June 25th, 2012
Can you believe its the last week of june?! i cant! Time just keeps flying....and yet sometimes i dont think it moves at all. haha! Its been a good week. We had an appointment last week with Shawna who came to church with her two daughters last week. It was such a great appointment. The spirit was so strong, and it was so nice to see that spirit in shawna's eyes!!! I know she can feel it, and that just the most exciting thing to see someone feel that feeling and know how special it is! We are seeing her again tonight. Unfortuantly she couldn't come to church this weekend because she had to work night shifts friday and saturday night. So she had to sleep during the day. But that okay, i know she liked it, so she will come again soon. Our Tuesday dinner with the Hamiltons was way different then usual. It was so sad/weird it was like awkward silence most of dinner, you could just feel the tension, it was no fun! So we had to have a little talk with them about the fact that we are not here to cause tension or problems, we want them to feel good, and feel the spirit when we come over here. We are not forcing them to do anything, but just trying to help them, and shared our testimonies with them. Which we didn't plan on doing at all, so it was totally the spirit. The best part is when we went to see neal(the dad) on wednesday there was already a change in him, small but GREAT change. He was less defensive, and more open. He did his reading assignment, and extra on top of that! So it was way exciting to see it made a difference to all of them. Its going to be sad the day we have to leave chilli....so many people we want to see and help continue to grow!
Something way cool happened earlier this week also. We were driving on a road and saw the son of a person we were teaching sitting in a driveway. So we turn around to make sure its him, because his family had moved like 20 minutes away. We text his mom (who we used to teach) and found out they moved back to town!! so we were just super excited!!! So now we get to resume teaching her and she told us that he fiance wants to get baptized before they get married, she didn't say in our church, just in general. But sooo exciting so we told her how we help people come closer to christ to prepare for baptism! Soooo we set an appointment to come back and talk with them, we went back yesterday, we didn't get to teach much. BUT we met Jennifer's sister, and her brother, her brothers fiance and then jennifers fiance who we already kinda knew! Welllll, we talked just a little bit, but they were in the middle of moving things around and getting the house set up. So we set an appointment to come back this week and actually get to talk, and invited all the family that was there to come back and i think they are going too!!! soooo exciting. So for sure keep that in your prayers, because i know they are willing to listen, we just have to get to talk with them!
We also got to see the cute little 9 and 8 year old girls we are teaching. They are just so fun. We also got to talk to their grandma about if she wants to learn, and pray about the things we are asking the girls to pray about and she said she would be willing to. And that she would be willing to go to church, she just is nervous to go to new places. Which is totally okay, i know they are shy people, but they will LOVE the church!
Friday poor sister larson was so sick. She even was pale in the face for a couple hours so we finally went home so she could rest! Its so sad to see her so sick so much. But she is doing great at keeping her head up and working, i think i would just be the biggest baby ever if i was in her shoes. So i am thankful that she is so strong. The bonus to her having to take so many breaks is we always go to the church so she can lay down and i have been learning to play the piano!! wayyy coool!! I want to take piano lessons when i go home, because i really want to be able to play the piano for real!
There really isn't that much of an update this week. Sorry. But it has been a good week! Its also way awesome because my family got a house in northern utah!! Which is even more cool because last weekend i fasted that they would find a house and they did! Fasting seriously bring about so many awesome blessings, and just makes a testimony so strong! I love it! Well next week is transfer week and both sister larson and i have been warned that we will most likely both be leaving. I dont know if they will put elders in our place, or just close the area. But its possibly going to happen. We will see. So SEND MAIL THIS WEEK!! but dont send any next week. :) but please..........go ahead...........really.............you can send mail THIS WEEK!!! i wont mind AT ALL!! :)