Oh my stars. This week has been nothing but incredible and it flew by WAY too fast. There were so many times that I just sat back and wondered to myself what I had done to deserve all the great things happening. I really don’t think I’ve ever prayed and told Heavenly Father thank you as many times as I did this week!
|More loving from Hermana Clark!|
For starters we set a baptismal date with another one of our investigators this week for! I’ve been praying for opportunities to be bold (because I’m really bad at that. I like to beat around the bush wayyyyyyyyyyy too much) and boy has He given them to me! It was so neat because the day I committed her to that date I was on exchanges with Sister Ott and I was scared to death, but I said a little prayer to myself and went for it! The Lord really does put the words in our mouths as missionaries.
Experienced my very first earthquake this week…whoooooo….trippy :) but seriously. I was knocked the heck out from taking NyQuil that night and all of the sudden I felt the whole room just move in waves…I thought I was having a bad dream or possibly just the fact that I was drugged up lol, my heart was just a poundin’!!! IT WAS AWESOME! Scary and trippy, but awesome. Am I getting a ton of experience out here or what?!?
|There's not much hot water at the church buildings so the missionaries work hard to make the water as warm as possible!|
I adore him and his family. I love them. He made so many changes to follow Christ example to be baptized. Now his family is very close behind him in making the same steps. This church is true y'all.
After the baptism we went to Rancho and had a Sisters Conference with ALL the sisters in the mission. I got to see my old friends and companions and it was an absolute blast. I loved that in the Conference they said “We need to love each other more, we need to love each other better.” So true.
|All the sisters that have served in Diamond Bar|
So then after what seemed to be a perfect day we go to churchand FOUR of our investigators were there!!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY I WAS/AM?!?!? We have never had that many people at church. Ever. It’s so exciting to see how much the Lord is hastening the work here in Diamond Bar. Even though it scares me (because with things going THIS well I’m deffff getting moved next go around) it makes me so happy. More and more people are coming to know the truth for themselves. One of the investigators pulled me in as I was walking past her right after church and said “I just wanted you to know I am really REALLY glad I got to come to church today!” Oh my. You know I was teared up. I am so glad I decided to come on a mission.
General Conference is coming up this weekend…YAY! Missionaries dream come true :) Don’t know what Conference is?? Check this out:
I noticed that my pants were getting a little tighter so I decided it was time to cut back on some goodies. I just want you all to know that I, Katie Toolan, went a WHOLE entire day without sweets! That NEVER happens. Lol. I am trying to watch what I eat during the day since I can’t control what I’m fed at night when the members feed us, so far it’s working! Oh wait….we are going to ChickFilA here in like an hour….ok, so maybe it’s not working as much as I’d like…but BABY STEPS PEOPLE!!!! Baby steps.
I’m wearing a shirt right now that I haven’t worn since I left for my mission so it still smells like laundry from home. It’s making me happy as can be :)
Ok, enough of all this for now! Carry on with your lives!
Love & miss yall.