Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 Washington D.C. Temple

Hey Everyone!                                                                8/10/16 

We got to go to the temple today! It was so good to be able to go again I can't believe it's already been 6 months. We can go every 6 months and it worked out perfect because sister Hyer came out a transfer before me so we got to go together. The temple is going to be closed for almost 2 months but they are opening the Philadelphia temple soon so then more people can go to the temple more often during the year. We went with the Relief Society sisters today and they said the temple was so busy at one point that it was open 24 hours during the week. That was for a couple of years because it was the only temple on this side of the east coast. I cannot imagine how excited the members were when they found out they were getting a temple. I know that it truly is the House of the Lord. He really wants us all to be there and feel of his love. I am so grateful that we were able to go today. We were kind of worried it might take a really long time because of traffic but everything went so smooth I know that our Heavenly Father will bless us as we strive to attend the temple.

Last week we got to go on exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders.  I always learn so much from them. I went with Sister Neilson and she taught me a lot about finding. She talked about finding smart, like checking up on people in our area book and then trying people around them. They showed us this new app that is such a blessing especially for our area because it is so big. It takes all the addresses from our area book and puts them on a map. It's really nice because usually we try to plan out what areas we will be in for weekly planning and then plan around that. But now we can go to an area and see what potential investigators we have from there. It's awesome!

 We used it the other day and found a new area we had never been to. We met this really nice guy and set up a return appointment for the next day. When we came back though we found out he already had his own beliefs on the Book of Mormon. It was kind of an awkward situation but I think we both learned a lot from it.  It really helped me understand my testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know it is the word of God and that it testifies of Christ.  Sister Hyer has been going through the Book of Mormon and marking all of the times it talked about Christ.   It is so cool to see that he truly is on every page!

On Tuesday our awesome investigator got to go the members farm! It was such a great experience for her family. It gets better too! Now the member’s daughter is going to be watching her kids will she is at work!

It is so awesome how the Lord never leaves us alone.   It turned into the ultimate fellow-shipping! I know that this truly is the Lord’s work 
and that he is helping us every step of the way.

We have seen so many miracles! I am so grateful to be serving at this time.  I know that the gospel is true.  I know that our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us!

Thank you all so much for your love and support.

Love, Sister Goudy

P.S.  So this week we had some crazy weather. One of the members trees got stuck by lightning. It was a huge blessing it didn't damage her house, her car, or her dogs. She said that every day she prays for protection and she know that Heavenly Father truly protected her.

We went to dinner with some members and they got us some really good dessert.

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