Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 11, 2016- Hey Everyone!

So here I am to report on Jamestown, as promised! It was REALLY cold. Hence, the Stitch hat Jeanette kindly let me borrow. :P
They took us first to Hampton to see a historical site there, and then we went and saw the Jamestown ruins, that they are still excavating. Then we saw the rebuilt Jamestown :) It was really cold. But the people who ran the horse-drawn carriage still had to clip-clop up and down the street even though no one was there. We felt bad for them!
So it was really fun! Jeanette is super into history so she gave us the historical tour of everything. :) They are wonderful!
This week, also, was super wonderful!
So Maddie Fountain, a girl in our ward, one day told us to go and visit her friend in the next culdesac over. So we did, and her friend's mother let us come back and talk to her more! We talked to her about the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and she understood everything we talked about. It was amazing! The faith of little children is amazing!
We also met with Linda again. She read the entire pamphlet and did the study in the back of it. She really wants to learn and find answers and truth through prayer. She is amazing!
On Thursday we spent some time in Southern Smithfield walking around, and we met this nice lady. "Hi we're your neighborhood missionaries," Sister Lundquist said. "I'm Sister Lundquist," "and I'm Sister Moore," I said. "What's your name?"
"Sarah Moore," she said with a mischievous smile on her face. Sarah is really big into sewing, she loves it! After we shared our message with her she gave us some scarves she had made! Wow! She is so sweet. :)
SO! Super exciting! We talked to the Colon's about what day they wanted to be baptized. Jeanette chose the 13th of February! YAY! So Jeanette and Wesley are getting baptized that day, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost on the 14th at church. YAY! I am so excited for them. This will bless their lives SO much. There is real power in these ordinances, and I know that by extending their faith they will feel the blessings of heaven. :)
Hoorah! I am so happy for them!
On Friday (my 18-month mark) we met with Kathy! Kathy is a friend of the W family and she is amazing! Sister W was due last week but she still joined us for the lesson. It was so fun to see them interact and hear her bear her testimony. I know that makes all the difference. Sister W knows the impact the gospel has made in her life, and is excited to share that light and knowledge with her friend. :) I am so excited for Kathy!
That night we met with Tiffany and talked to her about the Plan of Salvation and the Book of Mormon. How amazing is it that we have the fulness of the gospel? Everything Jesus Christ taught, nothing missing, skewed, confused, or changed. I am so grateful!
Saturday we met Sandy. She was getting out of her car and we stopped to talk with her. She is a forensic scientist and sees a lot on a daily basis. We ended up teaching her about the restoration right there on the street. She believes it is true. We invited her to pray about it so she can know for sure. :) I know for sure because I prayed, as well!
We dropped by Shaniqua in hopes that we could see her that night, and she was home! She had just gotten home from the grocery store, so we helped her put her groceries away. Then we taught her and her son Jalen about the scriptures. :) It was so amazing. The scriptures are powerful! Without them, we wouldn't have the knowledge that we have about Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for our Savior, and what He did (and is still doing) for us!

Eloyd and Wesley came to a baptismal service on Saturday night, and it was such a powerful service. The man being baptized had been introduced to the church by his girlfriend, and found that it has truly changed his life. The Bishop gave him the opportunity to bear his testimony after his baptism and he talked about how a year ago he wouldn't have been in church, and he had been turning to alchol to solve his problems, and now he was an entirely different person. Wow! The blessings of baptism and following Jesus Christ are real and tangible! I know it. :)
We talked to the Colons that night about repentance and forgiveness and the Atonement and the scriptures. It was amazing. :) The importance of commandments in following Jesus Christ. I love the gospel!
I am so grateful for the gospel in my life and the opportunity that I have to be a missionary, a called and set-apart representative of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior. He is my Savior. In a very real way, He gives me strength, forgives my sins, changes my heart, and heals. I know that He loves me, and each and every one of us.
I just want to say thank you for all the support each of you have given me with your love and prayers. You are wonderful, and I am so thankful. I hope each of you have a wonderful week. I invite you to take some time this week to read your scriptures every day, and ponder and pray. I can promise that these simple actions will help you feel our Savior's love. I know that it has done that for me.
I love you all!
Sister Megan Moore


January 4, 2016- Hello everyone!

