I love and miss you all so much!! Everyone is growing up so fast. Please stop. I just want time to freeze till I get home. I'm glad you all had a good Halloween! It sounds like it's been a party at home as of late.
This past week we got to celebrate Halloween but in a different way haha. During the day we did normal missionary work and went tracting. It was so much fun! I love tracting haha. But at every door we went to I'd say trick-or-treat and then be like just kidding! And then introduce ourselves. We actually got some candy from people while doing it haha. So President told us that we had to be in by 6. So we went to the Anderson's (they moved to Fishers and they are our favorite senior couple). We ate dinner there and then we watched a movie called "The Cokeville Miracle." It is so good!! It was made by the same people who made 17 miracles. During the movie we got transfer calls. I was so nervous! I am getting transferred but I'll let you know all the details next Monday. Transfers are tomorrow. Crazy!
This past week we helped the Wirtz family move. I love them so much! I've had so much fun getting to know their family. They're moving to American Fork so I'll get to see them when I get home yay!
Also, on Sunday we taught our investigator named Olivia. She is in her 20s and has had a really hard time with life. Last lesson she told us she wouldn't join our church but she wanted to learn. On Sunday she told us that she had been reading the Book of Mormon and praying everyday since we last saw her. She said that it's changed her life and she can't go a day without praying now. This girl had only prayed two times she said maybe in her whole life. I LOVE her. She also said that she would come to church! I'm so sad that I'm leaving. I told her that I was leaving and she said that it was okay. She told me that she wanted me to go inspire and help others just like I had helped her. I almost started to cry. She also said the closing prayer and she prayed for me in her prayer. It was so sincere. God loves all his children.
Update on Smokey. He's still doing really good, but he just isn't ready. He is still learning but probably will not be baptized for awhile. We had him read Enos and at church I asked him if he liked it. He said he didn't! Whaaa?! I told him, "SMOKEY! THAT'S MY FAVORITE BOOK!" I don't get him sometimes haha.
I'm so grateful that I've been able to serve here in Westfield. I've grown so much these last three months. I hope when I come home that you'll recognize a good change in me. I bore my testimony yesterday in church and just in bearing my testimony I can see a difference. I'm grateful that I can be here to defend the truth and testify of Jesus Christ. I can feel him with me everyday.
Love you all!!!
P.S. I was doing some family history this last week and found something amazing! Mom, your ancestor John Jardine was in jail for polygamy when he was alive. WELL...Dad, your ancestor, Andrew Cooley, was also in jail for polygamy when he was alive. I figured out they were in jail TOGETHER!! Crazy right?! Love family history. :)
P.S.S. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THE PACKAGE!!!!!!! I loved it so much!!! Jake I loved the pictures you put in there :) Kels thank you for the note. Josh thanks for supporting them hahaha. I love you all thank you so much. xoxo