Saturday, February 21, 2015

Feb 16, 2015

Hello from Walla Walla!
       What a beautiful day! For the first time since I got here, the sun finally came out this week!!! It came out on Thursday and we were so energetic and it was so nice out! I didn't have to wear a thick jacket and fleece-lined tights for the first time since like October. Then, on Friday... it was all over-cast and yucky out again... :( Members say that people here go into depression when its all foggy during this time of the year then they brighten up when the weather does. Hopefully, people will be more open now! It was nice this weekend too! Still had to wear tights and such but it was sunny! I rather it be sunny and cold then foggy or over-cast and cold so I'm counting my blessings!

      So my bishop lives like 10 miles away from town in the mountains. He has 2 kinds of "neighbors" (and by neighbors, I mean living things that aren't 10 miles away). His neighbors are his "deer and bear" friends that he feeds bread to every morning, and his parents... who live at the bottom of the hill he lives on. And we had dinner at his parents' house! They are so great too! I find it funny that their son makes friends with the deer that roam by his house... and they fed us ribs! His mom went on for about 10 minutes how she wouldn't be able to live if she couldn't eat meat. My favorite was when she was so shocked and was like "Oh my stars! You mean to tell me that there are people who don't like you and just close the door in your face?!" Psh!!! That's the story of my life! No one likes us! We knock on their door, they see us, then they turn off all the lights and pretend like they aren't home!  But any-whoosie! I loved going over there for dinner! They are so awesome! I love their entire family! We were walking the other day and we hear a honk so we turn around and we see my bishop's son (who, of which, we have never met before) and he waves at us! Then yesterday when we were walking, his mom honks and zooms past us in her car haha. I love the fact that, my bishop drives a super old and beat-up truck, his wife has a mullet and drives a red Jeep that has a "Life is good" cover over the back tire, and their 2 sons drive giant trucks! I just love all of them! I love the entire ward!

         On Saturday, we had Zone Meeting. We have 10 companionships in our zone. Our zone goals is to have 10 baptisms in March! That's one a companionship so looks like I'm going to somehow magically find someone who is actually interested in the gospel... do those actually exist? That's why I gotta hunt, scratch, dig, and claw them out like it says in Jeremiah 16:16! Seems like a dry-spell has been following me my entire mission. I'm ready to see the fruits of my labor! We are good at finding new investigators, they all just fall through and fall off the face of the planet! I just want a baptism! I know it's not about that but come on! I'm pretty sure Walla Walla is like the 7th Day Adventist capitol of the world or something like that because it seems like everyone here is 7th Day and they do NOT like the Mormons! Then again... who does? God does! Jesus does! And that's all that matters!

          We went to the temple today! Definitely needed that boost for the week! There is no doubt that the temple is the Lord's house!  There is nothing like the Spirit in the temple! No other feeling!
I love you all so much and thank you so much for all of your prayers! I hope you all have a fantabulous week!

Con Amor,
Hermana Rebekah Williams

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