Not a lot of time to email today, as we're going to Jamestown today with the Colons! But expect pictures next week!
Love ya'll! Keep on being amazing! Thanks for your prayers, and read your scriptures!
Sister Megan Moore

Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28, 2015- and a Happy New Year!

Christmas was super great! Sister C, who went on a mission herself, set up Skype for us and our families and then we had a wonderful Christmas dinner with her and her family. It was a really great day! We spent the morning with Jeanette and her family playing fun card games. :D
We saw a really great miracle this week! We invited a member to come out with us to see Jeanette and her family, and he invited her whole family over for dinner! It's so great to be able to teach in a member's home, because the Spirit is strongly present and they all get to bear their testimonies, to help those we are teaching learn. I am so grateful for that miracle. :)
We've done a lot of walking this week. We park our car outside a member's house and walk. It's really fun, because I feel like Smithfield is "my town". You know? We are the area missionaries, we serve everyone here and love everyone here. We go around talking to people and meeting them and offering to serve them and also to share the truth. This is such a happy, joyful work. It is the work of God!
On Wednesday we went out to Windsor to see Wendy. We didn't know if she remembered our appointment and we hadn't heard back from her even though we texted and called. When we showed up, she and her daughters had just barely gotten home and Wendy was stressed and flustered from all of the running around they had been doing. She had forgotten we were coming over. But, she invited us in. We talked about the Book of Mormon and the power that comes from reading the scriptures. She understood everything we talked about. It was amazing. :) It was amazing to see the difference in her demeanor from when we arrived and when we said the closing prayer. She was much calmer. She said that she really appreciated us coming, and wanted us to come back again!
Christmas Eve was really cool - we had a lot of planning to do, but when we finally headed out for the day, we weren't sure what to do. We couldn't just drop in on people on Christmas Eve, so we settled with taking cookies to people. We were driving back to our home to make some more frosting when Sister Lundquist spotted a lady outside in her yard, picking up pine cones. We pulled over and offered to help. So for 15 minutes or so we finished the entire yard. :) Her name is Mary and she's the sweetest lady. I am so grateful that we got to meet her! Heavenly Father always puts us where we need to be.
Saturday we did more walk-walk-walking around. We're pretty low on miles this month and walking is actually a really good thing! We were walking around one of our favorite apartment complexes, meeting people, and knocking at doors. We saw some of our friends we have met previously and got to talk with them. We also saw Shaquea, another friend of ours. She seemed to be having a rough day, so we just gave her hugs. :) We met a lot of new people, too. Jayschele let us in, and we taught her and her family the restoration. We also met another Tiffany and taught her as well. I know that the message of the Restoration brings people closer to Christ and thus closer as families. What greater blessings could we have than increasing our personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
I know that every individual can come to know Him as a Friend, a Brother, and our Savior. Because of what He did for us, I can feel guilt be erased, I can have emotional scars healed, and I can feel peace even when I worry. I know that because of Him, God answers my prayers. That's why we always finish our prayers "in the name of Jesus Christ". I love my Savior and I am so grateful for Him!
I love ya'll! Have a happy new year!
Sister Megan Moore

