Hello Family and Friends,
Sorry that I have not been good at writing recently. Things have been a little bit crazy here in Red Wing. But the work is definitely going forward and we are seeing Heavenly Fathers hand in our missionary work each day.
Monday: We went on exchanges in Hudson WI again with our zone leaders because I left my credit card at Buffalo Wild Wings from two weeks ago. The only way to get it back was to be there with my ID .. So That was really fun! Both of our Zone Leaders I get a long really well with. I always enjoy the time we spend with them! We played basketball again on the street with a bunch of random kids. It was very fun!
Tuesday: We had a Zone Specialty Training in Oakdale. It was really good, I got to see some old missionary friends. I love that! Then after that, we went straight to Cannon Falls for a lesson we had with a women named Jane. She had previously told us that she notices something different about the Mormon Religion. She says " You all seem so happy " We explained where that happiness comes from. The lesson was incredible, she felt the spirit so strong. She was even taking notes during the lesson, how sick is that? We didn't even have to invite her to Pray about the Book of Mormon. She told us "I am going to read and pray about this book as soon as I can" She is super solid and awesome. I love lessons like that!
Wednesday: We did service at connecting connection and then we did some service for Sister Hamblin, we are putting in mulch around a couple of trees for her. Her husband works all around the world and is gone a lot, so we help her often because she has a lot of things to worry about in her yard. Then we got invited to the YM and YW softball game which was so sick. I loved it! It really made me miss putting on cleats and playing actual baseball.
Thursday: We did some tracting and we did not see too much success with that. But we did talk to some people which is better than usual. Then we did a couple of stop by's with some potential investigators which was good. We got in contact with a few of them which was great.
Friday: We did weekly planning and then we mowed the Dunlap's lawn and weeded there garden for them. That was good! Then we went to dinner with the Hadler's they are a super cool family and I really like them. Then we went to cannon falls again with our WML Bro Gram and we had a lesson with the Fickle's who are members who just moved from Hawaii. They are super cool and it was a great lesson! :)
Saturday: We actually finished up the Dunlap's garden because we didn't have time the day before. It was super hot and humid. Like super humid. I don't enjoy the humidity at all, that's why I love UT. Then we did some more stop by's in the afternoon. Then we went to Hastings to pick up my repaired IPad from the sisters in the Cottage Grove area. That was quite a drive. But we have a couple people in Hastings to stop by, but no one was interested that we stopped by.
Sunday: Best Sunday ever!! We had 4 investigators at church. Like what? That never happens here. It was totally unexpected too. Heather Jensen our investigator came and stayed for all 3 hours. She loved it and just gave us a call and said " How do I become a member of this church? What do I have to do?" Hahah that doesn't happen everyday. So she will probably be baptized very soon. But we do not want her to get baptized if she doesn't understand why and what the church teaches. She needs to have a testimony before she joins the church. But the ward here in Red wing was so awesome to her. They all invited her to things throughout the week. It honestly made me tear up. I can't tell you how great this ward is! They are so loving, accepting, and willing to do missionary work. I never want to leave!! Earlier in the week we got a call asking if we could be in a parade on Sunday. A less active member I have never met is the one who asked us. We said we didn't know if we could because it was a Sunday. So we called President Forbes and he thought about it for a while but he said yes. So after church we went and we were passing out water bottles to people on the sides. It was so much fun!! We loved it! And because we helped her, she said that she is going to be in church on Sunday. And she has not been to church when I have been here. So Wahoo!! Then we went and taught a few people, one of our recent converts is an 18 year old Chinese guy who's parents are baptist and they are very anti Mormon. We listened to part of the CD that they gave him and it's so stupid and actually made us super mad.
We had a great week!! Things are crazy. Sorry that I am emailing late, today a lady asked for help to move out of her house and we said yes. We started at 9:00 and went until 6:00. So it was an all day project!! Love you all, have a great week!!
Love, Elder Anderson