Monday, August 17, 2020

August 17th, 2020

 Hello Everyone!

It has been a wonderful week and we are so grateful for the miracles that we have seen throughout.

Jerry is getting closer to his baptism, which is exciting! We got his interview all set up and the preparations for the big day are underway. The ward is so great at showing their love and support. We end up seeing him at least 3 times a week, just because the ward invites him over whenever we come to their house!

As some of you have figured, finding is a little difficult during this time, so we have had to get creative. We started doing sidewalk chalk messages and we have gone from door to door, leaving pamphlets on people's doorsteps. Sister Higley gets so nervous with the dropping off pamphlets, as she has never done tracting before. I have to ease her into it.

Sidney, our recent convert, is learning the new member lessons and they are going well. She has been recently moved to the YSA ward and will be attending institute this fall, which will be exciting for her. She is such a great learner and has a beautiful spirit about her. We had a good visit with her and talked about her life coming up and helped her make some decisions and opened up some options.

We also had the opportunity to do some service this week. During this time, we have mainly done outdoor service for people, but finding it has been a little difficult. But we were able to help at Horses for Healing as well as help paint a fence for someone out in Gravette with some other missionaries. It was really fun and I got to know my stake better.

I was studying in Come, Follow Me this week and it talked about the strippling warriors. One thing that stands out to me is how even though there were many who were wounded, none were lost. I feel like that applies to us as well. We all will make mistakes and do the wrong thing, but we don't have to be lost. Because Christ is the shepherd and will always find us and never let us go. We all are wounded and we all can love and help each other.

I love you so much!

Sister Savannah Johanson

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