Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 12, 2015 Pretzels in my Purse

Well things are going great here. We are still having a little lack of investigators, but we've been talking to everyone and I know they will come! We also had two awesome baptisms this weekend!! It was a little stressful to have right after the members had just endured two sessions of conference. But we had pushed back their dates a few times and they were both so ready and excited to get baptized that we didn't want to wait any longer! They are both grandmas who had been brought to church by some friends in the ward, both around 2 months ago. They are just the sweetest!!! The had such a simple and sincere desire to get baptized. It was a beautiful service. I could see it in their countenances when they came to church the next day and received the Holy Ghost. They have both been changed. It was a miraculous thing to witness. I am so blessed to be around such inspired followers of Christ, be it other missionaries, leaders, members and strangers. I learn so much every day from all of them and ultimately from my Savior. Conference was amazing. I absolutely loved it. I learned so much and received so many answers to my questions I had. A lot of times, the questions I have are really questions i feel like I already know the answers to, but it's not applying the way I want it to. If that makes sense. Simple things like, What am I supposed to be doing to find investigators? Or, How do I help people understand that this IS Christ's ONLY true church? Things I understand, but don't seem to be working. One of the main themes of conference for me was simplify and focus on Christ. It is the fundamental principles and teachings of the Gospel that I must continue to rely on so that I can accomplish what God would have me do. There is no secret formula or magic potion. Simply do what you know you are supposed to, at the level you understand and focus on the Savior, Jesus Christ. So, I'm excited for this week. I feel my spirits have been lifted and my determination renewed. I'm not going to try to complicate things so much, I'm going to rely on Christ and His example and teachings. Love you all! Sister Blanchard

This weird fruit we ate from India. It tasted like nothing. 

I told our investigator that I could eat these pretzel things all day long and so she took a giant handful and dumped them into my purse.... Thanks haha.

A pretty little river

When we got stuck on the side of the road because the marshootni was late for like an hour.