Monday, January 30, 2017

week 28 and week 26 in MDM- "2 weeks on campus"

Hey Y'all, 
Doesn't that subject line sound like some college freshman's instagram caption? But my new area is a campus area so my new companion, Sister Perry and I work only on college campuses to spread the good word of God. Sister Perry has been out for 17 months which means I will be her last and best companion. I am super excited to work with her. She is an amazing missionary. 
These last 2 weeks have been super busy and lots of fun. The ward I am serving in right now has 9 missionaries in it. I think that's the most in the Mission and we are at the top boarder of our mission. Sister Perry and I have been working hard to find new investigators with the new semester just starting. We have been teaching lots of Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ lessons and giving away lots of book of Mormons, but almost everyone is getting too busy to meet with us. 
We continue to see miracles though, its cool to see how the testimony I share with people makes them smile or how when we recite the first vision with them looking at the picture in the pamphlet the air around us changes. I love when even if people aren't interested in our message they leave us with a smile on their face. 
We are teaching the cutest ladies, A and C. This week after A came to church she told us how rejuvenated she was and how she found her answers at church to give up the addiction that she had no intention of giving up on Thursday night. 
I love watching the gospel change lives! 
Love Sister Witt 

Monday, January 16, 2017

week 26 and week 24 in MDM - leaving Bloomfield with bangs

Hey Y'all
So you will never believe it but I am being transferred. Only 6 short weeks in the town that houses Michigan's Temple. I love this place and the people here. This week has been a good one. We had a lot of contacting time again. We had a lesson with the Indian couple and they came to church on Sunday. The husband is preparing for baptism on the 28th and the wife says she might be ready by that day. They were so sad when I told them I was leaving. They made me this Indian cake and it was amazing! I love Indian people! I am excited to see what new experiences/people my new area has! I am excited to jump all in there and see the work grow. Sorry this email is short again! 
Love Sister Witt 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

week 25 and week 23 in MDM- "-4 degrees in Belle Isle"

Hey Ya'll 
I hope you had a good week and were able to work on your goals. This week we went on exchanges on Saturday in Belle Isle. It was so stinkin cold. Like negative 4 degrees. But we saw lots of miracles. We went into a Kroger to get out of the weather and started to talk to people, there was this super cute old black couple walking around just so in love. They were laughing and just having a grand old time grocery shopping. We stopped them and just started talking, they have been married for 47 years and told us that the key is to 'just always act like tomorrow is your wedding day' I liked that. They wanted to learn more about the church after we bore testimony about temples and how families can be together forever. We met this other man by the canned fruit and started to talk to him about his baseball cap because it almost looked like the Witt Ex. ones my dad always wears. Well turns out he helped build the stadium for BYU and always wanted to learn more about Mormons but no one have ever offered. How cool is that? These people just went grocery shopping and our testimonies could change their lives forever. Anyway its great to be a missionary. 
So this week I read my favorite chapter of scripture ever which is 1 Nephi 17. Look it up! Its a good one! Anyway I find so much comfort in verse 51. The Lord can instruct us to do anything and He will also give us the means to do whatever He asks! 
Love you all! 
Sister Witt 

Monday, January 2, 2017

week 24 and week 22 in MDM "where did 2016 go?"

Hey Ya'll 
I cannot believe that this is the start of a new year! I love the beginning of the year because it brings a fresh start. A time to forget the problems and mistakes from the last 12 months and to look forward with hope and faith for the next 12. What are you planning on doing in 2017? I hope you have set some goals and if you haven't it isn't too late to do so. I have a goal to finish the Book of Mormon 3 times this year. That probably isn't very realistic for many of you that don't get an hour of scheduled study time each day but I am excited to work toward that goal. 
This week has been a really slow one for us. Everyone has been out of town or too busy with parties and things to meet with us. One of our recent converts Oscar got to baptize his daughter in the Belle Isle branch on Saturday and that was a really cool experience. He was baptized 2 months ago and has already been to the temple and passed the sacrament. It is so cool to see what the gospel does in peoples life's! 
Love Sister Witt 
here are some pictures to make up for this super lame email!