Monday, February 29, 2016

False Alarms and Miracles!

February 29, 2016

Hey Family,

Wow, y'all have had a great week. I can't believe Mikey got all those cool things from the teams and AJ in Florida taking advantage of the warm weather. 

So to just let y'all know that we didn't get a tornado. I was a little upset cause I wanted to see some golf-size hail, but all we got was crazy wind and a little bit of rain. So we just to chill in the apartment and did some Bible word search.

So we got a new elder in the district, his name is Elder Crouch. He has been out for about 6 months and he is from California. He is a really cool guy.

So me and Poulson's main focus this transfer is finding people. We are looking for more creative ways to find those who are ready.

So on Saturday, we had a crazy day. So we went and tried some potential investigators and when we tried them, they weren't home. So then we tried an In-active member. We stopped by her house and she was home. We got to go inside and got to listen to this lady for about an hour. She was very nice and she really believes in taking care of herself. We got to sing "I am a Child of God" to her, and she loved it. Then we went and grabbed some lunch. After, we went over to watch Savannah Wright in her lacrosse game. It was a lot of fun being able to watch her play. We also found out that a girl that Nathan Cardon has been bring to church was also on the team. They won 14-2, it was pretty insane. Then we got to go out with Sister Ganschow. We decided to go contact media referrals that we have been getting the past couple weeks. The first guy we tried, his name is Larry and a friend form California referred him. So we got there and were able to take to him for a little bit. He is kind of deciding if there is a God. So we just invited him to the ward Luau party this weekend. And he said he might be coming, so we will have to watch out for him. Then we wanted to try another referral and his name is Adam. So we program his house in and we couldn't find it, so we were about to give up then sister Ganschow told us to hurry and call him. So we called him and we get the right address and start driving over. So we start driving over and as we are driving, I notice that the Oliver Family is pretty close, so I hurry and look at the ward roaster and I see that Adam is the son of one of the Oliver daughters who is in-active. So we got really excited because we are wanting to work on bring this family back. So we pull up and Adam is outside and he welcomes us in. His mom is inside so we get to talk with the both of them. We give him his Bible then we get to give him a Book of Mormon. He wants to change his life around. After his grandpa (father Oliver) he wants to be better. He left when grandpa got sick and was gone the whole time until he passed, so he is guilty. He also told us that he hasn't smoked, drank or done drugs since. I can see that his grandpa is working with him and his helping Adam in the right direction. We got to share the restoration with them and he really liked it. We invited him and his family to the ward Luau and he said he would come. Then he told us he would come to church Sunday. So we told him the place and time. They were all super nice to us and I truly believe that this will be a big step in helping the family come back. When we got to the car, I did my little happy dance, I was so excited!!!! It is truly a Miracle that this happened. The Lord is helping and it feels great.

So we were pretty nervous Sunday morning but we did pretty well. We got to church and got a text from Adam. He wasn't going to make it because of a family emergency. So we were pretty bummed. So during sacrament meeting, Brother Meline talked about being clean and it was such a great talk. Me and Poulson just kept on looking at each other and just wished that Adam could be here. Then after I looked at the phone and saw that he had texted. He told us that he was at the church so we looked all over the place and couldn't find him. He told us that he had left, and I was pretty sad. But hopefully we will catch him this week. After church, we went and tried the Jellum family. It has been a while since we have seen them because they are always busy. So we caught them at home and we got to go inside to see all of them. They were doing schoolwork, but we just got to talk with them which is good. After a little bit of time we had to leave and we invited them to the ward Luau (we inviting everyone to it, ha-ha) and we pray that they come. Then we went over to the Wright's home for dinner and they also had long-lost family there, so it was pretty interesting to hear their stories. Then we left to go and try some people. And of course it was dark outside and everyone was getting ready for bed. So we headed back home and got everything ready for bed. Because we have been so exhausted. We weren't able to see Steve and Debbie this past week. We are trying to evaluate the situation and figure out what they need.

I haven't gotten the BYU info yet, hopefully today. I am still trying to figure out where the best place would be for me. Both are great choices; just want to know where I can get a good education and also where I could find my future husband. I will for sure let you know which one I chose.

So I hope y'all have a great week!!!!

Love and miss y'all!!!!
Sister McKenna O'Connor

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