We had a pretty great week! We've definitely seen miracles in our finding efforts and in teaching. Here's a cool finding experience we had towards the beginning of the week. We found quite a few more rows of apartment complexes to knock so we started from one end and worked our way through! At one of the doors we knocked we met a man named, Neftali. At first after we shared with him our purpose in being there he said he wouldn't have time to hear our message because he's always in and out of the hospital and it would be hard to find him at home. Hermana Gonzalez testified to him that if he's going through a hard time then the thing that will help him find peace in his trials is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We couldn't share more with him that day but after that testimony he changed his mind and said if we come back at a better time he will hear us out. This was more towards the end of last week. Then on Tuesday we went back to these apartments and continued knocking. We met a very sweet lady named Jehne (pronounced Jenny). Jehne invited us into her home and we were able to share a quick message about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She asked a lot of really great questions and seems very interested in learning more! We gave her a copy of the Book Of Mormon and she said she would start to read it. Before we left I asked her if she knew of someone who might be interested in our message as well. She said that down the street she has a cousin (or something like that I don't remember exactly how they're related) who's son is very sick and would probably like to hear our message. She gave us the address and we checked it out and the referral she gave us is NEFTALI! They're related! How crazy is that? We're going to visit them again this week so please pray for them!
We had exchanges on Friday! I love exchanges! I stayed in the area with Hermana Hammond and Hermana Gonzalez went to Logan Square with Hermana Kohlhase. So Hermana Gonzalez and I had planned an awesome day for Friday and basically everything we planned ended up falling through. Our backup was FINDING! Hermana Hammond and I ended up knocking doors for about 5 hours. I absolutely loved this experience because we knocked and knocked all day with little success until we decided to go to one more place right before we had to leave to our dinner appointment. The LAST door we knocked we met Ellie and her 3 kids. I would say Ellie is my miracle. After she answered the door and heard who we were she called her 7 year old daughter over to listen because her daughter loves Jesus Christ. I asked her daughter why she loves Him and her answer struck my heart and made all our hours of knocking worth it. She said she loves Jesus Christ because someone in her family had passed away and she knows that they're with Jesus and they're happy. Ellie let us in and we shared a short message about the Savior. We invited her to say the closing prayer and it was beautiful. As she was praying she began to tear up and she said she was so thankful we came to her home. We set a return appointment for wednesday and Ellie's daughter was so excited that she wrote on her calendar when we would come back. I'm so excited to teach them again!
The fireside on Sunday was awesome and everyone loved the missionary choir!
Well those are the highlights of the week! I wish I could write more but I don't have a lot of time! I hope everyone is doing great I love hearing from you all. We spent P-day at the field museum and it's awesome! I had a couple fish tank encounters but I survived! Anyway I love you all. The church is true. I love my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ and I love being a missionary. Until next week!