Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20

The sky has been so awesome this week because it's been all stormy and rainy. We actually went under tornado watch a couple-three days ago and I got really excited but it never turned into anything. So dang it.


Here's us at district meeting with our matching Easter dresses. Okay fine, I lied, this was at Olive Garden AFTER district meeting. Close enough. Sorry my email this week is so long, I have to cut it in half.

This week was pretty uneventful. Sister Brunner and I had to give talks yesterday in church and we didn't have time to prepare them until about 50 minutes before church started. So that was exciting. I almost decided to just leave. But thank goodness for the Spirit helping. Oh and remember Jessi I talked about last week? We went back and talked with her again during the week and she was just chatting with us and Sister B and I were both thinking "Daaaang it, she's not actually interested, this isn't going to go anywhere." And then we asked if there was anything we could do for her and she was like "Yeah, you can teach me all about your church." That's like the perfect answer every missionary wants! Then later in the week she texted us and asked if we could really help her because she doesn't like where she's at right now and she wants to be better and to be surrounded by other people with good values who are trying to be better too. So she's just perfect. And then yesterday she texted us asking what time church started but she didn't ask until like halfway through church. So we texted her back saying there was a potluck after church and she came! She got along really well with a lot of the members and she likes how most people here haven't grown up in the church. And then while we were eating she told us that the day that we had found her, she and her cousin who she was sitting with outside noticed us walking towards them and they were like "oh nooooo they have matching skirts" and they had decided that they would just pretend they were insane like they always did with missionaries and salesmen but as she started talking to us she changed her mind and she said that if it had been anyone else besides us two, there's no way she would have listened. She's so awesome. 

You know what else is cool? We went to visit this less active man, Rick. He wants to come back to church now, but he's not comfortable walking into church like he never left because he feels like people will judge him. But anyway we went to visit him and we had Amber with us and while we were there he was like "You guys should meet my sister" so we were like suuure and he's like "How about we just go see her now?" And we were like "Sweeeeet we just got a referral!" So he leads us across town to meet his sister and while we're there she's like "You guys should meet my neighbor" So we all go over to meet her neighbor (And there's like 5 of us now) and we go meet her but she didn't give us anyone else to go see. But it was still really cool. Our less active took us on a team up to meet a referral to meet a referral. 

​Here's my companion. This is pretty much what she's like all the time. Her birthday was this Saturday and she just turned 20! She's like super old now. 
#shesayshashtagallthetime #itsbeenrubbingoffonme #whatthehappy

Well, that's about everything.

Quote of the week: 
"Dost thou remember the way to Fairy Queen?" ~Sister Brunner.

Kay now here's the actual quote of the week. It's from a Holland talk that I used in my talk yesterday: 
"In one way or another, great or small, dramatic or incidental, every one of us is going to spend a little time in Liberty Jail—spiritually speaking. We will face things we do not want to face for reasons that may not be our fault. Indeed, we may face difficult circumstances for reasons that were absolutely right and proper, reasons that came because we were trying to keep the commandments of the Lord. We may face persecution, we may endure heartache and separation from loved ones, we may be hungry and cold and forlorn. Yes, before our lives are over we may all be given a little taste of what the prophets faced often in their lives...Whenever these moments of our extremity come, we must not succumb to the fear that God has abandoned us or that He does not hear our prayers. He does hear us. He does see us. He does love us. When we are in dire circumstances and want to cry, “Where art Thou?” it is imperative that we remember He is right there with us—where He has always been! We must continue to believe, continue to have faith, continue to pray and plead with heaven, even if we feel for a time our prayers are not heard and that God has somehow gone away. He is there. Our prayers are heard. And when we weep He and the angels of heaven weep with us."

~Sister Temp

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