Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sorry but it's too hot for a clever caption. - Aug 11

Everything's still good here in Armenia, this week Sister Thueson and I started going through the less active list for our branch and visitng them in between appointments - which resulted in quite a few stories with us getting sort of lost and having to ask Armenians for directions, and everyone tells you it's somewhere differen, and then you're just more lost.. but no worries. We found them. It was definitely a faith testing/building experience because with some people, we'd get doors slammed in our face, and with others, they'd be so excited that we came to visit. 

Sister Thueson and I also talked in church this week. That was scary. I don't know what it was this week, but Armenian was a lot more discouraging. But we made it through it and hopefully they understood something that I said. 

One little miracle that happened this week: We've been teaching the mom of one our Brnach Presidency members and the missionaries have been working with her for a really long time. She knows it's all true, but has been waiting to be baptized becuase she had prayed about it and felt like God was telling her she wasn't ready yet. It was really hard because she is so ready. She'd just the most humble,sweetest lady thatI've met and she just wants to do what's right. Anyway, we've really just been trying to love her and keep meeting with her, but she hasn't wamted to talk about her baptism for the past couple weeks. Then yesterday we met with her after church and with the way everything worked out, she just ended up bringing up on her own and wants to be baptized this Saturday. We're hoping and praying that everything works out with it, and we're so excited for her. I was also just so happy that she finally realized for herself that she's ready, and that's God's proud of her.

Other than that, everything's pretty much the same. We're so blessed to be so busy with missionary work here. It really is incredible. We went to Sevan this week with the branch too, so that was fun to get to know them more and to get to see more of Armenia. 

I've been thinking a lot this week about how easy it is to get discouraged when you're not as good at things as you want to be, or when you don't feel like you're measuring up. For me, it's been feeling like I'm either not good enough at the language or at being a missionary and that people might be missing out because of that. But I've realized that really, if we're doing everything we can and trying to improve always, the Spirit will be able to work through us and people will get what they need - because God's fair and won't let other people miss out on salvation because of our own imperfections. God's just so good and the church is true.


Sister Kieffer

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