Monday, August 1, 2016

Another Baptism Coming Up!

Hey hey there fam!

So this week was seriously one of the best ones ever. No joke. 

Sister Burnside puts up with my weirdness... only sometimes does she question the weird things I do.

First things first. LINDA IS ON DATE!! It was the best thing of my entire life. I don't know if I have mentioned this before but a little more than a month ago she got hit by a car and has had a concussion... and that was kind of her excuse for not being so for baptism. But this week when we went to meet with them we talked to Ken about him receiving the priesthood and that he could potentially baptize his wife and when she heard that she said that some switch flipped.She felt like that is why she was holding out. So she just got this adorable little smirk on her face and I asked her what the smirk was for and she turned to Ken and said "So, when are you going to be ready to baptize me?" IS THAT NOT THE CUTEST THING YOU HAVE EVER HEARD!! Me and Sister Burnside were freaking out! So... She is on date for August 13-- Ken got the priesthood yesterday so he will be the one to baptize her. I just love this.

Ha we had some other really funny moments that happened this week. First of all--  we walked out of a lesson and there was a mother deer feeding her 2 fawns (pictures to follow.) 

Our wildlife of the week. And as promised here is the Mama deer and her fawns :)

We also had a dinner this week with this super awesome couple in our ward. Their garden was growing outside and she gave us these peppers and said to give them to the Elders because they were the hottest thing she had ever tasted. I believe she said that they were apache peppers. So of course me being me had to try one to see if they truly were the hottest thing... let me tell you. My mouth has never ever been that hot in my entire life. Never will I ever question the members here ever again :)

Fun tender mercies this week. Our power went out (along with our entire side of the street) and was out for about 3 1/2 hours and we were worried that our food was going to go bad. The Elders called us for board updates and said that they were going to come get our food so it wouldn't go bad (it was a little after curfew) but me and Sister Burnside just said "No. Obedience brings blessings." and legit right after we said that the power turned back on. It was crazy!

Other tender mercy of the week. Yesterday at church we got there a little early because Ken had his interview for the priesthood so we talked to him before that. And the sacrament meeting before ours got out a little late so we walked by and I saw out of the corner of my eye someone leaving the chapel that looked super familiar. I literally ran after her and caught her just before she left the building. It was my home girl Kenzie Knapp! Yay for seeing my Provo friends. That was really fun to see her for sure!

The most interesting lesson that we had this week was with our investigator, Karen. Ha we walked in and the first thing she said to us was "I have a problem... I fell asleep in the bathroom putting on my makeup." Ha and I just thought to myself "same girl." But me and Sister Burnside couldn't help but bust up laughing. That lesson was also interesting because we were talking about Lehi and his family coming to the Americas and she just got hung up on the boat. She kept asking us "but what happened to the boat?" She asked us that like 5 times and we were just like "This happened like 600 years before Christ. I have no idea where the boat is." She eventually understood us but it was super funny.

On Saturday we had the opportunity to speak at this little girls baptism in our ward. We had gone and given her some lessons before her baptism and she asked us to speak at it, so we were all excited about that. I guess it went well because a couple people told us that was the best talks they had heard at a baptism. So either they were just being really nice or the spirit was super strong. But ya, it was really fun!

The little boy told me that he had a crush on me... So he wanted a picture :)


One other awesome thing that happened this week-- we have been trying ever since I got here to get a lesson with this little girl. And this week we were able to get in and have a lesson with her and I think that this upcoming week we should be able to put her on date. So that's super exciting!!
We did zone service finding and all of us sisters piled into the swagon wagon... never felt like more of a soccer mom in all of life.

Anyway, this week was just awesome! Lots of super spiritual moments but also lots of fun memories. I love Lethbridge so much!!

Quote of the week: This is Elder Ballard speaking about missionary work and he just sums it up perfectly! "weaknesses become strengths, challenges become opportunities, trials become triumphs, and adversity becomes an adventure in the service of the Lord."

Scripture of the week: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." 

Love you all and hope that you have a fantastic week. God is good.

Sister Ashley King

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