December 21, 2015- Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Merry happy holiday with family and fun! :D Whether it be really cold or quite warm, enjoy the wonderful day on which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!
This week we had a sister's preparation day in Great Bridge, it was really fun. :) We did a white elephant gift exchange and drank hot chocolate. It was rainy and wet, but like really warm outside too. So weird.
On Tuesday we ventured out to Winsdor, in the depths of our area! We planned all these things the night before, and then our one appointment out there cancelled. Jennifer was like the only reason we were going to go out there. We're really tight on our miles this month (we have only so many to use), but we acted in faith and went with what we had planned. We spent many fruitless hours out there, and finally, right before we had to leave, we met Wendy! We shared the Restoration with her and her two super cute daughters and we're going back on Wednesday. :)
Jeanette and her family are doing well! Bishop came out with us to a lesson and we talked about prayer, the Holy Ghost, and the scriptures.
Ethan got baptized this weekend! :D Hoorah! He is so adorable. He was so happy. It was so powerful to hear his family share the talks and it was wonderful being there. I love Ethan and his family very much.
Thursday was kind of a rough day. Almost nothing we planned ended up happening. :( But you know what! Heavenly Father takes days like that and makes the best of them. :)
Friday was our mission Christmas conference. :) It was so much fun! So a super tender mercy; it was held at my first area's ward building. I not only got to see Sister Z from my first area, and talk with her, but I also got to see Sister H from Kinston! She came all the way up from NC to cater for the conference. Wow! :D I am so happy I got to see them both! They are amazing people. :D What a blessing!
Also on Saturday, we met with Kris and Shaniqua again. We also met Lenora, Kris' aunt. Wow! They are wonderful. We talked about what the Holy Ghost feels like, and at the end we taught prayer and invited each of them to take a turn and pray. It was amazing!
We went caroling with the Thomas' and met some of their neighbors. My singing voice still isn't back but I'm working on it.
So Saturday it was 8:15 and we didn't know what to do. It was dark so it's hard to visit people when you don't have an appointment. We didn't want to go in early so we decided to go visit a family in the ward who we don't know very well.
The wife let us right in and we had an enjoyable experience getting to know her! They are wonderful people. :) I am so grateful we did our best to be diligent!
On Sunday, Kristin and Wesley came to church! It's so exciting when our friends come, because we know how powerful of an experience church is. :) We had a wonderful Christmas music program with talent from our ward. It was so great! After church we helped Kristin make Spritz cookies, which are traditional Swedish cookies. Kristin and Sister Lundquist's families make the cookies every year, because they have Swedish ancestors. How cool is that!
Well I love ya'll! I know that this church is true. I know that Jesus Christ was born, and that He lived so that we can live again. :) I love Him!
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Sister Megan Moore

December 14, 2015- Dear Friends,

I want to start off my email with a scripture. This scripture has been coming to mind all week. It is found in the Doctrine and Covenants. As Jesus Christ was organizing His church on the earth in the 1800's, Joseph Smith had questions of how he was to do it. The Doctrine and Covenants is a collection of his questions, and revelations from Heavenly Father.
Doctrine and Covenants 6:33-34 "Fear not to do good...Therefore, fear not, little flock; do good..."
This scripture has come to mind over and over again all week. As we try our best to do what the Lord would have us do, we can always be assured we are doing what is right when we are doing what is good.
So this week started out rough. Monday night we had a lesson with a man who wanted to argue and tear us down in any way possible. We stood strong because we know. Nothing he can say can change that.
Jacob 7:5 "And he had hope to shake me from the faith, notwithstanding the many revelations and the many things which I had seen concerning these things; for I truly had seen angels, and they had ministered unto me. And also, I had heard the voice of the Lord speaking unto me in very word, from time to time; wherefore, I could not be shaken."
We felt a lot like Jacob. We haven't seen angels or anything, but we have seen the hand of the Lord in our lives, and we have had answers to prayer. And we know that this gospel is true, and that it is Jesus Christ's.
We also taught Ethan. He's still getting ready for his baptism. He is so cute! Ever since we taught him about keeping the Sabbath day holy, he has been praying that he and his family can keep it holy in every prayer. So cute!
So we got really sick with a nasty cold this week and it has been awful. We've kept on trucking but STILL. We completely lost our voices, starting with me, on Wednesday and they STILL aren't back entirely. GAH! Missionary work is talking. Drat you, Satan!

