Monday, January 13, 2014

1/13/14 | How do you turn a beef & bean burrito into a breakfast burrito?

Hola Familia,
This week was AWESOME! So many good things happend! First of all we were able to teach, by various miracles and blessings, 34 Lessons!!! This probably doesn't mean anything to you because you haven't served missions (except for dad and mike...and I suppose this is going to VladaChao and Sis B--so y'alls will know what I'm freaking out about! ) We have a goal of 40 next week but we might up it if we get half way through the week and need to adjust.
Let's seee.....K____ is getting baptized on the 25th and she is SO EXCITED! We stopped by last night cause we were in Kennett and she said the prayer and expressed to our Father in Heaven how excited she is! It was so wonderful! She's doing good, her and A___n and wait for it.....A__R, came to church yesterday! (That's right sister b, I got amor to come to church!) A__r is adrians son and he likes smoking and doing nothing. but listen to this, we were at their house the other night and he was listening in (like usual) and then was getting all dressed up to go take a smoke and so I asked him if he would rather stay and read the scriptures with us instead of go smoke and he said yeah and stayed for the lesson and said the closing prayer. yah!
K___e is still set to get baptized on the 2nd! yayy! he is so prepared! I don't really know what else to say about him...We have been bringing Sister Albadine with us to teach him and she has been a wonderful addition to our lessons and always bears testimony of what we teach. She actually let us teach him at her house this week (because president has asked us to start doing that--teaching investigators inside members homes) and she brought him to church and stayed with him at the elders baptisms yesterday even though they were in spanish! Wow that woman is on fire! (Crazy right Sister B??!)
Maddie was going to come to church with us this week but at the last min her dad couldn't take her :( She was so so so sad and upset about it (which is actually good cause it means she had real intentions on coming) So we took marissa maxwell (laurel in the ward) to her house last night for a little lesson :) She's doing good and wants to get baptized. Unfortunately she is 17 so her parent's are going to need to be ok with it tooo and right now it's not looking like they will be.
Amy got home last night and we went out to lunch with her today! She is doing good!
Ok funnnnny story time: on tuesday, we went to see sister L___d and Sister C______a. They live in a nursing home and we went to the third floor where sis c lives and we couldn't find her. One of the nurses said she might be down stairs. So we go down stairs and a bunch of old people are gathered in the commons room...being serenaded by an Elvis impersonator...HILLARIOUS! So we find Sister C and her husband had come to visit her and asked if we would stay and sit with her a bit...okkk fine. So we had a grand time and he even sang my favorite song! How great thou art. (SISTER B I WISH YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!)

Another time we went to the nursing home this week (all the good stories happen there) We were visiting Sister C, She spends most of her time in the big room with other people cause she likes to talk, First of all, she gets SOOO excited when we come! (she has Alzheimer pretty bad) She always tells us how pretty we look and so on. So we talked with her for a bit and shared a spiritual thought (oh by the way are the olympics going on right now??? they have a tv in that room and i think i may have seen some speed skating action) As we were leaving we walked past a sad old woman that I have seen before and always say Hi to, She never responds but this time she just lit up with a huge smile! She grabbed my hand and kissed it and spoke some happiest gibberish and then grabbed sister Picketts hand and just held it for a while, we talked to her for just a min and there was such an amazing feeling. It was like our spirits connected! I know that she knew that we were representatives of Jesus Christ and that she felt the spirit in our presence! Oh I hope all of you can have an experience like that!! Mrs. Boss and Pika: I CANNOT wait for the two of you to serve missions! You will have the best experiences and grow so much and you will love it and be the happiest and everyone will love you because you love Jesus! OH and Boo boo can serve a mission too cause seriously everyone will just love her cause she is soooooo niiiicceeee!
Oh we moved back into the Moldy Manor this week on tuesday. Boy was that a task! So much cleaning up after the workers trashed it! No bueno. We had put in a service elder request for them to come help us take out the ac unit from the window (it literally weighs 500 pounds) and possibly put our bed frames back together...we didn't really know how and thought that they could just do it while they were here. Good logic right? So on Wednesday, we get a call from the AP's saying that they are going to come help us out instead of the service elders..weird but ok elders. So they show up and think our apartment is the coolest one they have ever seen and such. Helped us out with the heavy stuff and then they were about to leave. Elder White asked us if we felt safe living here. I told him no (I was still convinced that we would die of mold poisoning like sister b) so he asked if our apartment had been dedicated. I wasn't sure but it probably was considering sisters had been living here for about a year now. He said that was ok and that we could rededicated it. Sounded like a good idea to me so we all knelt down and Elder White dedicated our apt to be a safe haven for us and prayed that we would be safe from crazy bacteria while we lived there. I'm pretty sure that's exactly what he said. Anyways, after the prayer, I felt so happy and safe in our apartment and we've both been so happy living there this week.

We found the best place to shop for groceries. It's called Swann's pantry (sis b its the place where sarah dise shops) and errry thing is like 1-2 dollars. and they have real stuff like naked juice and drumstick ice cream treats and party pizzas. Side Note for Jenna and Mike: Sorry I never believed you about Party Pizza's being the BEST thing on this planet. They are so good and I love them.
I love you all alooot. Have a fantastic week and is Nicky Gub home?!?!
Answer to Riddle: Put a fried egg on it. oh and ketchup helps (maybe that's what I had for breakfast this morning...don't judge #itwasgooood

The District
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1 comment:

  1. HA! I love Alyssa. This was fab! She is fab. Thanks for keeping her blog up! xoxoxo