Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 20

Hey mom and dad!!!!!!
It's great to hear from you :) I love getting your e-mails every week. This past week has been good. Numbers wise it has been our most successful week since we got to the area so that's good! We have two progressing investigators which means that we have had 2 or more lessons with them and that they are keeping their commitments (so they are doing the things we ask them to do at the end of the lessons like reading the Book of Mormon, Praying, and attending church) Their names are Stacey Crawford and Tyler Smith. Stacey is a law student and UND and Tyler is her 12 year old son. They are Native American and some great people. It's been a lot of fun to get to teach them. We truly love them! We are hoping that this coming Tuesday when we have our lesson with them we will be able to get them on date for baptism (which basically just means we have picked a day for them to get baptized and we will help them be prepared for baptism on that date) so pray for us and Stacey and Tyler!!! We also have another new investigator. He is a 9 year old boy who lives out on the Air Force base. His Mom is a member but his dad is not. His mom wants to help him get baptized so we are going to start teaching him the lessons and see if it's something that he wants to do. His dad isn't investigating the church at all but he seems supportive and when we went and taught his son this past week he sat in and listened to the lesson. He didn't ask questions or participate but he still sat there which is a step in the right direction :) It's been good to see some progression here and to see that the Lord is beggining to bless us for the hard work we have been putting in.
So funny story time. We got Stacey and Tyler and their family (she has 4 younger daughters who live with her as well a 4 year old, twin 2 year olds, and a 1 year old. Her husband is a sheriff in Montana so they are still married but live in different states while she is going to school and he is actually an inactive member but he is super supportive of her investigating the church and maybe her joining will help him become active again. at least we hope :) but anways back to my story) so her and her family came to church. and we also got a less active YSA to come to church who we have been working with recently. and he actually brought a non member friend with him! so we were super excited. And the first two talks were really good. One talked about turning to the Lord and having faith in trails and one talked about prayer and how important it was. And then the high councelman stood up..... and he started out and was saying that he was going to be talking about pretty basic principles so Sister Ransom and I were feeling okay about things. and then he started to dive into a little bit deeper doctrine..... and we started to get a little uneasy.... and then he started to talk about some really deep doctrine.... and sister ransom and I are like no! NO! No!!! stop!!!!! and then just to be the icing on top of the cake he started to talk about Kolob........ like for reals!!!!! we work soooooo hard to get these people to church and the High councel speaker starts talking about Kolob?!
We just started to laugh. in the middle of sacrament meeting. there was nothing else that we could possibly do. Pretty sure the non member friend of our less active now thinks that Mormons are crazy. Sacrament ended and the left as fast as they possibly could. Oh well! I guess there isn't much we could do!! In all honestly it was like the most stressful church meeting of my existance. because we are trying soooo hard to make sure that the investigators have a good experience so that they will want to come back to church again so it's like hyper stressful. but we survived! somehow.... and the Lord helped us out!
 Tell coach byrd hello from me!! and tell markii congratulations!!!!! Tell the ward memebers that I say Hello and that I am doing great!! Tell them to help out the missionaries there as much as they can! because for reals missionaries cannot have lasting success without the support of a good ward. We are incredibly blessed here to have such a strong supportive ward. oh! and transfer calls come this Saturday so who knows next Monday I might be telling you that I am heading somewhere else! no one really knows for sure! but with 10 new sister missionaries coming out that means that about a 3rd of the current sister missionaries out here will be training. (we currently have about 28 sisters here and 6 of us are still being trained ourselves but it has happened in the past that new missionaries are asked to train after only 6 weeks! so who knows what will happen!!!) but I will let you all know what is happeneing next monday! I am hoping that I get to stay here with Sister Ransom but we shall see what happens! :) I can't think of anything else new or exciting to tell you. Life here is good. The work is moving forward. We just keep working had and praying and doing our best! Tell everyone that I love them and that they are always in my heart and in my prayers! Don't forget about your crazy youngest daughter/sister! I love and miss you guys!!!!!!!
Love your favorite sister missionary,
Sister Boudreaux

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