Last Monday was Zone Unity Day and we played capture the flag, and it got really fun when I actually decided to play. I won the game for my team, but it was pretty anti-climactic because when I finally got the flag (a blown up penguin doll... super cute :)) the Elders were standing there arguing so no one even noticed. :p its ok, i still felt good. And I think I got a bruise so I was super happy haha.
After Zone Unity Day, we went to dinner with a member, Sister G, and she was sort of in a bad mood. She then got to talking about her past, and how she thinks that God is punishing her for her impatience with getting married. I got a prompting to say "You are forgiven," and my first instinct was like "What? How do you know that... that would be awkward if you told her that..." and that prompting wouldnt leave me alone, thank goodness. I tried to ignore it, and I shouldn't have, but I did. Eventually my heart was racing and the Spirit was so strong, I told her "I feel really weird saying this because I don't know you very well, but I'm trying this new thing where I'm following the promtings of the Holy Ghost, and He is prompting me to say that you are forgiven." She looked at me with tears in her eyes and said "Wow, thats really cool." Sister Meeks then said that she felt the same prompting but didn't say it. I felt so good helping her with a burden that she hadn't felt was lifted, but that wasn't because the Lord didnt forgive her, it was because she hadn't forgiven herself yet. I felt really good being an actual instrument in His hands rather than looking the part of an instrument. That experience motivated me to listen to the Spirit and not ignore it because people NEED to hear what I have to say.
I had exchanges this week, and it was kind of scary because I stayed in the area for the first time alone, and I was pretty much in charge. I had 4 lessons that day and Sister Argueta barely knew them... and so did I! So i was super nervous but I asked Heavenly Father to give me peace, and He did. I did a lot better in the lessons, and strengthened relationships with those people, it was awesome. We also got 2 new investigators, Elaine and Nadine. Nadine was walking her dog and we talked to her and of course I pet her dog. We started talking to her about the book of Mormon, and she asked what it was, so we told her. She invited us to her house, so we went. We sat on her porch and listened as she told us about her parents that died. We then told her that she will see them again and about the plan of salvation. She cried a little bit and we made another appointment for Tuesday. Sister Argueta and I had a super awesome day and we just talked all day. It was awesome. We stayed up til about 11:30 talking about random things, and it was so nice! it was like a sleepover without any worries or cares... honestly. i know that sounds cheesy, but whatever. Actually, I am getting a lot cheesier. Its so annoying haha.
Im always tired, but Im always trying to work harder. I'm still trying to get a hang of things and how things work, but its getting easier.
I just wanna do a shout out WADDUP to my peeps:
Brendan, thanks for the letter. Did you serve in Camden? That place is ghetto and there are no sisters allowed there. Its so nice to hear from you :)
Ruth: write me the letter you turd! i love you.....
Sister Larsen: Thanks for the short email, long emails are sometimes hard to reply to. I am being stylish, but its hard when I only have 8 outfits :/ i make it work :)
Sister Miyakawa: I love you. Thanks for the email, it was awesome! I think that im pretty jealous of your first day handing out a book of mormon! but yeah... it probably was a member being paid :P
Sister Burch! thank you for the email of encouragement, they always help. I hope all is well! :)
Grandma Sue: Your cards are so funny and random! i love them! please keep sending them, even if i don't reply to every one of them.
Miranda baby girl! The wallet is so cute! I use it to hold all my bobby pins and chapstick. Ugh i just love you....
Oh, and happy early Mothers Day!
I love you all and I hope all is happy! <3
|Our house on Lippincott|
|Pretty tree outside our house|
|One of the funny things that makes me laugh|
|Me and Sister Meeks (my trainer)|
|Me and Sister Argueta from Cali|
|One example of the pretty trees|
|Weird, sad zebra swan in someones yard|
Sister Ellyn Adams