Monday, March 20, 2017

Tracting with a 7 year-old

There's nothing too new on my part! 

No new investigators...

This week was long. We spent lots and lots of time knocking on doors, trying to contact less-actives, part-member families, and unbaptized members.  No success, besides the knowledge that we worked hard... It was a hard week, only because I feel like we're not teaching like I was in my last area! That summarized the majority of what we did er'ry day.

Zone Conference was this week.  Awesome trainings...We got to see the Easter initiative that is going to come out in a few weeks! :)  #PRINCEofPEACE  We also had a volleyball tournament afterwards.  Our zone won!

Yesterday was probably my favorite day of this week.  It was buuuusssyyy. (Every Sunday pretty much is for a missionary who covers 3 wards!)  We were in charge of sharing time in one ward and in between the two sharing times, I gave a talk in sacrament in another ward. We were jumping around all over the place!!  That evening we had dinner with a young family.  We did a fun object lesson, then asked "Who do you know who would be interested in and benefit from our message?" The 7 year old referred a neighbor.  "Who else?" He referred another neighbor. "Who else?" Another neighbor!  Then, I asked the kid if he'd be willing to introduce us. He got a big smile on his face and said "Sure!"  So, we showed up to the first neighbor.  He didn't know what to say, so he asked me to whisper it in his ear.  He told them about our dinner message and added "You can have the missionaries over for dinner a time too if you want!"  The kid was awesome.  Then we did it to 3 more neighbors.  Although none of them were interested it sure made tracting a lot more fun! It made up for the rest of the week's rejection because the kid was so darn cute!

Ponderize: Jeremiah 16:16
Behold, will send for many fisherssaith the Lordand they shall fish them; and after will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

We are the fishers and the hunters.  At zone conference our mission president and his wife emphasized finding young people between the ages of 15-25.  The young people are more likely to be receptive to the gospel.  We need to fish and hunt those that are our same age!  Another thing said that I like, quoting an apostle, "We are the atonement's delivery system!" What a privilege!  

From Idaho to you,


Sister Carling

Zone conference. 
The winning zone!  Can you see my legs? haha #Camo4dayzzz  

We live with some ADORABLE doggies.  They actually make me really happy.
(They are the members dogs, not ours. Don't worry. haha) 
"Make a sassy face." Haha I love Sister Marshall.  
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Elder Tyler Carlsen's picture happens to be right next to mine at the mission office! 

More pics from Zone Conference!

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