Letter March 28,2016
Hi everyone I hope you had a Happy Easter! All of the trees are
blooming and it makes me so happy to see the new life. It is so
symbolic of the Saviors resurrection so we too, can have new life. We read through Mathew Mark and John about the day of Christ's
resurrection. It was so cool to see how each focused on different
details of the day. Then at dinner we did the easter Eggs that went
through the scriptures of his death and resurrection. I learned so
many new things like casting lots means gambling.
Our stake helped put on a production for Easter at the temple visitors center in DC it was called the "Savior of the World." We invited a lot of people and I hope they really felt the great importance of Our Savior and all he has done for us. We had such a great experience with the production and you would think that would mean we went but we didn't.
All week we had been inviting people to come. We invited
members, non- members investigators, less actives pretty much everyone we saw. In order to be able to go to it we needed a member to take us and we needed an investigator or less active member to come with us. We found someone to give us a ride and so we were calling back a lot of the people we had invited to see if they wanted to come. There was a really sweet less active member we had invited and she didn't have a ride so the morning of we tried to let her know we had someone who could give her a ride. It took us awhile but we were able to get ahold of her and she wasn't available to go. It was then that we realized that it was more important to stay in our area then it was to go to the production.
We realized that was where we needed to be as went tracting. It was right before Easter, so it was perfect for talking to people about Christ. It was so cool because I am super scared of tracting but that day it seemed like everyone was really nice. We talked to a couple of people who were really interested and it was so awesome because it showed me why we needed to stay in the area. The guy we meet said that it was just what he needed to hear and him and his wife would love to learn more and then we talked to a young girl and she said that her and her Mom would try to come to
church. We weren't able to get ahold of them on the numbers they gave us and we didn't see them at church but I know if anything I learned that day how to talk to people better.
I feel a lot more confident talking to people. President Eyring, in his Woman's Conference talk, shared the scripture in D&C 84:88 it talks about how the Lord will be with us and his angels will be around us. I know that, that he will protect us and that I need to be confident in what I say.
Last p day we got to go to the temple it was my first time to the DC temple and it was beautiful! It stands out even when you are up close.
It is so powerful to go to the temple when all the world around you is hurrying to get to where they are going. I am so graetful that at home,we have so many temples so close.
To get to the DC temple it took us about an hour but it was so worth it! We get to go to the temple every
6 months and so it was really nice to have the chance to go thereright at the beginning so I can go as many times as possible.
Today for p day we got to go to DC we saw the cherry blossoms and theyare so beautiful. They go right around the Potomac. There were peopleout in cute little pedal boats and it's so cool how a lot of the monuments are right around it.
We got to go to the national history
museum we saw some of the things from the night at the museum movie but most of it looked different then in the movie. We walked up to the capital it has been under construction for quite a long time but President Huntsmen says they want to have it done by January.
Most of DC is out of our mission so we park our car and then take the metro. It's a lot like Trax but tons of people use it and some of it is underground. Most of DC is out of our mission but they let us go once a transfer so I'm super excited to be able to see everything there.
I hope you all have a great week.
Love, Sister Goudy
At the Museum
From Shelby: "Were safe. There was a shooting at the Cipatol but Sister Jones and I made it home before it happined. It was at the Cipatol and we were there maby an hour and a half before it happined. The Lord watcvhes out for his missionaries.
This morning we got an email saying "we're going to DC so I'll email you later." That same day I heard on the radio about a shooting in DC, I think, "Isn't that where the Sisters where going?
No DC is huge,what are the chances? Then I get the email.
From Shelby: "Were safe. There was a shooting at the capitol but Sister Jones and I made it home before it happened. It was at the capitol and we were there maybea n hour and a half before it happened the Lord watches out for his missionaries.
Mom: "I knew in my heart they where fine, but it's always nice to get confirmation. She later says that she didn't feel good about going into DC that morning but didn't say anything. They only get to go in about once every six weeks (a transfer) and alot of times they don't get to go then because they live too far away. When the group of missionaries met, they walked around for a bit and then they all agreed that they had bad feelings about being there. They had only been there about 30 minutes and cut their visit short. The spirit spoke and they listened!