Anna - How did your tri go?!
Okay, recap time for the week. First, you should all go look up the song that is the subject of my email. Because one of our elders had it on his ipod and they sang it to us and now its this big inside joke because it is such a loud and proud kinda song hahaha. We switched ipods with the elders this week just so we could listen to it, hilarious. Also, if I'm still in the States during my birthday/Christmas I may send my ipod home and as a present ask if you could load it up with some more good music. Vocal point and acapella stuff (Anna maybe you could ask Sean for some good references for me? :). We can listen to anything good and "spiritually uplifting". Gospel stuff is great, too. (: We just have a LOTTTTTTT of MoTab and not a lot of anything else. Lol.
Tuesday we had s'mores and a bonfire at our investigator's house, I'll call him Rick. Basically he's trying to quit smoking so we gave him this awesome 7-day plan that isn't from the church but the church endorses because its apparently 100% effective if people follow it to a T. Well, we were talking to Rick and it somehow came up that I was a cheerleader back in the day and I told him that we would call him every night to check in and see how he was doing and make up a new cheer for him every night if he was able to go the whole day without smoking! He got a hoot out of that and so he asked "Well what's my cheer for today, first day?". And I just pulled out the first thing that came to my mind: "Rick, Rick, he's our man, if he can't quit....then...no one can...!!?" Hahhaa. We all got a good laugh out of that, and I promised I'd work harder on our cheers. Which actually have now evolved into raps because raps are way easier than cheers. We're calling him every night and talking with him and he messed up one night and smoked...ahhh...heart breaking, seriously. But right after he told us, he looked right at us and said, "But it's Day One again. I'm not going to do that again." So we're mega proud of him and are praying for him so he can kick this habit! We've taught him everything now so we're just waiting on word from President Gerber so he can be baptized, because he wants to but there's still a few more things we have to work out. He's incredible. (: Also, I love s'mores. But I love the Gospel even more! (:
Wednesday we went to go do service at a member's house who is struggling and oh my gracious, I never thought pulling weeds could be so rewarding...until you look at a huge flower bed and realize literally ALL THAT IS THERE is WEEDS so we uprooted like EVERYTHING but this little rose bush and made such a huge difference. We filled up like, 4 huge lawn bags cleaning up her yard and shared with her a scripture 3 Nephi 17:21that talks about the concept of "one by one"....the Lord cares for each of us individually and that really touched her. It is so true, He loves us EACH individually, it's crazy. I love it. All day, every day! We also did some service for another 2 members, the DeRoisa's who were getting ready to move to Texas. We helped them move stuff out to the truck with our Elders (Bytheway and Whitney) and they gave us Hungry Howie's pizza for lunch which was mega yummy...but then we went to a lesson right after that where we weren't sure if they were feeding us dinner or not...but they were! And it was...Hungry Howie's pizza. Lol. Needless to say, I don't think I need pizza for awhile. (: But it was still mega yum.
Okay time's up. But last miracle is finding one of our investigators, Raymond. Here's an excerpt from Sister Cutler's email:
So Miracle of Miracles:
We had not been able to find Raymond and couldn't get a hold of Eric (another investigator) to help us find raymond so we were kind of worried about that... and then we were at the Park teaching Roger and we were just about to say the closing prayer and guess who walks up!?|!|! none other than Raymond!!!!!! Amen Halelujah!!!! it was awesome!!! and so than we talked to Roger and Raymond for like 30 mins and we were able to get Raymond's address because he lost his phone... but we are going to go see him tomorrow! It was really neat and it helps strengthen my testimony about planning because we had planned to meet Roger at that park at that time the Lord was able to place Raymond in our pathway at that time!!! It was super neat and we are so excited for Raymond and the potential he has!!!!
LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH! CPR - go to church, pray, and read your scriptures! It'll bring out that light in you! (: