Monday, February 1, 2016

Week 79: 18 Months.

Hello everyone!
This week has been pretty great! And the weather makes it even better! Today it's in the 40's and 50's! And it hasn't snowed in a long time! Last winter was so awful, so I'm very grateful that this year isn't too bad.

We had exchanges with the Burlington sisters and I was with Sis. Davies. We had a lesson with Jaqui at Samantha's and it went so well! And Jaqui committed to be baptized on February 27th! She's so excited for her baptism! She already asked Samantha to give a talk at her baptism. Jaqui said she talked to her parents about getting baptized the other day and they are not very supportive. But she said that she's going through with it anyways! She is so amazing and has such great faith! And she takes notes during our lessons! She's so awesome! 

We got a couple new investigators this week! One of them is the wife of a less active member and her name is Sis. Jewett. We though Sis. Jewett had been taught by the missionaries when her husband was taught, but she would sit in the other room and not participate in the lesson. We just assumed that she wasn't interested. But then we started talking about what happens after this life and eternal families and she got really interested! At the beginning of the lesson she told us that she didn't want to read the Book of Mormon. At the end of the lesson we told her that Alma 40-42 teaches a lot about the plan of salvation and she was so willing to read it! The spirit definitely softened her heart!

Oh also another reason why Samantha is the greatest member missionary ever! On Sunday she brought Jaqui and another friend to church, named Jessie. Turns out Jessie is a less active member. She goes to culinary school with Samantha and Jaqui and Samantha had no idea she was a member. Samantha is so great! She's helping a friend come in to the church and another to come back to the church!

Well, 18 months ago from last Saturday was when I entered the MTC. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by! I have loved my mission so much! I've met so many amazing people and learned so much! I love being a missionary! It's been a true blessing and privilege to serve alongside my Savior Jesus Christ in helping other receive the restored gospel. I am so grateful for one more week to be able to serve the Lord with all my heart, might, mind and strength! This will be the best week ever! I love you all!
Love, Sister Harper

The district! Me, Sis. Harward, Elder Benson, Elder Dortch, Elder Rappleye, Elder Andrew, Elder McCain, Elder Poe
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Us and the Burlington Sisters, Sis. Mill and Sis. Davies
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