On a more positive note! Sister Holt and I have met another Skater! E.. is kind of off the radar at the moment.. who even knows! All sister Holt and I know is that we felt prompted to go to the skate park that one time and we keep going back until we find whoever it is that needs the gospel. So we went and we got talking to someone and then this guy skates up and was like SO YOU GUYS ARE MORMON? yeah.....Then he goes on and on and we find out he speaks like 6 different languages and is from California and is super knowledgeable about religion but hasn't settled on one. So we are now teaching him! AND turns out he lived with Eu..., one of the members who goes out with us all the time and watches us like he is our dad, KNOWS THIS KID. Apparently awhile ago this kid practically lived at Eu...'s house because he was friends with his son... I don't know much...but I do know that God has a plan for all of us!
This week was my first time getting sick on the mission....man does that just ruin your day! No feeling is worse than feeling well enough to be awake....but not well enough to go and teach people because if you stand up for too long you feel like throwing up... You feel useless people...being sick as a missionary is just plain terrible and should be outlawed. Thank goodness it just lasted a day because if it had lasted more than that I would have died from being cooped up for too long.
So this week Sister Holt and I faced a crisis. I wont go into much detail! no one was in danger! BUT! It involved someone we were teaching and he was really struggling with a situation he was in and as missionaries sister Holt and I can't counsel people on personal matters and he was freaking out and calling us crying and we didn't know how to handle it. We ended up having just gotten off the phone with M... P..., the recent convert! He luckily dealt with people in crisis for work and we called him back and told him what was going on and he came right over to see us and see how we were doing. He went and talked to him got him all calm and then left for awhile and the person we are teaching began struggling just a few hours later M... P... stopped by his house and brought him a pizza and just sat at talked with a guy! He seriously SAVED us. We had no idea what to do or what to say to this guy but M.... just swooped in and took care of it. Here is the kicker: M.... P.... was in Georgia earlier that morning visiting his grandmother...he woke up at 3am and had a urgent feeling he needed to come back to Corbin a few days earlier than what was he planning...he got right up and left. If he hadn't he wouldn't have been in Corbin able to help us. I am so grateful for the spirit and how it prompts us to do things and help people...and I am so grateful for people who listen to the spirit.
The Spirit of the Lord is real. And I am so grateful that I have the chance to experience it so strongly every day with the feelings of the spirit which are love peace joy long suffering temperance ... GALATIANS 5:22 Reading the scriptures and studying, praying are all things that will bring those feelings into our hearts more completely...and honestly who doesn't want that? Peace is one of the things that are sought after so earnestly these days and it is as simple as praying and reading and looking to God for the difficulties that we face everyday. Life is hard. But it is a million times harder when we don't have the gospel on our side.
I hope you all have an amazing valentines day! And an amazing week! Know that love is coming your way from Kentucky! Be safe! Enjoy the snow! I will be enjoying 65 degrees and sunny!!!
Just one quote this week:
"My mom and I are going to a Musical...it's called Kinky Boots.."
THANKS NANA AND PAPA for the valentines day card!!! LOVE IT!
THANKS DAD AND BRENDA for the valentines day package!
A freaky looking bird...
Favorite Mexican restaurant ever.
Sister Harms took us to Dinner! And the workers thought we were funny so they let us wear sombreros
Cha Cha Cha
love the southern marquis
The Maguets also took us to a Mexican restaurant this week! yum.