Wow, this week has gone by so quickly! So much to tell! First of all, I GOT MY IPAD ON SATURDAY! We got them early! So yay!! Today we're having a super mellow pday so we can get everything done! (I've been washing my laundry in the bathtub because I haven't had time or money to actually wash anything lol) So I'll be here all day! I'm also going to make cinnamon rolls, mom can you send a pic of the recipe when you get this? Along with the recipe for chicken and rice/biscuits, any easy soups or casseroles? most importantly cinnamon rolls though! Thanks! :)
This week!! Where to start?! Tuesday we had so many miracles! None of our appointments were working out. We had district meeting that morning and one of the elders gave a workshop on following spiritual promptings while finding. This was great for us since we're whitewashing the area! Anyways, one of the things we talked about was when you get a strong prompting to knock on somebody's door or something, and it doesn't work out-they don't answer or they're super not interested. Was that not a prompting? Was that just your thoughts? Because that can be really discouraging sometimes! We talked about how sometimes the spirit gives us promptings to stall us, so that later we're exactly where we need to be. And that is SO TRUE. That has happened to us countless times this week! And we've picked up 5 new investigators because of it!! So Tuesday afternoon before shift nobody was answering, and we kept getting promptings to go talk to people and everything, but nothing.
BUT THEN JUSU. BLESS HIS HEART. He is beyond golden! He moved from Sierra Lyon (speaking of, pray for everybody from there or that's there now, they need lots of support right now #prayforsierralyon) about a year ago, and met with elders there! They lost contact because Jusu was traveling for school, but he's read some of the Book of Mormon and everything! We just ran into him on the street! If we had done anything differently earlier, we would have completely missed him. We met with him again on Friday night I think? The lesson went SO well! And I invited him to be baptized (first time with a real investigator AH) and he said YESSSSS. AHHHH I LOVE MISSIONARY WORKKKKKK. We also picked up another investigator that day!
So Wednesday. Lol. Basically: I was backing sis Kohler out on our way to VC shift. There was a big black truck parked behind us a ways back that isn't normally there. She was going pretty fast and wasn't looking, and I ended up pinned between the two cars. Haha this is hard to explain through words, but my elbow was against the truck, and my hand was flexed pushing against the back of the car. She was going 15mph or so. Crunch. Haha. Ouch. So we spent the rest of the morning in the ER! The doctors were saying they were amazed it didn't snap at least the one bone, but I know Heavenly Father was watching out for me! :) When I first got back into the little room thing, the nurse did some tests and stuff and then was like "umm... Be right back..." Then comes back with another doctor. Both of them leave and come back with a THIRD doctor, when they tell me "We need to relieve some of the pressure before you lose your fingers honey". THEN THEY LEAVE. EXCUSE ME WHAT. COME BACK PLEASE. So then I shed a couple tears, and we said a quick prayer. They came back, and the specialist doctor guy looked at my hand some more and then decided that I wouldn't lose my fingers, but they'd keep a close eye on it. So yay, I still have 10 fingers! Long story short, I have a fracture in my left distal radius, it cracked about half the bone. I've got some bad nerve damage (can't feel my thumb at all or the side of my pointer finger), and killer bruises, but I'm so blessed, it should've been a lot worse! It also wasn't displaced at all, so they didn't have to set it! #BLESSED. They splinted it and prescribed me codeine and big ibuprofen, so hooray! I'm getting it casted tomorrow morning at 9:50. Prolly a pink one haha, and I'll have that on for 4 weeks. I'm so blessed to have awesome senior couples and sister Cooke and everybody! I'm well taken care of haha. I'm on codeine and ibuprofen so I'm buenooo. So there's that!
Friday morning we had sisters day, so all us sisters in the mission went to the temple and did sealings! That's the third time I've gone to the temple in the 3 weeks I've been here! Ah! It was so amazing. Haha sealings are my favorite, but they make me super trunky. Lolol. I promise I'm focused everybody hahaha.
We made hobo kits and put BOM's in them since there are so many homeless people here, but they've just turned into emergency snacks for us when we forget a meal for VC, or an emergency BOM for people we contact. Lol woop, all good things though, right? Hahaha.
Next week we're starting half day schedule at the VC, so we're there for 6 hours instead of 4. Which is kinda scary since it takes us an hour and half to get home because we're far and traffic. But the VC is like tithing! Heavenly Father knows we don't have much time in our area, so he blesses us with miracles (5 golden investigators, 3 of them in walking distance of our apartment!). I'm super pumped, I love the VC! I've already met Sister Smoot (the old general relief society president), and Ezra Taft Bensons daughter. I've also met a bunch of sisters from Lexi's mission (the Baltimore mission comes to the temple a lot, they all say hi and they love her a ton!). I also met a family that used to be in David and Rachel's ward, they were Spencer or Ryan's scout leaders or something? So cool!
I love you all! Have a great week!
**Warning** Graphic pictures---not for the faint of heart...
This morning. YUMMY.