Guess what? Finished another puzzle. :) It was an easy peasy 550 piece this time. :)
Yup. Didn't take long at all. It was quite fun, actually. :)
Wow. This week. Um...... yeah. :)
We started out with FHE with the Higleys, and Lucy give the lesson this week. Even though she struggles with English, she gave a very good lesson about choices! The Spirit was very strong there, and I'm proud of Lucy for putting together such a good lesson. :)
On Tuesday, we saw the Marsalas, which was perfect timing-- the next day Sister Marsala finally had her baby! Her name is Carlie. Anyways, we had fun with the Marsalas, joking about how the 10th ward has a Mormon Mafia, discussing myths about Mormons, and wrapping it all up with a thought about how we can always be a disciple of Christ. They're great. :)
We had a good discussion on Wednesday with Glenda Price. She's a less active member in 3rd ward who wants to come back, but has a Word of Wisdom problem. She's a really sweet lady. She wants to quit drinking and smoking, but isn't able to travel out to Nampa. So we decided that we would get the booklets for the addiction recovery program and would go through it with her, and we're each going to give up something. I'll let you know what I give up next week. If we're able to start this week. But yeah, we had a great discussion with her. I have full confidence that she will be able to get over this with trust in the Lord.
On Thursday, we saw Sister Nava, who I haven't seen since I came to 3rd ward. Oh, she looked so tired! She's been through a lot. But she wants me to cut her hair. :) I can't wait to do so. :) Hopefully, we will be able to see her more now that we know that she's not going to New York anytime soon.
Friday we went to Caldwell for an eye appointment for Sister Gray, and we ended up being out of commission for the rest of the day. Sister Gray and western medicine don't work well together. (Did I mention that Sister Gray is from American Samoa? No?.... well... now you know.)
Saturday was really busy! We had a lesson with the Hellyers, which went really well! It was about tithing and fasting. Which, looking back, I think we also did that the week before. Oops. Oh well, repetition is good. (Did I mention that I've been a little scrambled the past couple of weeks trying to get Sister Stevens home and getting a new companion? Yup. That's sort of a given.) Anyways, the lesson went smoothly-- they just sat there and listened and everything was ON TOPIC! Do you know how RARE that is with the Hellyers?! It was crazy! But it was good. :) We then saw the Taylors and finished the last lesson with them on Eternal Marriage. It was good, talking about how Eternal Marriage is supposed to strengthen the family against the adversary. It also gave us a chance to learn a little more of their back story. :) (They met at a collage ward. :) ) Anyways, they still want us to come over, so we still plan to visit... pretty much every Saturday still. (But sadly, he didn't come to church Sunday. No one did. Bummer.) We took a quick jog over to the Pitts after that, because I was going to cut Sister Pitts hair, and they didn't answer! So, we tried calling and texting her, at first with no response. So we went to check up with Sister Boatwright, who has a lot of trials in her life right now. And as we're visiting, we get a text from Sister Pitt saying sorry-- she had gone hiking! Oh, I was jealous. But that's okay. (I just want the weather to warm up so that we can play outside. That would be super nice.) After we finished our visit with Sister Boatwright, we went over to Karysma's house to check up on how she was doing. So, after chatting for a while, we set up a time to start the New Member Lessons, which her mom agreed to sitting down in them! YAY!!! And do you want to know what else? HEATHER WOODS CAME CLOSE TO BEING BAPTIZED WHEN SHE WAS LIVING IN UTAH!!!!!!! So, we're hoping that she'll come around and want to be baptized again. :) Also, we're going to have a bake-off with Karysma to see who makes the better cake. :) I'm excited. :)
There wasn't really anything exciting about Sunday, except that we got a referral! There's this less active lady in the 10th ward, Faith Barks (who I haven't even seen on the records), and her daughter is interested in taking the lessons! So we're planning to contact them tomorrow. I'm super excited!
Well, that's all for this week. I love y'all! Keep the faith!