WHAT THE HAY even happened this week. For goodness sake I think the
sky might be falling and the world is ending!...but really.
This week we had a sisters conference where all the sister
missionaries from the GKLM got together and talked about goals, and
self esteem and we had a little fashion show! Not to mention my
companion and I were in charge of that and we MC'ed it and did a rap.
It was so good. I cant even express it to you. but we had a tough
crowd...no one really thought it was funny...but it is cool..it doesn't
take the pure skill out of it. The funny thing about this conference..
I don't know anyone anymore.. I guess that's what happens when you have
been out for awhile....
We also had the chance to spend about 3 hours working with the sister
training leaders that are in the Louisville area. I got to chill with
sister Jensen who is AMAZING. So...picture this. it's dark, we are in
a busy part of town in the outskirts of the city. Where we take this
road off the busy road to go and find this guy. So we can't see the
house numbers so we pull forward and park the car on the side and we
jump out to go and check for numbers on foot. So there we
are...walking and noticing that we passed the house a little and so we
just walked back away, leaving our car where it is. So we are walking
away and we see this shadowy person with their kid walking on the side
of a house with a flash light talking. Not paying attention we kept
walking. We talked to who we needed to and headed back to the car. As
we head back to the car we see the neighbors now looking at us through
the glass door. So of course we go and talk to them! And then he
proceeds to ask us who we are..what we are doing..and asking why we
were parked in his yard. And then told us we passed trespassing
signs...Oops.. but really though...that happened. AWK. Turns out the
person with the flash light was him.....and he tried to talk to us but
we ignored him...honestly...we didn't hear him. Our bad.
Chronicles of the crazy lady for this week...oh goodness gracious..
You are not going to believe this one. Besides the fact that she again
used half our new toilet paper roll in one day..AGAIN....and AGAIN
clogged the toilet for the millionth time.. and AGAIN this week asked
for our phone charger and permanently stole part of it...There is
something that tops EVERYTHING. Going back to 3 weeks ago when we
noticed this knob missing in the laundry room that makes the washing
machine work. SO we just had to improvise using a wrench thinking that
the knob had fallen behind the washer and was gone for good. It was
really inconvenient and the member we live with was even more confused
than we were. So this week we noticed that the ladies room was empty!
So we peaked in...and wait...what is that on her side table? THE
LAUNDRY KNOB......WHAT THE HECK...So she had been using the wrench for
the past 3 weeks too because she didn't want to bring down the knob? or
what... this is the most ridiculous thing of my life....but really. On
the bright side... The member we live with has sworn off guests. and
the lady has moved out. and we have the knob back!
This week was exchanges with the Olney, IL sisters! I got the pleasure
to spend the lovely day with Sister Beecroft again! She is just so
bright and happy and positive! She is just so excited about the work
and wants to make her area the best it can possibly be! She is so
encouraging and is such a good example to me! While on exchange we
felt prompted to go talk to these two young people before we left the
gas station so we grabbed our blue copies of the book of Mormon and
headed out! We walked over and started talking to them. We asked "if
you could ask God any question what would it be" as they asked
questions about the purpose of life, and children's salvation we used
the book of Mormon to teach them. They both asked for a copy and had
more questions for us! I am so grateful for the tender blessing that
comes from following the spirit...speaking of the spirit
I have a testimony that God puts us just where we need to be! SO we
told this amazing woman that we would be at her house at a certain
time. As we get caught up doing other things and teaching lessons, an
hour later we head over! When we got there she was talking to us, and
she got a devastating phone call just as her husband leaves to pick
something up. She just looks at us after some tears and says, "thank
you for being here, I'm so glad that I'm not alone right now" To think
if we hadn't been directed by the spirit to be where we were when we
were, we would have already come and gone and she would have been
alone. I'm grateful for the spirit who really will tell us where to go.
And when to be there. I love being a missionary when you have those
tender moments of service to comfort those who stand in need of
"If their watching BYU tv they are pretty much temple worthy"
THANKS DAD AND BRENDA for the package of delicious food! #comfortfood
BUT REALLY. This is God's work, and his plan. I am so beyond grateful
to be serving. I love and miss you all! And I hope you are all
listening to the direction from the Lord because it is real! :)
|Dove, I can't! I'm a missionary!|
|Elders Sorensen, Watmough, Jessen, Memmott, Hansen, Walker, Stewart and Martin|
Sisters, Magalei, me, Steele, Fullmer, Crowther, and then Elder Fullmer!
|our district + the Zone leaders struggle|
|let's get together, ya ya ya! #sistersconference|
|Exchanges are a thing. Magalei, Lee, me, Beecroft!|
That moment you are sure your new phone will be an iPhone...and it isn't
|Recognize the sister in the middle? my lovely trainee Sister Holt!|
With her Trainee! (they are both 5'10)
|My lovely MTC companions and I! Sister Patterson! who is now in|
CORBIN! and Sister Taylor!
|Me and my favorite sister in the world, Sister Resendez!|