Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Week 39, June 15, 2015 LOTS of Things

This week has been great. We have had a lot of people open up to us more than they have before.  (doors AND hearts)  we have really been able to help them.  Church has been great.  we have several investigators.  we have a not married couple who we have almost daily contact with.  they are super cool.  they love to learn, and ask really great questions.  he has a lot of questions sometimes that he has trouble with, but has a hard time listening long enough to get his answers. "so when Jesus established his church, he taught about faith, repentance, baptism..."
"Jesus wasnt white.  he was middle eastern."
"we are not sure what he looked like, but its likely that..."
"why dont you say the lords prayer?" ...

so sometimes its hard to teach them, but they do want to learn.  they texted us today about how grateful they are and #blessed  it was COOL!!

another Highlight:

ALFREDO GOT BAPTISED!!!!!!! AAAHHHHH!!!! IT WAS GREAT!  well, when I found out.  I'm 6 hours away right now, so I couldn't be there, but I am so excited for him!! Hermano Agustin Baptized him. thats Hermano's Family, Presidente, and The Hermanas Christensen and Braithwaithe.

I Do TOO!!

"When we face seemingly insurmountable obstacles in the fulfillment of righteous responsibilities, we should remember that when we are involved in the work of the Lord, the obstacles before us are never as great as the power behind us.  We should reach out and climb.  Handholds will only be found by hands that are outstretched.  Footholds are only for feet that are on the move. — Elder Dallin H. Oaks, “Reach Out and Climb!” 
~Hermana Riddle

Week 38, June 8, 2015 Ely Week 2

How is Ely? How are things in your new area?

Ely is Great!  I am having a BLAST.  its so cute and little!  it is so much fun. it is a tiny little town though.

How is Sister Rogers?  Are you liking your new companion?

She is FUN!  she is from Jospeh City AZ  or, Radiator Springs,  like that town from cars.  its AWESOME.

Do you have some good investigators? How are the wards and the people?

There are not that many investigators, but there is a LOT of less active work.  we do have a few investigators though.  we teach a LOT of little kids.
“God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has,” "but he cannot if you do not PRAY and he cannot if you do not DREAM.  In short, he cannot if you do not BELIEVE."
I know you believe IN me, but dont you BELIEVE ME? ~Hank Smith, refering to Christ.

~Hermana Riddle

Monday, June 1, 2015

Week 37, June 1, 2015 ELY!!!

My Mom's Questions:
How is Ely?

How was your first week there?
I hope that you are adjusting to your new place.
Tell me about your companion? 
What is her name, where is she from...
How are the wards there?
I keep hearing great things about the area.
Are you mostly driving, walking, riding your bike????
My Answers:
Super Cute.  I thought I was going to Ely NV.  and I'm still in NV.  but Ely is in Utah.  its weird.  it reminds me of Salem UT.  like A LOT.
my first week was pretty good.  the transition from Spanish to English wasn't that bad this time.  the people here are interesting.  its a fun time! :)
I am adjusting well.  there are 4 of us in the house.  me, Sister Rogers, Sister Harris, and Sister Wilkins.  Sister Wilkins came out with me English! :)
my companion is Sister Rogers.  She is from a tiny town 1:30 away from Flagstaff Arizona. its called Joseph City.
there are 3 wards in Ely.  one in Mcgill.  and the eureka branch.  we haven't been out there yet.  but they are super tiny.  there's a lot of less actives.
this area is great.  I'm excited to be here.
I am mostly driving.  I'm not sure I'll ever ride my bike. :P

I am so excited to be here.  everyone already looks familiar.  I can't wait to find my purpose! :D  I can feel myself coming closer to the Lord.  I put on my hoodie today, and I didn't have too much of an emotional attachment to it.  I never thought that would happen.  its my C Hoodie.  o_O  its awesome though.  I love being focused on the Lord, and his work. :D  Have a good week everyone!!

~Hermana Riddle
Five Hour Drive!

Ely, Nevada

Sister Riddle and Sister Rogers