|Saying goodbye to the district|
Ok. So last week was a little jumbled since it was labor day. We had to use a member's computers and didn't have much time on them, so sorry to all of those I couldn't respond to, and sorry if things were a little jumbled in the letter. I don't really even remember what I said. Just know I love you all and hopefully today will be better. :)
So this week my companion GOT HER WISDOM TEETH OUT!!! Crazy, right?! Now, most of y'all are probably thinking, wasn't she supposed to get those out before the mission? You are right. We are. However, her were too far up the dentist told her they couldn't get them out yet. Then, within the last few weeks, they have really been hurting her cuz they began to push on her crown. Ouch! So, we had to talk to our nurse and go to the dentist several times, which led to this surgery on Wednesday. Y'all can be rest assured I videoed her. :) Did I risk our lives, filming with one hand and driving with the other? Nah. We were in good hand(s)?
|After: nasty, bloody gauze! But look how positive my comp is and only a few hours after it all. What a champ!|
So, this week, she's been living off soft foods, like shakes, pudding, mashed potatoes, etc. We've been indoors a lot, but not too bad cuz of our amazing ward! We have been able to do splits once a day. I went out and she stayed at a member's home for a few hours. Saturday, she tried to get out at a ward yard sale, but after the two hours, she was taken home with a member and I went out again. She just wasn't feeling good. But Sunday, was her first day going out for the majority of the day! Even though we have been indoors a lot, the Lord was watching over us and blessing us. We were able to see some FROZEN! (with permission/ strict instructions from our Zone Leaders, which was amazing!) miracles from our hard work! We were able to hit or surpass the majority of our goals! It really could not have gone any better. :)
|Smoothies and watermelon!|
|Another frozen treat...|
|Full of food from the members for my |
wisdom-toothless comp :)
One of the miracles I got to witness was Saturday! The week before last, a member’s (who just moved in the ward) daughter, Lynn, who is not a member, came to church! Her mom asked us to teach her, which we are all for! Since then however, she's been telling us she was busy and did not come to church last week, which was a disappointment. Saturday, on the split, I decided we'd just surprise her and show up. It was perfect. Seriously!
We got there and Lynn was home along with her husband. Her mom had told her some things about the Plan of Salvation that were deeper concepts. She was confused and didn't necessarily agree. Together, a member, Sister Todd, and I, taught her the Plan of Salvation, slowly, but a little more in depth because of the information she was previously given. The questions were clarified and they felt so much better about everything. The spirit was there and it closed with enthusiasm in what they had learned. :) Sister Todd was perfect in the lesson and talked to them a little bit afterwards about sewing and food storage, which is some of their interests. Yesterday, Lynn came to church again! (Her husband couldn't this week, but hopes to next.) She asked questions during church and you can tell she is really soaking it all in. It's really cute too cuz she's jumping ahead a little bit and wanting to know the "rules" (or commandments) we have so she can start following them. There is amazing potential of growth for her and her family. It'll be exciting to see where she takes us!
|Eh-Ehm! I'd prefer QueenSalmon(d). Thank you very much :)|
|Contacting at the yard sale!|
Lastly, I want to share a scripture I just loved in my studies this week: Jacob 7:25, "Wherefore, the people of Nephi did fortify against them with their arms, and with all their might, trusting in the God and rock of their salvation; wherefore, they became as yet, conquerors of their enemies." Booyah! Slap down! Satan and his army have NO Power to overthrow us, if we fortify ourselves in God. All of y'all who are striving to do righteously are Conquerors! You have come so far already and have conquered so much. Who says you can't conquer even more? When times get hard, remember, YOU ARE A CONQUEROR! And put your Trust in God and you will once again be a Conqueror of your enemies.
I love you all, like always, and am praying for you! Have a fantastic week and don't forget to tell me all about it! :) I love hearing from y'all. Trust in God!
Lots of Love,
P.S. I wanted cheese SOOOO bad. Like I miss me a good grilled cheese! So, I bought Soy Cheese. Can I just say, EW! My comp smelled it and thought it was gross (she got out of trying it cuz she can't eat anything.) I had the elders try it and they totally agreed with me. It's just gross. Personally, I'd rather have no cheese. Saying officially goodbye to my cheesy life! :'(