Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sopping Wet and Filled with Joy

Hi y'all!

Texas had its first winter rainstorm this weekend and so Sister Atkins and I had the pleasure of going out and walking through it to find more people to teach. We tried to avoid getting splashed by the massive waves from the cars driving through all of the puddles, but still got pretty wet. After being out in the rain for a while, we stopped by a lady in the ward who we knew has been going through a rough time. She was able to help us dry off and we were able to help her organize and clean her house. We were also able to share the "Light the World" video and help her get the scriptures on her IPad. She was so appreciative of the time that we took to spend with her. I could tell that it really meant a lot to her. Normally, I wouldn't find walking all over in the rain too much fun. However, I couldn't help but smile and laugh at the situation. The joy that comes from serving makes all the difference. 

This week we were also able to set Jeanne with a baptismal date! I look forward to helping her work towards being baptized in January. This week we were able to teach her more about the Restoration. She prayed in our lesson to know if the Book of Mormon was true. Afterwards she said that she felt so much peace. I love teaching her so much she is so sweet! 

I am looking forward for this upcoming week. It is so much fun to be a missionary during Christmas time. A lot of people have Christmas decorations up and we are able to help remind people of the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is the time that we celebrate Christ's birth. The reason why we celebrate his birth is because he died for us. I know that the Atonement is the greatest gift. I know that because of the Savior we all can return back and live with him and our Heavenly Father. 

Love y'all and have a great week!

Sister Olsen 

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