Monday, November 18, 2019

October 21st, 2019

Hi friends!

It has been a fun week! There wasn't much of a particular reason, but I just enjoyed it. We were out doing good working, trying to do good things.

As far as teaching goes, it was an interesting week for us. A lot of the people we have been teaching finally opened up to us about a bunch of issues they are having and now I don't necessarily know how to help them.

However, we did have this guy who has been visited by the missionaries for a long time. He is a really less active members and he has had a lot of struggles in his life and can have the tendency to be angry at God for all the bad things that have happened and are going on. We hadn't been sure how to help him for awhile and how to share anything with him, but we finally were able to this last time. We were very glad we did, as it helped us understand him more. He actually came to church Sunday to listen to Sister Dixon give a talk. It's going to be a process with him, but I think we can get him in the right direction and give him a lot of help.

Unfortunately, on your mission, you come across a lot of different things with people who have so many different problems and you are never entirely sure how to help them, so you have to keep praying for them and trying to figure out how to help them, having faith and hope that things will work out.

We had this awesome experience yesterday, though. We went tracting on this one street and there was only one person in our area Book on that street, but we had only briefly looked at him and didn't know which house he was. Amazingly, the first door we knocked on was his! It truly was inspired. He is a less active member who has health issues and really needed some help with some things and some friends. So we were able to set up a time to come help him clean his kitchen! I was so happy!

This week I learned about humility and realizing that we don't know everything. More often than not, we are wrong and there are things we need to repent of and change. The best kind of humility is learned when we don't need to be called to it, but when we consciously decide to be better.

I'm so thankful for all of you and I love you all!

Sister Savannah Johanson

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