Hello-hello Family & Friends!
Wow.. I'm glad Ommie is now at peace! She suffered for so long! Thanks for the email. It made me sad because I love my Ommie-om. But she is so much happier now that she is free. It was good to hear that you all got to see her before she headed back home. I'm glad we saw her before I left!!
|Ich Liebe Dich OMMIE!!|
President called us Saturday night but we were already in bed. But I talked to him yesterday and he told me that daddy called him. So he said he wanted me to take an hour on Wednesday and just think about her and write down my thoughts and send it to ya. so there will be a letter coming probs at the end of the week. All of you guys have been in my prayers.
BAHHH!!!! OUR HOUSE IS NOT VACANT!!!!! we will figure that out... I did get Beaner's letter though.. So that's weird!! (we called the post office and the issue has been resolved!!)
I hope Daddy and Duck had a fantastic birthday this week!! Did duck get my letter? It was a funny one! Hahaha
Welp... Guess who has more bug stories.. THIS SISTA!! haha! So..Sister Seely found another cockroach and she couldn't kill it because she hates them. So she told me to kill it but I CANNOT do cochroaches.. As we have established several times... They are a million times worse than spiders!!
But I tried... I got the vacuum and a chair because it was on the top shelf. So I turned it in and got all pumped to suck it up. I even sang a slightly apostate song to get pumped.. ☹️ Then I got up on the chair but I couldn't do it - and I just stood there screaming "I can't do it!!" holding the vacuum hose... I am pathetic.. Sister Seely was screaming at me to do it but I couldn't.. Finally she had to come and take the hose from me then she did it herself and I screamed even louder.. Hahaha I'm a wreck... Haha, the neighbors probably thought someone was getting murdered.. Always an adventure!
Well! This week was pretty rough until Saturday then for some reason it just keep getting better! Studies were amazing! I studied Charity and man... I have a lot of work to do in that department... Good thing the Atonement is real!
But the real highlight of the week was when we met with Sister Bingham and her husband. We had tried to see her so many times but we either missed them, they didn't have time, or Sister Bingham wasn't home. Finally we caught her and she let us in. So we just chatted for a little bit then she really opened up and made us a smoothie thing, which was TO DIE FOR!!! And she gave us these delicious rosemary chips and really just let us into her life. She loves making cards. They are amazing cards and she sells them on Etsy. So she showed us that and we talked about her kids and her grandkids. It was great!!
Then after an hour of just getting to know her, we sat down and had a little lesson. Oh man!! It was AMAZING! So we showed her the Because of Him video and stuff. She said she really enjoyed it. We asked her when she has felt Christ's love for her. She said that she didn't know... She said that she had forgotten Him for so long that she hadn't felt it for a long long time. It kinda broke my heart.. I could see that in her eyes and that she had lost that light. So I asked her how she could get that love back in her life. And she was like "Oh honey I know, I know..." She had tears in her eyes and kind of lost it a little. Long story short, we just invited her to church and told her that Heavenly Father and the Savior need her back. That there might be someone only she is able to touch.
Sister Seely and I both told her we loved her and wanted to see her at church and so did the ward members. So I asked her if she would make it a priority and come to church. And she said she wouldn't promise but she said maybe, haha! Then yesterday we called her in the morning like we had arranged and after 10 years of being less active, she said she was coming!!! We were SOOO happy!! O my goodness!!! AHH!! I just love her so much! She came and she enjoyed it and the ward was so welcoming!! She didn't even sit by us because the ward just welcomed her and asked her to sit by them. It was great!!! She did only stay for sacrament meeting but we were just happy that she made it at all!! Before she left she asked us, "so when are coming over this week?" Haha!! Apparently she likes us! HAH! What's not to like... but we planned lunch and a lesson with her this week and she's making us FRIED CHICKEN!!!!!! I'm so stoked... AHH!! It was amazing! #TenderMercy #Blessed!
Then we met with another less active who is trying to come back. She actually reached out to us which never happens... Her name is Sister Jones. She's this short, spunky lady! So in studies I felt like we should talk about the Plan of Salvation. Then when we got there the first question she asked was something about the spirit world and my jaw just kinda hit the floor... Haha. I love inspiration!!! It was just really cool! So we talked with her and helped her to understand Gods plan for her. It's always great to see the Spirit work and help people understand the gospel! I love being a missionary. Oh! She is taking us to lunch this week too!!
So we read "The Fourth Missionary" sometimes this is a quote that I LOVED!!
"Do you see that only in losing yourself, may you find yourself; only by enriching others, may you be enriched; only by giving may you receive; only in surrendering may you become free?"
Man!! Seriously though I have come to see and appreciate the truth of that!!
So this week didn't meet with anybody on date.... Bummer I know! Almost every person we had a time set with bailed... It was a rough week... We did see Ron though because we just showed up. We kind of had a lesson standing outside in the 110 degree heat.. THEN! We had peaches that Carol gave to us. (The lowdown of her will come hereafter) but we popped the trunk to get the peaches and Sister Seely was talking to Ron and put down the keys in the trunk and then shut it without realizing it.... So. We chilled out there for a few more minutes while Ron tried to somehow break in .. Never happened.. But!! We got a ride up to Los Mo (where the Ward BBQ was being held) with his wife Bonnie who is not a member!! So that was good. Long story short, again!! We got our car back because somebody has AAA!! So yeah.. That's some of the adventures of the missionary!
Now for Carol!! We met her and she was telling about this guy in our ward who She had "the hots" for in high school!! Hahaha!!! She's like the 65 year old lady! So funny! Then it as so funny!! So we went there yesterday to change the time of our visit today and we talked to her for a second and then she's like "well I better get to the restroom before I mess my pants" and then just shut the door before we could say anything.. Hahaha!!!! Quite the experience! Alrighty!! Well!
So -We are going hiking! So! I'll shoot y'all some pictures later! Love you guys!! Have an amazing week!!