Wednesday we got to see Jeanette and her family. We were struggling with the talking thing so we'd switch off and do as much as we could. Sister Lundquist had more voice than I did so she mostly had to teach the whole time. Eloi, Jeanette's brother, joined us in the lesson! He was listening intently to what we shared about the Restoration. :)
Thursday we had the ward party! It was really fun. Again, if you haven't checked out you totally should! It's wonderful.
Friday was cool, we went to the main street Christmas market to talk with people (our voices were still on the fritz). Every year they close main street and fill it with vendors. They have all these pretty lights and alpacas with santa hats and it's just so fun! We went around sharing the Christmas video with everyone who owns a smart phone. ;) We asked them to just pull it up and watch it right then! Everyone who watched it, liked it.
We taught Ethan again, he still remembers all the hand signs for the 10 commandments. What a cutie! :) He is going to be baptized this week, on Saturday! Please pray for him and his family that everything can get worked out for his baptism. :) He is so amazing!
Saturday both of our voices were shot. We talked to one lady, Carey, and we had a good conversation, but I started having this cough attack and so that was awkward.... So we decided to stop contacting people for the moment and do service so we didn't have to talk. We asked Sister R if we could randomly rake her yard and she was like "sure" so we did and that was fun.
It has been crazy warm here, by the way. Like in the 70's all week. Weird!
So we were struggling on Saturday. We really wanted to teach, but we could NOT talk! My voice started coming back in the afternoon, so we went walking around this apartment complex and we were passing by a door and both of us heard people talking/shouting inside. Sister Lundquist stopped and was like "should we knock?" And I was like, "yeah, we may save someone from getting yelled at." So we knocked. Crystal answered the door. We talked to her for a little bit and asked if we could talk with them and she was like, "yeah, come on in, my friend really needs a message right now." Kristy was sitting on the couch with tears rolling down her face. :(
We shared the Restoration, testifying of God's love for the both of them. Partway through, their friend Shaniqua came in, with her kids, and we invited them all to join us. It was amazing! At the end, we all prayed together. They are amazing people! We are excited to go see them this Saturday.
We also saw Jeanette and her family that night and talked about the Book of Mormon and the Plan of Salvation. They had lots of thoughts about it and it was so cool. At the end we prayed together. We invited Jeanette and Anna to come to church.
It was so cool! They came just in time to take the Sacrament. Wow! I know that there is an amazing spirit at church, Jeannette said she felt "calm." "That's the Spirit!" we testified. I know that the spirit that we feel at church is real, it is the Spirit of God. :) Wow! What an amazing miracle that they were able to come. :) We love them! They invited us over for Christmas, too! What an amazing family. :)
Sunday I had my voice back (sort of) but Sister Lundquist's was gone. So I did most of the talking. We went and taught this girl named Georgie. She's about 15. We met her last week and she said we could come back. So standing on her porch as it got dark, we shared the Restoration. She really liked it. We invited her to read from the Book of Mormon. She is so cool!
Paulette and Sister S invited us over after church for a chicken salad sandwhich, so that was wonderful. We shared the story of Enos with them and talked about how Heavenly Father answers prayers, especially for the sincerely repentant.
I love Heavenly Father! I love the scriptures. I love His gospel, I know it is true.
I thought of an analogy for this this week. Bear with me here. So imagine a big, solid rock, right? Now imagine this red velvety curtain big enough to entirely hide the big rock.
Imagine lots of people, living and working and doing stuff in front of the curtain. Some people don't even notice that it's there, others see it and kind of inspect it, look at it and poke it, but there's no gaps in it to look through and it's too heavy to lift up or get under. Some people give up and wander off. Others stay, looking intently, and wondering what it could be hiding.
Well! Imagine messengers coming from behind the curtain, they hop over like it's nothing and start talking to someone! They tell that person about the rock, that it's real, tangible, and just behind the curtain.
That person is so excited! He believes these people. So he goes and he tells as many people as will listen. The people right next to the curtain are the ones who are most eager. They've been wondering what was behind the curtain for ages. But they can't see the rock. They can't touch it. Some believe the man, and some don't. Others who ignore the curtain entirely ignore the man's message.
I will liken this analogy to absolute truth. There IS absolute, eternal truths. God exists. Jesus Christ is real. They love us. They have a Plan for us. We are the children of God. Those things are true. Just because we can't see or touch the rock doesn't mean it's not there!
God sends angels to prophets, like Moses, Abraham, Noah, and Joseph Smith, and tells them about the truth. The gospel and the commandments they want us to live. The prophets then tell us, and we have to act on faith, and we have to pray and ask if these things are true. And Heavenly Father will reveal things to us through prayer, not necessarily by ministering angels, but perhaps just by a quiet feeling or assurance that we are doing what is right.
So if that made no sense, I'm sorry ;) but it just makes so much sense to me that there is solid tangible truth out there, and Heavenly Father is a God of truth and light.
I know that this is true! I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and it and the Bible teach us about Jesus Christ.
I love ya'll!
Sister Megan Moore

December 7, 2015- Holiday Time!

If ya'll didn't get a chance to watch the Christmas Devotional, you totally should. :) It was great.
This past week we went to Walmart! That was so exciting. :)
This week a lot of our appointments fell through and we had the hardest time being able to share the gospel with people. On Tuesday Krystal said she didn't want to learn from us anymore. :( Tiffany was busy, and Jeanette was sick. It was a rough day! So we went and got Bo-berry biscuts from Bojangles. :D
Wednesday was unexpected! We were going around meeting people, and a lady named Maxine let us in to share a message with her. :) We had also set up an appointment with a man named Ralph, and we were unsure if he was even going to remember. But he did! Sister C from the ward came with us and we taught Ralph about the restored church of Jesus Christ, and that the power of God is once more on the earth. He had lots of questions and thoughts and it was an unexpectedly powerful lesson.
We also got to see Jeanette and Anna that night. :) Jeanette's brother Wesley joined our lesson, too! We talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the things that He taught us so that we could know what we need to do to live with God again. It's so simple.

