Howdy howdy howdy!!
So this week was pretty great!! I'm sorry I don't answer your questions.... I just get so distracted! So my foot is totally good. I run on it pretty often and it feels good. It doesn't hardly swell anymore even though it gets up to 100 all day everyday. I've gotten used to it. And I haven't even gotten sunburned yet!! 😀 miracles are real! Money situation is figured out. I got my card this week and so it works. It was good. I think I used cash last week to buy a little bit of food stuff. But it's all worked out. Sister Seely will get her card probably this week. All is well here!! Sister Seely and I get along great! We have had some pretty good laughs. Including the video I will attach... She figured that I'm so easy to scare.. .so she has started to record it... No transfers for me - they are coming out this week though - Sister Seely may get transferred soon either this time or next time but I think I will be staying her for a few more transfers because I am getting to know the area well and she has been here for some time! I don't need anything, I have every thing I need and more!! Yes Momma!! We have new carbon monoxide/fire detectors that are Church approved!! No worries!!
So we had Jesus' baptism yesterday!! That was Amazing! So some background on him. A couple months ago the sisters were teaching his girlfriend and he was not interested at all. He was up to alot of mischief and working in some sketchy areas... he was on the road to becoming a bad dude. But when his girlfriend asked for a blessing and the Elders asked him if he wanted one too and he said sure so after that blessing he had tears in his eyes and he completely changed. It was like an Alma the younger moment. So he went through with it and TOTALLY CHANGED! He is one of the most humble people I have ever met. He used to not care about his kids but now all he talks about is his kids and not not making it all about him anymore. All he wants is what is best for his kids. At his baptism, he was crying the whole service. It was amazing. One of the most spiritual experiences I've ever had in my life. We taught the restoration after he was baptized. It was super powerful. The spirit was SO STRONG! It was insane.
Along with the baptism, we had TONS of people to invite (teach) and catch rides for and then we were teaching the restoration and hoping Jesus was still doing what he needed to be doing for his baptism. Hoping none of the temptations Satan had already been throwing at him weren't getting to him. Satan literally was doing everything... Including turning his ex-girlfriend against him.. Messy messy break up.. But it was a busy week. Then in the morning, Sister Davis, Bishops wife, asked us if we could teach gospel principles because she couldn't make it. So that was interesting. We had a really good turn out. 3 investigators showed up along with TONS of members. It was awesome!
Another cool thing. Sister Seely and I were able to put 4 people on date for baptism this week!!!!! It was awesome!! We just hope they will all be able to stay on date. All of them but Mary Ann are in August. Mary Ann actually set the date for her birthday which is . Cool story with her! So while I was on exchanges, Sister Seely went to see her and Sister Saxey (one of the sisters in my district.. We're like the same person) but she found out she is related to Mary Ann and they had the genealogy her family had been looking for for YEARS!! She can now do the temple work for Pocahontas!!! YES! THE POCAHONTAS! They told her that Jesus came to the native Americans. And as they read the Book of Mormon introduction, she had that moment where she was like wow...This is true!!! So that was totally a miracle and probably one of the reasons we went on exchanges!! I went with Sister Cowden in Redding where I was able to see Jeremiah & Koren. That was a freakin blast!!!!! O man! Such a party!!!! I also missed Sister Cowden so much!!
|Sister Cowden ~ Sister Hood ~ Koren Pearce|
Who knew I'd bump into the Pearce Family!!
Super awkward experience... Jimmy dropped us.. We tried to call him because he has been avoiding us for a couple weeks. And he rejected our call and said that he was not interested in becoming Mormon... Seeds were planted that's all that matters!!
We also went to lunch with Jesus and his kids and I tried Sister Seeley's fish... It was interesting... 😐 hahaha!! Oh!! Sister Seely hit it so hard... So we were playing catch ...in the middle of the street on P-day and she missed it so she went running for it. But there was a car so she was freaking out trying to get it and she ended up eating pavement... The car had stopped and just watched her eat it but it was just funny and very sad watching from a distance. Hahaha!!
Lots of adventures here!!! There is no place I'd rather be! So much joy crammed in to a year and a half. If witnessing Jesus' change of heart is all that I accomplish on my mission I will be content. But I'm so happy knowing that there is TONS more experiences like that one to come! Love being here and serving the Lord!
Love you all!
Thanks for your prayers they are seriously making a huge difference! So thank you!
Love you all!!!