Wow! Where to even start. Next week is transfer calls so pray for President that he will know where we need to be! I dont know where all my email time went so I'm going to have to speed through all of this week. Its been a long week though so its all kindof a blur anyway. I stink at writing in my journal too. Any tips? I do write down my blessings each day though so I'm doing better than doing nothing.
Okay so Monday I wrote you a letter but I was so excited to get my Whale Cardi :) Love it! And then I bought new shoes which were much needed. And I got a blizzard for the first time in a year! It was incredible!
Tuesday we had 5 lessons! Only One less than we had all of the previous week! I miss teaching. I felt so rusty though because I havent been teaching much here. One of the lessons is a new investigator :) She is prepared. I cant wait to continue teaching her. She is so neat. We also walked campus for a couple of hours during the day and talked to people.
Wednesday I got a package from grandma and 4 letters :) I felt so loved :) We then walked campus again and decided to go inside and get some BYU creamery ice cream. When we walked in there was a table of Football Camp Councilors (big black guys haha) who we talked to and they wanted to buy us Jamba Juice and said they had a free card. We told them we were okay and were just going to get some ice cream anyway and thanked them for offering and then they said well then we will buy your ice cream. We said it was okay but again they insisted and started walking over and said follow us. So we got some ice cream. He told us get a lot of ice cream. The more ice cream the bigger the blessings. haha. We just got a scoop of ice cream but that was plenty! It was so yummy! And total tender mercy We then ran into a recent convert Sister Hinkson taught and talked with her for forever. She is so funny. Then I called and talked with Bryndi for a little bit and she told me some experiences she had had. She is doing so well and that makes me so happy! That night was awful and I was a mess. I dont really want to go into it but I know the Lord had prepped me throughout the day. I learned a lesson though. There were some talks given on Sunday that I had really needed to hear and I decided to put my revelation to work. We had talked a lot about asking Heavenly Father for the What am I meant to get out of each trial versus the why am I going through this. We also talked about being grateful in our circumstances. So I focus more on the Lord's vision and purpose than on myself. Its amazing what a difference that little change can make. It still wasnt easy but I could see the blessings and experience the miracles of the faith afterward.
Thursday we had a zone meeting. It was good but I was still recoving from the lack of sleep and exhaustion from the night before. It was a bright sunny day and when we went in for lunch I remember telling sister Hinkson Do you think if I pray it will rain? I need rain. We just kindof laughed it off because there was no way it was ever going to rain. There was no chance of it. When we walked back out an hour later it started to rain. I almost started crying. I didnt pray for it but I knew my Heavenly Father Heard me and knew I needed that blessing that morning. That night our dinner cancelled because one of them had to go to the ER so we went to Panda Express. It was so good :) I havent had it in Forever!
Friday was just a lot of planning and knocking. Oh and we got another new investigator. I felt bad though because I think she felt overwhelmed.
Saturday I met another Recent convert. She is so sweet! Love her! We also had a super good dinner :)
Sunday we got to go to all three blocks of church. It has been a while. It was so good. I ran into Mindy Strong who was with Grant. And we had a dinner that made me so sick to my stomach and she kept making us eat more :( Then sunday night I went to bed early not feeling well and we forgot to send in our numbers. Long story and we got our door pounded on by the STLs checking to make sure we were safe. Just as I had finally fallen asleep though :(
Well that should about cover it. I love you all so much and miss you! 14 months out tomorrow! INSANE!