weather in here West Virginia is cooling down, and I don't think I'm
physically ready for the winter yet.... NOOOO. I hate snow! So I'm going
to embrace the current weather as much as I can before it starts to get
night Sister Miller and I attended a sermon given by a preacher that
was lead by an investigator we have. It was quite interesting on how the
doctrine that people teach are similar, or almost identical to what we
teach, but that we just have the fullness. I agreed with everything he
was saying, and I wish people understood that us as missionaries aren't
trying to take away their faith. We just want to build upon it. I mean,
who wouldn't want more Jesus in their life?
night we had a fun interaction with a baptist preacher who continuously
told us that we were wrong. This happens often... I wanted to give him a
Book of Mormon, but that would have been contentious, and so we just
nodded our heads, and let him talk. We answered his questions as best we
could, and hopefully one day his heart will soften.
we helped out at an 11 year old's birthday party, and there was a
watermelon eating contest. I decided to give it a try, and eating a
slice of watermelon as fast as you can is a lot harder than you think!
And wayyyy messy! Sister Miller did the bobbing for apples, and she did
pretty good. I was proud of her ;)
Last night we went to a
fireside with Lisa, and saw Sister Sorensen :) The fireside was SO GOOD.
It was all about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and I am so thankful for
Him. One of my ALL TIME favorite quotes is "The miracle of the Atonement
makes up for our imperfections in our performance" and how right that
Next week is transfer week, and we will have to wait
and see what happens! I hope I get to stay here in my home of Ripley. I
love it here, and I love Sister Miller, but I've been here for awhile
now, and so I most likely will be leaving :( But it's all up to the
Thanks for your prayers and words of encouragement! Our investigators are doing well, and we're working hard, as usual! :)
Love, Sister Kirkby
Sister Miller and I have a skirt that's almost identical and EVERY TIME
one of us decides to wear it, the other person also decides to wear it,
so by the time we come out of our rooms we realize we're wearing the
same skirt... It's kind of ridiculous.