Monday, July 10, 2017

4th of July Week


Another amazing week here in sunny NY!!

4th of July was such a fun day!
In the morning we went to Friendly's for breakfast which was delicious then went to sing patriotic songs at a retirement home we volunteer at. After that we visited four different recent converts and shared scriptures with them about freedom from the Book of Mormon and talked about what our favorite thing about America was. Then we had dinner at the Capeners and that was a party! They invited a lot of other families over and the food was SO good. 

We went to a lesson with our awesome investigator after that. He's doing so well! He used to drink an average of 16 large cans of beer a day and now he only had 4 cans in the past three days! He has such a strong desire to be baptized and go to church. Right now he is a chef at a restaurant and works every Sunday so we are helping him to apply to other jobs so he can have Sundays off! He is so sincere I love it!

Wednesday we had zone conference which was a lot of fun. Thursday we taught another one of our investigators and he read from the Book of Mormon and had a ton of questions about it for us! I love when that happened, it shows that they really studied it. 

Sunday was great! Church was really good-there was a homecoming from a girl in the ward who served in Mexico and it was super good. A member from my last ward was there visiting which made me super happy.

And again I had my testimony confirmed of the power of prayer! It was for very small things but nothing is too insignificant to tell God about. 
It was pretty hot and humid yesterday and we were walking around a lot to save miles and I really wanted a Gatorade and then at the recent converts house we walked to he gave us a powerade!! Blessings!

Last night we had an awesome lesson with our investigator who is super intelligent and loves reading. We committed him to read the entire Book of Mormon in a week with real intent and a sincere desire to know its true and be willing to make changes in his life once he knows. I bore witness that from a very young age reading the Book of Mormon as a family helped me to know that the Book of Mormon was true and when I read it again as a teenager I received the same witness that I know its true and as a missionary I have prayed multiple times to know its true and have gotten the same answer. The Spirit was definitely felt and confirmed again to me what I have known for years. For anyone who hasn't read the Book of Mormon I would challenge you to read it and earnestly pray to know its true and I promise that you will know that it really is another testament of Jesus Christ. 

I love the gospel! I love this work and I am so grateful for the miracles I am able to witness each and every day!

Love you all!!
Sister Horne

 On the fourth of July we had breakfast at Friendly and I had red white and blue pancakes :))

  I made cake cookies for the people we were visiting on the fourth - 
and made it into an american flag!

Gravy and I fell asleep in a lesson...will this energy drink help?! haha

Jimbo! a member we visit
Nicole is a recent convert we teach and her cute daughter

All the fireworks she bought for us to set off together :)) 

The whole gang!


Fireworks at the Capeners!

Our matching America shirts we wore to the Capeners for dinner on the 4th

Last pday we went on an ice cream tour because there are a million ice cream shops here haha
It was so much fun!  

 I was sick of my hair so Sister Graver did it for me --I was obsessed with it! 

 Sister Graver got this Chinese umbrella from a member in another area; 
I had to have a picture of me with it :)

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