This week has been busy! We had quite a few lessons and we were on bikes for a few days! It was quite an adventure. One day we biked for over 20 miles! But we are back in the car for the next little while because it is more effective when we have appointments spread across our area. The highlights of this week were the training we received at a Specialized Training for the Northern Zones, an exchange, and 3 baptisms.
At the Specialized Training we had been asked to bring an inspired question about how we can help our area. We talked about "Do, Know, and Feel" and how to apply it in our teaching. As we focus on the needs of the investigators we will always teach them principles of the gospel. At the end of the summer there will be 80,000 missionaries in the field. As missionaries we need to help the members strengthen their families.
We also sang a song as a zone (just the sisters sang). We sang "His Hands" by Kenneth Cope. It is such a powerful song!
After the conference we had a baptism of 3 children.(some of the elders' investigators) We helped with the program--I played the piano. There was such a special spirit there! I know that these children made the right decision to be baptized and are coming to recognize the importance of the role of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in our lives.
In the exchange I was with Hermana V W. She is wonderful! She is training another missionary as well. See picture below:
I know this work is the Lord's work. I know that God loves us and is watching over us. I know that as we learn more of Him we can become more like He is and come to live with Him again. I love Him! I love you all!
Hermana Anne VanWie