This week was really good. We were able to see so many people! We had to go to Mililani to help President and Sister Warner with interviews (we check area books and planners) and then we had exchanges too, so we were a little bit worried that it would kind of throw off our week, but we worked hard, and it paid off! Here are some things that happened this week:
- We had dinner with our bishops house. Bishop had to work, so it was just his wife, kids and us. It was so fun. They have some of the cutest kids I have ever seen! Their youngest son kept saying my name every 5 minutes, and then he would say some random thing or ask me a random question. Then, on Sunday, he ran up and hugged me. Then, after our ward correlation meeting with bishop, he ran up and gave me another hug. I felt so special. Haha he's so cute!
- We went on exchanges with the sisters in the Palehua ward. I was with Sister Jenkins in Palehua. She is an amazing missionary. They just took over Makakilo ward, so we went to contact some of the less-active members. One of the guys that we went to see was outside with a cigarette in his mouth. He asked us what we wanted and if bishop sent us to meet him. We told him that the bishop had not sent us, but that we were just trying to meet the members in the ward. The conversation didn't seem to be softening him up too much, but then he asked us if we would pray for him to find a house, because he was getting kicked out of his. We said that he would and then Sister Jenkins asked if she could share a scripture from the Book of Mormon about faith. As she read the scripture, he began to cry. Then I shared with him that he had shown great faith by asking us to pray for him, and that he would receive blessings for that, but that he could also show his faith by praying to Heavenly Father himself and by going to church. He started crying even more. Then he told us that he would pray and that he would be there on Sunday. I love how the spirit can soften the hearts of anyone.
- On Sunday, we had four of our investigators come to church! The family that I mentioned before, who has a lot of obstacles in their way came. They said that they really enjoyed it, and that they want to come next week too. They stayed all three hours even! Such a miracle!
Well, my hour is almost over, so I can't say too much else, but I hope that you all have a wonderful week! Thank you again for your prayers and for your support!
Love, Sister Barber