September 5, 2016 – Awkward & Awesome

So this week was great!

We had another great lesson with Aaron. He is having a bit of trouble though. He wants all this proof for everything. He needs faith. We’re going to have to share Alma 32 with him. I loove that chapter from the Book of Mormon!

We taught John and Casey and it was just so amazing! They are THE BEST. Apparently John studies the gospel for 4 HOURS every night!! I cannot believe it. I am literally teaching the most prepared people ever. They came to a baptism and they loved it. I am so excited for them πŸ™‚

So the most awkward thing happened. We went to contact a potential investigator. She’s 12. And she answers the door and she’s excited to see us! We ask her if there’s a time we can meet with her. She runs inside to ask her dad. She comes back out and she tells us that she wants to meet at the park, and she gives us directions and everything. So we leave her with a prayer to make her a new investigator. And immediately after the prayer, she says, “Actually can we not meet?” And we were just like …..uhhhhh. And she says, “I don’t know why I said that because I actually don’t want to meet.” And then we got dropped. Right after she became an investigator. It was sooooo weird. But It was hilarious. But then we got thinking… She was excited, she even asked her dad for permission, she gave us specific directions to the park. We were thinking that maybe she got hit with a ton of opposition. And she freaked out and canceled. So sad. And awkward.

So Alley and Beth are doing great πŸ™‚ They are crazy little rowdy gals. They are 11 and 9. Ugh church yesterday…. So they come to church without their mom because she works Sundays. Alley’s primary teacher picks them up and they sit with their family. And during fast and testimony meeting the girls walk out! And we were sitting on the back row so we could see them out the doors. They were sitting on the couch just visiting with each other. And we didn’t want to force them to come back in. But like 10 minutes later, we look out the open doors and they are laying upside down on the couches in the foyer!! Their dresses are falling down and they’re just hanging out cracking up at how much fun they’re having. It was mortifying. So then we went out there to babysit them.
We met with them yesterday afternoon for a lesson. They were soooo rowdy. But I figured out the trick!! Singing a Children’s hymn works. It helps them calm down. Yesterday it was amazing. We started out with I am a Child of God. They loved it. And the spirit was so strong. It was so peaceful and calm in that house. And we taught a great lesson of the Plan of Salvation. πŸ™‚

I love this work. I am seeing so many miracles in Springfield. I absolutely love it here. πŸ™‚
I love you all. Have a great week!!
Love,
Sister Dobbins

The graffiti pics are taken in Eugene. That place is weird.
I love Oregon. So beautiful and green. πŸ™‚
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