What a week! Here is a recap of a week in the life of Sister Loar and Sister Kay!
Tuesday-- We taught a girl named Sarah for the first time! She is living with her boyfriend with their two little kids. We have been trying to meet with her for the past couple of weeks, and never have been able to. We talked to her about the Book of Mormon and about faith. We read in Alma 32 and talked to her about how we develop faith and have happiness in our lives. We asked her if she wanted to be baptized if she found out if these things are true and she said yes! Nov. 15th is the goal and she seems super happy about it! We were jumping for joy when she closed her door after we left. Golden Hills hasn't seen a baptismal date for a really long time!! Holla!
Wednesday-- We taught a woman named Christine, she and her family are very religious and attend a non-denominational Christian church. She has a lot of questions about the nature of Jesus Christ and how we know that He and God are separate beings. She isn't too interested in joining the church, so we are warming up to her slowly and I know that the Spirit will touch her heart sooner or later. We also met a new FAMILY! And they are AWESOME! The Masons are so much fun and so nice. They were super welcoming and they said they are going to come to church this Sunday! :) Happy day! They have two little kids who are super cute too.
Thursday-- We did some planning and also visited a less active member. Her name is Charlotte and she is probably the sweetest of the sweetest. I love her so much! :) She is so excited to be coming back to church. She really enjoyed conference this weekend too! We also taught Sarah again and she is doing well! We invited her to watch General Conference with us and she said she would come! But one of her boys got super sick and she couldn't make it sadly, so that was a bummer. But we are excited to meet with her this week!
Friday-- We taught Seminary! haha it was pretty fun! Those crazy high school kids just crack me up. It was their homecoming week so they were pretty stoked for life. After that we went to a Zone Training Meeting in Bakersfield, road trip! hahaha it's like an hour drive so we jam out to Hymns on the way there. :) When we got back to Golden Hills, we taught another new investigator! Missy is also a young mom with two daughters and she seems super receptive. We have another lesson with her this week, so hopefully it goes well! Then we painted a fence! Haha a member needed some help painting their super long fence that is on their mini farm/ ranch thing and so we went over and helped them out!
Saturday-- The countdown to GENERAL CONFERENCE was finally over! I have been looking forward to this weekend for far too long!!! Hahaha and now we have to wait six more months until the next General Conference! We went to the church to watch it and it went by way too fast! I could sit and listen to the Prophet and Apostles for DAYS! I love it so much. We ate dinner that evening at Sister Benjamin's from the ward. Her husband is named Christian and he isn't a member. They have been married for 12 years and he has been going to church for those 12 years. They are awesome! So funny and really great cooks!
Sunday-- More conference! Happy day! We also stopped by Cathy's house to talk to her about how she is doing and about the Book of Mormon some more. Boy does that woman know how to carry on a conversation! Haha she talked our ears off, but I loved it! She is the cutest little thing. We are going to be meeting with her every day hopefully and reading from the Book of Mormon with her! :)
Welp, that is our week! So much fun and so great being able to watch conference! I miss all of you and love you all so much! Hope you are doing well and that you have a good week! Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and His church has been restored to its fullness. There is no other source of everlasting bliss and comfort in this life. I know it's true and I am so grateful to be here spreading the Good News! Help those around you in your circle of friends and family and acquaintances find the gospel. Some just don't know where to find it!
PS: The pictures-- Our neighbors are members in the ward and they just came back from visiting Japan so they brought us back some Japanese candy that are super delicious! :)