Fire Ants and Missionary Work!

HEY so my fire ant scars are healing slowly but surely people all the time notice them and just laugh because apparently you are not a South Carolinian unless you have been attacked by fire ants so I feel so honored and privileged. This week was great! I recognize how much I have grown on my mission but then I recognize how much I still need to improve on. We have doing a lot of Less active work which is going great they are all willing and wanting to come back to church and are starting to come back last Sunday we had three come which two of the three have not been in more than five years. One of them Tammy Mcgee was not going to come but I became annoyed and flat out told her to stop making excuses and just come. She did come and loved it she told us later about how no other missionaries were able to get her to go until we came and found her but little does she know that it was all her testimony is still so strong and all we did was remind her and the rest was all her and now she wants us to help her three daughters who are not baptized and she wants us to help her teach them which I am so excited for. Anna Sibley who is on date for Saturday is having some fears and does not want to be baptized on Saturday so but she came to church and is reading the Book of Mormon and so hopefully we can help overcome her fears and get her to be baptized on Saturday still we are praying hard that she will but of course we cannot force her and will leave it to the Lord to help her feel that she is ready but I know she is ready and will do everything in my power to help her see how ready she is. 
So sister Garlick is so awesome!!!!!! We were knocking and knocked on this door we heard someone yell from the garage to come through the garage we were walking through and she let us right in because of Sister Garlicks smiling she did not even say anything she just smiled. The Lady was Teresa Simon and she told us that she could not let us in with sister garlick smiling like that and you can bet sister garlick did the rest of the knocking. Never has anyone let me in because of my smile so Sister Garlick is very special and is a great hard working missionary she is being trained because she does not need it she is perfect on her own. Another cool experience we were walking on this road when a lady in a truck pulls up to us and asks if we are Mormons we say yes confused and then she asked for a book of Mormon I did not hesitate and gave her one and got her information. Her name is Yolanda and she is so elect but when we went to our appointment she explained some rules about her church that she did not know. The rules are that they are not allowed to talk about any religion outside the church even with other members. It is like this secret church that pretends like it does not exist. But the consequents are that you get kicked out. She wants to learn but she lives with her parents who are like the leaders and so she does not want to hurt their standing and position in the church by talking to us. I was so bummed and confused but one day she will be baptized I know it.

I love being a missionary thank you all for the letters and Cards they were awesome and mad my week I love you all and thank you for your prayers as well and know that y'all are in mine as well. Please pray for Anna.
Love Always
Sister Browning

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