You know I've been thinking a lot about the "how" of the gospel this weekend. We had our monthly testimony meeting yesterday, where ward members get up (if they feel so inclined) and share their belief in Christ with the congregation. A lot of them say that they "know" but they don't say "how" they know.
"The gospel has blessed my life" - how?
"I know that the church is true" - how?
I guess I am a nosy person. :)
Well I know that the gospel of Christ, the things He teaches, has blessed my life in that I feel like I have direction and purpose. Even when crummy days like Tuesday happen, I know that everything is going to be okay. I am doing all that I can, and He will help me because He loves me!
I know the church is true because I have read the evidence - the Book of Mormon - and asked God, if it were true. He doesn't lie, and He also knows everything. He told me Himself, through prayer, that it is true. That is a good enough answer for me!
Well I love ya'll! Thank you for being examples to me in my life by your faith and love of the Savior.
Oooh, so another cool experience this week. We were teaching Matthew and Shawna about the Restoration of the gospel and after we shared the 1st vision (below is the page that we share) we asked Shawna if she thought this actually happened. She said yes, and we asked "why?" She looked at us and said, "Because...I feel this warm feeling." We testified that that was the Spirit that she was feeling, and that this message is true. Wow!

The Restoration of the Gospel

The First Vision
Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Of this experience, he said:
“I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. …
“When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—
This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”
In 1820, as He had done throughout history, Father in Heaven again chose a prophet to restore the gospel and the priesthood to the earth. That prophet’s name was Joseph Smith. As a young man, Joseph was confused by the differences among the many churches in his area and wanted to know which church was right. Knowing he lacked wisdom, he followed the counsel found in the Bible, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).
Joseph Smith decided to ask God what he should do. When Joseph prayed to know the truth, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. Jesus told Joseph not to join any of the churches, for “they were all wrong” and “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof” (Joseph Smith—History 1:19).
As God had done with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and other prophets, He called Joseph Smith to be a prophet through whom the complete gospel was restored.

November 30, 2015- What a wonderful week!

Tuesday we were going about trying to find people to see and teach and we were not having a lot of success. It was about 2 in the afternoon and yet again no one was opening their doors. We saw a girl down the street putting up some Christmas decorations, so we went and asked her if she needed any help. She let us help her wrap some ribbon around their light post. We talked to her and got to know her a little better, and learned about how much she loves decorating! She said, "You wanna see the decorations inside the house?"
So we went inside, and saw all her amazing decorations. She is really good! Her name is Jeanette. :) We shared the Restoration with her and she loved it! She said that she would be baptized if she knew it were true. Wow!
We went and saw Krystal again and talked about the Book of Mormon. She is really unsure about everything, still, but said she would be willing to read and try it out.
We saw Kristin that night - she has read just a little bit of the Book of Mormon. She says it's really interesting! We're excited for her to read more and to learn more. The Book of Mormon is so special. I know that as I read it I feel closer to my Savior. My love for Him grows! I want to learn more about Him, His life, and what He wants me to do. I feel happy. So I am so excited for other people to have that experience as well!
Wednesday was a packed day. We had so much to do that we ate lunch on the run.We saw Patricia. She said that she wants to be baptized. She prayed about a day, and felt like January 30th is the day she should be baptized! Wow! She said that she knows this is what she should do, and that she is going to move forward in faith.
We saw Dee. She says that she doesn't feel ready to make the decision to be baptized right now. :( She is so wonderful and understood and believes all the things we shared with her. She is just afraid of change. I wish oh I wish a member had been there to tell her about their experience. But maybe now is just not the right time...
We picked up Rachel and away we went on a whirlwind adventure! We ventured down to Suffolk to see Zi again. It was an odd lesson, though. His mother was really exhausted so she went to sleep and left the three of us with Zi and his sister Keke, and then two other adults who I am not sure how they are related...?
we started teaching Zi and Keke, we invited the two other people but they declined, they said they'd listen from there. Zi did not seem very interested in the lesson at all and I was like "well...this is just not going to go very well."
But, somehow, as the Spirit came into the lesson, one of the people came over and joined us, and at the lesson, helped us teach Zi how to pray. We invited all three of them to pray with us, right then, and they did! It was so cool. We committed Zi and Keke to pray that night. There was no way that we could have brought the lesson around in that way. This work is led and guided by the Spirit of God, I know it!
So, super cool, on Tuesday Sister Lundquist and I were practicing for lessons and we practiced teaching with Sister F in mind. We have never met her, but we were hoping to see her Tuesday. We didn't end up doing that. However, on Wednesday, with Rachel, we went by her place and she was there! She let us in and we shared a lesson with her. How amazing is that? The Spirit guides us as we prepare!
We taught Tiffany again, Wednesday night. She read 1 Nephi 1-7! Wow! And she had questions about it. It was amazing! She and her mom were there, and they both want to be baptized. They both want to learn a little more, though, first. So cool! Please, pray for them both to continue to learn and grow and prepare for baptism.
Thursday was Thanksgiving! We had our weekly planning like normal and then went to the Harvey's for dinner. They are so cool. They just moved in, and Brother Harvey loves to cook. Sister Harvey is a cosmetologist like Sister Lundquist. They have the cutest two girls. Addie, who is 2, and Rosie (with bright red hair!) who is 6 months.
I am so grateful to be a missionary! I am so grateful to be serving the Lord. I am grateful for the Holy Ghost who guides and leads this work. I am grateful for Jesus Christ, and all that He has done for all of us!

