So this week was an interesting week! To say the least! I will start off by sharing a funny story with you.
So I think I told you about this little old lady in our ward named Sister Decato?? She is in her upper 80’s and she is a HOOT. We are asked by the ward to go “check on her” throughout the week because she is very fragile and is supposed to pass away soon. We have become very close to her and she loves us a lot. The other day we were telling her a story about how we got proposed to by an old man and she said “You can’t do that! That is bigamy! ” We tried to explain to her that we both were not going to marry this man and she was just as upset as can be! Haha! She also tells her friends that we live in her back yard? Haha! We LOVE her. We invited her to the potluck dinner our ward was having and it caused QUITE the fiasco. We had to help dress her and get her out the door! At the potluck, she just ate the ENTIRE time. Keep in mind that this woman hasn’t eaten in years because she cannot move to fix food for herself. Everyone was really worried about her eating so much but she wouldn’t let anyone take her food from her! When we dropped her back off at her house with a couple of the ward members, we found that she was locked out!! She had “misplaced” her keys. We had to have some of the elders come over and pick the lock. There is never a dull moment with Sister Decato!
Soooo many crazy things happen in Parkland. I wish I had time to share them all. But in 8 ish months you guys will just have to come here with me and experience it for yourself!
We had a miracle this week!!! Brace yourselves for this story! It definitely is in my top five of missionary moments! So we get this referral from the Spanish elders for a guy. They told us that his son was recently baptized in North Dakota and was really interested in this religion his son had just joined! So Davis and I went over a few days ago to meet him and he is AWESOME! Here is his story:
His son was highly addicted to drugs and struggling with life. The missionaries in North Dakota found him and the gospel changed his life. He was so excited about it that he was begging his dad to look into it. So he decided that he better take a trip over to North Dakota and visit his son! When he got there he was amazed! His son was totally different! He got to meet the elders and he said the spirit was very strong. When he got back from the trip, he pulled into his driveway and low and behold elders were standing on his porch. Crazy huh?! He told the elders that he really wanted to meet with them but they’d have to come back another day because he had been driving for hours and was very tired. The elders told him that they were Samoan speaking elders but that they would send the English sisters over. Well, the Samoan elders never told us about him. But don’t worry! God was very aware of this! A few days later he ran into the Spanish elders and they quickly referred him to us!
So, needless to say, he is awesome. Super prepared! We taught him the restoration and gave him a Book of Mormon. He was SO excited. He said that it all made sense and that he knows it is true! It was so cool! The happiness that day was more than I have felt in a long time. The spirit was so strong and I am so excited for him and his son.
Yesterday we got to go to another missionary fireside and Davis and I got to ride with President and Sister Weaver! It was actually way way fun! It just felt like a family road trip! It was an hour long ride to get there so we had some pretty good conversations. They are so funny! We love them.
I know that the church is true! I know that our Savior lives! I know what he wants for us and I know that this gospel is incredibly important. It is the only way for true happiness in this life and in the life to come! I am so grateful for the Atonement and how it allows us to be free and happy! I am so happy to be on a mission 🙂
I love you guys so so much! Talk to ya next week! 🙂