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Monday, July 28, 2014

A Week of Miracles!!! +Pictures!

Like she says, a week of miracles!!!!

Dear family,
I love hearing from you and I appreciate your love support so much!
Thanks for all you do for me! And I am so jealous that you all went to
the West Fork with out me! Hahaha! It sounds like you all had fun
So, on Monday for P-Day, Sister Clark and I went to Bethlehem (the
city right next to Allentown) with Sisters Ipson and Lindley. It was
so cool! We saw the Old Hotel, the Church, the girls school and the
Moravian Bookstore. Then that night we had dinner with Brother and
Sister Hahn. We ate Philly Cheesesteak pizza. It is so good! They use
use cheese whiz for the sauce and then put steak all over the top of
it. It looks and sounds disgusting, but it is SO good!
Then on Tuesday we taught a lady named Anne. Her husband is a
less-active and hasn't been to church in years, and Anne has never
gone to church, but she wants to start. She had already heard the
restoration so we taught her more about Joseph smith and the Book of
Mormon she loved it all. Then I invited her to be baptized and she was
so excited about it that she said yes before I even finished asking
the question! Then she asked us if we could teach her kids as well and
if they could be baptized as a family!!!!! I was blown away! We set up
another appointment with her and her family, so we will see her again
this week. It was a total miracle! When We are told to find the elect,
this is what they mean. To find people who are willing and ready to
listen to the gospel. That night we had dinner with the Bastow family.
I love spending time with the members! They are almost all converts
and they all have the strongest testimonies. Our ward really is so
Wednesday we taught two more incredible lessons and volunteered at the
Salvation Army. It is so much fun, I really look forward to it every
Thursday, we had district meeting. It was so good! I love district
meeting because it is one of two times during the week that we as
missionaries really get to recharge ourselves, spiritually and get
ready for the rest of the week when we are feeding others. We talked
about the attributes of Christ. It was so good. If you ever need
something to study, just look at chapter 6 of Preach my Gospel and
read the scriptures about Christ. What a testimony builder! After that
we went and taught Ricardo. He is the best! We talked about our living
prophet, President Monson. Then we watched his conference talk from
last October. It was incredible! And Ricardo loved it!
Friday was amazing!. Jose and Melody called us out of the blue and
asked if we could come and teach them. So, of course, we got over
there as fast as we could! Then we talked about the attributes of
Jesus Christ and the things that we should do to follow him. It was
another miracle lesson. They really opened up to us and told us that
they have been struggling, but they want to come to church and they
want to be baptized. We were able to help them realize that they are
making so many changes in their lives and that they are doing awesome
things. It was probably the best lesson I have ever been a part of.
On Saturday I went on exchanges with Sister Pike in the Reading ward.
That night we had dinner with a Haitian lady in their ward. She cooked
us a huge dinner and it was authentic Haitian food. It was so good!
She has a very strong accent though, so we could barely understand
what she was saying. After dinner she asked us a question and sister
pike and I had no idea what she was saying, so we both just nodded our
heads and said yeah. Then she comes walking out of the kitchen with a
huge watermelon and 2 gallons of cranberry juice for us to take home.
The look on our faces had to have been priceless! We almost died of
laughter once we got outside! I had a really good time with her and I
learned a lot about missionary work and different ideas for doing
things. Being away from Whitehall was hard though! I was only gone for
a day, but I totally missed the people and the area and especially
Sister Clark. Hahaha! It's nuts, but I realized that Whitehall is my
home now and I love it!
Sunday was nice and I loved going to church. I totally agree with what
you said Mom, about church being the place to spiritually recharge. It
is definitely the time of the week that I love the most because of
that. That evening we went to a lady named Teresa's house. She and her
husband Paul have tried all sorts of churches but have always felt
like none of them were quite right, so that is why they are meeting
with us. This was the first time we taught them a lesson. So, we
taught the restoration and it was so powerful! The spirit was so
strong. And Teresa and Paul promised that they would read the Book of
Mormon and pray about it together. It was another miracle! This work
is so incredible! I love it!
I really hope you all have another amazing week! Especially with
Kaitlin's Birthday! Have a huge party for me! I love you all!

Love, Sister McGuire

Sister Clark and i at THE CUP - A super good Ice Cream store in Bethlehem!!!!

We toured Old Towne Bethlehem last p-day and this is the School for the girls!

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