Sister Denton's Marvelous Mission: March 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

3/19/12- Letter to the World

Hello World!

Well, it was a great last week.  The problem is, I left my planner at home, so I'm not sure what I did lol.  I'll try to remember!!

I tried to do it by day and totally failed.  How about some exciting and crazy information?

Pierre is going to be baptized April 8!  So exciting!!  He's super stoked about it.  He's made such a change this last little while.  About a week ago, he decided to completely go in God's way.  He stopped smoking and drinking and started reading the Book of Mormon again.  There's SUCH a difference!  I'm so excited for him!

That's about it for super exciting lol.  Interesting fact--our entire district is getting doubled out.  Our apartment will become an Elder's apartment--weird!  So we had to prep our ward and all of our investigators.

Since this is my last Letter to the World, I guess I'll bear my testimony :D  I know this church is the Lord's.  I know that the Atonement is all-encompassing and individual.  I know that our Savior knows exactly what each of us are going through and because of that He can help us with everything.  I know that our leaders are inspired and that if we follow them, we will be blessed immediately.  I know that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw and that The Book of Mormon is the word of God and can bring us nearer to God than any other book.  I know that God loves us!  This work is incredible!

Shall we not go on in so great a cause?

Sister Denton

Monday, March 12, 2012

3/12/12- Letter to the World

Hello World!!

You better treasure every word of this because you only get this and one more!!

We started P-Day by going to the Wong's and teaching a lesson--a part-member family we've been working with for awhile.  It went well!  I love teaching!  After P-Day, we went to the Elizabethtown area--Columbia--and looked up some investigators.  The other sisters had been sick for over a month, so they hadn't been able to see their people in awhile.

Zone Conference!!!  I love training meetings!  It was great :D  I gave my departing testimony and was able to play a special musical number with Sister Topham--Oh My Father.  The same song I played at my farewell :D  She played the piano and I played the flute.  After dinner at the McAllister/Padilla (pancakes and bacon!), we headed to Manheim and split up.  Sis Foster--one of my favorite women in the world--was my companion.  We went to teach Bro Winters, now a new investigator.  His sister-in-law is a member of our ward, so she was there too.  We went to the Black's next, after being stood up for an appointment.  Sis Cahoon was there with her mom visiting the mission (she's from Redmond!), so we taught the Blacks a lesson.

We started out in Manehim and had a great talk with Zach--a potential investigator we have.  Sis Blacks came out with us.  Next we got to see Emma!  She was baptized about a year ago right after I moved to Lititz the first time.  It was SO good to teach her again!!  We went out to Columbia for the rest of the night.

We started in Manheim again with another potential who became a new investigator--Leda.  It was a good little lesson!  We hurried back to Lititz for lunch and then we went to Luthercare for Spa Day.  My finger was messed up for the last couple of days and taped up, so I did back/head massages while the other sisters did manicures.  We had dinner with a family in the E-Town ward (burritos!) and then went to see Maryrose, an E-Town investigator.  That fell through and then we headed back to Lititz for Sammy's lesson.  Sis Vega, a new move-in, came with us and it was fabulous!  Sammy is so amazing and prepared!!

After an eternally long weekly planning session, went to the Relief Society Birthday Party where we had a part in the program.  That went well and then we went to contact some referrals.

We spent the morning and afternoon in Columbia.  Dinner was FABULOUS at the Byrds--stew, dumplings, cornbread, salad, and caramel brownies and red velvet cake for dessert.  Um...yum!  We went to the Crofts, a less active family I used to teach, next and it was a fantastic lesson.  I really felt the Spirit and was able to be bold and inviting.  I love when I have thoughts come to my head of things to read or share that I hadn't planned!  Last we went to the Mercers--a new part-member family that moved into the ward.  She took the discussions in Arizona and wants to be baptized!  The lesson again was full of the Spirit and so great!!

We though we had meetings at 7:30, but they didn't start until 8, so I got to practice the piano some (I'm doing a piano solo next week in sacrament meeting).  After church, we had another FABULOUS dinner at the Holland--mesquite bbq porkloin, parmesan encrusted pork loin, rice, corn, salad, and delicious raisen cake for dessert!!  I love members!!  Sis Archer brought us milk and cereal at church, too--so grateful!!  Takes care of shopping for the week lol.  We taught the Murphy's last--another part-member family.  It went great and he agreed to work toward baptism!  Again, the spirit was strong.

I love this work.  It's true!  I'm so grateful to be a part of it and to continue being a missionary even when I go home!

Love you tons!!

Sister Denton

Monday, March 5, 2012

3/5/12- Letter to the World

So...this was a crazy week!  I forgot my planner, so I don't know the specifics, but the big news is that a sister in the E-Town area had to go home sick, so as of Wednesday we're in a threesome covering E-Town and Lititz.  E-Town is formally named first area!  So now I'm serving in all of the wards I've ever served in with the exception of 4 mo in State college.  Crazy!!!!

Sammy is doing so well!  She's been reading and coming to church and is just so amazing!!

The Douglas family is kind of struggling to make this a priority.  There having lots of struggles and instead of 3 Ne 13:33ing it, they are trying to fix the problems first.

Sorry it's a short letter, but I hope you are all doing well!  We have Zone Conference tomorrow where I have to give my departing testimony--crazy.  I've been watching missionaries do this for 18 months and it's now my turn--I can't even believe it!!!

I love you all!

Sister Denton