Monday, July 7, 2014

Dinner with the WAS Sisters

Sister Barton and Sister Munson are Women's Auxilliary Specialists in our mission.  They work in the West Columbia 1st Ward and the Congaree Ward, visiting and teaching less-active women in the church.  They are storm troopers!  The work long days and travel some scary roads, seeking out sisters who need help - physically, emotionally and spiritually.  They teach Preach My Gospel lessons, family history lessons, temple prep lessons.  They seek out the less active sisters in these two wards, but many times they get to teach and encourage the women's husbands and other family members.

They told us tonight about one husband who, when they first called to set an appointment with his less-active wife, said, "We don't want you here.  She doesn't need your help!"  The WAS sisters waited about three weeks, and then stopped by unannounced.  The husband was not happy!  They just stayed a few minutes, but set up another appointment to come back.  They have been visiting this less-active sister for quite a while now, and her husband always tells them thanks for coming, and "She needs your visits."  Sometimes he asks if he can join them as they visit and teach.  These women are angels - seeking out their sisters in the Gospel and bringing them back "into the fold."  They are working miracles, these two.  I just love 'em!

So blessed to spend the evening with these two Super Star WAS Sisters!

 Sister Barton (San Antonio, TX)  and Sister Munson (Kaysville, UT)

These three Sisters (Sister Barlow in the center) are all widows who have chosen to serve the Lord on missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  There were called to South Carolina where they serve at their own expense (as all missionaries do).  Sister Barton and Sister Munson serve the women in two wards in the Columbia Area and Sister Barlow works in the Mission Office with us.  These women are amazing, and such great examples to me!  

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