Tuesday, January 21, 2014

To Brazil or not to Brazil?

This week was NUTS. Looking back, it feels like it was 100 years long, but going through it only took like...2 minutes or something.

Time on the mission is WEIRD.

But it is truly amazing.

Monday night we started an exchange. President had been really pushing that we stay out until 9:00 every night. So Monday night at 8:55 we needed something to do. WE decided to go into Dollar General to get a new investigator. It didn't take more than 2 minutes to find him. His name is Alex aka Aksel, he's our age and wants to learn more. Cool..

Fast Forward to yesterday: We find out from our Ward Mission Leader that this new investigator sexually assaults girls at the pool. He tells us to NEVER go to see him ever again...

Message received. haha.

This week really was great though

Tuesday we went to a Less Actives house, they were out looking for their cat, so, naturally we helped them. But first we said a prayer. We started looking and found a new gator. We said another prayer and decided to walk back to their house in case it wandered back that way, when we got back to the house it was time for us to leave, so we said another prayer with the family...then we turn around. lo and behold the cat was there.

Gotta love the power of prayer ;)

Wendesday we had district meeting in Neosho, MO. I didn't realize it at first, but as we were driving back to Miami, I started recognizing the road...It was SUPER familiar. Soon enough we passed the Hotel we stayed at when we went to the camp meeting two summers ago! I said, "Guys, I'm not even kidding right now, I stayed in that hotel two summers with my family!" haha. THEN later on I looked up on the GPS where Aunt Esther lives, it's only TEN minutes away from the chapel in Neosho! How cool! The elders in Neosho say that I could probably get permission to go have lunch with her one day or something. So, we'll have to see about that.

We have transfer calls on Saturday and if I stay here in Miami, I'll definitely have to do something like that!

Thursday we went to Train-the-trainer in Bentonville, our ride cancelled TEN minutes before we had to leave! By the grace of God we found another way. Whew! It was a lot of  fun President Shumway is the best.

Friday was AWESOME, we got SO MUCH done! Saw like a million people....The work is going nuts out here, we have to do splits almost every day to keep up, it's a good thing there's three of us!  We are exhausted by the end of the day, it definitely doesn't take long to fall asleep.

Saturday we went out with Bishop and after 3 hours of appointments he says, "WOW, you guys are GOOD!" haha. But really, we've just found the ones who are truly prepared!

We taught Bonnie the Word of Wisdom, they drink tea and coffee, so when they found out about that she was a little shocked, but she quickly got over it and TOTALLY accepted it! Then Bailee, one of her daughters comes in and Bonnie tells her the news, "we wont be drinking tea and coffee anymore." Bailee starts to cry, "But why!? It isn't even bad!" Bonnie explains to her that it's a commandment - so it doesn't matter if it's not bad, then she pulls out D&C 89 and starts to read about it to Bailee. Soon enough Bailee accepts it and then goes to the kitchen and pours out all her tea.

We came back later with some Gatorade and all the tea/coffee was gone and they had made lemonade! That little family is amazing!

Later we taught the Word of Wisdom to another amazing gator and the Law of Chastity. My hard just about broke when she asked if that one was optional. YOU ARE WORTH SO MUCH. I wish people understood that! But she did agree to do the Stop Smoking Workshop! And she said she'd pray about the chastity thing. She's amazing, She's been through a LOT but she's getting back on her feet!

Sunday morning was a battle field. But it was ALL worth it.
WE had a total of 20 people at church...
8 were investigators and the rest were their kids/kids' friends
It was awesome.

They literally doubled the ward! 

And, just to show how cool these people are that we're teaching, let me just say that I don't think I heard answers to questions from the teachers given by any members. They were ALL from our investigators. THEY ARE SO SMART! And they have such strong testimonies!

I love them.

There's an Elder from the MTC that got his mission debit card issued at the same time I did. He got his Visa YESTERDAY! So...maybe that means I might have mine too....but I'll have to wait until stinkin Saturday to find out! Anyway.

Maybe I'll be in Brazil next week! Woohoo!

Pray that I don't die! :P

Love you all!
-Sister Huskey #2

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