Monday, April 27, 2015

Rain Rain Go Away! 4/27/2015

This week was wonderful. I am so blessed to be serving here in Ripley.Miracles are happen everyday. Sister Kirkby is the perfect trainee! She knows that obedience is the key to our success!
Sister Kirkby and I were really focused on finding this week so we decided to tract a road in a little town called Cottageville. The next day we drove our Equinox up to Cottageville and by the time we reached out destination the weather had dramatically changed! It was pouring rain! Buckets and buckets of water was falling from the sky! We parked the car and started to second guess our decision but deep down we knew we had made those plans for a reason so we hopped out of our warm car and started walking. I don't know why we brought our umbrellas because they really didn't help us stay dry much. We knocked and knocked and knocked but no one let us in. I'm not going to lie I was a little aggravated but we kept walking. By the end of the night we had picked up two potential investigators but they both were not super interested. We drove home in our sloppy wet cloths and started to plan for the next day when the phone rang. It was Carlos a man Sister Lopp and I invited to learn over 4 weeks ago. Sister Kirkby and I had tried to contact him but we couldn't reach him. Carlos told us that he had been super busy but he really wanted to meet with us on Monday to hear our message! Crazy awesome!!!!! Faith brings miracles! We are so excited to teach Carlos tonight!
I love you and hope your week is full of faith and miracles! Work hard, pray hard!
Sister Sorensen

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sister Swanson and Sister Kirby....They always pronounce our names wrong :0)

Haha. That is what everyone calls me out here. Its like their lips wont let them say Sorensen. Most people just give up and call me Sister S or Sister Soren.  
Spring is here!!! Sister Kirkby and I did a ton of service this week. We started the week out by helping one of our members plant some Holly bushes in their yard. They have a soon to be teenage girl that they are afraid will try and sneak out of the house. They are putting in an alarm system and planting pointy Holly bushes by every window. Sister Kirkby and I kind of laughed. If a teenage girl wants to sneak out of the house she is going to sneak out of the house no matter what it takes.
The next morning we went to Sister Walters home and painted her nasty yellow shack into a beautiful gray shed. She was very grateful for the help and we enjoyed doing it. I have come to love yard work while out on my mission. There is nothing more satisfying then good hard work. And we get to wear pants! Yay for pants! I miss them. haha.
This week we were able to talk to our investigator Mike who recently got home from rehab. He is a great man who is ready to make some changes in his life. He is really upset about his past mistakes and wants to apply the atonement! He is an amazing example of never giving up and how it is never to late to change. Christ is always there for us! Arms open ready to give us a nice warm hug. I love you and hope your week goes well!
Sister Sorensen
Kasey Johnson's baptism.  Sister Erickson and I got to teach her when we were in Flatwoods!

Monday, April 13, 2015

4/13/2015 I am a trainer!!!! and Happy Late Easter

Sister Kirkby and Sister Sorensen
Everything is going great here in Ripley. I cant believe I'm training! Sister Kirkby is settling in and learning fast. She is a fantastic Sister and I am so excited to train her. This experience has made me so grateful for my trainer Sister Erickson. Sister Erickson taught me how truly important obedience to all mission rules is and how the small and simple things really do matter. As Sister Kirkby and I serve together I am looking forward to sharing that knowledge with her.
Earlier this week Sister Lopp and I were out walking along main street trying to invite one more person to learn so we could meet our goal for the week. It was 8:58 and we were pretty sure we had walked all over town! We slowly drug our feet to the car when out of the corner of my eye I saw a man! Sister Lopp and I ran toward him and started talking to him. We learned that his name was Carlos and that he worked at the restaurant down the road. He was super happy to see us and told us that he had gotten out of the habit of church and was looking for another church to attend. Crazy right!
I am so excited for this transfer. Training brings miracles and Ripley needs a lot of miracles! I love you and hope you have a great week!
Sister Sorensen
Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Selfie with Sister Lopp

I am going to be a trainer!