Sis. Damato from California
Hello family and friends,
This week has been full as always of ups and downs good and bad but
more full of good so that's good. Haha
Monday night for Labor Day a couple of families invited us over for a little barbecue they had and it was so much fun! I'm so grateful for the wonderful families here in Florida that just take us missionaries in and help us to feel the love from their families.
Monday night we went on exchanges and I got to go back to Ellsworth for a day. Also I was with my first companion in the
MTC sister Payne! Sister Payne and I had so much fun for the day. The apartment and the area is so different from when I was first there. It's interesting to go back to my first area to have such a different outlook on my mission in the time I've had here. We were able to see some investigators that I had taught when I was there, Carrie and her girls, and also some recent converts that were able to be baptized when I was there namely Tina. The area is doing great and they are
seeing miracles all the time. It was also nice to be able to talk to someone else who is going home. I don't like to talk about it with Sister Damato because she isn't going home yet and I don't want to be making her trunky. But sister Payne and I got a lot off our chest. So it was nice. A fun day had by all.
Wednesday we were able to see some single sisters in the ward and were able to share Messages with them. One of them was so funny she kept talking about how on Sunday she was so bored in sacrament meeting and how the speakers were just not very good. I don't think she realized that I was one of them. She was very sweet though I just smiled.
Thursday we saw some less actives that we are working with. One of them was sister Hallburg She and her mom live
together and they are a hoot and a half. I love spending time with them and chatting with them. The pass few weeks since I've been here we been able to get sister Hallburg back to sacrament meeting especially.
Friday we had a dinner with a sister in the ward who lives in very humble circumstances. I'm always so humble to see members who have so little to offer so much to us as missionaries and how they love having us in their homes. It is them that truly know that we are the saviors representatives.
Saturday we were able to go to a baptism in the Titusville ward. As Sister Domato and I were there we just kept thinking about K and hoping that she will soon enter the waters of baptism. Sunday after church we are able to go and visit K with a
sister in the ward. K was so happy to see us and we were happy to see her. We've been able to talk with her on the phone throughout the week but it was nice to go and visit her and share message. The first part of our visit we talked with her about how she has been enjoying reading the Scriptures. She's been in the facility for about two weeks and has read through her entire triple combination. She said that the past couple weeks she's been so happy and people have noticed a
difference and have commented on it and she has just been anxiously waiting to get out so that she could be baptized as soon as possible. But then she said that the other day she was talking with a friend and some old fears of hers came back and that spiritual high was gone. We talked with her about how we will always have spiritual Highs and spiritual Lows. But it is remembering those highs that helps us get away from those Lows. Then we share the message of the restoration
with her. When talking about Joseph Smith we had her read aloud Joseph Smith history and his experience. The spirit was so strong. After we were done teaching we asked if she had any more questions for us. She said, "I just have one question for you today and that is what do I need to do while I am in this facility to be baptized as soon as
possible when I can when I get out?" Sister Damato and I just wanted to cry. We were so happy! We told her we still have some things to teach her and she needs to come to church. She said she needs to talk with her therapist to see if she can have a leave on Sunday in order to come to church and hopefully talking with the mission president getting permission from him she can be baptized on the 21st what a way to end my mission! I am praying so hard that this all work out! I just
want to see K get baptize so bad!
This truly is a sacred time for me to be able to represent my Lord and Savior and being a tool in this amazing work. It truly is such a blessing to have the restored gospel my life and to be able to share with others. Also to see the change It
can make in peoples lives. Please keep K in your prayers I know she is feeling them so far and I am too. I am just focusing on finishing strong and I hope you all will do the same.
I hope you have a great week.
Love, Sister Forsey
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