Thursday we were able to meet with a few less-active families, and we also got 2 new investigators! A less-active lady in our ward's boyfriend and son. We will be teaching them tonight. I'm pretty excited about that.
Judy dropped us. We went over on Tuesday and tried the quit-smoking program, but then she backed out. I finally just told her how it was. I bore my testimony very boldly because it had come to the time when she had to make a decision. She had to show her faith. Well, she texted us Wednesday evening and told us that she loves us both so much but that she doesn't want to talk about Joseph Smith anymore and she doesn't want to convert. It saddens me, but it had to be done.
Saturday was another exchange, and it actually went really well. Sister Goodrich came to Edmonds with me, and I was the senior companion for the day. We taught a couple lessons, and we got Tiffany to commit to a baptism date again. It's not for awhile (August 31), but I'm thinking she might end up getting baptized before that. We'll see. She came to all 3 meetings this Sunday and she really liked it. She made some friends, and the young women are being excellent at welcoming her. I'm VERY happy about that!
A couple of small miracles this week: I was having a very rough week and missing home very much. I happened to receive a package from my mom just the very day when I really needed it. Then, as we were driving to exchange back to our companions, Sister Goodrich told me, "You're a really good missionary." That was exactly what I needed to hear. I had been wondering all week. I'm so thankful to my Heavenly Father for being so mindful of me.
Today was also a great day! We got special permission, and Blanca took us over on a ferry to Kingston, which is on the peninsula, just across the water from Edmonds. It was great!
Well...I believe that is all for this week. It's been a week when I have had to pay attention to notice the small miracles, but they have definitely been there. I love Edmonds, and I am thankful to be serving here with Sister Redford.
I love you all! Thank you for your prayers and your support! :) Have a wonderful week!Sister Stanley
P.S. The first pic is at the Edmonds Arts Festival, and the last one is from our ferry trip to Kingston.