Sunday, August 9, 2015

Feeding Cows and Teaching Old Ladies

Kia Ora Whanau!!
WHAT A CRAZY WEEK and this week is going to be even crazier with zone conferences and Elder Cook and i'm so excited!!
This week has been all about FINDING INVESTIGATORS! When i got into my new area we didn't have any people to teach so we've been going through all our records and walking through our area talking to LITERALLY everyone we see. now coming into the third week of the transfer we have two progressing investigators and HEAPS of potentials that we've met! it's so amazing seeing the hand of The Lord so prominent in my life. i know that we didn't find these people on our own, Heavenly Father sent them to us because we had the Faith that He would. These people have all been so prepared by Heavenly Father and i know they are specifically meant for me and my companion. 
One of those people is Margaret. Margaret is 80 and she has lived in New Zealand all her life and she is the PERFECT example of Old Lady. she can talk for AGES but she is so stinkin cute that i don't even mind. she has so many questions about the church and what to believe. she knows she's been living her life and believing in the wrong things and she knows that we were sent to her from God because she prayed for the first time in 50 years and we came and knocked on her door one hour later (the funny thing is that we would have probably been there and hour before if we didn't get lost.....Hand of the Lord). She is so solid but still has so far to go. there are some things that we have to work through with her but that's what i love about teaching older people. They've been living their lives one way for so many years and if they've been prepared by God they will change EVERYTHING they've been doing for 80 years and listen and learn from the Holy Spirit. it's truly a miraculous thing to witness. and i love it so much. she is already making the changes needed and we've only met with her once (but it practically was two lessons seeing how long we were in there with her). She is so funny and i just feel like im at Grandma's house when i'm there. she's a miracle!
Something that made me SOOOO happy this week just happened yesterday when we went out to a member's house for dinner and they showed us around their farm and saved feeding time for us so that we could help! IT WAS THE BEST MAN. Baby cows, alpacas, ducks, dairy cows. IT WAS ALL SO AMAZING AND I WANTED TO STAY THERE FOREVER AND PET THE COWS AND HAVE STARING CONTESTS WITH THE ALPACAS. those are some weird animals. 
This week has been wet, challenging, full of cows and most importantly MIRACULOUS. I love this area SO much and i know that I was sent here for a specific reason and for specific people. i love you and. thank you so much for all of your support and prayers. i truly can feel your love here in this amazing country. stay safe and remember who you represent! 
Kia Kaha! 
Sister Judd

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