October 5 , 2015

Wow, this week has been full of ups and downs. I guess that is the way life is and supposed to be. If we don’t have the downs, the ups wouldn’t be so good. A lot has happened.  I don’t really know where to start. So, at the beginning of this week our mission president challenged us to find two new investigators this week.  He wanted to find 100 total for the whole mission. So we made it our goal to find two new investigators. We worked really hard all week but didn’t really have  lot of time for finding. We had some amazing lessons with Susan and Jon but we still weren’t finding anyone new. On Saturday we had some member referrals to go visit but none of them were working out. One of them being the most awkward experiences on my mission. They wouldn’t talk they just sat there and looked at us… well, I guess they are not the ones Heavenly Father has been preparing. It was hard because I had been praying so hard that we would find someone new. I felt like I had given my will to Heavenly Father and was trying to follow my promptings but nothing was really working out. So, yesterday we just went and visited a family that I have talked about before. At first they wanted nothing to do with us but by the time we left they loved us (this happened on Labor Day).  We have stopped by a few other times and did service for them and we really love them. When we stopped by on this particular day, it was just Trish the mom at home.  She told us that she has been looking for ways to bring the spirit into her home. We talked to her about conference and some other things. Then she said,” Can you girls come over on Wednesday night for dinner?”. Umm… YESSS! I asked her if we could teach a lesson and she said of course and that she really wanted us to! What?!!  That doesn’t just happen.   They didn’t want anything to do with the church a few weeks ago! They are amazing people and I love them so much and I can’t wait for them to be baptized haha!

I know that Heavenly Father is mindful of us and he cares about us sooo much! He will help us but, we have to want it.  We have to have faith that he can help us. I think a lot of times we pray thinking that if Heavenly Father answers my prayer then I will have faith.  But, we need to have the faith that he will answer our prayers. Faith comes before miracles.

I hope you all have an awesome week!

Love you all!

Sister Kappel

p.s. Here’s some pics of me filleting fish! Making my Dad proud!

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