Sister Denton's Marvelous Mission: 4/11/11- Letter to the World

Monday, July 11, 2011

4/11/11- Letter to the World

Hello world!!!!

Well, we have some exciting news this week!  I'm going to be a mom--it's a girl!  (Mission lingo for "I'm training!")  Her name is Sister Mortinson (not sure of spelling yet) and she is from Colorado.  Sister Johnson is getting transferred to Pittsburgh.  We're driving in tonight and spending the night with the Pitt sisters.  Then I have training in the morning, transfer meeting, and drive back to State College!  Sis Juliano and Sis Quijano are doubling into the other State College area.

On the investigator front we have the following:



She doesn't think she'll be ready by Jul 31, but she's still one of the most active members in the branch!  This week we were on the way to Institute a little early to teach her and we mentioned the family history center was open.  She got REALLY excited and spent 2 hours there!  She LOVES it, which is exciting because I do too!  It's so fun to see people get excited about their family history!  She's been reading every morning, too, which is awesome!!

DanWe taught him part of lesson 2 this week.  He was out of town for church, but we have another appointment with him next week.

Brittney and SamWe brought them cookies because of Sadie's surgery, but they weren't home.  We've been in contact a little, but we're not sure where else they're going to go from here.

JordanWe have an appointment this week, so we'll see.

I love this kid!  He's been out of town.  He made a random friend, Amanda, and brought her to the BBQ last week and he told us she wants to learn, too, so he's trying to coordinate a joint lesson.

CadenHe's been MIA for a couple of weeks, but texted us yesterday as he passed by on the bus and asked when we could meet!  We have an appt for this week.

He got a job, which is great, but it means he's moving out of town.  I thought he was completely uninterested after our mission rules/word of wisdom discussion, but he seems to still be interested, so we're going to try and hook him up with missionaries in Indiana.

ZackHe's new this week and AWESOME.  We met him at a forum (we set up a table of Book of Mormon on campus) and we met with him.  He's probably mid-30s and is a researcher at PSU.  He really wants to research and find out if God is there!  He said the closing prayer and it was SO sweet and innocent!  "Hi God.  I don't know what is true, but I want to know.  I like you.  In the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen."  He came to all three hours of church and seemed to enjoy it.  Our Branch Mission Leader is awesome and was at the first lesson, so is an AWESOME fellowshipper.  He's actually going to have to do the appointment tomorrow, since we'll be in Pittsburgh.

DebShe is from Libya.  We tracted into her Saturday and taught her Sunday.  It was awesome!  She is also seeking for truth and is willing to search this out and see if it's true!  I love it when people are truly seeking!

Family Branch

Bro Randall
We didn't get to teach him this week, nor will we be able to see him tonight, but we have an appointment for next week.  He came to church this past Sunday, all three hours, and said he'd go again next Sunday!  He is another one who is truly prepared.


She still has a baptismal date of Jul 26th, but we haven't seen her in awhile.  She's been pretty busy with deadlines, etc.

Bro WalkerHe's been MIA this whole transfer.  We got an appt with him this week, but he cancelled.  We're hoping we can reschedule.

AmyShe has also been MIA for awhile, but she called this week and said she'd been reading the Ensign on campus and would like a copy, so we were able to go over and teach.  She studied for awhile before, and she wants to be careful this time and make sure she knows.  She is going to start reading again and see where it goes.  She is an amazing woman and I hope she continues learning with us!

Bro. McAllisterHe's a Recent Convert, but he is AMAZING!!!  He's 75 and so excited to learn everything he can.  He was just baptized the end of May, but already read the entire Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.  He's on his second time through the Book of Mormon.  Meanwhile, he's reading Our Search for Happiness, the Gospel Principles Manual, and True to the Faith.  He took us out for Mexican food this week.  Yum!

SamanthaShe's a recently reactivated woman who moved here about a month ago.  We've been able to spend more and more time with her and it's amazing to see her diligence in turning her life around.  She is committed!  Her little boys are adorable, too!

Funny story--we were tracting these apartments and there was tons of construction, so we were trying to make this elaborate plan to get to the apartments when we realized a path to the temporary stairs.  I said, "That's disappointingly convenient" and it has become one of my favorite phrases!  I hope that was funny to

Well, I think that's it!  I am so blessed to have all of these amazing people to work with.  I'm excited for the adventure that lies ahead!  This truly is God's work!  We quote the Standard of Truth every morning, and I love it.  It says, "The standard of truth has been erected.  No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing.  Persecutions may rise, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent 'til it has penetrated every continent, visited every climb, swept every country and sounded in every ear.  'Til the purposes of God shall be accomplished and the great Jehovah shall say, 'The work is done.'"

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