Monday, October 26, 2015

Talking with Joseph Smith and a knife wielding man

Visiting sisters in Ankeny

I never told you all but a few weeks ago, on exchanges in Ames, I met Joseph Smith! No joke. He is the coolest person in the world. He's super funny and a recent convert that the Zone Leaders there taught! As he was walking up one of the elders started singing Praise to the Man, it was epic to say the least. He also sang Sister Beattie happy birthday via voice message. He's got some pipes.
This past week we drove at night up to Fort Dodge and all those windmills I told you about had red lights that would all blink on and off at the same time. Creepy! A whole slew of red lights (there were seriously at least 100) out in the fields blinking on and off. It's like the hills had eyes... except there are no hills here. 
On Saturday we were about to walk over a train track but the bar came down. The train came whooshing by, I yelled at the conductor, waved like a little kid, and the locals all stared. It was a good time. Then we found some sweet people to teach after the train got out of our way. 
Also on Saturday we knocked on a door and a man answered saying "what do you want?" Only thing was, he had a knife in his hand! Granted, he was in the middle of cooking, but still! It didn't get any more normal because he continued to wave his knife around as he talked our ears off. It was quite a treat but unfortunately he didn't accept our invitation to hear more about the good word. 
No spiritual rant today, but be sure to be a missionary! I rarely hear about missionary experiences that people are having at home. So pray, ask "what lack I yet" in reference to missionary work, then go do it! And of course tell me about it
 Invite, teach and testify, and fellowship.  Blessings and happiness will come. The spirit will be with you more often! This is the most important work on the earth, and what's cool is that it's super fun.
Love y'all,
Sister Skaggs

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