Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Dear Family and Friends,

So this week has been pretty slow. We had one day where we had appointments scheduled from 11-5 straight through. So we should have had about 5 lessons. All cancelled except two. We were so excited but things fell through people didn't remember and others stood us up. This has been the majority of our week. Set up appointments just to have them get cancelled. It's been hard. But we've been working really REALLY hard to find good investigators who keep appointments and want us to come back and can meet for at least 20 minutes! This has been outwardly unsuccessful this past week. We're continually praying for patience and miracles. We also dropped an investigator cause we have never heard back from them. It's rough. But it's taught me a lot and made me realize something this past week.

God loves us and He wants to bless us and this is His work. He tests us because it is to help us grow and to become more like Him. He also hears all of our prayers and answers them. However, He answers them in His own time, His own way, and according to His own will. We just have to be patient. We have been working so hard to find new investigators and we will receive our answers to our prayers in His own time, will and way. It's never up to us and it's normally never how we think it will happen. 

Fun things that happened this week is I got a haircut today! And the lady was so sweet! She works with a member and we went to talk to her at her work last week after she paid for us to get facials to talk to an investigator and she was talking about how she does hair and I piped up saying I needed a haircut and she didn't charge me for it. She did a really good job too and is so sweet!! I am so thankful for amazing and nice people who are so sweet and kind and just make your day a million times better. Like all the members in this ward. They've all been so willing to help out and to take us around and come to lessons and help us with so much! It's such a blessing!

Well, we get iPads in 3 DAYS!!!!! Then no more coming to church to do facebook or email! Wahoo! So excited! We also get mormon messages, the area book, a map, everything paper will be on the ipad! SO cool!! 

I love you all and hope all is well and everyone is staying warm. I keep hearing this winter has been pretty nasty. And I'm over here freezing in the low 50's...yes I've acclimated to California Weather. Thanks for all your letters and email!! For those who I have yet written a letter back to I'm sorry and will try to write back! 

Sister Celeste Riches

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