I will have to say that I am sooo thankful that my parents taught me how to work hard! We went and cleaned an apartment condo thingy for a family that just moved out of our ward. We got that thing looken great! And guess who got stuck cleaning the fridge? Me, of coarse! hahaha It rained that day and the winds were CRAZY! If Macky-May was standing outside she would have been blown away! haha It didnt rain too bad so we were still able to mow the lawn of a non-member. She's a very interesting lady, doesn't really talk to us or acknowledge us but that's okay. The Laytons, her neighbors, say she really appreciates it so that's all that matters and she has a huge dog that is super fluffy and looks like a bear! hahaha I love mowing lawns and am so glad my dad taught me how to when I was little!
We were able to teach Hunter again and we finished up the last 5 commandments and they went really good. His dad is going to rehab to quit smoking so thats awesome! and Hunter went to scouts after we left and he absolutely loved it and he has a baptismal date of Nov the 22nd! Now, just to get him and his family to come to church! I dont think he has ever been to church and Scouts was his first time going into the church building. All he knows is that he really wants to be baptized but he doesn't want to listen to the lessons or go to church! hahaha silly boy!
Lacie is an inactive member in our ward that hasn't been to church in about 4 to 5 years and she came to church last Sunday and everyone was asking if she was new or visiting and she just straight up said that she hadn't been to church for years! hahaha it was awesome! We saw her on Wedness Day and she flat out told us that she was addicted to coffee and that she knew it was against the Word of Wisdom and that it was just plain bad for you and then she told us that she hadn't had a cup for 2 days now! We went to read Doctrine and Covenants section 89 with her and she said that she had already read it 2 days ago and she had some questions tho so we read it and answered her questions! She is such a great lady and we think she is starting to find her answers about the church! The miracle about that lesson is that during the car ride over we were both unsure about what to teach her so we decided to let the Spirit guide and it was perfect! We remembered what Sister Winder had told us that when you talk to people something they say will always lead back to a gospel principle! and man is that true!
So some super fun experiences that I thought I would share. So in Idaho it is legal for people of the same sex to get married so we were contacting some people on our ward list that we didn't know and we knocked at this one door and a man answered and when we asked him if he was brother such-and-such he said no that's my husband....Nothing came out of my mouth. I tried to say somthing tho but I was stuck! hahaha SO Sister Delahoyde saved me! haha Then we met a lady who is Pagan/Wicken and she told us that they have a God and Goddess but we weren't aloud to know their names...interesting so yah let me just say that our area is VERY interesting hahah!
So this week we helped a family in our ward move to a house that was still in our ward and their neighboor in front of them has a cat, the one that I sent pictures of last week. well he decided that he would come into the house and explore. This is where curiosity did kill the cat....Her dogs somehow got inside and chased the poor thing and because of the tile, one of the dogs caught it in its mouth and shook it like it was play toy. We finally got the dog to let go and I shut the cat in the closet till they got the dogs out. We thought the cat was going to be fine cuz when sister Delahoyde picked him up there was no blood or anything and the cat started to walk a little bit later but was breathing really funny. So we found out the next day as we started to help move again that they found poor spot dead in the back yard....It was so sad! I think I was more terrified then their 6 year old son! So yes I might be allergic to cats but man do I still love them! Funny story tho about those dogs; the new house that they live at there are a ton of squirels in the trees that like to tease the dogs so they are always jumping up, not getting anywhere so there is some kind of pay back there! haha
We had the Elders come to help move the big stuff and they took the washer and dryer up a flight of stairs! Really wierd house but they did great and they had a blast moving and riding in the back of the pick up ! It was a blast! After we got them moved over there we had joked about taking the piano out of the house but they have a split level so in order to do that they would have to take the window out and lift it up and out on its back. Sister Rice didn't want it anyway so she had a great idea to smash the piano! So we did! I have pictures as well!!! It was really fun and I got to use a chain saw as well!!!! hehehehe Who said those toys were just for guys!!!! hahahaha
We taught Juanita, Nick, Josh, Enrique and Vanita the Plan of Salvation and it went great except for all the tangents so I've decided for that family since their tangets are a ton bigger than squirels I'm going to call them kangaroos! hahaha Vanita has taken all of the lessons and had a baptism date down in Twin Falls for her and her kids but her husband decided that if she was baptized he would divorce her so she has been going back to the Catholic church. But she knows the gospel is true. It just breaks my heart! Nick decided that he wants to be baptized so he told his mom that he was going to get baptized on Nov 13th! We are super excited!! Just really hope the family will catch on soon! Juanita is sooo close and Josh is starting to think about it he's never really been into religion at all so this is a start for him!
I have seen the Lords hand in my life sooo much these past couple of months especially in this area! I love you all and I pray that ya'll will feel the love of our Heavenly Father and Savior! Till next week Be safe and Carry on!
<3 Sister Clawson!
This is Ursula in the middle and her daughter Mercades! oh yeah, she's getting baptized tomorrow night at 7:30!!!!! Yay!!!!!
This is what happens when a lady who let her sons throw a toilet off her 2 story house roof just to see the explosion happen and when she doesn't want a piano any more! hahaha sooo much fun! poor piano!