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Monday, August 11, 2014

A Whitehall Week!!

Dear Family,

It has been quite the week here in Whitehall!
Tuesday morning I woke up so sick! We had to stay in almost all day. I
hated it! But, by the end of the night I started feeling better, so we
were able to go and teach Anne. She is so great! Her testimony is so
strong! And we've only taught her the Restoration!
Wednesday we had Zone Conference. It was incredible! President and
Sister Anderson taught us so many good things. They are so inspired
and I loved it! Unfortunately, we didn't get back until about 6:00
that night so we only had time to contact a few people. We met a woman
named Maggie and we were able to teach her the Restoration on her
front porch! It was incredible and she was so open to everything. We
will see her again tomorrow, so I hope all goes well.
Thursday was district meeting and weekly planning again. It was (the
district leader) Elder Wilson's birthday, so we celebrated with ice
cream and cake! He has been in Whitehall since March and everyone
thinks that he will be transferred next week. I hope he stays though,
cause he is awesome and he does so much for our ward.
Friday was so fun! And it ended up being mostly service projects all
day. We ended up painting a less active members house. And guess what?
She invited us back for dinner next week! It was so great! Then we
went and helped set up for a funeral for another ward in our stake.
Saturday.... Wow... We took a member named Ari with us for most of the
day. She is 23 and she is putting her papers right now, so she loves
doing everything with us! And we love her! We went to teach Ricardo
(our golden investigator). When we got there, he told us that he was
moving to upstate New York in three hours! And he would be living
there for about the next two months, if not longer. We almost died! He
still wants to be baptized though, so we are sending the other
missionaries his way. But we are so sad that we don't get to teach him
anymore! He is awesome though, and I know that he will continue to
grow and progress in the gospel.
Sunday was the best! Church was so good. We had an awesome lesson in
Relief Society about Eternal Marriage. Mom and Dad, thank you so much
for choosing to be sealed in the temple! It means so much to me and
our family! After church we taught Teresa again. She is progressing so
well! She did tell us that she is still unsure about the Book of
Mormon, but we encouraged her to continue to pray, and that she will
get an answer.
Life is so great!
Fun culture fact, people here have nice cars! Even in the super poor
part of Allentown, people have worn out houses with a 2013 ford Escape
or something like that. It's nuts! I rarely see a car that's older
than ten years, and cars older than 15 are basically nonexistent! So,
random fact.
I love you all!!! Have a fabulous week!

Sister McGuire

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