Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Greenie take the wheel

This week, I was cleared to drive and assigned to be the designated driver.


Because Sister Layton got a speeding ticket. 


It's actually not that funny, because $154 is a lot of money, especially for a poor missionary. The funny part, however, is that the trainee (me) is driving. But it's also kind of a blessing. We have lots of stuff we have to do throughout the walk and walking everywhere just ain't gonna cut it, so I'm grateful that they cleared me to drive. 

An amazing family that we have in our ward are the Chans. They're a Chinese couple that we absolutely love. He teaches the Gospel Principles class and they own the Subway in the mall. They feed the missionaries free sandwiches and a drink every P-day and Brother Chan draws pictures of the temples. This last week, we had heart-attacked their car in appreciation for their service to us. In Gospel Principles, Brother Chan said, "Oh you girls, I'm gonna get you back!" So we were expecting something scary to happen! On P-Day last week, he walks up to us with these huge posters of the drawing he'd done of the Cardston Alberta Temple. So beautiful! We love them. I decided I had to get a photo of us and them in front of their license plate before they leave because they're Asian and it says "Chopstix"! Sister Chan added the actual chopsticks to the photo, and it all just turned out marvelous. 

We lost two investigators this week, which was really sad. We felt like they would have done really awesome in the gospel!... if they would have kept their commitments. I guess it just isn't their time, but they will receive the gospel some day! The Lord will prepare them! 
But the Lord provides, because we got two new investigators! It was so awesome, they both are neat people and I can't wait to continue teaching them. We had an awesome lesson with one of our previous investigators on the Plan of Salvation. What really got her was the understanding that she is a loved daughter of God. I can't express to you how important that is! We are His children and He LOVES US!!! Isn't that awesome?! 

We had plenty of opportunities to do service this week. One of them was helping out at a 5K/10K. It was neat and we got to wear construction vests! It's such an awesome experience to be able to serve others. It helps us forget ourselves and do the Lord's work! I love it!
I encourage each of you to find ways that you can serve others this week, whether it be something as simple as holding the door open for someone, or something as big as helping your neighbor de-junk her house. Which is something we've done this week, so I understand. 

I love you all so much and I'm so grateful for the support you give me. Keep on keepin' on! Love you!

Signing off,
-Sister Pipkin

Sister Kolkova from the Czech Republic

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