Monday, January 26, 2015

Another busy week!

Hello from Walla Walla!

       Boy, do I have some stories for you!!! This has been quite the week!

  We share the car with another ward's sister missionaries. We get the car after P-day, Last P-day when we got the car, both of our CD cases were missing! We have no idea what happened to them! The other sisters said they were in the car when they got in the car that morning to pick us up, but when we got it, they were gone! So all of our CDs could be anywhere between our 2 areas. We still have no idea where they are and we are now music-less... :'( 

BUT! we were told by our bishop to go visit the F family. They are a part-member family. They are Polynesian :) it made me feel at home :). It was also super awkward though... The 19 year-old son opened the door, we asked if his mom was home, he said yes so we went in... the mom never came out... So it felt like we were in a house of a bunch of men and super uncomfortable (we have to have at least another woman with us to go in a home of men). But his brother/cousin was there visiting from California. He had A LOT of questions! He seemed pretty interested too! But sadly, he leaves to go back to CA today :( He wouldn't give us his address either so we cant send missionaries over to his house :(

        Friday was a rather interesting day... first off, we had interviews with our mission president at 9 am.  We had a nice little chat about faith... and then he looked at my planner... First of all, it is completely water damaged from when we had to walk in the rain. Then he looked at my plans and numbers and said "Wow! You need to act in faith more!"... We're working on it President... 

 But then! we had a lesson with Dan! He is 57 and is on oxygen and crutches for some reason that we are unsure of. We met him while knocking a week ago and he is so solid! The first lesson we had, he was very difficult and the "show me a sign" type of investigator. This time, his heart was way softened! He was more interested and participating more! He has a hard time reading the print in the Book of Mormon, but he said he would still read it everyday! We read some of the introduction with him then I asked him what it would mean to him if it was true, he said it would mean a lot and he wants to know. Then I said "When you know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, will you follow the example of Jesus Christ by being baptized by someone who holds his priesthood authority?"  then he said yes! But then we tried to put him on date but then he was like "No, I will tell you when I want to be baptized" so he's not on date yet :/ Working on it though! And then we had weekly planning... :/ I mean yay...

       We had the most intense dinner on the face of the planet on Saturday! They are in the mountains(aka the middle of nowhere!) we were having a normal conversation and then it somehow comes out that he use to be a stake president and now he teaches seminary. Sister B asked if he likes deep doctrine because we love it. Him and his wife both start laughing, we wondered why, then we had the most mind blowing, 2 hour conversation about the Light of Christ!  It was so intense! He said he learned all about it in DC 88. So I tried to read it.... it was so confusing I understood so little of it! They signed up to have us over for dinner next month, and I am so excited! I told him to write a book :)

       Sunday... Sunday was... fun... we walked for about 2 hours in fog so thick I could barely see past my face just to go to dinner... It was ridiculous! As we were leaving dinner they were like "Where did you park your car?" us: "We walked" them: "From where?" us: "...7-11..."  7-11 is like 4 miles away! them: "oh my gosh I'll give you a ride!" so we had them give us a ride to about half way because we felt bad for making them take us. It was actually pretty fun though! It was an adventure! 

This morning was nuts! We have to pay to do our laundry, but we didn't had enough quarters so now all of our clothes are all over our apartment to dry, we accidentally locked ourselves out of our apartment, and we ran out of soap... Crazy stuff! It's all good though! I have just learned to laugh about it haha. I hope all is well down south and I love you all!

Con amor,
Hermana Rebekah Williams  

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