We felt that we needed to go and see a less active lady in our ward, so we did. We got there and her garage was open and her two little girls were riding their bikes around the garage. We pull up and they wave at us and then their mom comes out and says "Oh hey girls". We ended up helping her clean and build a bed for her youngest girl. We got to pray with her and she taught her girls to pray it was actually kinda nice.
|Elder Powell Made us Skirts!!|
Guess what?! YES MORE VOLLEYBALL! The YSA class invited us to share a message with them and so we did and then we got to play volleyball! There were A LOT of people there. It was just a ward thing but a lot of less actives and non-members showed up to play from Galt and Sacramento and so forth. It was a good show. Then Friday we got to play a little bit with the Fowler's after we shared a message with them as well. I recommend studying and pondering on Exodus 14:14. A VERY short scripture full of so much truth.
Saturday morning we headed out to Murphy's for an Emergency Preparedness Fair that a lady in the Murphy's ward was in charge of and she asked if we could come and help out. Murphy's is about an hour and 20 minutes away from Ione and we had to be there by 8:30. It was a busy morning and a long day at the fair. We were NOT aloud to proselyte so that was sorta hard, but we were seen. After we got home within the next 5 minutes we were out the door again to go build a shed for a member in the ward. Westy and Booboo came and helped and we had a hoot. We just messed around and the shed was up in a matter of... 4 hours or so... HAHAHA. Ok it took a bit but the shed was 7' by 7' and 8 feet tall. So it was sorta fast. ***BAD MISSIONARY*** It overlapped into the women's broadcast so we actually watched it the next day.
Sunday morning! Beautiful testimony meeting. It sort of had a trend. Christ LOVES us, and no trial or tribulation is put in your life without knowing you can overcome it.
Sunday we got to watch the Women's broadcast with the lady that we built the shed for. Since she was helping and neither of us watched it.
QUESTIONS OF THE SOUL:
-Why didn't I say that...?
-What does Jesus Christ mean to you?
-What is mattering to you?
-Can you Recognize the Spirit?
-"Bound to Him by loving ties"
- COMMIT TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST!
This conference was amazing and just like my mom said, I AM listening with different ears now. These are LOADED with helpful information. Grateful for the opportunity and resources we have to listen to talks and partake of others knowledge of the restored Gospel. Their testimonies have strengthened mine.
I remember in the MTC at our Goodbye devotional, the MTC president said "You will experience heartbreak on your mission, much more than a dear John or dear Jane letter. This heartbreak I am talking about is when an Investigator that you have been working with no longer would like to meet with you." Well I have received my first heartbreak on my mission. This morning we received the text that E and M can not read the Book of Mormon anymore. My heart LITERALLY hurt. But I just had to realized that we planted a seed that may grow later down the road, but for now we have to let go. These things happen and I am so grateful for my companion to lift me up and say KEEP MOVING FORWARD. Cause that is all you can do. Loved them and wish them the best.