June 6, 2014

Another Week, With Some Twists ;)

So, there have been quite a few interesting things that happened this week, here a just a few:
We'll start off with how blown my mind is right now! A year from tomorrow, I will be picked up at the airport and not be a missionary anymore! It’s so sad to think about, I only have another 365 days as a missionary... so I’d better make the best of it while I have time left! :D I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME!!! wah :/ merp.

MON: Sister Pearson had got us kites to fly on pday, and I had prayed hard for wind for about two days, and it was a HOT beautiful day and we flew kites for like an hour!!! It was such a blast! Then we played murder and I plunked around on the piano. We had dinner bishop argyle and his family (from the Mill Pond Ward) and he made smoked ribs and mint limeade. SOOO good! Then Sister Bennett met President Child and it was a good pday all in all :)

TUE: we started off the day by going on visits with Sister Vickers, the Stake Relief Society President, mostly trying to visit inactive YSA's to invite them to the new YSA ward that is stating up in the Stansbury Stake... yes, I will get to that shortly :) she also got us a milkshake from Kravers, a little restaurant with pretty good food :) then we planned for our scripture study class with the sisters and had a lesson with the M*, visited B* as well. Then we had a lesson with D*, which went pretty well. he really needs to get that desire to make changes, so I asked him a question: "if God was standing right there next to you and you could ask him anything, what would you ask him?" his answer really touched me, he said he would ask, "what do I need to change in my life?" We told him that question would be answered through scripture study, church attendance, and of course, prayer :) we also saw D* and heard some really great news: he talked to the bishop and started to process to be able to go on a mission!!! I was so mind blown and happy, I couldn't hardly even hold it in!! We also added a new investigator named H* (she lives in Tooele but wants to take lessons here, so we'll have to coordinate that still). It was a bit of a tougher lesson because she knows a lot about the bible and believes it’s the only thing we need to be saved, she doesn't understand the need for the Book of Mormon. But she's cool :)

WED: we went to see brother V*. It had been 3 weeks because he was gone on vacation and then sick, but he's doing better. We found out tue night that the v* had been hiking in Mill Creek Canyon (in SLC) and C* fell/rolled 25-30 feet down the hill, sprained her femur and neck, and had a concussion. So we went over for our planned lesson more just to see how she was doing... so glad she was alive! jeeze :P haha but they are doing well too. Then we were gone for the rest of the day at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in SLC with the B*s, which was awesome! We got her started on family history and watched the Joseph Smith Restoration (long version), had dinner at the top of the building (the Garden) and got D* a PMG, and SLEPT. It was a long day, but a good day :) 

THUR: Sister wasn't feeling so hot in the morning so she slept some more and we missed the dry food activity we were going to go to for lunch. But we had a great lesson with G* and Sister Steele (SB bishop's wife) then we saw N*, R*, had dinner, the scripture class, and went on more visits with Sister Vickars.

FRI: our planning and District Mtg, we saw Brother Fairbanks, had another lesson with the Smarts, and called it a night! (Sorry I’m flying though, time is running short :P)

SAT: was a bit of a more interesting day! We were painting at the Grist Mill again with a bunch of Elders (and sisters too) and got a call from one of the AP's, Elder Patton, and were informed that we will now be covering a SIXTH WARD! Yes, indeed! Sister Johnson and Bennett are now covering the Stansbury YSA Ward. We are sure in for it. It should be interesting; Stansbury YSA will cover two stakes of YSA's, so we're going to be all over the place! we also had correlations, the other Sisters had a baptism (we also got to see Sister Jamison and Poitivint, which was fun!), we had a lesson with the McCrorys again,etc. we've also been doing a district exercise in the morning at 6:15, and one morning we were playing ultimate football... aaaand... Elder Selin broke Sister Hart's finger on accident... she tried to catch it when he kicked it and it broke!! Really bummer! At dinner we also went to a baptism in japan!...over skype, of couse :P but we had to leave before it started... so cool though! :)

SUN: was an interesting day! We woke up early to make it to the mission prep class (D* was going to be there but he was sick) and it was on the temple, which was awesome! (ps. our temple day is tue jun 24, so that will be our pday) then we went to Relief Society in LP ward, then off to Tooele for the creation of the YSA ward! its split off from the Tooele YSA, and we're actually taking quite a chunk from just two stakes (out of the original 9 that make of the Tooele YSA!) more church, fasting, starving, hunger, headache, FOOD!, Kittens. (just a few words to describe my sunday :P haha) after dinner (where we got to ride on a zipline) we took D* his PMG and played him a fave song (I hope they call me on a mission [popcorn popping CD]) and went to this awesome fireside where the speaker was a renowned metallurgist, specifically on BofM artifacts and the translation process of the Book of Mormon. It was awesome! 

Hope this letter is sufficiently long, is been a crazy week and it’s gonna get EVEN crazier now that we cover a BRAND Spanking NEW ward! Talk to you next week and love you bunches! Enjoy the weather, cause it’s WAAAY too hot here! :) 

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