Monday, October 26, 2009

Liberty Lake and Mica Peak

Sister Bruner and I cover two wards. Two HUGE wards. Both are wonderful. The Elders didn't leave us much to go on. In some ways it feels like we are opening a new area! We have been meeting with all the members in the ward, particularly the auxiliaries, and between chopping wood and walking around for 6 hours in the freezing rain the ward members seem to be very impressed with us which we are hoping implies trusting relationships. They all seem to have at least one person, if not two or three people, in mind for us to teach or visit! The wards have been awesome. Through our own efforts we've found 2 people, Zach and Deseree (sp?) who we have set up appointments with this week. Then have a slew of other people the elders from our district found on a blitz we did on Saturday. A blitz means the whole district came out and tracted our area with us so there were ten to twelve missionaries finding people instead of just two. All in all, I think things are really moving forward. This next week is going to be so exciting.
Love Sister Bruner. She is so up-beat and bubbly --- and small! She's a whopping 90 pounds or something like that. It has been so good to get to know her and learn from her when it comes to working with wards/bishops/ward mission leaders as well as opening an area, which for me seems like an insurmountable task on my own. Luckily, this is not something I need to or should do on my own. I have Sister Bruner and the Lord. This is His work. He wants us to do it. He wants us to do it together. I am so excited and have been so in awe to see how He will get the ball rolling.
Strangely enough it reminds me of "Building" a family. What an insurmountable task. To be charged with raising one of the Lord's spirit children. What faith the Lord exercises in letting us give it a try!! Thank goodness we are not expected to do it on our own. We have our spouse and we have the Lord who, if we let Him, will be there through the whole thing.

Suggested reading: The Family, A proclamation to the world

A copy can be acquired at

Sister Bailey
You are in my thoughts and prayers

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