Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Email dated September 21, 2015 Hey! So this might be a little on the short side, but I will do my best to give you some of the highlights of the week! :) So, highlight number 1 I got to go to MLC (must be some kind of mission leader councilon Tuesday. That was fun mostly because me and Sister Booms got permission to ride up with the zone leaders so we wouldn't have to waste as many miles. That was a fun car ride! We were talking and laughing the whole way :) The funniest topic of conversations started when Elder Van Houten said, "Ok, so serious question." "Yeah?" me and Sister Booms replied. "...what do Sisters talk about?" haha it was funny! Apparently him and Elder Johnson had spent a lot of time one night trying to figure out what Sisters talk about because everyone says they're they must just talk about the gospel all the time. Not true. lol We ended up concluding that Elders and Sisters talk about pretty much the same things. Then MLC itself was good, but I don't understand what the purpose of it is...and when I asked Elder Van Houten he said "that's a good question. ...I don't know." Cool. Me and Sister Booms we pretty exasperated about the whole thing because STL's in general are kind of pointless in my opinion, but we are completely pointless, even more so than other STL's because we aren't over any Sisters! haha Holy cow, we were just cracking up about the whole situation. Split STL's and the only other sisters in the zone are our companions. So we'll just swap comps at some point this transfer I guess. Any way, so we were feeling comically useless, and then to add insult to injury they didn't give us any binders like they were handing out to everyone else with info about our assignment and stuff AND we just didn't know what was going on in the meeting. They would say stuff like, "ok, so now we are going to go around and talk about what's going good in our zones," and me and Sister Booms would look at each other and go "I don't know what's going on in the zone do you?" "Nope." or, "Now we're going to look at the talk by Elder Nelson, so if you could all pull that out" and Sister Booms, "What talk???" It was ridiculous! But we had some good conversations on the car ride home :) Saturday morning we were able to see some pretty cool miracles! We had set a goal Friday night to get 2 lessons and 1 referral. High goals for that particular day because we were scheduled to be in Fort Smith almost the whole day helping out with a play that the ward was doing. Any way, that is a different story. So, pretty high goals. We had a lesson with a potential named Jennifer scheduled for 11 on Saturday morning so after studies and a quick bite to eat we headed off to that. When we pulled up though, her car wasn't there. NO! We knocked anyway, but no one was home. Well perfect. Now we had an hour and a half with nothing to do! So we decided to go tracting. The first door we knocked we talked to a very large man without a shirt named Chris. Slightly awkward, but we were able to get a lesson with him :) Then we OTM'd some people out on their porch playing a game and after that started knocking doors again. Just before we started heading back the way we had come to follow up with another potential we decided to knock one more door. A girl opened it, early 20's and as we started talking to her we found out that her mom is a Mormon, and she said she would love to meet with us and learn more about the church :) Awesome! We got her number and said we would set up a time with her because she wasn't sure about her schedule and then we asked if there was anyone else that she knew that could use and uplifting message. "Yeah actually," she said. "my cousin lives just across the way and she has been looking for a church too. When y'all come over I will make sure she is here as well." WHAT?! Awesome!!!! Right there, we got 2 lessons and 1 referral! It was an absolute miracle because I didn't know how we were going to do it. THE GOSPEL IS TRUE. After that we tried contacting our potential but she wasn't home, so then we decided to go down a side road that we both felt good about. It emptied us out onto a main road and across from us there was a cemetery. There weren't really any houses and the only people that were out were two women in the cemetery putting flowers on one of the graves. Hmm. We both wanted to talk to them but weren't sure that it was really appropriate for us to just go up and start talking to them, so we wandered around for a little bit, started walking away, didn't feel good, said a prayer and then went back and gave the each a pass along card. As we walked away we were both glad that we had done it, and I don't know why we were supposed to, but Heavenly Father does, and I think we did what He wanted us to. So Saturday morning was full of miracles and it was awesome! Well, I'd better go an email Pres! Love you all! Thank you so much for your letters and thoughts and prayers! It means a lot and helps more than you know and more that I know :) Sister Cryer

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