Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hendricks is on fire! - September 12, 2016

Hello family!
This week was probably one of the best weeks I've had in a long time!  We had transfers and my new companion is Sister Clay. She is great!  She is from Gilbert Arizona. We have been working so hard and doing a lot of finding but I don't think I have laughed so much since I was in Ocala! I can already tell these next 6 weeks are going to be great!

So let me just tell you the highlights of the week. Wednesday was transfers so I said goodbye to Sister Ruesch and Sister Clay and I started off for an adventure. So on the way back to our area I'm giving her a run down of all the people we are working with and some of the crazies in the ward.. I'm sure by the end she was wondering what kinda place she had just been called to serve in. Hendricks is pretty ghetto and full of the crazies but I love it! So by the time we got back to our area we had both come to the conclusion that Hendricks just needs a lot of help. It is dead and things just need to change.  Well, I told her all of that and she just went along with it. So we began the transfer with a lot of finding.

We had a huge miracle happen on Thursday! So we were in this apartment complex looking for a less active who the ward had asked us to go see.  We were having no success at trying to find her apartment. So we decided it would be best to knock a random apartment and ask if they knew where it was. So we come to the apartment and there are no numbers on any of the doors. We knock and Mike answers. So let me take a moment to describe Mike to y'all. So he is in his early 30's he has long curly nappy hair that was longer then mine. He answered the door shirtless and he had blood shot red eyes. So this first impression kinda worries Sister Clay and I and we introduced ourselves and started to talk about the Book of Mormon to him. It turns out his grandma was a member and his best friend growing up is a member. So he was pretty familiar with our beliefs. We were still hesitant to keep going but he told us he wanted to talk so he went and put a shirt on and we taught him the entire restoration, read with him some of 3 Nephi 11. And we invited him to church. Not only did he say yes to church he set a return appointment as well! Ok so fast forward to yesterday, Mike came to church!! He stayed all 3 hours and then stayed an extra hour for a baptism!! It was awesome! And he confirmed his own appointment for Tuesday! We are so excited to go back on Tuesday. We plan to invite him to baptism for October 16th!

Ok so more exciting things that have been happening here in Hendricks since transfers. So we have decided that we wanted to focus on four less active families to help reactivate them. So we decided to ask members of the ward council who they knew that we could work with. We had dinner with the Young Women's president on Friday and she gave us 4 families to try and then text us back the next day to give us like 3 more! Then we hit up the ward mission leader. He gave us 3 more names!
Talk about hitting a gold mine! We also set up with the ward mission leader about doing a "Meet the Mormons" fireside this month and he is totally on board! We are going to find some members to share their conversion story and then show a few clips from Meet the Mormons! I'm pretty excited!
We have found so many people in the past few days while we have been trying to contact all these less active families! It has been great!

We have had some interesting goals to go along with our finding to keep us excited and motivated. So earlier this week one of our golden hour goals was to find twins. We knocked and knocked and finally on Saturday afternoon we were trying to contact a referral and we saw these two young women who were wearing matching outfits and they were twins! 

Our second goal for the week I set and that was to find a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt who would let us into his house. We looked for this man for 3 days straight. Most days we knocked for half the day. But last night at 8:30 we decided to try one more less active before we went home. We knocked on the door and the husband who was a non member answered the door wearing a Hawaiian shirt and let us in!

Miracles are happening here in Hendricks!

I'm trying my hardest not to scare my companion or kill her with all the finding we are trying to do. I don't want to waste a single moment of these last two transfers and I've realized at some moments I've become a little crazy. Last night I wanted to skip dinner so we could go knock doors... I know this might come as a shock to most. Usually I'm the one who hates knocking and I never miss or shorten my meal times! But time is running out and I'm determined to work as hard as I can!

That's about all that is going on here. I hope y'all have a wonderful week and that y'all are enjoying the good weather. I am jealous about that! It's still in the 90's here almost every day and only cools down into the 80 at night. I definitely will freeze when I come home. I hope all goes well with finishing the stairs at home. I can't wait to see all the changes! Anyways, I love and miss y'all!

Sister Webb

P.S. I just got a hair cut and cut straight across bangs... I'll send a good picture next week once I figure out how to do them!

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