This is my looooooonnnnggg week in a nut shell:
We went to the Library and realized it was a holiday, so we went to the Church to do emailing for about 45 minutes each! So that was a crazy day…
We had a really good District Meeting! It was about humility, we learned about how we need to be teachable and denote everything to God, but what I really learned was that, to have humility you need to be confident in the gospel and be confident to do what the Lord asks us to do! I really needed to hear that!
After District Meeting, we exchanged with the Plattsburgh Sisters for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday we went to the Dewights’ and read the 1 Nephi 20-21 with them. They really enjoy reading The Book of Mormon! Later we chatted with another investigator and shared a scripture with her, she likes to tell us her problems and we reassure her with a scripture! The Sister I was teamed with is great! She is always positive and is always willing to do stuff! Then we had dinner with the Whites (We had pizza!)
We got up in the morning and I had the most exhausting workout ever! My companion for a day is over there smiling and having a good old time and I’m just plain exhausted, I need better work outs…
After that we had a good study! and we went on a hunt to find Sister Wells! We found her and she made really good tuna fish sandwiches! We talked with her for a while and taught her the restoration, she told us her conversion story, it is really cool to hear people’s conversion stories! It strengthens my testimony!
After that we went to our other investigators house and tried to help her understand prayer and why we pray and that we need to act on our answer when we receive an answer! We shared 1 Nephi 3:7, she was really touched by it!
Then we went to the church and had a mock Facebook lesson with the other Sisters. It was really good to see how a Facebook lesson works! I had never done one at that point! Then we exchanged back!
We spent the morning packing, cleaning the apartment, trying to wash the car, trying to find mink oil for my companion’s boots, going on Facebook, and eating food (breakfast and Lunch) and then we finally left to pick up the Sister’s in Glenville, and we ate dinner at Wendy’s.
We left our car at the mission office and we were pick up by the Albany van. Guess who was inside!?! My MTC companion! She jumped out when she saw me and immediately hugged me! It was a great reunion! I also saw another Sister who was coming from Carthage. She said when she goes to the military base there they have to take their name tags off… Interesting.
We woke up at 5:30 so everyone could shower! Then we had breakfast and I visited with my MTC companion for a while! Then we headed over to the church and had an introduction of Return and Report! After we went over safety, health, getting reimbursed for things, and car safety, we split into to groups, the trainer and the trainees. We talked about concerns and conquerors (With the assistants to the president). It was cool to see the change in so many people! We are all growing up! I also learned to work hard, and to work as hard as you can even if you feel like you can’t! Next we meet with president Wirthlin and he told us to set a goal to do at least one Role Play a day and to meet ten new people a day! So I am striving to do that!
At lunch we all chose a scripture about Light and we blew out a candle after we read it aloud, I chose Isaiah 60:19:
“The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.”
I really like this scripture, because even if the sun died we would still have light!
After (I got my package) we packed up in the car, we left for home! Well about 20 minutes out I look at my companion’s GPS and it was blank and I asked, “Why is your GPS blank?”
“I don’t know…” she said.
We tried turning it on, but it was no use her GPS was gone, and dead! So we called the Assistants, and they told us to call the Saranac and Plattsburgh Elders (They were in the same car together). Well they were going the complete other direction! So we asked some random people how to get to Glenville, so we found a radio shack and asked the guy to pulled up a map for us. Well he was nice enough to print the map out for us!
Now we would have gotten to Glenville just fine, but I’m really bad at reading maps, and we ended up in Schenectady. Sister Fiefia told us that she could get us home, but all she could find was Union Street! Here are some of our wacky quotes that came up!
“We are dumb. We are really dumb. For reals!”
“Guys we really need a Liahona right now!”
“That’s suppose to be your GPS!”
“Alright, who’s not being righteous?”
At an intersection, while we were on the phone with the Elders, Sister Fiefia told Sister Peterson to turn while Sister Boerup was telling her to stay straight!
Sister Fiefia thinks I’m hillarious… I’m not sure why… I told her all about primary and she just finds me hillarious!
So we finally made it to Glenville at about 8pm and we still have to drive for two hours home… but we finally made it!