Hey Y’all – Happy 4th of July!
I think that this week is best described in this conversation Sister Hathcoat and I had after planning yesterday.
Sister Andrus, “You could say we are the cutest sisters in the mission.” I don’t know why this was being said.
Sister Hathcoat, “Of course we are… Hey, do you want a brownie?”
Sister Andrus, “Yes ma’am” (being with a Texan companion is rubbing off on me.)
Sister Hathcoat then proceeds to put 4 brownies in the microwave to heat them up and we ate them in like 2 minutes. Some weeks are best ended with warm brownies.
Where do I start? There were a lot of great experiences this week.
One of our investigators, Debra, who lives in the care center is suddenly super excited about her baptism. That is good news because we have been treading carefully due to the fact she “didn’t want to be pushed.” However, the other day we were talking with her and she told us that she wants to be baptized and she is just waiting on her leg to heal. That is the problem, Debra only has one leg and the other leg was recently amputated. In fact it was amputated on the day she was supposed to get baptized a month ago. But, we have brainstormed some ideas so we can get her baptized as soon as possible.
Also, this week when we looked at our dinner schedule, we almost peed out pants with excitement. Sister Linda K. Burton signed up to feed us dinner. Again I will say she is the sweetest woman you will probably ever meet. There is such a sweet spirit in her home as well and I would have loved to sit there all day and just listen to her talk.
Oh, we also met our new mission president! That was super exciting as well. He seems super nice and his wife reminds me a lot of mom. They are super cute. We have interviews with him coming up in a couple of weeks so I will be able to get to know them better.
Sister Hathcoat and I taught a lesson in relief society about humility. I think it was ironic this week because we were not the happiest people during the week and we had to humble ourselves and realize that we were in the wrong. I am not going to go into detail about that but it was a learning experience. But, as part of the lesson we talked about how important it is to apologize to people to avoid contention. While it is always hard, good things come from apologizing to someone who hurt you or who you hurt. So, this week, think about someone who you need to apologize to and then apologize to them.
I love you all,
1- our investigator Debra
2- Linda K. Burton
3- One of the elders gave us this advice when we were upset – Smile and the world smiles with you, frown and you frown alone.
4- Also, the same elder gave us this chocolate… man fuel for man stuff?