by K Fletcher

9 MONTHS-Happy hump day to me

It's kind of crazy to be half-way through this crazy roller coaster and what a week we have had to celebrate! Today I want to talk about inspired drops and blessings.

There comes a point in every investigator-missionary relationship when you really buckle down and ask yourself why you are teaching this person. Is it so they can feel good about the word of God and have free access to the spirit once a week from two wonderful missionaries? Or is it to test them and try them and prepare them to enter the waters of baptism? This last week we had 3 lessons where we asked these kinds of questions. And we dropped three people. They were our regulars. They were the ones you could always count on a lesson with them. But there they go, blown away in the wind until another missionary comes by when they are better prepared. 

The field is white, already to harvest.

And we have 3 progressing investigators, brand new.
Nicole is reading the book of Mormon and her children want to go to primary.
Jasmin read the pamphlets that we have given her and asks real heartfelt questions like: the definition of the Fall and why the Atonement was even necessary. And when she doesn't understand something she asks for clarification.
Adriano describes himself as a 'lost soul'  and wants to know how religion can help. He wants to change. He wants to change so much. In between lessons we realized we had forgotten to give him a Bible like we had promised so we dropped by unannounced. He comes out of a bustling house and you can just smell the beer. He is chagrined. He wasn't expecting us. He tells us that when he knows we are coming he doesn't drink (we haven't taught the Word of Wisdom yet). His friends tell him to, but he tells them the missionaries are coming, he won't drink that day. He told us he loves when we come because if we come 2 or 3 times a week, that is 2 or 3 times a week when he doesn't drink.

The gospel changes people, but only if they are willing to accept it.
President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) said:
“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

Study the doctrine. Figure out what you need to change. Allow Christ to let it happen.
Happy 9 months, everyone

Con amor,
Hermana Fletcher

Once upon a time we were at dinner with a member. They gave us leftover fish. There was no where to put it but in my bag. Only in the Outer Banks will you walk around with smoked barracuda in your bag. 
Cute planes that fly around on the outerbanks with wedding proposals
These chilis are tiny but BURNING HOT. Sister Lowry and I had some numb tongues for a bit!

This little man (we named Marcus) chilled with us for 13 miles at more than 55 miles an hour. A lesson in strength.

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