Monday, August 8, 2016

How Great Thou Art!

Hey y'all!!!!!

This week was fantastic!!!! I hope y'alls was too :)
Here is the run down for the week:
Monday: we spent a lot of the day packing in anticipation of our move! But then there ended up being a minor complication in the paper work, so we will be finding out today when we can move so we've been in limbo this week of half packed, half not packed haha!! In the evening we had a lesson with a lady named H.! Then we went to follow up with a man we met a few weeks ago named C. We first started teaching him, his wife K., and his cousin T. Then their two kids, K. and J., and their friend T. all walked in and sat in on the lesson too! So that was exciting! We were able to teach them the restoration and they were really excited about it!!
Tuesday was also good! We were had a lesson with R. on prayer! Then we sang at Golden Age! In the evening we had a lesson with B. on the Atonement and then saw S. and S. and talked about how the Lord strengthens us through our trials!
Wednesday we worked at the soup kitchen! Always a joy :) then we met a guy named D. and he was also excited about the restoration! In the evening we had a lesson with the recent converts, the B. family, and also taught them the restoration haha! So Wednesday was Restoration Wednesday! Try saying that 5 times fast ;)
Thursday we had yoga day!!! Then we had a lesson with B. and we read with her out of the Book of Mormon! We sang at Golden Age! Then we had a lesson with a guy named A. who was being taught with the Elders before the ward split. Then we had dinner with the M. Family and got everything all finalized for the baptism!!!!
Friday we had a zone meeting!! It was good and we learned about the importance of planning! Then we went and tried to see M., but she wasn't home so we read/shared Ether 12:27 with her husband L.! Then in the evening we saw J. and read Alma 32 and then talked about the Atonement with L. And then we had a lesson with K. about Pressing forward with faith in Christ!
Saturday was a glorious day!!! In the afternoon we taught a less active named R. (different R. from the one earlier in the week). And then in the evening we had Kris and Jordan's baptism!!!! It was really exciting because we got to go early and fill up the font get everything all set up and it was just super exciting! There was a really good turn out from the ward and everything went so good :) Kris and Jordan were super excited about everything as well and they were so happy!!! After the baptism we went and had a visit with Sister K.!! It was just really excited to see Kris and Jordan get baptized because now their goal is to go to the temple in a year and be sealed as a family and they are all just so excited for that! It's awesome :)
Sunday was great as well! K. and J. were confirmed and given the gift of the Holy Ghost during sacrament meeting and that went great too!!! They are just the best family :) Our day was pretty full of meetings, but in the evening we did get to see J. and K. and have a really good lesson with them about the Book of Mormon missionary Ammon and how cool he is! (Alma 17&18).
So this week was just so amazing!!!!!
My Spiritual thought is my testimony that I know God lives and that He loves each and everyone of us. He knows what our dreams and fears are, even the ones we never say out loud. Before my mission I decided that the dream of my mission would be to teach a part member family with one parent and one kid that were not members and that the parents would get married and the non member parent and child would get baptized. And it's been really amazing to see that this wish I had was one that God gave to me through the M. family. I testify that God lives and that He loves you. God knows what you are going through right now and if you let Him guide you in your life, He will take you to exactly where you need to be. If a few years ago anyone would have asked me if I thought I would have ever ended up in Inman, South Carolina I would have laughed and then asked where on Earth that was. But I am grateful to be here, to be serving the Lord, and to love the people here.
Then sings my soul, my Savior, God to Thee, how great Thou art, how great Thou art.

I love y'all so much and I hope y'all have a blessed week! Y'all mean so much to me!
Love always,
Sister Amy Bennett :)
Kris and Jordan with Sister Bennett and Sister Coleman

Sister Bennett and Sister Coleman with the May family after the baptism
Working at the Soup Kitchen!