What a week! I love being busy, but wow! I hope everyone is safe, happy, and healthy!
We started off Monday last week by finding a family with 4 boys! We've been working on building the scouting program in the ward and last Monday evening, we went to an appointment which fell through, so we stopped by another investigator's house and had a great lesson with her and her 7 year old grandson (who acts like he's 17). It was great! We then started walking to our car and as we were walking by this house, the dad waved to us and asked us how we were doing. Of course we jumped on this opportunity and after a compliment to his wife on her cute purple dress, we began talking about the gospel. The husband started off by saying, "Good thing you aren't Mormons!" haha We let him know who we were and immediately he said, "I've never talked to a Mormon before." He then proceeded with a million questions. After we tried to answer a few, he realized that he'd been taught false ideas his entire life and his wife realized it too! Daniel, the dad, grew up Pentecostal and the wife, Kasey, grew up Baptist. They both are not active at the moment and are looking for a church to take their kids to. Their 4 boys are boy scout age and we are so excited to go teach them tonight! Daniel asked us for a Book of Mormon and was so excited to learn more! Miracles! We'd walked down this street a 1000 times before, and they must never have been home! It just wasn't the right time! Heavenly Father truly is in the details! Wow!
Now for a funny story.morning we woke up and my eye was a bit swollen. It was just enough to be annoying. Well, morning, I woke up at and walked into the bathroom to see my entire eyelid was pink and swollen, up to the eyebrow! It hurt so bad! It wasn't itchy at all, but just completely swollen! I determined right then that I could either cry, or laugh hysterically about the situation, so I decided it would be better to laugh. (It did look pretty funny.) I then tried to sleep until the alarm went off at . I turned over to Sister Wahlin and told her something was wrong. We then walked to the bathroom and she gave a little scream. Ya, I was pretty scary haha We then called the mission nurse and she was worried it was pink eye. I didn't think it was because I've had pink eye before and this was a lot different. It wasn't itchy at all, just painful! The mission doctor then called and asked for the symptoms. He determined it was a sty. He told me to watch it and over a bit the swelling would go down. was Labor Day and Sister Wahlin and I were not able to Labor. We turned on a few movies and I just listened. My eye hurt so bad! I know I'm being a baby, but wow! I laughed through it all though! :) It made it hurt a lot less. :) We weren't able to go out because during dinner with the landlord, I tried to see if I could make it out and the entire time my eye was running, and I couldn't really see. We didn't want to scare anyone and so we decided to take it easy.
Today we are going on exchanges with the Lynchburg sisters. I get to go to Lynchburg to work with Sister Christensen! It should be a blast. Sister Wahlin and Sister Lopp will get to teach the family tonight. So lucky! :)
Sister Wahlin's grandpa passed awaywhich has been hard, but she is handling it well. She cried for about 30 minutes after she found out, but then turned to me and said, "I can either have teary-eyes here, or outside, let's go!" Wow! Truly a phenomenal missionary. She is such a great example to me. She keeps on telling me that my eye was a blessing for her, because she needed to stay in night. What a sweetheart!
That is our crazy week! I can't believe how fast time is flying! Today is my 14 month mark! Whoa! Transfers are next week and so we won't be emailing until. :( I'm pretty sure Sister Wahlin will be transferred which is sad, but I'm excited for her to experience another area. She's been here since April.
We had apartment inspections this morning which was nice. They said we had the cleanest apartment they'd seen! Wow! We also think they will probably be moving us soon. :( We love our apartment, but it is a basement and is very musty. They are most likely going to begin looking for a new place for us to move, but until then, we will continue to love our little home. It is sure cute. :)
I want all of you to know that I love you so much! I love this gospel and being a missionary! I love being able to talk to each person and see them as a child of God with a divine purpose and plan. Our Heavenly Father loves them and wants them to know the truth. He is helping us in this work and I feel support from both sides of the veil. I know this work is truly being hastened! I love being a part of it! I am grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know the scriptures are true!
Have the best week ever! Sorry I wasn't able to respond to each email! I will!
Picture 1 - We found it! Sesame Street!
Picture 2- Future home? haha jk