Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Happy Week and Sleepover with Caroline

Family and Friends,

I can't believe how fast time is going. Almost to July. Like many of you said, yes, I have many mixed feelings right now. This week had a few failed days - those days that are planned out so well with many lessons, even new people we were all excited for, and then not a single lesson happens. Yet the week wasn't long and I was grateful for other finding activities that happened during that time. We have been finding so many cool people in the streets. We pray they will become progressing investigators. We had the opportunity to meet with some of the relief society presidency and they gave us a great list of some less actives in the ward to work with. We also had a great lesson with a friend, Carmela, of a couple in the ward. The message of the Restoration of the church of Jesus Christ just made sense to her. She was so happy to hear it, things seemed to actually really 'click' for her. I love when that happens. We also ate with the couple after. The wife, Nancy, is blind from an accident years ago in her life. Yet she is always smiling and happy. That is what the gospel and a positive attitude can do. No matter what trials we face, we can be happy and continue with life by really applying the atonement in our lives. She is a great example.

Friday Hermana Barlow and I got to take a recent convert, Jenny, to the temple. As missionaries in this mission we now have the opportunity to go for baptisms with recent converts once a transfer. It was a great experience, Jenny's second time at the temple. I saw some of my other converts as well. It was wonderful being in the temple with so many missionaries and recent converts. The Packs (mission president and his family) were also there. Our wonderful mission president and his wife let their daughter Caroline come back with us and stay the night. Caroline is awesome. I'm going to miss her. She was there basically just for the night, studies in the morning, and one lesson before her dad came and picked her up but I was happy to hang out with her before I leave.

I love you all!

Hermana Bingham

Temple with Jenny

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