Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Peter's Ready!

 4th of July fun with our traditional 4th of July Shirts! 

Emily! Love her! 

One of my favorite families in the corner. The Postons. :) 

Happy 4th of July from "The Corner!" It sounds like it was a great weekend for everybody. Lots of fun for the kids! Mine was good too. On the evening of the 4th of July Ursala and her husband made us lemon-peppered wings for dinner and it was so good. I just worry that Ursala used the same steak knife to cut the chicken that she does to get the criminals in town. Ha-hah! You never know with her. ;) It was so fun!  4th of July was also an exciting day for us because our progressing investigator, Peter, told us something real great! He said, "I have come to the conclusion that 'John Smith' did not just make this Book up. It would be impossible. I know it's true. I want to be baptized." We are so happy for Peter!! He is ready to make the changes to which is so exciting. He is scheduled for baptism on August 15. We are going to try to make it sooner with Peter but we will see what this week brings! 

This week is going to be full of more changes. President Turner gave me another call this week. Always freaks me out when I see his name on the caller I.D. He called saying that they are having even more sisters coming in this transfer and we don't have enough trainers in the mission so we are becoming a three pack training companionship. It should be exciting! She is in the middle of her training so she has been out for 6 weeks. So she's green but not THAT green. So, I am "adopting a baby." Ursala already named her of coarse. It's going to be Sister Teresa! So Sister Ruth, Sister Hill and Sister Teresa! I will let you know how everything goes and send you lots of pictures of our new sister!  

D-money. Otherwise known as Dan. He thinks he's a gangster! ;) 

Charleston Strong

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you; that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
South Carolina Columbia mission sends note of encouragement and love to Emanuel AME Church.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Poppin in Moncks Corner

Sister Ashton & Dan

Sister Ruth-Mepkin Abbey

Sister Rachel and Sister Ruth
Hey everybody! It has been a GREAT week in Moncks Corner. We are seeing a lot of success here and it is really exciting. We had 5 of our investigators show up for church. It was REALLY exciting. Never has that happened before to us here in "the corner." It was really exciting and ward was really excited too. Maybe a little bit too excited. One of the ward members told one of our investigators that this ward was going to "soak him with love and then dunk him with baptism." Oh man. Ha-ha. Moncks Corner is the funniest place. It was all sorts of excitement over here.
It was a really cool week though because we just had a conference with President Turner about faith two weeks ago and he talked about faith being a power. President Turner said once you start to use this power of faith and set goals to make things happen trials will happen during this process. We definitely were tried a lot these past two weeks but we tried our best and kept moving forward and God blessed us. We really didn't do anything other then practice faith and diligence and God did the rest. During the conference, president talked about how last year the mission had set a goal to baptize 720 people in South Carolina but right after they made that goal our number of missionaries dropped dramatically because of all of the missionaries going home after the big surge. He talked about that we are fewer in numbers but that just means we need to have more faith and miracles will happen. His talk was basically all about a book Pops gave me before the mission called, "Drawing on the Powers of Heaven." We need miracles to happen but miracles only come after great faith. It's starting to happen! The baptisms in the mission are already starting to climb and things are starting to happen here in the corner. It's really cool to be apart of it all. Sister Hill and I are excited to work this week!
I love you all so much! Thank you for all the support you always give me!

Sister Ruth ;)

Ursala with her Kitchen knife to get the criminals DNA and lipstick...because Ursala tells us to never go anywhere without a Kitchen knife and lipstick. Ha-ha this lady KILLS me.

We got iPads!

Practicing piano for nights. It's a good stress reliever. :D