I'm not sure how it's already transfers, but it is, and that's not cool.
Also, I'm not 100% positive that President won't transfer me somewhere else for my last five weeks, so that's a
Monday: After P-day, I got to go on exchanges with Sister Blaser! I absolutely love her, and we had such a
blast together. We visited some old ladies in a nursing home and ate all their leftover treats from their
Family Home Evening activity...
Tuesday: Sister Blaser and I visited a YSA who has these cool Ninja swords. So we took photos with those.
And then we got lunch at this pretty decent Chinese place. Within 5 minutes of us being there, a member
paid for us, and for the next 30 or so minutes of us being there, 2 other member families offered to pay as
well. So sweet.
We drove all the way out to HillSpring and taught a Mennonite woman English. That was quite experience.
Never take for granted your ability to speak and read English.
We had supper with a family whose little girl looks like a blonde twin to my baby sister, Ruth, so that was weird.
We drove back to Raymond and exchanged back. Sister Blaser and I realized that if I get transferred, our
exchange will have been the last time we see each other until she comes home in February. Sad. :(
Sister Brignone and I had a lesson with Tracy. We read Moroni 7:33 and talked about how faith requires action.
We need not be only hearers of the word, but also doers.
Wednesday: I was sick for the majority of the day, but was feeling better around 3, so we went out and tried to visit people. We had supper with the Relief Society president in 1st ward, Sister Heggie. (There's a million and 1 Heggies in this town, p.s.) and she's seriously so hilarious. Like, spaz of all spazes. Such a sweet woman.
We had a lesson with Roger and Mavis, and about ten minutes in, Mavis stands up and says, "Ladies, I think I might just be in the washroom for the rest of the evening." She told us she had diarrhea hahahahahaha. Too many fruits and vegetables lately, she says.
Thursday: We helped the Nickles varnish the cabinets they're putting in their kitchen. Sister Nickle's less-active sister was there helping, and it was a really neat opportunity to visit with her and hopefully just set an example.
We went home and finished weekly planning, and then Sister Lacey, our 1st ward's mission leader's wife (try saying that five times fast), picked us up and took us to the ward party in Magrath. They had a huge waterslide, and if it hadn't been so cold and gloomy, Sister Brignone and I might have tried a little harder to figure out a way to get someone to "accidentally push us" down it haha.
Friday: We had a lesson with Sister Kindt. And guess. Freaking. What. SHE GOT HER TEMPLE RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! Bishop signed it, and now all she has to do is finish the temple prep course and then get President Jensen's signature and she's ready to go back to the temple! She says, "Oh, sisters, please say you'll come with me when I go through again!" Now, here's the sad part. The course is 6 weeks long and will probably start in the next few weeks. I go home in 5 weeks. So there's that. BUT I'M SO EXCITED FOR HER!!!! Seriously, we just went from reading a chapter a week out of the Book of Mormon with her and her barely coming to church, to her getting her temple recommend! In the matter of 6 weeks! So crazy.
We helped at Good Sam's, and we took residents on a horse carriage ride! We all had nice hats, and Elder Simmons dared me to wear the sombrero. So I did. And while we were riding, I saw someone drive by and take a SnapChat of me. Woo hoo! I'm famous(;
Saturday: We helped someone move for four hours. And by that, I mean, we packed her living room and part of her bedroom. So that was that.
Sunday: We told the Steedmans that if they came to church, we'd play a card game with them when we came over that night. And they came. So we played the card game. Oh, bribery(: That's how you know you're the oldest sibling... Haha. But they told us they totally forgot that was the deal, they were just going to come! So that was awesome.
We had supper with the Larsens, and their son and his family were over, and it turns out, he served with my uncle, Erik, in Maine! I guess they rented a really expensive golf club together... and then broke it. Fun!
We also got a ward mission leader in 4th ward. Finally.
So, I noticed this week, that sometimes, we totally take for granted the sacrament. The fact that we are able to renew our covenants with the Lord that we made at baptism, and then start over new with a clean slate, is such a tremendous blessing!
An object lesson we've been sharing with a few people this week is about the sacrament. We start with a clean glass of water, representing us immediately after baptism. Then, we start to pour pepper into the clean water, representing sin. I, then, cover my finger in dish soap, representing the sacrament, and dip it into the peppered water. The soap pushes all the pepper to the edge of the glass, representing the sacrament "wiping our slate clean" and giving us a fresh start every week.
I know that the Lord is inspired in everything He does. He loves us. We are His. He will always allow us to repent and change, and for that, I'm so grateful!
Love you all so much(: Hope you have a great week!
1) Sister Blaser and I and the Ninja swords
2) The little girl that looks like a blonde Ruth
3) Sister Brignone and I with Sister Kindt and her temple recommend!!!!
4) Sister Taylor and I on the wagon ride
5) All 6 missionaries at the Steed's for supper on Friday
6) Brother Larsen (Nick from Erik's mission) and I