Monday, December 26, 2016

week 23 and week 21 in MDM-Christmas Miracles

Hey Ya'll 
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! This week has been super slow in the work because everyone has been so busy with life. Everyone is scheduling things for after the new year so that is pretty lame. But we are working with it. We saw some cool miracles on Christmas Day! We went contacting in a neighborhood and I really prayed in faith that there would even be people out. I silently prayed at every intersection we came to looking for anyone to talk to and promised my Heavenly Father that I would not fear that day. And guess what! 10 people were placed in our path, we were walking up driveways, running after people and shouting hello. We had so much extra faith. It was a lot of fun too! Fun to see that with an overwhelming amount of faith in the right place miracles do happen. None of the people that we talked to were very interested but they all were very nice and they were placed in front of us by God. I know that. 
I am just finishing up the Book of Mormon again, and I love it so much. But it gets really sad at the end, poor Moroni has watched the destruction of his people and is writing about it for us. I think that must have taken a lot of faith and courage on his part. But he did it because he knew it would bless us. Isn't that amazing, I want to be as valiant as Moroni was. I love the Book of Mormon so much! I hope that you all have a great week! Happy New years! 
Love Sister Witt 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Week 22 and week 20 in MDM~ "our trios down to two"

Hey Y'all, 
Sister Hansen finished her mission and went home this week so now its just Sister Lain and I. We were super sad to see Sister Hansen leave and now are trying to re figure out the area as the 2 of us. It has been kinda a crazy week because of that. 
We taught Ranjit and Smita again and extended the invite to be baptized. They are going to be baptized on the 28th of January, and I am so excited for them! The Lord has been helping a lot with their teaching. Its amazing to see how He has prepared them and prepared us for this moment. We are teaching a lot out of the Bible and the BOM and it always seems like we flip to the right verses when they need it. #MiraclesDoHappen! 
Our ward had this really cool Christmas celebration where they turned the gym into Bethlehem and did a live nativity. It really helped put thing in perspective. My favotite part were the angels singing the hymn angles we have heard on high, while walking around. We were sheppards, how appropriate for missionaries. 
I wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you remember Him this season!
Love Sister Witt

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

week 21 and week 19 in MDM- "Little Flock of Bloomfield Hills"

Hey Y'all
So my new area is Bloomfield Hills, which has a Family ward, a YSA branch, the Temple, and 11 inches of snow. I am in a trio (or flock, that's what we like to say) with Sister Hansen, but sadly she goes home this Thursday for school, and Sister Lain, she came out with me but wasn't in my MTC district. Bloomfield is a lot smaller than my last area but is more populated. There are so many places to go contacting here it is ridiculous! In Oxford we had a Meijer, Salvations Army, GoodWill and Dollar General. There is a huge mall here, 3 Targets, 5 krogers.... Its amazing. But it also brings its own challenges. There are so many Michigan lefts here it is really hard to figure out which way we are headed but I'm sure the more time I have here the easier navigating the area will become. It reminds me of Provo, in the way it looks. 
We are teaching this really cool Indian family. They just moved here and are looking for a church. We went over the Book of Mormon with them and Smita, the wife was really concerned that it wasn't the Bible. Then I shared a couple of verses from the bible that testify of the Book of Mormon. I was able to remember them in the very moment just like the scriptures say! I was really nervous going into their lesson because of the 'trio complex' and the fact that my companions had already taught them once so I was kinda like an outsider. But the experience I had in that lesson was able to show me that I can receive the same revelation for the people in this area as I was able to in my last area. I am excited to be serving here. 
Have you all seen the #LIGHTtheWORLD Christmas video? It is so cool. It shows me how we can all be like Christ everyday. I hope you watch it and participate in the calendar it includes as well! 
Love Sister Witt 

Monday, December 5, 2016

week 20 and week 18 in MDM- "Christmas time is here, but I won't be"

Hey Y'all 
So transfer calls came this week and I am leaving. No one saw that coming but I am excited to be going to a new area. 
Oxford has all of these really great holiday traditions that bring lots of people out. On Friday night they had a 'Soup and Sweet stroll' and a Christmas tree lighting and on Saturday they had a Christmas Parade. Talk about contacting gold mine. We were able to meet tons of people and we had a lot of fun doing it. The 'stroll' is where the restaurants in town, there are like 10 different ones, each have soup out front and you go around eating soup from everywhere, and the local shops have candy or cookies or hot coco. I have never seen so many people in my life. Okay I take that back but its a close second to downtown Disneyland. Then they light this Christmas tree in the middle of town. 
The children in our ward have been working on a scripture chain all year long. If one on them reads their scriptures they get to put a link on the chain. We on sunday the wrapped it around the entire church and we got to help them. It was so cool to see how excited these kids were about reading the scriptures. We would ask them who their scripture hero's were and they knew the stories so well. It inspired me to go read my favorite Book of Mormon story. You should go read yours too! 
The rest of the weekend was filled with me saying goodbye to all the people we are working with. The picture is a selfie we took with Peggy and Dick.
Well I love you all! 
Sister Witt