Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Frosties and Mismatched Shoes

AHHHHH!!!!!  This week started out kinda of dumpy. Everything was falling through and we had no idea where the Lord wanted us to be and what we needed to be doing. On Wednesday after EVERY LAST appointment had fallen through, including our dinner appointment, Sister Barrett and I decided to take a dinner break, but we didn’t have enough miles to go all of the way home, so we stopped at a Wendy's at the area we were working in. Neither of us ordered Frosty's, because we decided that a Frosty was not going to solve either of our problems,...... though it would be pretty delish! So we sat down and started eating, trying to redo our plans for the evening, trying to figure out how on earth we were going to meet our goals and how on earth we could be effective, given our limited time and miles. So to paint the picture for you..... it’s cold and we are tired (probably have some sweet missionary bags going seeing as most of the day’s makeup was washed off) and we are whining to each other as we eat our french fries. Yes, I know, pretty pitiful. THEN, the Wendy's worker comes out with not one but TWO FROSTIES........ FREE FROSTIES...... Heavenly Father sure was aware of our needs ;) Turns out she was a member and they had to empty the chocolate frosty machine and switch it to vanilla (which is just wrong....) and she decided who better to give the Frosties than the sister missionaries! We were really excited, ate our Frosties while we read a couple of verses from the scriptures and then changed our attitude and the rest of our week was fantastic!!

This week was a miracle week as far as church attendance. We had 7 investigators and 2 less active members at church on Sunday!!!!! It was CRAZY! And so fantastic!!! Sister Barrett and I were running around like crazy trying to help everyone find their classes. We were a little late to Gospel Principles.. which was really a bummer because we were teaching the class! Ahh oh well, at least everyone got to their classes safely :)

There was only a little drama in getting everyone to their classes...
Riannah, in the rush that she had to get to church came wearing two different shoes. After sacrament meeting she hid in the coat closet with her Grandma because she was too embarrased. She said that there was no way that she could go to class with two different shoes on! Sister Barrett was talking to her and told her that no one would even notice. Of course, I had no idea this conversation had just occurred, because I was helping Cory find his class just down the hall. So I walk up and I say "Riannah, how come you have on two different shoes! You are so silly!" Ugggh.. of course her non-matching shoes just had to be the first thing that I noticed. Turns out that one of her shoes was exactly the same as my shoes. So I kindly offered her my shoe to wear so she could wear matching shoes to class. I wore her other shoe !! Haha I only got a few stares for funny non-matching shoes and on the bright side it was only about a size to small :) And Riannah really enjoyed primary :)

Muttie and Sue also came to church this week!! We think they were a little overwhemled because it was so different from what they were used too, but they even participated in class!! It was fantastic. They stayed for all 3 hours of church as well, but then again, that is the beauty of giving investigators a ride to church--  they can't leave without a ride ;)

Colin and Emma also came to church this week AGAIN!!!!!!! And they also stayed for all 3 hours! It was fantastic!! Tonight we are going to extend a baptismal date to them! Sister Barrett and I are so excited! We have taught them almost everything (Pretty sure the only thing we haven’t taught is the law of chastity and tithing.....) so we are thinking that their date will be about 3 weeks away-- gotta make church attendance a habit ;)

A few more things about my week..... but in a list so this email doesn’t get too crazy long:
1. We taught Cory and Riannah the Law of Chastity. It was only a little awkward! hehe.. Mormon Channel has some great videos that made it a whole lot easier!
2. Cory and Riannah PASSED THEIR BAPTISMAL INTERVIEW!!!!! It was so exciting!! After Riannah’s interview, she asked Elder Craven (side note--my District Leader from the MTC who is totally my District Leader now!) if he would baptize her!!
3. Sister Clerviox fed us delicious Hatian food! In the rice that she made, she used exactly 1 habanero to season it, which my companion dished onto my plate... the way it was cooked it looked like a yummmy cooked cherry tomato, so I popped the entire thing into my mouth, took a bite and started to cry. IT was SO SPICY.. and embarrasing. Pretty sure about half my taste buds are still missing... oh well :)
4. All of my texting in High School paid off :) As part of our Zone Training, we were asked to train on effective phone usage. Know that I didn’t do all that texting for nothing ;)

I am so excited for Cory and Riannah's baptism this weekend! It is amazing to see how the ward has welcomed them and how they are a part of everything! It has been amazing to see their testimony of the Savior grow and their love for the Gospel. It is going to be a fantastic week!!

Love you all so much! Thank you for all of your prayers :) They mean so much!
<3 Sarah

I took a nap and my companion made brownies as thank you's turns out it you add marshmallows to make them gooier they just butn before they get done. :(

Me and the mismatched shoes-- That's what I get for noticing everyone's shoes all  of the time.

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