Monday, February 3, 2014

Amber Ltr: 2014-02-03

Subject: Snowstorms in Georgia :)

February 3, 2014

Hey family!

Sounds like you had a great week! That is awesome about stake conference! I love the Spirit that is there! It is truly an incredible meeting :) And that the whole family was there for Jace is way awesome. We have such a great family and I am so grateful for all of them! Yes I did get that package, thank you so much! I have loved reading Ash's journal and all of the other stuff! And I am way happy that Ash beat dad at ticket to ride since I couldn't be there to do it :) thanks for keeping him humble Ash!

We had a pretty good week in spite of the "snow storm" yes we were right in the thick of it but we had lots of advance warning. We got a call from President that morning telling us to keep our district meetings short and to be back in our apartments by noon and to just go out on foot. But then an hour later we got a call to just stay inside the rest of the day. So that was kinda weird but it was nice :) we made hot coco and got some really good studying in. And then we were still not allowed to use our car on Wednesday so we were on foot. But everyone was confined to their apartments so a ton of people were home and we found 5 new investigators in one afternoon! We were able to leave the Savior's peace and blessings with a couple of different families which was a really powerful experience. One man we met his name is Carl. He was born in England, raised in South Africa, and moved here about 15 years ago. He has the coolest accent and he let us in to talk for a bit. He had known Mormons before and was always curious how they could be so happy all the time and that he has liked everyone he has met. We ended up talking for about an hour and set up a time to come back that Friday. We were able to have Bishop and his wife come with us (I thought of you and mom, dad, and it was cool being out with them!). The Spirit was so powerful as we talked about the restoration and how the gospel blesses lives and gives us peace and strength to keep going. He was in Augusta this past weekend but he is coming to church next week! He is golden as Ash would say and we are meeting with him again on Friday! Keeping him in your prayers would be greatly appreciated!

We also had a great lesson with Joe this week. We invited him to be baptized! He didn't really say yes or no but it was still a really powerful lesson. He has a lot of potential if we can just get him to turn off the stupid football game and come to church!

We got backed into yesterday. We had just come out of lunch with a lady we had met that week and as we were leaving, this guy just backed into us! Luckily it wasn't very bad, only a few scratches to our brand new car, but we still had to fill out everything with the accident report and get it all taken care of. Apparently we are the 6th missionary vehicle we have had that happened to. Poor Elder Residori (the senior missionary over cars).

Well I am out of time but I love you all so much! Thank you for your support and prayers! I am so grateful for all of you!

Sister Bedke

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