This week has been an awesome week! So to start off, Elder Brumbaugh got transferred out of the area and I am now with my 6th companion and he is a greenie. He's been out just over 3 months and he is as green as they come hahaha but we still have a ton of fun and I'm doing my best to help him work hard and have fun. So last week, me and elder Brumbaugh went to one of our favorite members house so elder Brumbaugh could say bye and tell them he was leaving. And we went over there and we got to be really good friends with some of their kids and their daughter came up to us and told us that she needed to talk to us. She's about Chloe's age... She told us about all her struggles and challenges in her life and I'm not gonna say because they were pretty
personal to her but this girl has gone through more than any teenager I have ever met. And she came to us and said that she was on the brink of choosing to stay in the gospel or not because she wasn't sure if it was true because of all things she had been through in her life. So we asked her if she had read the Book of Mormon and she told us she hadn't so we told her to read 3 Nephi and Mark scriptures that stuck out to her and we bore testimony and then we left. Afterwards, elder Brumbaugh and I just didn't feel like we said what we needed to because she didn't seem too thrilled about it but we said a prayer and went on with our p-day. Later that night, we came back and she opened the door and she had the biggest smile on her face. We were so surprised but she told us she read like 15 chapters and her day just went great and the thing that stuck out to her the most was prayer and it turns out that 3 Nephi talks a lot about prayer and me and elder Brumbaugh had no idea it was all about prayer, we just knew 3 Nephi is when Christ came and she told us she didn't want to pray but she did it anyway and she had the greatest experience. It was such a huge testimony builder to me about studying the scriptures and how they do give us guidance in our lives. She is now happier than ever and doing so great! Definitely One of the best/coolest/most spiritual moments on my mission. So as of today, Elder Blatter and I have 2 people on date for baptism with 1 soon to be. We're doin work and having fun! Life is good. If any of you are having a tough time back home, I promise that Heavenly Father will help you if you come to him with a sincere heart and pray for help. I've seen it so many times with myself and so many times with others. Love you guys! Keep writing.
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