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Monday, February 9, 2015

I'm an Aunt!!

Dear Family,

I'm an Aunt now! Wow! I can't believe it! My family received a
beautiful new addition this week and there isn't enough room in my
heart to hold all the joy I feel for him!
Compared to that news, everything else that happened this week seems
pretty insignificant. But, here's the stories anyway! We were so busy
this week!
On Tuesday I said goodbye to Sister Veater. :( and I got my new
companion Sister Roesch! She is from downtown St. George! She went to
Dixie State University before coming out. She is awesome! She has so
much fire and energy and loves the work! So, we are just settling in
and getting into the swing of things.
On Wednesday we went to mutual. We are starting to work more closely
with the youth in our Ward and it is going really well! We went to
mutual this week and helped out with their etiquette dinner. Afterward
we got to have a lesson with George. Those are always the best!
Thursday we had District Meeting, which was crazy because almost
everyone in our district got transferred. I loved it, cause there's
lots of new people to meet!
Friday we were so busy! We had appointments all day long, and I LOVED
IT! And I got to eat real African food! One of the recent converts in
our Ward is from Sierra Lione and she made a huge pot of Potato greens
and peanut butter soup and we got to try some of it! I thought about
Elder McGuire while we were eating it!
Saturday we had a miracle! We were driving to the church to use the
wifi and do our weekly planning. On our way there I was thinking about
a less-active/part member family that lived close to the church. I had
the impression that we needed to stop and see them. So, we went and
knocked on the door. The nonmember husband answered. He said that his
wife was asleep, so we couldn't come in. We turned to leave and then
he said, "what are your dinner plans tomorrow?" We told him that we
didn't have any. He said "Come back at 5:00 tomorrow and we will have
dinner together." We were so excited that we almost jumped out of our
skin! The next day we came back for dinner and we had a great time!
After dinner was over we both felt like we should share the first
lesson about the Restoration. We were nervous about how it would be
received, but we did it anyway. When we got to the part about the Book
of Mormon, the husband said that he was a little bit doubtful of
Joseph's vision and the truth of the church. To our amazement HIS WIFE
(who has only attended off and on for years) bore a beautiful
testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon! She shared how
she prayed and learned of its truth. It was so incredible! We left him
with a copy of the Book of Mormon and invited him to read it and to
pray about it. We will be seeing them again this week and we are so
excited to move forward!
Sunday was fun because it was Ward conference and all of the Stake
Leaders spoke. President Sikehema came, and everyone was a little
star-struck. But it was a great day and we all received some good
training from all of the stake leaders. We also had a woman show up at
church out of the blue! The missionaries used to teach her, but then
she moved. I guess she just got back to the area. Somehow she knows
President Sikahema and he invited her to come to church. It was
awesome! We will hopefully start seeing her soon!
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!! Have a fabulous week!

Sister McGuire

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