Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May 28th Letter

Dear Family,

I can't wait to read about the wedddddding!! Ahhhhh. Congratulations Rus and Marin! Also, Happy Memorial Day :) Here are the highlights from the week...

Wednesday we had mobat and lots of school groups came in for a field trip so that was fun. We had district meeting after and talked about prayer and helping our investigators see the importance of prayer. We also decided to have a district fast for David. Next we had dinner with Casey and Britni, two of our solid members. They are both leaving for school in the fall though so we will miss them! Haha that is if I am still in Helix in the fall.. I have a feeling I might be. We had a lesson with David after about the priesthood. Our member, Neil, came and he said exactly what needed to be said. It was awesome! We invited David to pray for a date to be baptized. 

Thursday we had training and then we did a booth at Grossmont College. It was fun! We met two really awesome guys named Hector, and Edwin. They are going to be mormon someday. We had a lesson with Mary at the institute about tithing and Paige came. We also talked about her Book of Mormon reading and she loves the book of mormon. She said she's been struggling lately and when she read, there were verses that said exactly what she needed to hear. Oh man, the power of the Book of Mormon!! We weekly planned and then had mobat. Today was the day our district fasted for David and it was cool because our member Casey texted us and told us that in institute the teacher told David that he shouldn't wait around to be baptized and just really hit him with the spirit and we were like Brother Morgan is an answer to our prayers! We'll see what David says next time we see him. We had mobat and we were short sisters and it was nuts, haha. 

Friday happy wedding day! We had mobat this morning and I worked on some projects for the Seegmillers. We had a lesson with Kassandra after about charity and preparing for her mission. She is so awesome! She just gets it. We had a lesson with the Edgars next. I don't know what their deal was today, but they could not focus, ha but we attempted to talk about scripture study. We had a meeting next with the ward mission leaders slash ward missionaries and guess what? Only one ward missionary showed up.... haha. BUT the cool thing was it was needed. It was Robert and he just recently got called and he is a recent convert, but we were able to talk with him about his calling and get him excited about it. 

Saturday we had a lesson with a referral named, Michael. He went to his best friends mom's baptism and was impressed by it so the elders got his info and passed it on to us! He is super solid. We had Robert come to the lesson and he was perfeccccct! Ahh. It was cool because Michael went from.. 'well all this sounds nice and cool, but I don't know if I have time right now..' to 'wow yeah I just really want to learn all of this and be apart of it!' And a big part of that was Robert's testimony. It was so sweet! We invited Michael to start reading the Book of Mormon and to pray. He even prayed at the end of our lesson. Next we went to Jackie's baptism! She got baptized!! Wooooohoooo!! It was such a sweet service. Her parents were there and the Spirit was just super powerful. It was fun to see La Jolla people. Mobat was awesome and busy tonight! 

Jackie's baptism

Sunday we had ward council and then church. Sam and Juan got confirmed and received the Holy Ghost!! Sam even shared his testimony and it was so sweet. We taught relief society today and taught off of Elder Andersen's talk from this past conference, 'It's a Miracle.' Such a good talk! Probably my all time favorite quote is, "If you're not a full-time missionary with a missionary badge pinned on your coat, now is the time to paint one on your heart -- painted, as Paul said, 'not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God.'" We had a meeting after church with our new ward mission leader, Dan. He is so solid! We are super excited to work with him. He just is on the ball and wants to get things done! Next we tried contacting and then we were able to visit a couple less-actives. We had mobat next and I met these two awesome girls from Mongolia! They said they are going to come stay with me in Utah when I get home from my mission, haha. 

Monday we contacted and had a lesson with Sam about the priesthood. He is so excited to get the priesthood! I just love how excited and happy he is about everything. Also National City is like straight up Mexico. It's awesome! Mobat was good and surprisingly not too busy with the holiday..

Well that was my week! Super great as always :) I love being a missionary! I want to share one of my favorite quotes with you that I've recently discovered... "If you have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost today, you may take it as evidence that the Atonement is working in your life. For that reason and many others, you would do well to put yourself in places and in tasks that invite the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
—Henry B. Eyring"  Also another cool one is by Plato, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." 

I love you all so much! I hope you have the best week ever! 

Sister Cassie Rasmussen

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