Monday, October 16, 2017

Get in the "Zone"!

I have big news that I have been waiting on for quite some time.  We received our call outs yesterday.  I was told that I would be leaving Ephrata and going to Ellicott City, Maryland to be a Zone Leader with Elder Worsham!!!!!! Plus, I will be in a trio with Elder Worsham's trainee. For those of you who don't know, I have served around Elder Worsham for 18 months. Now, we are finally companions! I'm super pumped to be with him! I'm not sure how I will do as a Zone Leader. It's a bigger responsibility than a District Leader. As a District Leader, I was over the missionaries in a District. Now I will be over a few Districts in a Zone. I have a lot more planning and busy work ahead of me. I'm not sure why the Lord calls whom He calls, but I hope I can do what He would have me do.

We had a super awesome week! We found a new investigator, Amy.  She works at the Manor, where we do service and she was very open and liked the message! We even knocked on the door of this lady, Kimberly and accidently scared her half to death. After a few laughs though, she was excited about what we had to share.  We are going back this Friday! It's going to be quite an adventure next transfer, but I'm looking forward to it! I hope you have a good week!
Elder Reed and I did a lot of biking. :( My legs are so sore. 
It was fun though, so that's why I took pictures of it.

We did a service project with most of the Zone helping out at a 5k/10k race!
It was a lot of fun!

We went to good ol' Shady Maple!

A funny shirt that we found.

Me and Elder Reed!

Koi on the side of the building.

Monday, October 9, 2017

God is Aware of Us and Our Needs!

Hello Everyone! This week was a really cool week! We found lots of people to teach. It's been really cool to see the Lord's hand work in our area! For the most part, this week has been a huge blur.  But some of the biggest changes that have happened, would have to be on Sunday. Our current bishop was released and we now have a new bishop! In addition to that, our investigators Pam & Kevin, were able to make it to church this week. It was so neat to see them there and they also had Pam's grandson come, as well! All of them really enjoyed being at church and it was a tender mercy that Kevin made it.
We are slowly building our teaching pool and have been truly finding those who have been prepared. I know that God is aware of us and our needs. The trials we have are meant to help us turn to Him. The mission has been a crazy experience, but I'm grateful for the relationship that I have been able to make with my Father in Heaven. I hope you have a good week!

Mom Note: Elder Ainsworth promises to send pictures next week.  He said it was a super crazy week and he just spaced it.  I may forgive him...later! ;)