Saturday, June 20, 2015

June 15, 2015

Well, a lot has happened this week. We had our last zone conference with President Weston and it was really sad, but still good! President Weston gave a training based on chapter 9 in Preach My Gospel (which is about finding people) except he changed it to be about finding your eternal companion. He went through each of the subtitles and talked about how that applies to finding a spouse. "If you're not married, you're only living with half a brain. Go find your other half." So that was interesting. Sister Brunner and I got to do a musical number and we did an arrangement of "As Zion's Youth in Latter-days" except she changed "Zion's Youth" to "Missionaries" and it was really cool. I got a picture with him and Sister Weston and I would put that here if Sister Brunner hadn't forgotten her camera cord. But I'll send it next week if I remember.

We also had a baptism on Saturday!!! Too bad you can't see the pictures yet, but Jose and Jesus looked so good and I was so happy for them. It was a little stressful to set up because we had to coordinate with the 2 other families with 8 year olds getting baptized, but it all worked out. We asked Jose and Jesus who they wanted to give a talk at their baptism and they got mischievous looks on their faces and were like "Sister Temp. You do it." And I tried to talk them out of it cuz they were only picking me to mess with me (cuz that's the kind of relationship we have) and they know I hate speaking so they wanted to see my reaction. So yeah, I had to give a talk, but at the same time it was touching that they would pick me. I'm just so happy that they finally were able to take this step and I was just smiling so much when they got confirmed at church and Jesus was able to get the priesthood. 

Oh, and at the baptism for the refreshments, someone brought bacon cookies! She had cooked bacon and crumbled it up into the cookie dough. They weren't super delicious cuz you couldn't really taste the bacon, but it's a cool idea.

There's this couple we've been seeing in Central City and they're super awesome, except they're not interested in the gospel. At all. They've known missionaries for forever and see them as friends, but we'll fix that. We're watching Meet the Mormons with them this Wednesday and they're feeding us brinner, so that should be good.

Funny story, we knocked on this house and nobody answered so we started walking away. Then we heard the door open and hear someone say "Yeeees?" And we turn around and barely say "hi--" before she cut us off and said, "Oh, HA yeah-no, I don't think so," And then she shut the door. And we probably shouldn't have laughed but we did. A lot. 

Yesterday was a little too exciting for a Sunday. We almost got stuck in the mud literally in the middle of nowhere, our electricity went out for a while, and we ended up pushing some guy's car for about 6 blocks. It wouldn't have been so bad if it hadn't been like 100% humid outside. Humidity is the worst. But it's almost firefly season and we saw some in our yard at night! Fireflies are really cool. Also, there's this spider that's been in our mudroom for about a week now, and it's a pretty scary looking spider but neither of us want to kill it so it's just been chilling there for a week. But it hasn't moved from it's web and it's been killing like all the bugs in our mudroom so we decided it could stay. We named it Alonzo the friendly spider. His nickname is Alonzy. We figure as long as he doesn't move from his little web, we don't need to worry about him.

I really wish I could send pictures this week cuz the sky was super amazing-looking. Almost scary-looking, but still no tornadoes. 

"I testify that the Father and the Son live and that they are close, perhaps even closest via the Holy Spirit, when we are experiencing difficult times. I testify that bad days come to an end, that faith always triumphs, and that heavenly promises are always kept. Every experience can become a redemptive experience if we remain bonded to our Father in Heaven. In the cold, lonely hours, let us do all we can and do it cheerfully. And then we can justifiably turn to the Lord, wait upon His mercy, and see His arm revealed in our behalf." ~Jeffrey R. Holland.

~Sister Temp

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