General Conference was pretty amazing!! The second session was for me, I swear.. and just all the talks talked about what I was dealing with right then. It's always funny how it works out like that! I'm so grateful for the spirit and personal revelation!! Man... we would be completely lost with out it!
Well! It's been rainy here the past couple days. They say it just rains a lot here in the winter, so that's going to be interesting.. but since I have become acclimated to this warmer weather, I am now a wuss.. so. Mommy, would you send some warmer clothes, like boots and cardies and sweater? Oh!! Also. One of my sweatshirts that are the silky kinda stuff. Just for in the mornings because we go running and that would help a lot. also... if you feel so inclined you are welcome to send me the Daniel Beck cd... eh eh? haha. I love him... he's so good!!!!
But yeah! So that's what I need. Now as for this week... well peeps!! We had 29 LESSONS!!! guys, we wrecked it... it was amazing. All because of the spirit. That's one thing that we have been trying really hard to do is just go wherever we feel and it has proved success! We are just so blessed! We get along super well! Haha, two peas in a pod! I will attach a few screenshots of how beautiful our week was!! but I share the few highlights, I guess!
So the coolest moment this week. Man!! So we went to this lady Meredith just to drop off a book Sister Seely felt inspired to give to her. But she wasn't home so as we were walking back to the car, we see these sketchy looking guys sitting on the bench at the park. Sister Fitz looks at me and so we went on over there! I will not lie, I was super uncomfortable because those dudes were sketchy.. gang banger kinda guys. But it felt right so we went over there. I just started talking to them and asked if we could share a video about Jesus Christ. They said sure, so we showed them Because of Him. Wow... the one guy, Nick felt the spirit hardcore!! When it ended he just looked at us with such hope in his eyes. Before he looked like a lost puppy but now he looked like a lost puppy who was just giving a Scooby snack!!! a COMPLETE DIFFERENCE!! We just asked them what they felt and Nick just said he felt so calm and it felt so good. Then Anthony, the other guy said he agreed. So we just testified and asked if we could meet up with them again. They both gladly agreed so we exchanged information. The sad part is that Nick is super flakey... we have tried to set a time for like 3 days and he stood us up yesterday. But that was blessing in disguise though. But it was just so cool to see the spirit do that to people. It brings such hope!! Ahh! So cool!!
Another highlight was we got to see Austin!! It had been forever since we had seen that kid!! But apparently he is still doing okay. Things are better, so he says. But he was recently in the hospital for his stomach probs. But it was great to see him again. We will also see him so that will be great! Then we met with Kodi, Pat and Sister Trapane. That was good. It was just fun because Sister Trapane loves tangents... that made things interesting. We tried to help Kodi recognize the spirit but she just kinda shut down. She won't open up to us quite yet.. so pray for that, will ya? We also met with Margurate!! She is right on the edge.. BAHHH!!! I just don't know how to help her get the witness!! Please pray for her.
Then!! This was interesting... so! Melissa. We (us and the Elders) helped her "organize" her shed.. mom, you would've died. I almost did and so did one of the Elders. Pee saturated stench and roaches everywhere.. can't do it. But yeah. The Lord blesses us. Haha. But then at dinner last night, Sister Lequia had gone and tired to pick her up for church or something and she was telling us that she had a TERRIBLE feeling. she just felt wrong there. She said it had to do with evil things... Obviously, it was the spirit saying to blow that popsicle stand. So she told us to be so so careful and pray about going back. Then, later last night we were talking the Elders and setting up a time to help her out again. We also told them about what Sister Lequia said and how they felt about it. They said they were actually going to tell us that they will just go help her and that we shouldn't be there... so!! We dropped her... we decided that 3 witnesses was about as clear as it would get. So we won't go back there. But there are a lot of super ghetto and scary places. Especially in the mobile home parks here... no bueno. But yeah!! That was our adventure of the week!!
Today we went and hung out with Tianna. She's the one who read all the way to Enos. Haha!! We were going to go bowling with her but it was closed so we went to a delicious burger joint! So we snapped some pictures for y'all!! She is so cute.. I feel bad cuz we don't think she has a lot of friends and all the things she wants to do we either can't do, only can do on p-days or we just don't have time..... it's so sad.... but we played foozball. That was a riot!! We both got WORKED by Sister Fitzgerald. Haha.. even two against one we still work whooped!! Man... my pride is hurt... haha. Jokes. It's just foozball. It was super fun tho!
Well this weeks thought is about yielding your heart to God... there was an experience this week that really took a lot of trust and yielding my heart completely to Him and it's going to have a lasting effect .. I didn't really want to do what He asked me to but I knew I had to because He knows best. I won't tell you what that experience was because it doesn't matter.. what does matter is know what that phrase means, yielding your heart to God. Well! The trusty institute manual is perfect for this. Especially because this is where I got this thought that I felt inspired to share with you. It says: "The phrase “yield our hearts” means to surrender or give our hearts to God. When one yields his or her heart to God, he is surrendering his personal desires in exchange for the Lord’s desires." There you have it. It so hard sometimes.. but ALWAYS ALWays worth it!! It always comes back to my life motto "you can have what you want or you can have something better." He always knows best and He expects us to give him everything... not just a little of our time or give up something for a little bit. We don't truly love Him unless we give EVERYTHING we have to Him... much easier said than done. But there are always unbelievable blessings that come from it. Like strength, greater faith, love, happiness, peace, forgiveness, etc. so yeah! I really liked that!
Welp!! That's all I got for y'all this week!! I love you guys a ton!! Thank you for your prayers! Pray for me to resist temptation.. haha. Please and thank you... have an amazing week!!!!