Friday we had district meeting, and then we saw the Flippos, and then we went to the edge of the earth! AKA Windsor, Virginia.
It is really far away and requires lots of miles. We had the miles to spare and we really wanted to go, so we made it a "Windsor day". We went out and saw as many people as we could. The first person we met wasn't interested, so we went down the street and knocked at a door and they let us right in. We shared the message of the Restoration of the gospel and James asked, "Why doesn't everyone know about this?" Great question, James, great question. That's why there are missionaries! So everyone can know and receive the opportunity to ask if it's true! And if it's true, what then? They have the opportunity to act on the knowledge that they receive.
We met this amazing lady named Sister B. She has not come to church for a while and has had a rough life lately. She was baptized only 5 or so years ago but knows a lot about the church. We had an amazing lesson with her and her boyfriend. She is wonderful. I know that if she really decided to, that she'd come back in a flash. We are hoping to go and see them again!
We visited all the active members in Windsor, because we don't know them as well. They are all wonderful people. :) We discovered that Sister P has a 3D printer! That was so fun. Sister T has had a really hard year. :( Sister W is Sister B's visiting teacher (she goes and visits her every month and makes sure she's doing okay). We expressed Sister B's thanks for all that Sister W does. I really love getting to know the people!
Saturday was so crazy amazing!
So we had another appointment with Jeanette, so we were going to see people who lived nearby right before. We made a return appointment with one lady (also named Tiffany), and we were walking down the street when we saw a couple and a little girl working on putting out Christmas decorations. We asked if we could help, and they declined. We told them who we are and what we do. "We serve ya'll, so if you need your lawn mowed or help with dishes or anything..." I said.
"Wait wait wait -" said the man. "So you're telling me if I said yes, you would mow my lawn in dresses and flats?"
"Yes," Sister Lundquist and I said simultaneously.
He was dumbstruck by that. He started asking us all these questions, and after a while we offered to share our message with him. "Do you want to know why we do what we do?"
We shared the Restoration with them, and he was intently listening. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he said "I'm going to read this, from cover to cover!" "I've never seen an index like this..." It was so cool! His name is Matthew and his wife's name is Ashley, and we're going to be dropping back by this week!

We taught Jeanette and her mother, Anna about the Book of Mormon. It was so cool! We told them about how it takes place here, and Jeanette got so excited. She was looking at the pictures and she was like "this is Mexico!"
We invited Anna to pray at the end, and she prayed in Spanish and it was so powerful. :) Wow! I am so excited for them! They said they were going to come to church, but they didn't :(
We saw the Fountains that night and shared a thought with them. They have so many friends they want to share the gospel with! We're excited to help them!
There were some other things that happened this week but mostly that's everything. This is literally the Lord's work, "to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:9) and I am so grateful to be here, and to be an instrument in His hands in helping those around me.
I love ya'll!
Sister Moore