Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 15-23

Hey y'all!
It's been a pretty good week! It's just been really busy but lots of
finding at the same time. I feel like there's always a million things
to do and I can never keep track of it all! But it all somehow works
out! This week was like a repeat of last week, I got another flat bike
tire and it poured a ton of rain! Except all in the same night. We
walked out the door after dinner and we realized somehow my bike tire
had gone flat in the last hour...we tried to fix it but it was because
apparently we had fixed it wrong last week when it went flat so I just
needed a new tube. And then the sky poured out all the rain. We
decided to walk over to Walmart since it was so close and contact
people there.
Our investigators Kim and Barry are doing well! They're always happy
to meet with us and enjoyed church, but they have yet to read on their
own. We always talk about the importance of reading but it just
doesn't seem to be a priority. So this week we just read from the Book
of Mormon with them, and at the end Kim said the closing prayed and
asked if the Book of Mormon is true! It was so cool! Now the trick is
helping them connect that desire to actually reading and praying.
Sometimes the Spanish elders will find someone and refer them to us
with a specific appointment, this week they gave us a referral with an
appointment this Saturday morning and it was pretty far and we didn't
have the car so we had to find a member ride. Unfortunately we were
not able to get ahold of the referral before hand and she wasn't there
when we showed up. We had a couple other investigators in the area so
we picked our investigator, Ruby, to go see with our team up since we
had driven all the way out there. She was the perfect member to go
visit Ruby with, just looking at both of them you wouldn't think
they'd connect well together but it turns out that our team up had
gone through a lot of the things Ruby is going through, and she was
able to share some scriptures and experiences that really helped Ruby!
It's always cool to see how things all work out even though they don't
work the way we plan it to!

"The Final Judgment is not just an evaluation of a sum total of good
and evil acts--what we have done. It is an acknowledgment of the final
effect of our acts and thoughts--what we have become. It is not enough
for anyone just to go through the motions. The commandments,
ordinances, and covenants of the gospel are not a list of deposits
required to be made in some heavenly account. The gospel of Jesus
Christ is a plan that shows us how to become what our Heavenly Father
desires us to become." -Elder Oaks ("The Challenge to Become")

Love y'all!
Sister Taylor

 Doing service at the UGA horticulture farms! We helped pick a lot
of onions and strawberries!

 All the sisters in the Athens zone

 Me and Sister Hansen

 me and Sister Lang at the Atlanta temple today!

 flashback to me and Sister Lang at the Provo temple in the MTC
almost a year and a half ago!

 Me, Sister Hansen, Thorn, and Lang (We're all in the same district
now, they all were my companions at one point!)

We got to go to the Atlanta temple today!

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