Ups and downs of mission life

Hello!

So…. Did you #SharetheGift?? I hope so! This is a wonderful time of year for people to accept Jesus Christ and His gospel. We got 3 new investigators this week!

Amber is super cool. She lives with her Jewish husband and her son. She wants to find a new church to go to that wont judge her or her son. And she doesn’t like the church too big or too small…. The Monroe ward is perfect for her!!! She didn’t come to church though. Nobody ever comes to church. Ok that was a bit dramatic. People DO come to church. I just wish they would come more often. Church is so important. But she did tell us that she has been reading the Book of Mormon and she enjoys it so far! The Book of Mormon is so important too! Her husband likes us but says he isn’t Christian so he won’t come to our church. He showed us this cool prayer box tradition that they do is Judaism.

We went to teach this one lady that we found a couple of weeks ago named Vickie. She just moved out of a house that was molding and had cockroaches. She was so happy to be out of there. Well, we started teaching her on her porch, but it was really cold so we asked if we could come inside and teach her. So she let us in, and she was telling us about her dog and how much she loves him. Well, I looked at the dogs face and I said “Oh he’s so cute!!!” and then he turned around and there were red patches and fleas all over him!!!! Just writing this is making me itch! During the whole lesson the dog was itching itself and biting itself, it was so nasty! Luckily I never touched it. But afterward I really felt like I had fleas! EW!! So we quickly found out she wasn’t “all there” and so we left. She was really sweet and told us she’d love to see us again and make us cookies. But she’s not ready.

So my companions and I have all been having a rough time. Not with each other, but personally. It’s been really cool to see how the Lord places us in the companionships and places we need to be. We have all been able to help each other. It’s really been taking a toll on all of us, but we are pushing through it. We’ve done lots of praying, reading, and of course card playing. We need our time to wind down and breathe. God knows us all so well and He knows we can overcome our trials.

Thanks for all the love and support!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Sister Watko 🙂

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