Friday, September 30, 2016

"Last door, 4th floor"

Hello hello!!

So it's Monday again... crazy how fast Monday's come.
But anyway, first things first. The subject line-- this was my favorite pun from this week. There is this super cute old lady in our ward named Sister Longbotham (not to be confused with Longbottom from Harry Potter) but there is this less active guy named Rex who is pretty much wanting to marry her... but for her there is no rex-ual attraction... ha I laughed too hard at that one.

Linda is adorable and made me this super cute vase :)

The world's largest shower-- it's like 2 by 2...

Just a cute little house we found this week

Ok so these "car2go"s are all over the place here. I don't know if that is just a Canada thing or if it's in the states...


In case you are ever wondering what fun things are going on in Calgary, this is the information board!

I forgot to mention how cute Sister Francis is. Somehow it came up that Grandma King always had
lemon drops and how I loved them... she gave me a bag before I left Lethbridge.

But anywayyyyy this week was pretty good. We didn't have the car so there was lots and lots of walking. It also just so happens that it was the coldest week thus far on my mission. YAY. But no it was actually super fun. Accomplishment of the week; it was HORRIBLE weather on Wednesday-- super rainy and cold, and yet we were still out and about doing things. We walked 15 kilometers. So even though it was a long and wet day we still felt like we had given it our all. When you get home at the end of the day and you can't keep your eyes open, that's when you know that you worked hard :)

So ya, this week was definitely us finding the tender mercies cause it was pretty rough... But hey, we met some very VERY interesting people while we were out tracting and street contacting. On Tuesday we were just having a super slow day, honestly just wanted the day to be over and we were just sitting on the bus when this little girl named Betty came and sat next to me. She was just super cute and had the most energy and I just loved her. I felt like that was the Lord just giving me one little confidence boost to get through the rest of the day, and it totally worked. That day I helped Sister Barlow give away her first Book of Mormon while out on her mission. That was pretty sick and she was super excited about that! Going along with the bus tender mercies we made it a point this week to try to talk to more people on the bus and just make them feel good. We aren't allowed to proselyte on the busses unless they ask about it, but we have been trying super hard for people to just feel uplifted after talking to us. And when we got to our stop the bus driver talked to us before we got off and said that he was listening to us talk to people and he just wanted to tell us to keep smiling because we really are making a difference in people's lives. So again, the Lord coming in clutch with the confidence boosts!

So we have started this fun game where we see who can give away the most pass along cards/ BOMs/ pamphlets and whoever wins at the end of the week the other person owes them a treat. So that has been a fun motivation for us both to just talk to literally everybody! We have been killing the street contacts this week! It's been pretty awesome.
We met with this less active in our ward-- that was also super interesting. The first thing that she says to us when we walked in was "I'm looking at 2-10 years in prison and I'm totally content with that." Ha so that goes to show you what an odd meeting that was. Don't worry I think she'll be fine.

We had some good lessons this week with Linda and Dara. Linda is on date for October 8 and Dara is on date for October 15! So we're pretty excited for what we got going on. They are both super adorable and you can see the difference in them from the first time I met with them to now... it's incredible!

Lastly, WASN'T WOMEN'S CONFERENCE LIKE THE BEST THING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD?!?! I seriously just ate the whole thing up, it was so good. Leave it to President Uchtdorf man! His talk was amazing! All the talks were great but I especially liked his. When he talked about going to the "last door, 4th floor." Never has a little statement like that been so relatable. It just makes me feel like pressing on even when it's hard because eventually you will find that person that is so ready to meet with you. I'm so pumped for conference this week you have no idea!!!

Anyway, this upcoming week is going to be great. We're just going out and finding more people to teach :)

Love you all and hope that you have a fantastic week!

Quote of the week: "If you're going to serve others or worship the Lord, you're the happiest and most effective when you do it with all the joy and energy you have."

Scripture of the week: D&C 123:17-- Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

-Sister King :)

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