August 18, 2014
This week has been one of those weeks that just go by quickly!!To begin with, we have a baptism on the 30th of this month!! Woohooo!!!! If only all of you could be there to feel the spirit that is there when we have discussions with this investigator!! He quit drinking coffee in 2 days. He drives himself to work (now that he has a car), and he is reading 2-3 chapters of the Book of Mormon a day. All of his neighbors approach us, and tell us that Brad has changed so much!! Haha I love seeing people let the Gospel of Jesus Christ become apart of them. The ward loves him, and is excited to see him become a member!!
We have been finding new people to teach through former people we have met with. I LOVE meeting new people. Each and everyday, I fall more and more in love with Ohio, and with the people. Which reminds me of a new lady we just met. She is the sweetest person I have ever met!! We have been teaching her for about 3 weeks now. She has been finding a lot of joy in the Book of Mormon, and loves to talk about our Savior. She said that the Book of Mormon reminds her of the Bible. :) We finally got in touch with one of previous investigators!! Oh boy, she is going through some trials right now. She is allowing us to meet with her once a week again. In God's time she'll be converted.
Whenever someone asks me what my favorite part of missionary work is, I say that it is watching these incredible people progress. (even the members) I am incredible blessed to be a missionary for the Lord in Ohio. I feel like I am becoming the person that he wants me to be. "By Small and Simply things Great things are brought to pass."Funny story: We had dinner with a member who usually feeds the 3 sets of missionaries back to back, and right after us the Elders were up. We noticed that they had put a few pass-a-long cards on our car. Sister Carter looks at me and says "Let's put pass-a-long cards on their car!! This is how the Sisters in Pason would do it!!" So she goes to the Elders car, and lifts up both of the windshield whippers, and we start putting pass-a-long cards all over their car!! haha it was so fun!! We have been hearing about this bakery in town called Buckey's Bakery. So, we went just before we came to the library to do e-mails. Let's just say that they are pretty good!!
Sister Zoe Preston
P.s. General Conference is almost here!! I love Conference, so we are preparing the members of the ward here by talking about this last Conference and what they can do to prepare for the up and coming one. :)