Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 3-9

Hey y'all!
It's been a pretty good week! We've been busy!
This week we are moving apartments, in the same complex but a new
apartment. It's been crazy trying to pack everything up! Here's my
updated mailing address:

4315 Lexington Rd. Apt. 12F
Athens, GA

We've had a lot going on! We had a meet the new mission president
meeting which was fun, President and Sister Marsh are great! He's got
some great plans for the mission, I'm sad I won't get to stick around
for much longer. We also had interviews and MLC so lots of meetings.
The 4th of July was pretty good, we didn't get to do anything too
exciting. We were hoping there was a parade or something fun we could
go contact people at, but apparently there was nothing in Athens. We
went on a little exchange with the UGA Sisters and tracted for most of
the day. We got to talk to lots of people, but nobody was to eager or
excited to talk to us.

Also I think I've mentioned a little about Cheryl, she's a lady we've
been working a lot with, and she's getting baptized!!!! She left the
church about 30 years ago (like removed her name from the records and
everything) but recent life events have led her back to the church!
We've taught her a lot and she's made so much progress, and this week
she met with her bishop and he gave her permission to be re-baptized!
I am so excited and happy for her! I almost cried when she told us she
committed to be baptized again!! She's the best.

We had a cool experience last night while we were tracting! We were
waiting on a doorstep and I pulled at my iPad to look something up but
then they opened the door and I awkwardly had my iPad in my hand, so I
asked if we could share a video with them! He said yes, and left for a
minute to pull his dogs away and brought out his girlfriend. They
didn't seem super enthusiastic to watch the video but we shared the
"Because of Him" video and by the end Brooke was crying! She told us
about some trials she was going through and how she just wanted to
have God more in her life! It was so cool how the video softened their
hearts and they accepted a Book of Mormon and said we could come back!

D&C 6:36 "Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not."

Love y'all!
Sister Taylor
 For the 4th of July we found a ton of glow sticks in our
apartment so we taped a bunch of cards to them to hand out!

 Someone gave us a huge watermelon! It was so good!

 We get thunderstorms almost nightly now. It's always an adventure!

 MLC with President and Sister Marsh!

 Waffle house! Sister Parsons, Johnson, me, Hansen, and Thorn.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

June 26-July 2

Hey y'all!
It's been a pretty great week! Being in a trio is awesome! Haha the
only thing stranger than 2 girls riding bikes in skirts (and in the
thunderstorm) is 3 girls! Our new companion is Sister Johnson, she's
from Idaho. It's been fun, we've had lots of adventures! Lots of
tracting and teaching and everything! We helped harvest potatoes at
the UGA horticulture farms, so that was fun! It's also been pretty
rainy, like every day. Saturday night we got caught biking in a huge
thunderstorm. The thunder was so loud and the lightning was striking
and the sidewalk turned into a river. You could see the dark clouds
rolling in with the wall of rain. We got so soaked, but luckily we
were able to stop at a member's house for a little while until the
storm passed through.

Our investigator Deitra is doing awesome! On Monday when we saw her
she told us that she's been praying really hard, especially on how to
help her family. She said one morning instead of getting up and
yelling at all the kids to get up and do chores, she just came
downstairs and read from the Book of Mormon, and as she was reading
she received some inspiration on how to better help her family and
better approach her situation! She's been progressing a lot! She's
still on date for baptism on July 29th!

1 Nephi 7:12 ​"Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord
is able to do all ​​​things​ according to his will, for the children
of men, if it so be that they exercise ​​​faith​ in him? Wherefore,
let us be faithful to him."

Love y'all! Happy 4th of July!
Sister Taylor
 Our trio! Sister Johnson, Hansen, and Me!

 Harvesting Potatoes! Sister Johnson, Parsons, Me, Hansen, and Thorn.

 tracting in the rain

 -The Rodriguez's, a family in our ward, has a room with pictures of

all the missionaries they've met 
since they were baptized over 10 years ago!

 Fries and frosties at Wendy's

Sister Housel, Me, and Sister Lang! We were all in the same MTC district!