Monday, April 24, 2017

4.24.17 Technology at Work!

Hey everyone!                                                   4.24.17

The mission is going great. We are having such a great time here in the Potomac mid-singles ward. We got to work with a lot of members this week. They are incredible! They think about so many things that I never would have thought of. They have a page on Facebook and I guess someone reached out to one of the members about coming to church. We quickly modified our Facebooks so we could reach out to her about meeting. We really feel like Facebook will be so helpful for this area because many people live in lock out buildings. It really takes the quote quite literally that says," technology is unlocking doors to gated communities that missionaries would not have access to otherwise" I know it will open so many doors for us to share the gospel not only with the incredible people here but also back at home. We won't be able to message over Facebook but we hope you will enjoy the posted we make. If you think of any good ideas of how we can utilize it just let me know. 

This week we had an incredible lesson with our Friend Tony. It had been a week since we had seen him. He was very open and honest with us and we had a great lesson. The spirit was very strong. He told us how excited he is for baptism. We gave him a framed copy of the Living Christ. He loved it! He has a big week ahead of him so if you can keep him in your prayers I know it will help so much. 

We have our friend Robin getting baptized this Sunday! She is so excited!! She has been investigating for 3 years now and knows that it is absolutely what she wants to do. She couldn't be more sure. She is so excited to be able to go out and share the gospel with other people. When we come over for lessons it is more to prepare her to teach it then to actually help her understand it herself. She is amazing. People from all over are coming to her baptism. It is going to be incredible. 

Our miracle for this week was after exchanges with our sister training leaders. They were so good at talking with EVERYONE so we wanted to follow their example. We were talking to this lady and as she was walking away directly behind her there was a guy walking home from work. There is a saying in missionary work that the more awkward the experience, the more promising it is. That was so true for this experience. We immediately said “Hi” to him while the lady was not even 2 feet way from us. We are so glad we did because he was so excited to talk to us. He understood everyone so well. We invited him to baptism and he said well when you come back for your next lesson we could just do it then. Haha !  We said you might want some more preparation then that and he agreed to be baptized on June 3rd. That was my first time ever inviting someone to be baptized on a specific date in the very first contact. He is awesome. He just had a little baby so we are working on passing him to the family ward. We are so excited for him.

I know that God’s children are being prepared all around us to receive this incredible gospel. I know that it is true. I am so grateful for all who have gone before who sacrificed so much so I can be here on my mission. I am so grateful to be here! 

I love you all! 

Love, Sister Goudy 

Sister Hymas after exchanges

                                          Yummy Cookies!

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