Monday, April 28, 2014

4/28/14 | A Bedioun, a Congressman and a Missionary.

Good Monday People, 

Went to a fascinating fireside Brother Kruman had at his house last night. He runs the only chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers east of the Mississippi...wonder why it's not more popular out here...
Beadioun: His name is Ishmael (Ish for short) and he is the first Beadioun Diplomat for Israel. Pretty neat. He spoke at a tiny fireside we were at last night and it was really cool to hear what he had to say. He is very nice too and wrote a tiny biography called "A Shepard Journey" go read it and tell me all about it k? He invited us all to go stay with his family in their beadioun village. (HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?!--sign me up) 

Congressman: Fitzpatrick to be exact. Never heard of him, but then again I don't know many congressmen on any sort of name basis. His wife and I are basically BFFs. She told me all about her 6 (that's right six) kids and we had a grand old time! 

Monday: Oh don't worry, we just drove 15 min to Pennypack to visit SISTER BETTILYON!!! NBD. I love her so so so much! We could talk for dayyyss! Best p day everrrr

Tuesday: I was feeling sicky sick, but we were going on exchanges, I was supposed to stay in Morrisville with Sister Wilson but then the sisters saw me and thought it would be better for me to go to Doylestown with Sister Shaia because the mission nurse is in their area so we could just to go her house and stuff. So we did and she predicted seasonal allergies from the mold fiasco, just was Dr Charlie diagnosed!!! YAY. Tuesday rolled into thursday and we went did some volunteer work at a thrift shop (favorite service activity!!! you get first dibs on everything) Let me just say that I love sister shaia! I hope we get to serve together one day!!! She is the one from PG (we met her brother in law at CTR Clothing that one time mom?) 

Thursday: We planned. Comp inventoried for...a while. My dear young companion is...I'll leave it at struggling. Let's all pray for her k? Then we had what I like to call a series of miracles! First we went to our dinner apointment at IHOP. The member brought a friend (IBM!) (miracle 1) Then we were driving back and followed a random thought to stop by Jim's house. He came out to his porch and talked with us for a bit. He told us that he just got put on a job site that dosn't allow smoking (miracle two). I got right up into his face and said, "JIM! Do you think God's trying to tell you something?!" he chuckled and said yes. :) He also told us that he wanted to just come to the church the night before becasue he needed peace. He almost called us. (miracle 2.5). Then we followed another random thought to go to the Heaps and on the way I told sister wright to call Lydia (random thought) so she did but no answer. We parked at the heaps and they weren't home...bummer but Lydia called back. I was able to teach her the most incredible lesson over the phone and invite her to be baptized for May 11!!! YEAH! (miracle 3 + 4+ 5) I commited her to pray about the date and to let us know. She texted us back a little while later and said she was ready for a Mothers day baptism! (miracle 6). Random thought back tracked us to the church, on our way we got a HQ referral (miracle 7). We were already headed in that direction so we said let's go see him now! The lord time's everything perfectly so when we got there and couldn't see any house numbers, a guy walked out of his house and so I just asked hiim if he knew an Elvyn. oh it's his dad (miracle 8) His name was Zach and he told us Elvyn would be home tomorrow at 3. Before we left, Random thought me whipped out a book of mormon and said, "listen Zach, I know that this book is true and the things inside will change your life. But you don't have to believe me, will you read it?" Yeah! he exclaimed. (miracle 9). and we made it in and safe by 9 (miracle 10). 

But then things took a turn for the worst when we got to the apartment and our door was wide open....bad feeling took us runnin back to the car to call the DL. he didn't answer so we called the ZL's and told them that if they tried to make us sleep there that night we probably wouldn't be sleeping. So president gave us permission to go stay with the Pennypack sisters. Lovely. The elders came and checked the apartment but we still had this weird bad feeling about staying there. So they gave us blessings and in mine they told me that Heavenly Father agreed with my decision (to not stay the night there). So off we went for a sleepover with Sister Bettilyon and Sister Adams. They actually live in our area...weird so it was nice to be able to work on the other side of our area we usually dont have miles to go to on friday morning. 

Friday: Sister Wright got sick.

Saturday: Special Olympic volunteering and we found a Mini Reading Terminal Marking called Newtown farmers market on our lunch break. 

Well, That about sums up my week folks! 

I've been studying Patterns lately. GOOD STUFF. When I started my studies on thursday morning with this focus, I was thinking it would be about patterns of the priesthood and stuff like that. But the patterns that the modern day prophets focus on are Family, marriage and ...somthing else I wasn't expecting. Hmm I promise my insights on this was really good, I'll expand more next week when I have my notes fresh. 

Love you!!
Sister Bailey

PS. Remember Maddie Peters from West Chester? She just facebook messaged me and told me she finally went to church yesterday!!! HORRAY!

PPS oh yeah we had the most epic adventures in Valley Forge today :) pictures to follow.
Washington's chapel at Valley forge
Valley Forge

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