we know it will work out some how!
Really going to miss these awesome elders!
First an update on our 40 day fast! This is the last week that we will be doing it and we have already seen so many fantastic miracles!! One of the miracles is that we were able to start teaching the 4 girls last week! Lots of the members have been fasting for missionary opportunities and we've heard of those fasts being answered! One of my favorite stories from a sister in the ward was she texted us and said, and I quote haha, "I just totally had an awesome missionary moment handed to me and I botched it." So we asked her what happened and basically she has at a yard sale and got talking to the woman about how she has a big family and so does this member and at the end the woman says to the member, hey do you know of any churches around here, we just moved here and we need a church to go to. OKAY GOLDEN.

So this missionary moment was right in her face and it just shocked her!! Hahaha so she studded out an "I'm Mormon...and we go to the church by the temple..." she goes why would I said I'm Mormon first thing!?!? And we got even actually go to the church by the temple either we go to another building...we'll this is awkward   she was like I don't even know what I was saying and it just got so awkward and I know she thought I was crazy so I just got her number and decided I needed to fix it later!! Hahaha so later on in the week she invited her family over for a movie night on the lawn and they came! And they're also having a play date today! So if you ask her it wasn't the best contact ever...hahaha but that's why it's heavenly fathers work and not ours!:) he definitely makes up for our weaknesses and mistakes!

The Jensen's Barbecue!
And one more member story!! The Jensen family has been very involved with their neighbors so they invited a whole bunch of neighbor families and a couple member families over to their house for a barbecue. There ended up being about 50-60 people there, about half were not members so perfect for us to just have some causal conversation and get to know people in the area!! So we asked Brother Jensen when we got there who he would like us to introduce ourselves to and he says "everyone you don't know, go work some sister magic!" Hahaha so off we went and we talked to all their neighbors!:) who knows if any will want to learn more about the church but they have a good contact with missionaries and know we are normal good people too:)

We had a great lesson this week as well with the girls we started teaching last week! 3 of them were there and they're teenage girls hanging out with their friends so as you can imagine it was a little bit crazy when we first got there! We were worried it would be hard to calm things down, but we said a prayer and started, and when we got to the part in the lesson where we tell about the first vision, Joseph Smith's experience, the girls were all zoned in. I know they felt the spirit, and now they will begin to act on those feelings and the feelings will grow:)

Baptism day
Fun with members!
Farewell to Sister Peterson.
Friends for life!
We had the opportunity to go to one more baptism in Sister Morgan's last area and right after the woman was baptized she was walking out of he font and she just says, "I'm so happy!" I've been thinking about her words a lot and just how happy this gospel makes me. Missionary work ain't the easiest work by any means:) it's hard, I'm tired, there's heartbreak and disappointment and we are going literally all day every day, but I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. So friends and family I just leave you this week with that simple truth, the gospel will make you happier than you ever thought you could be. That I can promise:)

All is well, and God is good:)
Love Hermana/Sister Courtney Baggett

Welcome to the MIM Sister Soutas!Growing up together and new here we are!  She is being trained by one of my last companions Sister Hunt :)

Sister Morgan and I were able to give a tour of Liberty Jail to the new missionaries.

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