Monday, January 13, 2014

Just Another Week in Anthem!

Well, since we've been giving out our member area maps all week, I'm afraid there aren't too many exciting stories and adventures to share from this week! I snagged a picture with Sister Harrison right before we came to email, since Mom called me to repentance for not taking any last week... So hopefully that will make up for it!
On Monday night we had dinner and Family Home Evening at the West's house! We had awesome ribs and really good root beer and cream soda. We talked to them about missionary work and showed them the maps that we made. They're such an awesome family.
Tuesday we got to meet with Missy! We brought apples for everyone and gave everyone 30 seconds to look at their apple and "get to know it". Then we put them all back and everyone had to find which one was theirs. We talked about how, just like we all knew which apple was ours, Heavenly Father knows each one of us, and He loves us. We had a good talk about how we all have felt Heavenly Father's love, and how we have seen it in our lives. Missy is going through a tough time right now with her family, but she has such great faith, and really knows of her Heavenly Father's love for her.
That night we ate with the Christensen's. We also went on splits with some of our ward missionaries so that we could give out more of our maps. I got to go out with Sister Addington. She is one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She used to work in the mission office here a few years ago. She is so loving and kind and I love talking with her. We were able to go and visit a few members that night.
On Wednesday we got to spend time working on and family search! We are trying to learn family search so that we can have genealogy activities in our ward! We also got to go out with Sister Parker and her husband. He is a non-member, but comes to church with her. He is super nice and we love him!
We got a referral on Thursday! The first one since I've been in Anthem! Woooo! It was for a YSA-aged young man and his father. His name is Blake and he has some mental handicaps, but he really wants to go to church. We went over and talked to him for a little bit and gave him a Book of Mormon. He wanted to come to church, but he got sick and couldn't, but we are going back to teach them the Restoration this week! We are really excited!
Friday we had weekly planning, and visiting members, and weekly planning, and more visiting members, and we had pizza for dinner. (No surprise there!)
So remember how I used to serve in the singles ward? Well, the Bishop there has a son that lives in my ward! And we went over there for dinner on Saturday night! It was awesome! That was pretty much the highlight of the day.
Sunday was probably the best Sacrament ever. We had Devan Romano give his mission farewell and Ben Reber spoke as well. There were a bunch of non-members there! They both pretty much invited everyone to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. The Spirit was so strong and I know that all the non-members felt it. It was a great meeting.
I am doing really well with my goal to read the Book of Mormon in this transfer! I am almost in Jacob already! It's been really awesome.
I hope you all have a great week!

Love, Sister Coltrin

PS. Have fun with the -30 weather! That is crazy! I'm so glad that it's in the 60s here :)
Sister Harrison and Sister Coltrin before church on Sunday

Sister Coltrin and Sister Harrison before emailing on P-day


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