Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Philippians 1:14 #nofear

Oh man what a week.  Still no snow in the wonderful land of Edmonton
(knock on wood).

pretty crazy and bold in our finding approaches and it has been A
BLAST.  Kind of a gong show at times and we definitely have our share
of awkward moments but it has been so fun and we have seen so many

I'll start with the bad news first though, Dawuta dropped us.  my
heart broke into like a million pieces but that's okay.  the work goes
on, hey?

now for the good stuff!

Sister Mckeon's first day here we had supper with the Madlung's who
are BOSS missionaries and they had their nonmember nephew over as
well.  We asked him if he had religious beliefs and after he answered,
brother Madlung just said, "well, would you like to hear what these
sisters have to say?  Would you like to learn?" and he said yes!!!  If
every member was as bold as brother madlung everyone would be baptized
by now!  We taught the restoration and the spirit was AMAZING!  The
first vision was just so powerful and he said he believes it is true!
We invited him to be baptized and he said he would pray about it. So
now this week we have to pass him over to the YSA missionaries.  It

We have been crazy bold with people while talking with them and it's
so fun.  Except when they completely shut us down after pouring out
our souls to them...but then i just think of the scripture:
"The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is
the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"  Psalms 27:1

one day we parked the car to try a potential, then i saw this man in
the rear view mirror riding his bike.  He had a little girl with him
and they were just adorable.  We just knew we needed to talk to him
and so we jumped out of the car and ran a couple blocks after him to
talk to him.  He finally got to his house so we caught up to him and
we were so out of breath from running and laughing at ourselves at how
crazy we are...we just told him we really wanted to talk to him
because we have a message that will change his life and help his
family... and he wants us to come back!  We got his number and we're
hopefully teaching him this week!  His name is Tayven.  they're from
Uganda! :)  sometimes you just have to chase people down a couple

We also had MLC which was fun and humbling once again.  I just love
president and sister manion, they're angels.

we had a lesson with our potential, Gary, and his girlfriend Vicki.
Gary is an alcoholic and Vicki is an angel who is trying to help him
get over his addiction.  We talked with them about the Addiction
Recovery Program that the church has and we hope to be working with
them more.  they're so amazing and I just love them so much!!!

We also got to go to the 50th anniversary party of this couple in the
ward and it was a GOLD MINE!  they invited all their neighbors
got to talk to them all and hopefully we can start teaching some of
them. :)

Aaaaaand it was Canadian Thanksgiving which is the best mostly because
as missionaries we get Canadian AND American thanksgiving because
people feel bad for us.  :)   We went around town and to a bus station
and had people write things they're thankful for and actually got to
give away some copies of the Book of Mormon and teach people about
their loving Father in Heaven.  It was a lot of fun.  I'm so grateful
for this gospel and for MY family and the fact that we get to be
together forever.

well life is good and we have decided that we WILL FIND A FAMILY TO BE
TOGETHER FOREVER so that would be a good thing to pray for.

I love this gospel and i know that it's true.
I love these people.
I love turkey and mashed potatoes.
I love the Lord.

Onward, ever onward.

Sister Jones

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