Sister Kennedy – September 2019

Oregon Portland Mission Office Address 1400 NW Compton Dr. Ste. 250 BEAVERTON, OR 97006

Oh my goodness! The time has finally come where I can share about our awesome week here! On Sunday we had such a great day!

So the cute couple we met chalk boarding, Joe and Eslyn, were finally able to make it to church! We had invited them to come last Sunday, but unfortunately they couldn’t make it. So they came this Sunday! It was so cool some of the members were nice and came to introduce themselves. The Fosters came over and talked to them. They asked Joe and Elsyn how they met us. Of course they mentioned the chalkboard, but then Joe said that they felt like they needed to come after all the effort me and an elder put in to invite them. It was comforting to know that we awkwardly chased after them for a reason. They are such a darling couple. Somehow they both were blessed with nice eyebrows. Like how??? Moving on. Sister Thorpe came THRU and talked about when she goes to other churches she has questions and asked if they had any. That’s when we made a return appointment with them! Joe said that he had lots of questions and it would take a long time to answer them all and he wants to hear our testimonies and learn more. We are so excited they are so cool! It is amazing to look back and think that we almost gave up on the chalkboard because of all the hassle. But we knew with all the chaos that it meant we needed to do it.

This weekend we didn’t have anyone signed up for dinner which actually turned out well. Saturday we went and helped our ward mission leader in the Oatfield ward. Since we didn’t have dinner that evening he was nice and took us out to eat. It was good for us to get to know him better. He really opened up to us and it was then that I realized he is pretty less active. He ended up coming to church that Sunday which was awesome! It was so cool to hear his story! After that we hurried over to a block party to see Edith. We got there when everyone was cleaning up. Edith was super nice and gave us food to eat even though we were about to explode. We were sad that we missed the party so we couldn’t meet people, but it wasn’t until our ward mission leader came to church that we realized how good it was for us to be with him.

Now since we didn’t have a Sunday dinner we weren’t sure what to do. We talked about how we should ask one of our favorite people, Sister Alsbury next week if she would have us over so it wouldn’t be last minute. She is so in tune with the spirit because not long after she texted us asking if we had dinner that Sunday!! We were so excited because we love them!! Her and her husband both served missions and it is so cool to hear their stories and see them glow every time they talk about it.

Now for another good part!! We had a lesson with James and Robert! James is one of my favorite people! He is so cool!! We felt like we needed to go over the Restoration. When we asked James if he remembered what it was he said “remind me.” It was such a great lesson and at the end I asked Robert if he believed that Joseph Smith was a true prophet called by God. He said yes and that our lesson all made sense!! Then that’s when we popped the question!!! We invited him to be baptized and he said yes!! For Sept 7th!! He is so ready and we are so excited for him to receive those blessings!

Well we had a great week here!! I am so grateful to be here!! I know that the Lord will always provide! 🙂 It is so amazing to serve others at this time and give back to our Father in Heaven. There is no place I’d rather be! I love you all! Have a wonderful week! Enjoy all the many selfies we take.

Sister Kennedy

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