Monday, September 1, 2014

And it came to pass......

It's Corn season, eh.

Just playin' in the corn all Pocahontas like....

Howdy Friends and Family! Happy Labour Day?! Can you believe that it's already September?! In 24 days I will have been on my mission now for A YEAR.  

This week was kind of slow but good at the same time? Like syrup?! Ha I don't really know how to describe it. 

But Monday was SWEET! Our favourites the Robsons picked us up for PDay and took us down to Waterton to play and hike! We had so much fun!!! I just love Waterton so beautiful, and I just love the Robsons. Their girls just make me laugh so much ha and have become some of our very best friends here. We had so much fun that we were just flat out exhausted. We came home scarfed some quick dinner, changed, and went out to work for the night. We walked around trying to contact people then headed over to Brother Depews for our Biweekly missionary meeting with the Elders.

Tuesday we went out to Magrath for district meeting with the missionaries over there. Magrath is a smaller town like Raymond, only a smidge smaller. We then came back and had lunch with Sister Harker in the 8th ward and then drove around with her to invite people to an 8th ward Relief Society people. It was really good for us, helped us to know the members and nonmembers in the ward a lot better. :) The rest of the day we just tried to contact all the referrals that we have. We had a quick correlation meeting with our new Ward Mission Leader and his wife in the 2nd ward, they both served missions and are so excited to start working! And then we went to the Jardines in 4th ward for dinner! And they are the cutest! We had such a good time and had so much fun talking with them. They have TWO daughters out on missions right now.

Wednesday was a busy day! We taught 3 of our less-active members that we've been working with. And one of them we just found last week! We were walking home in the rain from an appointment and decided that we should knock all the doors on that block to figure out who everyone is. We were walking along but for some reason we skipped this small little gray house and went to the next one. They weren't interested and so we went back to the gray house. Turns out that there's a man there who is a member of the church but not active! We shared a quick little message with him and set up an appointment for the next week (this week.) And it went so well! The spirit was so strong and we committed him to come to church next week and to start praying again. He offered the kneeling prayer at the end of the lesson. When he stood up he said, "Well, that's the hardest part now I have to do the rest." It's so amazing to see people start to come unto Christ again! :)

Thursday was planning day! ha so not too exciting. It was super windy. We walked from our edge of town all the way to the other edge of town to contact a referral from the Elders, our hair was whipping all over the place along with our skirts ha took us about half an hour! We climbed the steps and knocked on the door and THEY WEREN'T INTERESTED! Ha so we made the best of a sad situation and took pictures, naturally. haha. Then IT RAINED A TON that afternoon. Like the clouds moved in so fast and were so black we legit thought it was a tornado and the town forgot to notify us. Ha I love hard rain though, so much! It's just beautiful to me, when I'm not walking in it of course ha. 

Friday Friday Friday.
We volunteered at Good Sam's like always, and had the time of our life, like always. The residents there make us laugh so much and we just love them. This week we were waitresses for their ice cream social, aprons and all haha, I wish I had a picture. The rest of the day was pretty slow, no one really wanted to talk with us. /: So I started to preach to the corn and to any animal that would listen of course. We had our Stake Basketball Tournament Friday night as well.

Saturdayyyyyy. Lots and lots of walking around and talking ha. We ate dinner at the Fromms. I love them as well :) They're related to the Jardines. They have a daughter out on a mission too! Such a cute family. We ended our night  with a less active family in the 2nd ward.

Sunday Runday had a lot of running in it haha. We went to three different sacrament meetings and they were wonderful :) We ate with the Thompsons in 2nd ward for dinner. That morning our dinner appointment had cancelled so we were just going to eat at home. But, Sister Thompson said that when we walked into sacrament meeting she got the strongest prompting to invite us over to eat! We didnt know this till after, but I'm so glad that she did! We had a great time with her and her family. I also found out Sunday night that a less active man we've been teaching for a while now got his temple recommend and went through the temple! I WAS LIKE WAHHHHHHHT?! So exciting!!! 

I love being a missionary!!!! It's pretty hard work but I'm the happiest I've been in my life. The Lord's work is amazing.

Doctrine and Covenants 6:36
"Look unto me in every thought, doubt not, fear not." 

Always turn towards the Lord he can help. With anything and everything. I know this to be true. Don't doubt and don't be afraid to reach out, he's waiting to help you. Try your faith and pray.

I love you all so much! Thank you for all your love, prayers, and support. I couldn't do it with out you! 

Love  you always.
Sister Jaynie Connor

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