Alright alright alllrrriiiggghhhttttt.
Here we are again. I'm currently having a very busy pday so forgive me if this email is short and doesn't make sense.. I'm having a hard time focusing.
This week has felt like two weeks. I can't explain why. #lifeofamissionary
Okay so. Monday we had pday. That was productive. Then we taught the Rolon family the Restoration using cupcakes and candles. #mycompanion She's so creative. We lit one candle to represent Jesus Christ and used it to light the other candles which represented Him giving them the priesthood. Then blew it out. Then blew the rest out. Really put things into perspective.
Then we exchanged with the Buena Ventura Hermanas! 🏻 🏻
Tuesday I was with Hna Klein in Buena Ventura East! I love teaching with that girl. She is a savage missionary. We went to a lesson with their new investigator, Yary. She just walked up into church on her own a couple of weeks ago and said she felt like she needed to be there. We taught her the Restoration (well, Hna Klein did.. I helped here and there but my comments had to be translated haha) and it went so well! She asked a ton of questions and is excited to read the Book of Mormon! She was asking where she could get one. Milagros! Then she fed us this hispanic ice cream stuff called Mamey that was yummy to my tummy.
I've been sick all week, and Tuesday I just felt like I got hit by a bus so we got me some Gatorade and chicken noodle soup. After lunch, Hna Klein studied her Spanish while a took a power nap. Hna Hatch has a 5 inch memory foam pad on her bed so that was just like heaven.
We did some service for a member, Sister Nelson, who just so happens to be mildly famous to me. She is an artist and has this painting of Jesus Christ that I have obsessed over for a year and she gave me my own copy! GOD LOVES ME. And guess what else?? She also took us to dinner at Sonic! God really really loves me!!!!
After that we taught a less active family. The wife taught us how to make cake balls. I'm not as creative as I once was... Anyway, we taught a really good lesson and in the middle of it, the Spirit told me to start talking about dirty laundry.. so I went with it... I said how I have this favorite tshirt and I take good care of it because I love it so much. I explained how my mom would always get mad at my siblings (sorry not sorry) for wearing their socks without washing them. Why? Because they get dirty, and smelly and worn with holes. To prevent that, we throw it all in the wash. Usually on a weekly basis. It's the same with going to church and taking the sacrament. We renew our covenants and are clean again. We just gotta throw ourselves in the wash. How simple.
Wednesday we had our typical service at APFG. Sister McIntosh and I played a long game of "would you rather" to pass the time as we cut tags off of clothes. It has since become a daily ritual...
After service, we zoomed over to teach Randy. We taught the Restoration and invited him to continue reading about the Book of Mormon and to pray about it. He said he prayed about it the last time he read a chapter. He said "I YELLED it! I told Him to SHOW me!" Haha... he may be expecting too extravagant of an answer.. but he's got real intent. He is so prepared. Love that guy.
We had Chinese food for dinner and that made Sister McIntosh a very happy girl. I'm having so much fun with her. She taught me a cool trick using whipped cream and your wrist... I don't know where she gets all of these ideas...
Thursday we had our ZTM where we trained on using the Book of Mormon in lessons. It was a good time.
We taught Sister Pastor afterwards and it was amazing! Sister McIntosh suggested a chapter to read that addressed her concerns perfectly.
We taught Josh and Bryanna about real intent that night. Josh had mentioned he had his mind closed to the idea of receiving an answer. So we did an object lesson where he was the object and he had to trust fall off of the table. Then we read from Alma 27 and the Spirit was taking over. We made a lot of headway with that lesson.
Then we taught Nelly with Sister Call and YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT??!!?! We asked Nelly if she had been reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. She is on page 35 and she said "I've been praying... and it is the word of God."
Excuse me, Nelly, as I go do the happy dance in your driveway.
Okay I'm back.
WHAT A BLESSING. She is progressing SO well. She told us her side of the story of the night she met us. She had let her dog out to go potty, but she would go.. long story short, Jessie made Nelly walk all the way out to the sidewalk so she could do her business there and so Nelly could meet us! SHE KNOWS.
Friday we had a meeting with all the district and zone leaders in our zone. So many meetings. I love it. Then we weekly planned and went to dinner. Our day was gone. We went on exchanges with the Pleasant Hill/ Kissimmee Sisters. They had to combine their area for the rest of the transfer.
I got to spend the evening with Sister Smith and Sister Jamison! Two of my homies!! We taught a lesson to one of their less-active members and it just broke my heart. I had to use my boldness.
Saturday we went out to the Kissimmee Lakefront and chalked out the Plan of Salvation and talked to everyone and their pet fish as they walked by. It was the coolest and we picked up 3 new investigators.
The rest of the day was FILLED with adventures that I don't have time to write about.
I'll have to fill yall in on the rest next week! But it was a good week!
Pictures coming next week as well..
All my love!!