Monday, October 27, 2014

I LOVE canning!!!!!

This week was  a good crazy week! First things first, we get a text on Monday from Ursula, an investigator, and she says that she got her answer that she would be baptized the 21st of October! We were both super excited!!! Then I looked at the date and it was the 20th so we asked her if she realized that tomorrow, Tuesday, was the 21st. She said she really?! I guess I am getting baptized tomorrow then! So we started telling everyone and it seemed like Bishop just wasn't suppose to be there because every day she had chosen he would be gone including the 21st so we asked for one of his counselors to be there then. Ha! We got the program from her and she wanted her cousin, who had served a mission, to give the talk on the Holly Ghost but she was in Virginia. We said we would ask permission to face time her. So we get home that night and we start making phone calls. The whole world seemed to be against us! Everything was falling through. We didn't get permission to do face time and President Winder, who she wanted to confirm her, couldn't be there because of scheduling conflicts and Sister Wilkes didn't feel comfortable in leading the music, especially since she is basically blind! (and i dont blame her).  We decided we would tell Ursula like "rippen off the band aid" right? Well, that backfired and she was having a break down saying maybe it isn't the right date, maybe she was wrong and just forget it and all!  We just told her to get some sleep and we will work things out tomorrow! So in the morning we were super exhausted because we didn't sleep much or, well, at all. We decided to see if we could make anything work so we texted President Winder to see what time his meeting was so we could move the baptism, if possible. Then he called us back 10 minutes later and said he would be there!!!!!!!!! SUCH an answer to our prayers! We called Bro Siddoway to see if we could to the Face time after all and he said yes!!!! And then sister Wilkes came in and said if Ursula wants her she would do it because this is her day! So we text Ursula not to answer her phone so we could leave a message and we sing her favorite song, Scatter Sunshine,  at least the chorus and then tell her we have a surprise for her and we will tell her at lunch, since we have lunch with her every Tuesday!
      So that morning we were studying and I really didn't want to read the Book of Mormon. I know, shame  on you, Sister Clawson but I didn't! I wanted to read Jesus the Christ! Then Sister Delahoyde reminds me of the mission vision - that we have to ready daily and teach from the Book of Mormon so I give in and I didn't feel like I should continue where I was previously reading. I started over and read 1st Nephi chapter 1 and it turns out that verse 20 was exactly what Ursula needed that day! Thank goodness for companions that keep you straight, especially when you have red hair and are quite stubborn! hahahaha So the baptism was on again! We get to the church house and turns out we can't hook her I-phone up to the tv to do face time so she would just hold it. We get her a cute little white jumper "I only look good in white" that's what she said! ;D! I noticed that she was super nervous when the time got closer for the baptism to start so I asked her if she wanted to go pray in the bathroom really fast. We did and she expressed some fears and we helped her to think about the promises that would be made between her and her Heavenly Father. That helped her alot so we knelt down on the bathroom floor in the big stall that leads to the font and Sister Delahoyde offered an amazingly beautiful prayer and she was ready! We were there to hug her and give her her towel right after she was baptized and she got as wet!!! hahaha Face time wouldn't work so we had her call her cousin and it was beautiful! That night couldn't have gone ANY better! We love her sooo stinking much! The next day we went over and her whole countenance had changed! It was miraculous! 
    The rest of the week went pretty well. We were able to can apples with Sister Morgan! We are a lot alike! hahah We love her sooo much! We were able to see Laci and her kiddos. It turns out that because of their dad being in the hospital and almost dying he took the kids to church! So we called up the Elders over there and told them about the kids and are going to be team-teach and they will be baptized into the Summerset ward tho. And they came to church!
      Juanita and Nick came to church as well and Aaliyah went with her sister, who is LDS, to church and all three of them want to be baptized on Nov 22!!!! We are so excited to finish teaching them and see them all in white!!!!! White seriously is the BEST color EVER!!!!!!!! 
   So many miracles happened this week! I want you all to know that Heavenly Father is VERY aware of ALL your needs and will be there for you any time you need Him! All it takes is some humility and asking for the help and guidance! I love ya'll so much!!!!!
  Oh, we also got to demo a piano! They didn't want it and the only way to get it out was through the window which they didn't want to do so the Elders had some fun with that and so did I!!! hahahaha

 Me sitting in the high chair as Brother Rice is fixing my shoe!

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