Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 4, 2016 - Happy Independence Day!

This week was super duper exciting! We saw so many blessings it was crazy! I will be forever grateful!

So first of all on Friday July 1, 2016 at 7:00pm at the stake center our investigator was baptized by her husband. Their story is truly amazing! They grew up together. They met in high school and got married. Her husband is in the army which is what brought them to Alaska. While he was out for training away from his family he met some Mormons and started going to church and got baptized. When he told his wife, she was very concerned. But after a year or so she agreed to take the lessons and learn more about it. The sisters who were here before us taught her and she agreed to be baptized. And that my dear friends is where Sis. Jackson and I popped in. And she was baptized and is so excited to go to the temple to have her husband and her three sons sealed together for time and all eternity! It was amazing! And I am forever grateful the Lord blessed me enough to be a part of
it! There was even a rainbow that night! It was cool!

Another cool experience I had this week was the next day. On Saturday we were out tracting (which is terrifying btw. When people knock on your door, missionaries, Jehovah witnesses, sales men, or anyone, you all had better be nice to them! Cuz it is the scariest thing I will ever have to do on my mission!) and we were going door to door. No one was really interested. Door after door we went. Then we come across a no soliciting sign in one of the windows. In Anchorage I always avoided those houses, cuz they usually don't want any visitors. So we went to the next house. But they didn't answer and we felt like we needed to go back to this house. So hesitantly we went back. And this older man answered. He came out on the porch and talked with us awhile. His family is all Mormon, he is not..... (Yet 😉) We had a great discussion and he accepted a Book of Mormon! Super cool!

Then on the way back to the car (we were going to be late for an appointment) we passed one of houses we had knocked on but no one had been home. Well they were home now and outside unpacking their car. It was an older couple. We stopped and had a nice  casual conversation with them. Then we left without fulfilling our purpose with them.... About halfway back to the car we felt we needed to turn back  around. So we did and awkwardly walked up to the open door of their
house and knocked. Sis. Jackson apologized for not fulfilling our purpose to them and explained as missionaries we teach and bring people closer to Christ. That started an awesome discussion about
their beliefs and our beliefs and things. They also accepted a Book of Mormon! This was definitely a learning experience! Cuz it was the two houses we were just going to avoid that happened to be the ones who were ready at the time. It's amazing to me how hard Satan was working on us to not go to those house, but  the Lord truly prepares people and he will send to those whom he has prepared!

What do you do? It had to be plugged!
I love you all and hope you have a great 4th of July!!! (These photos are from a hike we went on)

Sis. Johnson

P.s. Shout out to all of my Canadian friends! It was Canada day this
past week or something as well! Go team! 🇨🇦

She said she saw this at a member's house. How cool is that? ( For Tia Torrie;)

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