Y'all. So much to tell you.
Not much of an eventful pday.
We did some service for an inactive couple that night and it was just flat out awkward.
We met this cool dude named Ron and taught him in the parking lot. He was holding dog poop in one hand so that was fun. Don't worry, it was in a bag.
So it was SUPER cold and windy this night. It's like it's winter or something. Well, we go to contact this referral and I've got my plastic cups to teach the restoration and ONE OF THEM BLEW AWAY. I couldn't find it either!! It was so embarrassing! I lost of of the apostles.. it's like the great apostasy all over again. RIP.
We pulled some weeds for a member and felt pretty accomplished. Sister Reid got stabbed by a palm tree. But she's pretty tough.
Doesn't she look intimidating?
Florida why you so bright??
We taught a couple new people then went to dinner with the Elliotts. I. Love. The Elliotts. Sister Elliott was telling us how they met at a fondue fountain. Love at first sight. We went to Tijuana Flats again. Meh. It's a wannabe TexMex place. But it was Taco Tuesday, soo..
THEN we taught at the MTC!! Sister Collinson in the Young Women's presidency asked us to teach the girl how to teach the first lesson because they're doing this three week missionary experience thing. It was the coolest and I felt like a real love MTC teacher. The dream. One of the girls was totally not into it at all, but afterwards she came up to us and asked us to teach her the lessons. MY HEART. She's a member, and has been her whole life, but wants to be taught as if she were an investigator. It was the coolest thing. Everyone's conversion comes at a different time. After that, these words were on repeat in my head: "And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one asoul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!" (Doctrine & Covenants 18:15)
So worth it. Look at all those beautiful sister missionaries!!
🏼 Also, Sister Reid and I thought it'd be fun to wear the same outfits we did on our first day at the MTC. I even did my hair the same. It was surreal.
We had the Worldwide Missionary Training Broadcast and they changed missionary work for the better. They changed our goals and also our schedule which I am super grateful for. Pday now starts at 8:00 am instead of 10! YAAASSS. Can you say MEAL PREP MONDAY??!!? Because lunches are only 30 minutes now 🏼 it's fine though. I love being a missionary at this time.
We taught a less active family, then their neighbors that live across the street. This was John, the one who was all MISSIONARIES!!! last week, and his family. We taught them the restoration and it was the. best. Their 8 year old son stroked the cover of the Book of Mormon and hugged it. Same. They are on date for baptism on March 18!! Yaaahhoooo!!!
Then we had dinner with the Keliiheleuas. And yes, I can pronounce their name. They're Hawaiian, and I was born there, so.. they fed us a traditional Hawaiian dinner: Kalua pig. Probably spelled that wrong.
Then we had a dance party.
I just wanna teach again.
We did service at A Place for Grace and I bought a BRAND NEW Perfect Pull-Up bar for FIVE BUCKS. Then I found out later that you actually have to screw it into the wall. Bust. I'll just bat my lashes at the apartment manager. It'll be fine.
We taught some people that day.
Then we decided to hit up this froyo place by our apartment I've been wanting to try forever. Froyo is my bff.
I was a happy missionary that day.
Weekly Planning, of course. I love to plan. Love it.
I made us dinner out of the things we had in our apartment. I had to get creative.
Sister Reid didn't appreciate the "raspberry blood".
We taught our friend Paul and got him super excited to read the Book of Mormon and come to church. It was awesome.
I was on exchanges with my girl Sister Lamborn!!
Isn't she cute??
It was cold again that day. What even? All of our plans cancelled that day which was lame, but it's because the Lord needed us elsewhere! We talked with SO many people (and their pet fish ) and got three new investigators!
I was feeling pretty strongly that day that I needed to call Paul, just to see if he had read the Book of Mormon that day. Well, I call and he says that after we left the night before, he fell and broke his ribs! WHAT. So we called a priesthood holder and Brothe Kelly came and gave him a blessing. I'm so grateful for the Spirit. Without it, Paul could've just been sitting there all lonely and in pain. NEVER POSTPONE A PROMPTING.
The Kellys fed us dinner and it was a ball. I love them. They're this cute young couple with too little kids. They're so #goals.
We taught our buddy Dennis and then exchanged back with the sisters!
I wanted to show off my cute shirt I got from APFG for giddy cent.
I LOVE THESE SISTERS.
We had church and that was glorious. I'm so grateful. We had to teach Gospel Principles on the fly which is not my favorite thing, but I sucked it up. It was good.
We had two dinners and taught Lilly and Sydney.
Here's my desperate attempt to cross my eyeballs. Sister Reid is getting a back massage.
I love my companion. I love my area. I love my Heavenly Father. I love my Savior. I love this work. I'm never taking my tag off.
Have a good week!!