Life is sweeter in the south

Hey y’all!

We had a great week this week!

To start off on Tuesday we went over to Nicole’s house and helped her pack for youth conference! We watched the Restoration movie with her and she talked about how she wishes she would have had the church in her life her whole life. She is soooo close!

On Wednesday visited Steven and Rebecca and their brand new baby girl Julianna! She is tiny! They are doing great! We were able to have a really great lesson with Dale, who is a less active sister and it’s really hard to have good lessons with her so we were very grateful! Last week we were out tracting and we started talking to a lady who was sitting on her porch. Then we realized she was on the phone and very annoyed with us… So we asked if we could come beck Wednesday at 4:00. We went back Wednesday at 4:00 totally expecting her to have totally forgotten. BUT she was expecting us!! Turns out her husband met with elders just a few months ago and she was so excited to see us!

Thursday and Friday we went on exchanges and then had district meeting! We have the best district meetings here! The rest of the day was filled with weekly planning and helping one of our favorite less active sisters move into the apartment building next to ours!

Saturday started out super slow. It was super hot and nobody wanted to listen to us. In the afternoon we decided to try and find some less actives. None of them were home and there was one and the house was abandoned. We figured we would knock on a few doors around it and the one right next to it we met a girl named Alicia! That morning she had been praying to know if God is even real. We had a really really great conversation with her and I know that God is so so aware of her! The next door we knocked on was someone named Nick and he was suuuuuper interested in the Book of Mormon! He’s Pentecostal and he invited us to his church’s services the next day! Of course we were going to take the opportunity to go! We went to their Sunday evening services and it was quite the southern experience! Lots of hallelujahs and amens and raising your hands up for Jesus. The members were super super nice and made us feel super welcome! We were like, "wow this is exactly how all members of our church need to be!" Nick is really excited to come to our church now and talk more about the Book of Mormon! That night we visited Nicole and she had the greatest time at youth conference! And I caught a frog in her yard haha! All in a day’s work.

I feel like the theme that kept coming up over and over this week was the reality of the restoration. Joseph Smith really saw what he said he saw! This really is the way Christ’s church was when He was on the earth! It’s an incredible thing that we have a knowledge of this. The world will never be the same because Christ’s gospel was restored.

Have a blessed week!
All my love,
Sister Oscarson

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