Whelp. I stayed in Apple Valley. I am still with Sister T2, and we are still covering both wards. It is so weird to think that this is the first time that I have had a companion for more than 6 weeks, since Sister T. She thinks that she is going to be my last companion. That would be nice. Then I wouldn't have to let any more people meet the crazy Sister Rietz.
Well Sister E2 is home. She is sitting in the San Francisco Airport waiting to fly to Hong Kong, and then who knows where else. If you hear of a lost Sister Missionary in Hong Kong, know that it is probably her, and she is fine. On Tuesday after District Meeting we all met up at Panda Express and had one last meal together. She loves Panda, and really wanted it before she left. So we all got it, and it was great to just talk with her, and think about all the crazy things that happened over the last couple weeks that we were companions. Being a missionary is so great. I am sure that I have said that more this whole last week than ever before in my whole life. Some how I happen to get myself into sticky situations are times when things are not the best for us... not sure, but there is a way that we always get out of it. Being a missionary was hard this last week, but the blessings and the knowledge of the Gospel have never helped more.
, and she is one of the most HUMBLE people that I have ever met! She has been prepared by the Lord, and we are really just so amazed at her desire to learn! She told us she would come to church before we could even invite her. She really just committed herself to come to church. We walked out of that lesson, and I told Sister T2 that we were going to need to start praying for a date for her. She is just so solid. After that, we had another lesson with Larry and Rene. It was great! They kept talking about the blessing, and how it really has helped them even though hit was just 2 days before. I was amazed at their humility, and their desire to continue just trusting in the Lord. I really love when that happens. It just goes back to what I was saying about they really are so great, and Heavenly Father knows what they need in their lives. After that lesson, we just went and tried tons of people! We went tracting, gave out tons of cards, and talked with literally only 5 people. Then we went and had a Young Woman come with us. She is so great. She wants to serve a mission so we are taking her out with us. We went and tried this potential, and let's just say she was NOT happy that we were there. She yelled at us, and then told us to get off her property.... and then she just quit talking to us. COMPLETE SILENCE! I felt so bad that we had brought Stacy with us. She is going to think people hate the missionaries. Then we went and had dinner with a Part Member Family. The Mom is not a member, but she told us that she wants her family raised in the Gospel. She pretty much said that she will be baptized when her husband is 100% active on his own. So we are praying that Trent is gonna get his head on straight, and start coming to church cause that is what is right and not because that is what Hailey wants. Then we had coordination in the Ranchos ward. It was really effective, and many great amazing things are going to start happening in that ward.: More Referrals and Formers. But before all of that happened, we had a lesson with the newest member of our teaching pool! Her name is Millie
Well as you can see, we had a week filled with ATTEMPTING to find. I know that there are prepared people in Apple Valley. They must just be hiding under a rock. Or maybe I am. I know that this church is true. I love being a missionary, even if it does mean just knocking doors over and over. One of the Elders once said that tracting was worth it, even if it just made them think about God for 10 seconds. I thought a lot about that this last week. Cause when people see that card on their door, and if they watch the video they will be thinking about not only God, but also Jesus Christ. I know who the Savior is to me. I know that He is the way back to our Heavenly Father. I know it is hard sometimes, but in the end it is all worth it. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. I know that as we think of the Savior, and strive to BECOME like him, then we will. I can promise every single one of you that. You can BECOME like the Savior. He wants you to come to Him. He loves you, go to this website, and you will love this talk. https://www.lds.org/
I hope that you all have a great week! We are going to the temple on the 17th, so I am not sure what day we are taking as our P-day next week. I love you all. Oh, and Elder Falabella is coming to our mission this week. We have a conference with him this week. That should be really good. I will let you all know how it goes! Have a really great week, and pray that we find a lot of people to teach!
Sister Allen and I with our ice cream that we stalked the ice cream man for on exchanges.
Sister Ednalino and I the last time.
The Sunsets are Super Great Here.
Sister Amber Rietz
6541 Woodruff Place
Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
|The sunsets are super great here!|
|Sis. A and I with our ice cream treats we stalked the ice cream man for on exchanges|
|Our Granite Hills ward-mates|
|Our Ranchos ward-mates|
|One last dinner at Panda Express with Sister E.|
|My long lost soul-sister|