Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sister Jessica Bowhall

'ello love!

This week went by so quickly-it's weird how quickly time is passing now! This week we went to Lansing for our monthly trip for a leadership meeting. We had a blast in Lansing. It is so fun to have a little change of scenery every now and then-but don't get me wrong-the scenery of Petoskey is absolutely gorgeous right now! In Lansing we were trained by the aps and the Jacobsens. We got home late Tuesday, but we had a great time with the missionaries from Traverse City and down in Lansing. Later this last week we saw some less actives and also went on trade offs.

I was with Sister Tongi from Tonga who has now been out for 5 months. I went on her first trade off with her when she had only been out for 5 weeks, and it's crazy to see how much of a missionary she has become. I'm so proud of her! 

We ran into a part member/less active family this week and we are having dinner with them this week. We were so excited, and we're able to teach them a lesson on the spot. Love it when that happens! 

Patrick is doing well. He went to the branch shooting activity-even though we couldn't! He sees the large commitment this Church is, so he is a little more hesitant, but is still on date for another month. We'll see! 

Ok, so now for the SUPER exciting news...JESSICA WAS BAPTIZED YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't she just beautiful!?!?! We are already planning her trip out to Utah when we are home. On Wednesday we had Jessica's baptismal interview, and she is what we refer as "golden". She is so stalwart, and we couldn't be more thrilled for her. The service was held after church yesterday, and even visitors stayed. President and Sister Jacobsen came, and it was such a fun experience. She cried the majority of the time, and once she came out of the water she said, "man, that felt good. I just feel good". It was awesome!! She'll be confirmed on Sunday, and we are hoping to get to the temple before transfers. She is such a blessing and has changed my life. Welcome to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We love you!! (I'll have to write more later!)
Have a wonderful week!!! This church is true!

Sister Ensign

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