WA Week 31 - Welcome to Sunnyside

Good morning, everyone! It's been a pretty wild week here in Sunnyside. We've just had a lot of weird things happen! First of all, we found out that Sister Mork broke her finger playing volleyball on P-Day, and that she'll have to get surgery on it! That same day, we got locked out of our apartment when the hermanas accidentally took our keys with them to district council.

Tracting this week was also really weird. It seemed like no one was home, and when they were home, they didn't speak English! We probably tracted into like 10 English speaking people this week. We heard it's spring break, so maybe that's why? I don't know, but it was weird.

Washington or Mexico?
People have also been really busy because it's getting to be fruit and asparagus season! I am so excited about all the delicious fruit that will be hitting the streets soon.

We also saw this freakish creature last night that we are thinking is half dog, half rat. Here is an artist's depiction:

All weirdness aside, we have managed to have some good lessons!
We've got two investigators on date to be baptized in a few weeks. One of those is this lady named Esther, who was the very first person we talked to in Sunnyside. She has been through a lot in her life, and she has found a lot of peace and happiness since she's started meeting with us and going to church. She goes to all the church events and we don't even have to sit by her at church anymore because she knows where to go! Her only problem is that we're not sure how much she understands, and she smokes. :( BUT she has cut down a lot in this past week, and we're hoping that she'll be completely done smoking by the end of the week.
Our other investigator on date is Brittany, who is doing awesome! She's soaking everything up. We don't really have any major concerns with her, except her living situation isn't super great so we're just praying she stays in Sunnyside so she can stay in the ward!
This week, we're going to really try and focus on finding new investigators, so that we can keep a big teaching pool.
The highlight of the week was most definitely GENERAL CONFERENCE! Wasn't it fantastic?! Some of my favorite talks off the top of my head are Elder Hallstrom's, President Uchtdorf's, Elder Kearon's, and Elder Holland's, but it's really hard to choose a favorite. One of my favorite things about this general conference was hearing answers to specific concerns that our investigators have. Their words are so inspired.
There is not a single doubt in my mind that the prophet, apostles, and the other leaders of the church are exactly who God himself has chosen to lead his Kingdom here on the Earth. When they speak, I can feel the Spirit testify to me that they are really called of God to lead us through this world that we now live in. I'm so grateful to know that there really is a prophet on the Earth to guide us the same way that Adam, Noah, Moses, and others guided the people in their day. It's evidence that we really do have a loving Father in Heaven who doesn't want us to be confused or left to get through this life on our own.
I hope that you all were able to watch conference, and if not, go to lds.org and watch it! I can promise you that you will be uplifted and inspired and receive personalized answers to specific questions that you have.
I hope that you all have a wonderful week!
Sister Skousen

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