This week has been so hot! One day was 96 degrees with a heat index in the hundreds! I am so grateful we have a car right now in Palatka!
Last monday we went to St. Augustine with the Sister Training Leaders. It was so fun! We spent most of our day on St. George Street! it was such a cute little place. We were right next to he St. Augustine Cathedral. All of the buildings down there are old and beautiful. We also walked around The Fort. It was really big. We could see out of the Bay to the ocean from there. It was so nice. I hope we have a chance to go back before my mission is over.
This week we saw some real amazing things happen!we met a woman named Tiffany and taught her about the book of mormon. She was so sweet and asked us back. Just a few hours after meeting her we went over to an area to find a less active member. They were not home so we tried some other contacts in the area. the last trailer seemed abandoned but we decided to knock on their neighbors door before leaving. one woman answered the door and three younger girl were standing there with her. They let us sing to them and after that they sad we could teach a lesson! The girls said they would grab their brother and everyone would meet us outside. Before long there were so many people coming up to where we were! All in all there were 9 Kids ( all piled onto a golf cart) and the older woman. It was so incredible. We taught them the gospel of Christ. They were all really engaged. It was a really tender experience. We were able to set up a return appointment and see them just a few days later. Only four of the kids lived there and it was their grandmother who was watching them. When we went back we taught the five of them the restoration. They are all so happy to meet with us. I'm so grateful we took the time to knock there. Heavenly Father is so aware of us and he always puts people in our path when we are ready!
Speaking of ready! We also met a man named John this week! an we were able to teach him and his wife twice. He used to be Catholic and had even started the process to become a priest at one time. A long time ago he had met with Missionaries. John is full of questions and when we meet with him I always feel the spirit so strongly. I am so glad we met them!
This week the Elders, our ward mission leader and us sisters started a fun project. We made gratitude jars for the members of the ward counsel. When we gave them to each of the leaders we asked them to make two of their own and then us missionaries would deliver them. It has already been a really big success in our ward. The bowls have brought a lot of joy and sparked the missionary spirit in a lot of people. Brother Mitchell ( our ward mission leaader) is an inspired man!