Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nationals game and letter April 24, 2013

Sisters Lavrentyva and Bullock at the Nationals Stadium April 24, 2013

Go Nats!!!
Today was the Nats game. We lost 2 to 4, but it was still super fun :) Thank goodness we have all day for p-day... we just got back into our area... But! You aren't reading this to hear about the game :) I'll get to the really good stuff!

Nationals Stadium

Sister Bullock April 24, 2013

Some of the sisters enjoying the game

GO Nats!

This week was a pretty good one! We taught Scott, and Cheryl, and a TON of less actives. WE HAD 5 LESS ACTIVE FAMILIES IN CHURCH ON SUNDAY!!! That's crazy!! We were so excited! We have been working really hard to reactivate these families and we're seeing fruits from our labors! But! At the same time, both my Russian and I are starting to get frustrated with the lack of investigators... So we're now trying to find a good balance! So far it's working! We have some new potential investigators :) Hopefully I'll have more to report on those next week.
Scott is awesome. He's still good for his baptism next month :) We'll start teaching him the commandments this week (wish us luck).

Cheryl is not so awesome :/ We removed her b-date. She just isn't willing to live the Law of Chastity! Who would have thought the 62 year old woman would be the one to give me a fight on that?? But we don't want to drop her because she IS progressing. She came to church on Sunday even though her foot was killing her! That's huge for Cheryl! She doesn't do anything she doesn't want to do. So we'll probably give her another transfer... Then we'll see where she is at.

My Russian is teaching me a lot this transfer. And I'm so grateful for everything she's taught me... Even if it was hard to swallow my pride (I'm still trying to swallow my pride. Does it ever go away?). She is so wonderful and such an amazing missionary! And so patient! I'm pretty sure she's really the senior companion and I'm just a greenie still... At least that is what it feels like.
I can't believe this transfer is over! It has gone by way too quickly! My whole mission is going by way to quickly, haha. An Elder today had to rub it in that next transfer, I'll hit my half way mark, and that now I'm technically an "old" missionary. I don't feel old!! :( What would you say if I told you I'm never coming home? I'm just going to be a missionary forever! ;)

A Sister asked me today what is the biggest thing I've learned on my mission so far. I think it would have to be love. Love is so powerful. And if I feel and see love working in my life and in the work I'm doing, how powerful is the love that our Father and Savior have for us? Isn't incredible? Love is the motive for everything. Love is the reason for everything. Love, love, love, love, love!! It's the answer for everything, I promise.

Thank you so much for the support and love you've shown me while I'm out here. May the Lord bless you and watch over you!
Have a great week!!
<3 Sister Bullock

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