So it was starting to get bright and sunny, then yesterday a blizzard decided to crush all the hopes and dreams of Sister Efnor... but really, I am loving Park City.
I was introduced to a game called speedball. Its basketball, soccer, and ultimate Frisbee all in one.
During the game I went to jump up and grab the ball when all of a sudden, my lack of physical exercise and increase in food caught up with me. While in the air both of my calves cramped up, Ive never had a bear take a bite outta my leg before but Id imagine that if one did it would feel something like that. Quickly, gravity brought me back to the ground in a not so graceful manner. Everyone thought that from the look on my face I had broken something. Nope. Im just getting fat and out of shape. So yeah, that was embarrassing.
This whole week has been pretty solid.
After we had knocked on every door that we could think of, me and Sister Nelson looked at each other and both had the same thought to go and visit one of your investigators. Her name is Davida, and she is a gem. She is a grandma and is such a strong woman. Sister Nelson said that she and her previous companion had never gone to her house unannounced, well..there's a first time for everything!! We knock on the door and Davida answers, she was so happy to see us. Turned out that she had taken her grand kids and her roommate all to go ice skating. Her roommate Terri fell and hit her head hard while skating and was taken to the hospital. While in the hospital Davida said that she had the thought to call us to see if we could come and visit but decided not to because she didn't want to bother us. She thought it was such a tender mercy that we just so happened to stop by that night, we went to the back room where Terri was and said a prayer with her and offered to have the elder come by in the morning to give her a blessing. The next morning we went over and gave Terri and blessing, Davida was in tears after the blessing and 10 min after we left we got a text from Terri saying that her headache went away.
Davida came to church and sat by us during sacrament. After Gospel essentials she said that she needed to get home to take care of her grand kids and Terri, when we were walking her to the door and looked out the window..it was snowing (of course, in april..snow) anyways, Davida looks at us and asks if this could be a sign that she shouldn't go home but that she should stay for relief society. Me and Sister Nelson both went "YES!". We dropped her off at relief society and after we were done subbing for a primary class we went to meet up with her. She told us that she has a friend that was LDS and left the church, and now her friends kids dont have any kind of religion and are kind of lost in life. Davida said that as head of her home she thinks that she needs to commit and be baptized and set the example for her kids and grand kids. Me and sister Nelson were floored, we were so happy for her!
We knew that heavenly father had answered ours and Davidas prayers.
Other things that happened this week..
I saved a squirrel that was trapped in a neighbors backyard.
We were able to hit 20 lessons this week, and are looking to increase our efforts and faith as time goes on.
Funny story ( Me and sister Nelson constantly find ourselves in tears from laughing so hard but heres just one experience that we had)
So last night we were stopping by whoever we could so we could hit 20 lessons this week. We stopped by and investigator that they had dropped awhile ago, Sharlene. We came in and talked, shared a message and sang her a hymn. Then came time to pray. Sister Nelson volunteered, so right when she is about to wrap it up Sharlene yells (literally yells) right in the middle of the prayer "MOST IMPORTANT!". Mine and sister Ns head shoot up for fear of our flippen lives to see what the heck is most important! Then she says "Pray that i will find a job for the summer, Lord i need a Job!". We both looked at each other and bowed our heads again as we tried to contain our laughter. I had to bite my jacket to keep from laughing as sister nelson prayed that she we find a job.
If your not laughing then i guess you just had to be there hahaha because it was hilarious. The end.
Thank you all for the support and love you give me. It helps more than you know.
I love this work and I love the people i serve with and the amazing people that i am meeting everyday. I am constantly blown away at how the Lord is preparing our brothers and sisters to partake in the blessings of baptism, but its up to us to find them. Go find em bothers and sisters!
Love sister Efnor
Easer Packages! Thank you to all who sent me mail and are always so thoughtful! I love you all!
My comp and I were laughing so hard when we pulled this outta our baskets from Mom...
Uncle Sam! Love you!
I cannot even begin to tell you how badly I wanted to jump on for a ride!!
Oh, and I also rescued a puppy! I want him!
View from the "Tree" and one for Ronnie...
(I do what I want! haha)