One thing that we've been striving to improve on this transfer is speaking with literally everyone we see. It's part of our mission culture but sometimes we all fall short of it. We had an STL Skype call in which Sister Lefler and I gave a training on the importance of speaking with everyone and we challenged all the STLs to come up with
a cool way they can get their sisters and their whole Zone more urgent about speaking with everyone. What we decided to do was have a downtown street-contacting blitz every week and especially when we have sisters on exchanges with us. So this week we did it with the Charlottetown sisters and it was a BLAST. We all drove to Sackville - which is a university town - Friday night (#PRIME) and right before got out of the car we turned around and made the sisters swear that once we left the car, we wouldn't let a single person pass by without
sharing our message with them! And then we went crazy for an hour and half and contacted so many people! It was so much fun! Since our training, we've been striving to speak with literally everyone we see, so sometimes it takes us a while to get in our car in the morning 'cause we keep seeing people across the street, haha.
Saturday night, we were out in a town called River Hebert (an inhabited ghost town basically), stopping by some potentials, but we weren't having a lots of success and there weren't many other people around or answering their doors. So we decided to visit one more street, but we couldn't find it anywhere. So we typed it into the GPS
and found a street by that name in a neighboring town, so we thought maybe the past sisters had wrote it down wrong. We decided to drive over (because it wasn't too far away) but when we got to the street, there weren't any houses there! SO. Now we were a bit at a loss and didn't know what to do so of course we said a prayer. We both felt like we needed to look in the area book for that town. There were only three potentials, so we picked one and headed over. Her name is D_____ and she let us in and talked to us for about an hour! She's had a hard a life but is open to learning more about the gospel. We're going to see her again tonight! From that experience I was reminded again that God really doesn't listen to and answer every single little prayer even if it does come from the two exhausted sister missionaries, stuck in the middle of Nowhere, Nova Scotia with a desire to serve the Lord no matter where they're at.
OK the last thing I have to say is about is the Book of Mormon (OF COURSE). Last P-day we went and hung out with a less active and watched John Bytheway's talk on the war chapters in Alma (it's called Righteous Warriors) and ever since, I've been obsessed with studying them! There are so many principles that you can pull out of every verse and I love it. One of my favourite verses (as of right now) is Alma 58:12 which says, "And we did take courage with our small force which we had received, and were fixed with a termination to conquer our enemies." I just love this whole chapter because it's the first time in their 11ish years of fighting that they start to get scared
and worried, and you can tell just by the decline of optimism behind the writing. Suddenly Heleman's "little army" that has been so powerful is starting to realize that they really are just a "little" army. But once they notice the doubts creeping in, they begin pouring their hearts out to God and He blesses them. In verse 11 it says " Yea, and it came to pass that the Lord our God did visit us with assurances that he would deliver us; yea, insomuch that he did speak peace to our souls, and did grant unto us great faith, and did cause us that we should hope for our deliverance in him." And that's when their perspective changes and they realize that no matter their number, what's more important is their consecration and their commitment to serve God. THAT is when they are able to take courage with their small force!
ANYWAYS. I love the Book of Mormon. I love each of you! I'm grateful for your devotion to your Savior and your love for the gospel! Hold tight to it and you will ALWAYS have the strength to conquer your enemies! Love you all!
- Sister Enright
1-2: we found a cool flag in the woods!
3-4: we hit our year mark and in order to make it seem not so scary I made pie :)