"...behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass..."-Alma 37:6

Monday, August 13, 2012

Parseltongue and a Wacking Stick

So now for my week (just some highlights): Monday: we had FHE with one of my favorite families in our ward. They have the cutest little kids!! Tuesday: nothing too exciting. did a lot of knocking to find people but not too many people were home Wednesday: WE GOT BIKES! I'm not too sure yet if i should really be excited about that or nervous. Walking takes forever so this should pick things up a bit for the upcoming week for us. So the good news was that we got bikes because a member is letting us use them but the bad news is that we didn't have helmets so we couldn't use them yet. Also my companion's tire is flat so we have to fix that first before we can do anything. Thursday: we were running around all day. literally running. I was so tired when we got home but we were trying to get everything prepared for our baptism on Saturday so that was pretty crazy. Later that night we got to go to temple square with our investigator Elva who was the one getting baptized on Saturday. Friday: haha. So I'm gonna tell you a story but don't freak out. I never imagined myself in a scary movie but if i was ever in one it would probably go a little something like this. (so it wasn't funny then but its really funny now haha): so we went over and taught one of our investigators at like 6 pm so pretty early. anyway her name is Julia and we have been working with her for about 2 weeks now and trying to get her to go to church but she is super catholic. anyway we went over and taught her about the restoration and the Book of Mormon. we invited her to pray specifically to know if the Book of Mormon is true (she had been reading it already) and if Joseph Smith was a prophet of god, and if the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. that specifically and she did, that specifically. then we stayed kneeling on the floor and testified that she was feeling the spirit confirming that everything she had prayed about was true. Then she looked into my companions eyes and said sister would you believe me if i told you i speak in tongues but that i cant understand it? and sister picuasi said yes, you know like the gift of tongues that my companion (me) has because she is learning Spanish. and then she started like shivering but it was super hot in that house and then her body started shaking and she started speaking something that sounded like parsletongue (sp) from Harry Potter haha. anyway we called the elders over right away because that was definitely not the holy ghost haha. so they came over and gave her a blessing and cast out whatever it was that was in that room. The priesthood is super strong. it was an interesting experience that definitely increased everyone's faith in that room. Saturday: ELVA GOT BAPTIZED!!! :))))) Sunday: one funny story really quick-we were walking down a sidewalk and there was another woman with a tiny dog and she was carrying like a stick (painted and decorated...i have no idea why she was carrying a stick...random). anyway we were walking in opposite directions and i wasn't even going to approach her because we were going to another appointment but as we walked past each other she wacked me with her stick on my arm and cussed at me haha. i thought it was really funny and was more surprised it happened then anything haha. So that was my week. I hope everything is going well at home. I love and miss you all!

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