South Carolina Columbia Mission

South Carolina Columbia Mission

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Happy Summer

Hello Friends and family! 
I hope y'all have been having an amazing week and first week of summer!
This week has been an adventure and we have seen so many miracles! Because it was pouring rain yesterday, we started doing Sunday planning a little bit earlier, which made us put finding later on in the evening. Once it stopped raining, we were able to go out to a neighborhood and go finding, we ended up feeling prompted to knock on a certain door and the sweetest lady answered the door with three little girls. She ended up telling us that she was busy right then, and when we asked if we could stop by another time she gave us a time that would be best for her. A new potential investigator! In the past few weeks we haven't really met anyone that solid, They generally just don't want to talk to us! So that was pretty cool and her daughters seemed really interested as well which I love! I love teaching families the eternal truth that they can be together forever! I'm super excited to see what comes of that! It was also a miracle because we had knocked on that door a million times... well like four, but she answered the door this time. 
This week I have been pretty sick but it's given us sometime to do the little things to improve our missionary work. Like writing on media which is nice because it gives everyone we talk to an opportunity to repent and to come to church to learn more about the gospel right there! 
Another cool thing that happened this week is that we were able to meet a less active member who isn't in our records in the church. She ended up moving in with her daughter who is in our records, but is against the church. But she loves the missionaries, so we always go and stop by once a month to keep them tied to the church. We were able to meet Sister Marschall, who is on oxygen so she can't drive to church, but is a faithful member of the church. She is so cute and I'm super excited to work with her and help her be involved in the ward! 
We also found a new investigator this week who has read up to 3rd Nephi in the Book of Mormon, he actually received a Book of Mormon from a member in our Ward who told us we should pay him a visit. So we did and he told us he wanted to read a majority of the Book before we visited him again. We had our second appointment with him and he ended up just asking us questions and we answered his using the restoration to connect the two. By the time we were leaving he told us that the church is something worth investigating! So that was a super awesome experience! 
Today we also got to go out with a sweet lady in the Ward named sister Cook who is so cute! She took us to market street to get some sweets and to go get lunch and to see the Pineapple fountain. We were also able to meet a sweet lady and her grandson who gave all of us roses made from Sweet grasses, which are usually pretty expensive, but she just gave them to us! Sister Cook also told us in a couple weeks she is going to get with us and we are going to make cupcake tamales, which I am super excited for! 
One of the greatest things that we have as members of the church is that we all have the opportunity to be Christs hands on this earth! It is such a blessing for me to know that I am always helping uplift and edifying others. I know that this church is true and I know that our Savior lives and loves each of us. I know that as long as we all try our best, we will be blessed for our effort. We are not expected to be perfect as long as we try our best and give our best effort. I love each and everyone of you and I love this gospel. I love my savior Jesus Christ and I without a doubt in the world love being a missionary and being able to bear Jesus Christ sacred name. In the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ Amen 
Sister Maigan Lewis 

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