How're y'all doin? I can't believe it's already Monday! This last week sure did fly! Speaking of flying, the Air Show sure does sound great! I love air shows so much, I bet it was a blast. And that's cool that they let you into the Japanese gardens even though they "shouldn't" have. People really are good. I believe that. Obviously you can find the nasties, but I really think that most people want to do good and be good.
We totally enjoyed third hour yesterday. It was a cool experience and I really think the ward members benefited from hearing us teach, in that now I really believe they trust us more and will hence be more likely to give us their friends. Dad's third hour discussion sounds like something I would have loved so much, I feel like I'm still trying to understand how Jesus is our father in relation to Heavenly Father and the fact that he is our brother... I would have loved to talk with y'all about that! Oh well, small sacrifices are the ones that make it worth it. I can't believe a member texted you a picture of us! Not really sure if that's appropriate, but we were in the gym... haha:) it's cool of her.
... Also, Girls Camp sounds like it was fun! I'm sure it was cool to be out with the girls. Who all went this year? Cause I thought Maddy Coon was the only girl?
Let's see... my week has been great. It's been a cool week, I just feel like things are finally starting to click. Can't say I had any particularly cool experiences. But we've been able to make some contacts that set return appointments and hopefully they will pan out! No real investigators yet. But, it's been nice to finally start getting some traction. Plus, the ward is great. Last night our new WML invited us over for dinner with a coworker that he had over also. She actually lives in NY, but seemed really sincerely interested, and I have high hopes for the missionaries us there to be able to teach her! I thought it was cool if him to invite her over to dinner with us, even though she doesn't live here. It's still such a powerful moment to work in a member's home with their friends. It was really cool.
We had exchanges this week with the sister training leaders, and that was cool. Sis Pinegar was my comp for the day, and she's incredible. I always love exchanges because I feel like they give me the change to really learn and grow form sisters that have more experience than me. Since I've been training my whole mission, I really haven't had that experience and I love it.
Well, that's about it from me! I love you so much! I hope your week is great.
All my love,
Sister Erika Marks ☀❤