Monday was quite the wet adventure. We went up into Provo canyon for a
home evening for a ward and we got down poured on, I don't know
if I have
ever experience that much rain at once, but I am sure
Rexburg knows how we
felt. All day it was super warm so we didn't even
think to bring a jacket or
anything and it was cold. But the FHE went
super well. Then after a lesson
and some contacting we were going back
out to our car and it was raining even
harder. We probably ran 10 feet
or so and by the time we got to the car we
were drenched! Since it was
the end of the night we decided to have fun in it
for a few more
minutes and that ended quickly because of a huge flash of
It was such a great day!
Tuesday was mission leadership
council so we had a big meeting with
President McCune for 7 hours! We learned
about letting our faith lead
us in finding people to teach. After the meeting
we met up with Sister
D and the rest of the night we spent teaching lessons
in both areas. I
went to south Orem with Sister D and Sister Hedley stayed in
Orem with a split. The time went by so fast.
Wednesday was a
slower day. We waited for the zone leaders at the
chapel for 45 minutes. We
were all supposed to get together so we
could plan for ZTM. The planning went
well and we were all looking
forward to ZTM the next day. The rest of the day
we did a lot of
contacting and we were able to teach one lesson that evening.
had our chapel tour and only one family came, but it was still
That night for dinner was super interesting. We got there and
were only expecting two of us and so three was a bit of a
The dinner we had was super fancy. We had shrimp cocktails,
potatoes, salad, and steak. The funny part is that Sister Hedley
really bad when she eats shrimp but she didn't want to make the
feel bad by not eating it so as they were looking away I would
some of her shrimp so they didn't see. Sister D also doesn't
shrimp very much and so I took care of a few of hers as well.
that was just the appetizer I had already eaten 18 pieces of
before the full plate of dinner came out, and I was definitely
full. The rest of night it felt like all that shrimp was
around in my stomach. We laughed about it all week.
was so crazy! We had both our ZTM's and they were both very
they also went very well. I think I learn a lot from
being the one doing the
training. The AP's came to our one later that
afternoon which made me super
nervous because they know how the
training is supposed to go. But after wards
they told us that it was
the best one they had been to all day. The elders in
the zone did an
amazing musical number to invite the spirit and it did! That
we had a super crazy schedule we had to get Sister D down south
the we had a chapel tour that no one came to and so after 15
of waiting we decided to leave and try and contact one of our 2
appointments. We were able to catch them at home right at 6:50,
still had some craziness we had to do before we could head to the
one. We had to pick up a split and also go and pick up Sister D.
Sister D and
Hedley went and taught a less active that we just got
referred to us this
week and I went contacting with the splits since
we already got her to come
with us and we now only had one appointment
at 7:00. We were able to contact
someone we have been trying to get
ahold of for 6 weeks or more. Then at 8:00
we got back together to go
to our stake coordination meeting.
was so much fun! We headed off to south Orem to take Sister D
to her ZTM and
then Sister Hedley and I ran to catch the front runner
up to Salt Lake. We
were a little early so we decided to stop by one
of my favorite members
houses. They were home and so I got to talk
with them for a little while.
Then we headed off to the front runner.
It was along ride and we were nervous
for the first part of it. Then
we got closer to Salt Lake and saw two temples
at once while looking
out the window. We got to temple square and didn't know
how to get
inside the temple for a sealing. As we were walking in to
recommend area I totally remember that I didn't grab my recommend.
I got to talk to a temple worker and he gave me clearance. We were
such a rush because we thought we were late but we found out the
was about an hour behind because they had so many weddings
going on. We also
found out that the sealing room we were in was used
one sealing before ours
by someone who was sealed by Elder Holland.
But sadly we didn't get to see
him. After the temple we were going to
go to the Cheese Cake Factory for
lunch but we couldn't because we had
a lesson to run to so someone took us to
the little cafe right off of
temple square. We had an adventure coming back
on the front runner. We
had missed it by a few minutes so we had to wait 50
minutes for the
next one to come but we got to talk to quite a few people.
we were in between American Fork and Orem the engine stopped
and so we got stuck. It last for about 10 minutes or so before
got the engine working again. Friday night we spent contacting
teaching. For dinner that night our dinner got fancy and took us
to Taco Time.
Saturday was a awesome day too! We had two baptisms.
One for Sister D
and then the other was in our area. The one for Sister D was
The guy getting baptized had a brother in law and sister in law on
mission. The sister in law did a lot of the teaching through skype
she was able to skype in and give a talk on the baptism. And then
brother in law recorded a video about the Holy Ghost and we
that for the talk on the Holy Ghost. It was such a wonderful
and lots of tears were shed. The baptism for Bre in our area was
awesome too. She had so many friends and family there. She was
happy to be able to make this step toward following Christ.
we went to south Orem and the senior couple down there wanted to
to Sister D about something that happened earlier this week and all
can say is it was interesting. That evening we were able to get a
investigator, and teach some good lessons.
Sunday was full of
meetings. I think if I ever become an auxiliary
leader I will not complain
about the hour or two of meetings. We had
coordination, a meeting with the
stake president, we went to 3 ward
councils, we taught Sunday school and then
went to a 3 hour block of
church for our two confirmations that took place.
It was so cool
seeing two friends be confirmed the same day. The rest of the
taught lessons and did splits.
This week there was times I
felt like a spiritual giant and other days
I felt like a tiny grain of sand.
But I have to remind myself, without
trials we can't grow into who are
Heavenly Father wants us to be.
Prayer, scripture study, church attendance,
temple going, and so many
other things make trials look worth going through.
I am loving every minute of my mission!