Relief Society can sometimes be really entertaining. We were having a lesson on "Stay in the Boat" by Elder Ballard and we were going through the rules of the water rafting. We got to this part of the talk.
‘At the beginning of the trip, one of the experience driver guides reviewed important safety instructions, emphasizing three rules that would ensure the group’s safe travel through the rapids.
“Rule number one: stay in the boat! Rule number two: always wear a life jacket! Rule number three: always hold on with both hands!” He then said again, with even more emphasis, “Above all, remember rule number one: stay in the boat!”
Then our 90 old year old lady piped up "If you can't swim then you don't get in the boat!" Sister Petty must have had her hearing aids in for once, she usually isn’t that quick!
Oh transfer calls are in and Sister Owens are getting split up! I will be taking over the Wassatch Stake, this is going to be fun!
Anyway, the big weekly!
Monday: just the usual and we went to the park though, it was chillier than the time we played kick ball... For dinner the Walker's took us out to a Chinese restaurant because they were leaving town on Wednesday. After that we had family home evening with the Hamilton's who are recent converts. Those lessons are always fun. One of the children is 8 and is very austistic we were singing "I am a child of God" for our closing hymn, Danny was singing a long and every time it almost makes Sister Owens and I cry. He is the sweetest boy. Then our 8pm cancelled so we went out and tried to contact some people.
Tuesday: We had a 4 hour training on iPads with Elder Clark and Elder Doneldson. Did I tell you all that we are getting iPads, if not then we are. HALLELUJAH, we've been waiting for a while. This is going to hasten the work so much! But the training wasn't on how we used iPads and got to play around with them and check them out, it was more about is and making sure that our hearts are in the right place and making sure that we were ready for the iPads. Our purpose is still the same; we just have a new tool to hasten the work. It was really good! Also it was nice to see the whole mission. Even Wyoming got to come down! So you know it was kind of a big deal. After dinner we went out with our 7th ward mission leader and went to some houses, no one was home but it was good to get out. We will be getting our iPads on the 6th March.
Wednesday: We were just catching up with leaders in the morning. After lunch we had an active member lesson with the Fyfe's in the 5th ward, they were super cute. Then we had a lesson with Miley on Lehi's dream and we were getting her to draw it out and we spoke about it. Then we had dinner with Elijah, Kathryn and his mum and we had a lesson after. We just love that family! Melissa (mum) is a recent convert and has finished her final temple prep class! Soo excited for her when she goes through the temple. Then we went on a visit with one of our Relief Society Presidents to a lady who just had a baby. Her baby was so cute, such a chunky monkey. Then we went out with 3rd ward mission leader for the rest of the night.
Thursday: Weekly blahblahblah and it took slightly longer than normal because we were having to make sure that the area book was up to date for the iPads. Then we had our lesson with the Barber's which was amazing, as always. We were discussing the Plan of Salvation. Then we did service for a lady in the 4th ward. After dinner we had a lesson with our new 12 yr old investigator Mesha. She's a cool girl. Then we had a lesson with Evan which was a discussion about the blessings of repentance because he has really changed his life around. He will be passing the sacrament for the first time on the 15th March.
Friday: District meeting was good, as usual. It was all about helping our investigators with their fears. Then we all headed out to lunch. After lunch we went to a care centre to see some members of one of our branches who have been really sick. Then we went and contacted because another appointment got cancelled. After dinner we stopped by a less active family and set up a return appointment with them. Then we had a lesson with Shelee which was good and then we had an active member lesson with the 4th Bishop and his family.
Saturday: We had breakfast at the Passey's (former high counsellor over missionary work) and then we started the move! I won't lie; I am looking forward to moving into a house and staying there for a good time. But we got everything moved throughout day in between appointments and stuff.
meetings, sacrament meetings and all that. So we walk into the building and I see this on our wall. Someone is antibritish......
It's sad that Sister Owens and I are getting split up, good bye my little hunter.... I'll miss you
I also realized that I only have 5 months left
5.......4.......3....2.....1 THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO..... it is really crazy how time flies, I guess it’s what happens when you are having the time of your life.
Hope you all have a great week!
So long, farewell. Till next Monday.
LOVE YOU ALL A WHOLE LOT
Sister Hughes xoxoxoxoxo