^^ My ponderizing scripture this week. I just finished Helaman and Its really interesting the things that the spirit teaches as you read from the Book of Mormon. I’ve learned so much this time through as i’ve been searching for different “members and Less actives” in the stories that I’ve never noticed before. I love reading the book of Mormon!
This week we had a missionary broadcast about the fundamentals of missionary work. it was amazing! I really love Elder Bednar’s talk on Teaching is not talking its listening and observing. 🙂 It was a really wonderful broadcast!
Sunday is always the best day of the week we are able to renew our Covenants. and not just our baptismal covenants but ALL our covenants and thats really awesome to thing about the different promises we make throughout our lives to our Heavenly Father. 🙂 I love Church.
As far as investigators go… we are struggling finding some solid investigators… we have people we meet off the street but those don’t usualy come to anything. Really what we need is solid refferals from members in the ward… and as of now we just get fed by the same members over and over… Ahhh! Not very effective… But we are trying to change attitudes and perspectives… it just takes time.
Please remember that I love you! and that i’m grateful for all the love and support you all give me. Have a wonderful week!
Sister Brittany Pope
ps. Its weird that i’ll be 20 in less then a month… I don’t know how to handle that… haha 🙂 Love you
Hello Friends! 🙂
I hope you all had a good New Years celebration! I know I did. For us here in Iowa our Cars were grounded both New year’s Eve and New years so we had to find members or Investigators to be with from 7-9pm. On Thursday we were with our investigators the Johnsons. And they know they are going to get baptized its just getting them to live the Word of Wisdom at this point. But they testify to their friends just like a member would, they love the book of mormon and they treat me like family. I feel so loved everytime I go over there.
So the Snow… Monday was the worst! there was like 10 inches of snow and with my car being… well… not a truck… it couldn’t handle the snow and we called the vehicle coordinator and he told us to stay in. it just wasn’t safe, we’d just get stuck. But in addition to the snow, the snow removal is not very great… there is so much ice on the roads… not fun. Just keep praying for me okay?
On Friday we went to a member’s house and watched Meet the Mormons. Haha I cry everytime so… that was pretty awesome:) We did a potluck on Sunday as a break the fast ward party. it was pretty great 🙂 But something that i’m concerned about is that the attitude towards Home teaching and Visiting teaching. We’ve been talking with our ward mission leader about how our ward can grow and what would get less actives reactivated and strengthen our recent converts and the biggest thing is Home teaching and Visiting teaching. So I just encourage all of you to do yours! Even if its just a letter in the mail or a phone call. Reach out! Try! Do all you can to make these brothers and Sisters feel of your love and of Heavenly Father’s love for them. Live up to your potential. Do all you can to be the best you, you can be. 🙂 Keep working hard and remember I love you!
My ponderize scripture this week:
On Tuesday is our zone Conference and we’ll be doing skits and fun things 🙂 i’m excited! I hope our skit is funny… we’ll see how that goes.
I turn 7months old on Jan 17! 🙂
Transfers are Jan 28 🙂 I’m thinking i’ll stay though
Anyways I hope you all have a great week! 🙂 Missionary work is great here I love being a missionary! I love you all!
-Sister Brittany Pope
This are some pictures of my companion and I being dorks haha 😉 we made some food and celebrated New years.