August 19th, 2013

This was quite the week!

First of all, Congrats to Mrs. Cami Stuart! Hope your day was wonderful.

Okay now onto the week in Davenport. I love it here and the weather is amazing.

MaryAnne #1 gets baptized this next week and wow she is ready. She had me weed eat her entire yard for about two hours straight. Sister Hunter didn’t know how to do it so my hands went numb. haha anyway she is excited and said she cannot wait for next Sunday!

MaryAnne #2 is not a member-confirmed. So she is also looking forward to being baptized, seeing as she already thought she was. Love finding people that have a desire to learn! She says after each lesson,”Ya it all just makes sense.” wow.

Kamden has had a rough week. He found some deep doctrine in his research of the church that is stopping him from progressing. But nevertheless we will try our best to teach him what we know but more importantly help him feel the spirit so the spirit can teach him.

Dwayne actually remembers what we teach him when he is drunk! He told us he wants to keep the word of wisdom and change. That is massive! I hope he holds to his word.

Becky is learning and reading the Book of Mormon more. Yay!

And We just inherited a new investigator this week and her name is Sarah. She is amazing and is looking towards a baptism date next week.  We are getting extremely blessed in Davenport and we are thankful for the work.

Bret and Chelsea are the best! Bret helps us teach (such an example of how recent converts should feel. like the book of Mormon says we cannot be content to just know for ourselves.) He is on fire with wanting to teach others. They took us to a nice Chinese restaurant called the Red Lantern. Needless to say they are the best.

Shirley, an older sister in our ward that lives in a nursing home, is so sweet. She doesn’t talk much when we are there but when we asked her what we could do for her again this week she said, just stay here with me. There are SO many people that simply need people to talk to even if that means just singing hymns to them for an hour. The little things make a huge difference.

In Elder Beckstead’s (he is heading back to Utah State to go to school. he is an awesome missionary!) last district meeting we listened to “unleash the dormant spirit “READ THIS TALK. It is powerful! Not sure who it is by though…

I got to see all of my MTC friends at the trainer meeting and they are all loving the mission too!

This weekend was stake conference and President Condie the Nauvoo temple president spoke (grandma and grandpa do you know him?) He talked about being punctual and exactly obedient. He said “What if the angel that was to stay the hand of Abraham from slaying Isaac had forgotten his appointment or was a few minutes late.”

Well for now that is all but I hope that lives up to Moms expectation of “more details”:) I love you all! Thrash on!

Sister Despain

 This is my district and the bad picture explains us more.

Then there is my wonderful sister missionary foot tan line… awesome. and the best part is I dont even have the strps on my shoes anymore becasue they broke but the tan lines still show from the strap.



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