Crazy Week!

Hello Everyone! 
Our P Day was switched to today instead of Monday because today was our temple day! The temple is the best place ever! It was much needed!:) 

Election week was crazy here in DC. That's all I gotta say! Haha. 

Here is what happened since last Monday!
Tuesday: Tuesday we had exchanges! Sister Urbina came to me in Bethesda and Sister Haertling went to Sister Acosta in their area! I love exchanges. They are always so much fun! We had a little miracle! We were out contacting and we both felt like we needed to walk one direction and we ended up meeting this really awesome guy named James! He was on his way home from work and he lived right next to our apartment complex so we ended up just teaching him while we both walked home! He had so many good questions and accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon and an invitation to learn more! We are excited to see where it goes with him! He is so nice! 

Wednesday: We had Zone Conference and it was so amazing! I learned so much! They really stressed the importance of planning! It was great. Later that day, Sister Haertling and I had a funny little story. We went to check up on a less active member in our ward that we had never met. We pulled into the neighborhood and realized that she lives in “the mansions”. That area is one of the richest parts of Maryland by far and has the biggest houses I have ever seen haha! She wasn’t home and our backup plan was to go tracting around her we decided to tract the mansions! It was so fun and the people were so nice! The driveways were like a quarter mile long. It gets REALLY dark pretty early here and there weren’t any street lights/lamps so we couldn’t see very well haha. We went up to one house and while we were walking up the long driveway we heard movement in the forest next to us. We decided it was just a deer and that we would be fine. We walked faster and finally got to the front door. We knocked and waited for about a minute, but the lights were out and nobody answered. So we turned around and GUESS WHAT, and I kid you not, there were like 15 deer just staring at us blocking the driveway where we had just walked… we both just froze and even though we knew the deer wouldn’t do anything, we were outnumbered and scared haha. We immediately grabbed each other and started laughing/quietly squealing. They wouldn’t move so we waited there and slowly tip toed... and then ran back to our car.  It was quite the adventure. 

Saturday: So I'm not sure if you remember that person I was talking about named Dylan... Sister Shin and I (when we were still companions) took him around in the Visitors' Center and he ended up having a complete change of heart and we challenged him to meet with missionaries! So we have been keeping in touch and GUESS WHAT! Sister Shin just got transfered to Bowie and that is where Dylan lives, so she will get to teach him! It is a huge miracle! 

Later that night, we went tracting in this super amazing neighborhood and seriously everyone was so nice and some just invited us right in!! We got to teach so many people! We are going to go back soon to have some follow up lessons! It was a good night! 

Sunday: AMANDA GOT BAPTIZED!!! She is a lady I have been teaching online at the Visitors' Center! She is so sweet! I'll send you some pictures! Here is what she emailed me after her baptism. It made my day! "It's hard to believe that 6 hours ago I was baptized. What a great feeling it was. Just an hour and half ago I felt the spirit and the tears started flowing from my eyes and there is nothing to cry about.  The guys got to see tears in my eyes for the first time today and they were tears of joy knowing that I now know who I belong to and it's Jesus Christ. Thanks for being awesome friends to me and caring!" She is such an amazing lady! 

Monday: We had a sweet little tender mercy. We were driving home from an appointment and we don't have a GPS.... and we got WAY lost. Our Ipad maps don't work without wifi so we were pretty much doomed ;) --until we had the smartest idea ever... to PRAY! So we did and Heavenly Father directed us home (literally). I have no idea how it worked, our area is huge and we were on the complete other side of it, but we got home safe and sound and still had some time to go contacting before we had to come in for the night! It was a testimony builder for both of us. God really does hear and answer our prayers and will literally guide us. 

Well, the Visitors' Center is almost all ready for Christmas! It is so fun to be able to see everything get put up! It makes me so happy! I LOVE this time of the year! 
Love you all! 
Sister Freeman :) 

 Amanda's baptism!!
 Our mission president had all the missionaries stay in on Halloween night
for safety SO we had dinner on our balcony to our apartment! It was so fun!

 We love the fall! There are so many leaves! 


 An AWESOME member in our ward made us dinner-to-go to bring to the Visitors' Center!
 Dolls from all around the world that we put up on Christmas trees!! 

 We got to meet some really nice Monks at the Temple Visitors' Center!

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