Zeroes to Heroes!!!

So now and then we as missionaries have a week that isn’t great for key indicators, but is great in things not recorded, which is cool too. 🙂 Opposition in all things, right?? Where the night is darkest the stars are brightest, etc. And we got a LOT done this week with members and less actives and finding out who people are!

So this week the highlights were:
-We had most of our investigators drop us, or we had to drop them because they can’t meet with us. But it’s ok because sometimes you need room in your baskets to fit more in. And we keep them in our prayers and our thoughts always.
-We called I think every single person in our ward list. Some twice now. And we’ve had a lot of success, and we even found a man that everyone in the ward had thought moved to India, but apparently has come back now, so we’re hoping to meet with him, and hopefully his family too!
-We also had a fantastic zone meeting where we talked about becoming BOSS missionaries (BOSS=Becoming Our Savior’s Servants), which includes using every tool Heavenly Father has given to us, and asking Him for help. It was really good and motivating!
-We’ve started a new tradition of having “Miracle Morning Prayers” as a house, and it’s a great way to start the day, kneeling together to talk to Heavenly Father and ask for His help in our daily work.
-I’m learning more Chinese! The CCK sisters who live with us are both Chinese speaking, so that’s fun!
-WE ACTUALLY GOT INTO MEMBERS HOUSES THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!! We went to the Ls and the Gs, Bishop L is…well, our Bishop haha 🙂 and the G are AWESOME and I got to play with the children/distract them while Sister L and Sister G finished up some stuff in the kitchen and it was way fun, and it’s official that I make an excellent dragon and I have not lost any of my sword fighting skills 🙂 .
-I LOVE volunteering! We made Native American headbands and explained the Thanksgiving story to the children at a local mental disabilities home, and it just made my life to see them smile and laugh and take so much joy out of everything! We walked in and a few just RAN UP joyfully and hugged us!
-Oh, and miracle: We were able to meet with one of our members, H, who apparently is either related to everybody or knows everybody on the ward list, which was super helpful because now we have a nice, healthy list of people to visit and start working with!!
Service project

Service project

Service Project

Service Project

So basically, this week was hard to meet with people (like, ridiculously so), BUT that’s ok because in the end all that matters is that we worked hard to fulfill our purpose, which is to invite all people to come unto Christ, by help them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.
I love you all! Thanks for your prayers, your thoughts, and for being awesome! Missionaries LOVE members, I cannot even emphasize that enough! And we are grateful for every little thing you do, especially any form of missionary work–visiting teaching, home teaching, supporting us as missionaries, inviting friends and family, reaching out and serving others, and being great examples! Carry on! The Savior Says Boleh!!
Sister Schriever
Farthest Flung 🙂




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