Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Mirthday to Me!

Yesterday was my Mirthday in the mission and I am now officially 16 months old! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?!? To celebrate my mirthday, tomorrow we are going to have interviews with President Taylor in Dallas! Interviews are the best becuase you just get 10 minutes to talk to President Taylor about everything that is going on in your life and with missionary work. He is so inspired by Heavenly Father, it is amazing talking to him and him giving you counsel and advice for your life and mission. I absolutely love it, sometimes I wish the interview could be all day!

The Book of Mormon Initiative is going great! We are getting a lot of positive responses from the ward about the challenge to read the Book of Mormon as a family in 4 months. It has brought a lot of strength to the ward and you can tell their testimony is being strengthened. Hermana Merrell and I are having a lot of fun knocking doors and testifying about the Book of Mormon and anyone that lets us in, that is what we teach! It has been a lot of fun because really a lot of people have heard about the Book of Mormon but really don't know anything about it. It is also crazy to hear all the weird things people have heard about it!

We had a really cool experience on Saturday night! Well Saturday was just a really really long day. Everything we had was cancelled and no one was home when we were knocking doors. So we decided to go to Rockwall, which is kind of far, and try some people out there (investigators and less actives) and no one was home! It was so discouraging! So at 8pm, we decided that we were just done knocking doors and trying to find people home, so we decided to just call EVERYONE! (Members, investigators, less actives) anyone we could and invite them to church and if they were members we would tell them that we were excited to see them at church! Well the next morning at 11 am, the chapel was full of people. We had 4 investigators in church and 2 of them were unplanned. It was full of members and less actives and the spirit was just so strong. I love this ward, they all feel like my family. 

Another cool experience, so there was a family that I was really close to in Carrollton and they have a son who wasn't sure if he wanted to go on a mission but he was leaning more towards the "no" side. Well anyways, us as missionaries always invited him to the missionary meetings and preparation day activities to try and excite him about possibly serving a mission. Well last week I got an email from him saying that he has just received his mission call and he is leaving in 3 weeks and then today I got an email from him saying that he went through the temple this past week with his family! SO COOL! I love being a missionary! 

Anyways, I love you all and thank you so much for you support and letters! I really do appreciate it! I hope you all have a great week filled with missionary moments and opportunities!

Hermana Cattich


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