Hermana Katie Anderson's experiences in the Utah, Salt Lake City West Mission.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Week 23: Utah weather is crazy
Heeeeyyy errbody! This week has been another great week. Everything's all good in the hood minus the fact that the weather here in Utah is insane. It was forecasted to rain on Saturday so we dressed for that weather. After a while of being completely sunny and hot we were wishing we weren't wearing boots and jackets and everything. We even got sunburnt from how sunny it was. So after we got out of an appointment it finally started raining, but also the wind was insane so it was like horizontal rain slapping you in the face haha. And the rain got super cold so we didn't regret the boots or jackets. But the wind was so crazy that our umbrellas broke and our appointment cancelled so we were running around in the rain like crazy people trying to get in someone's house. Eventually we had someone pick us up so we could go put some warmer clothes on. We were only home for like 20 min, then we walked out side and it was literally snowing. LITERALLY SNOWING. I think I experienced every season in one day that day. It was crazy.
Anyywayyyy this week was great none the less! We lost our phone on Sunday after conference and we were super stressed. So that night when our DL facetimed us he suggested we make a specific prayer about the situation. Not too long after that and before we could even make a specific prayer, we found the phone. Little miracle. But we thought that we should still do it for other things. So this week we were scheduled to go on exchanges with the STLs on Tuesday. Our girl Olga has had a hard time with baptism and feeling like she's had an answer to her prayers or not. So we prayed that whoever stayed and whoever came would help her accept a baptismal date. I ended up leaving (and went back to my greenies area in magna ️️️️) which was SO GOOD! Some people that we were teaching there were finally getting baptized! They got baptized this past weekend. I wasn't able to go but I know hey we're pumped! Another family that we were teaching as well is on track to get baptized in a couple weeks! And their younger daughter was my first lesson ever when I came out into the field. I'm so happy for them. Anyway! Warden and hermana Guillén came here and it was soooo good. They helped Olga resolve some of her doubts and she accepted a date for April 29th! Kinda hesitantly but she did it! That night after we exchanged back we prayed again specifically that the next day when we met with her, she would feel more secure about baptism and have the desire to move forward with it. The next day we went over there and she said she had some news for us. Good and bad. So she told us that she woke up that morning feeling super happy and excited to get baptized and she knew that she wanted this really bad now. The other news was that she didn't know if she would get baptized on the 29th because she wanted her family from out of town to be able to come and be a part of it and see her make this big step in her life. So honestly it wasn't bad news at all! She realizes that this thing is a family thing! And we know that they are super supportive of her as well so it's all gonna work out great. Specific prayer brings miracles y'all! It's so good! We also saw a few other answers to specific prayers as well this week but that was definitely the biggest one. The lord knows our situation so well and he knows what we need, we just have to ask for it!
Hope everyone has a great week!
the day before, warmish and cloudy.
Martiza's son left some golden selfies on my ipad lol