Monday, November 18, 2013

Zone Conference

Well hello family and friends! I hope you are all just wonderful!
I would like to give a shout out to Aunt Jan for sending me a package! Thank you! I loved it! especially the book that you put together!
I would also like to give a shout out to my best friend KARLEE BLANSCETT who gets MARRIED on Saturday!!!
We had zone conference this week. It was amazing! Zone conference is where President and Sister Woodbury come with the AP's and teach us. We drove up to Lexington for the conference. We had trainings, and I learned so much from them. Sister Woodbury had everyone in the zone ( about 50 people) take a cleaning quiz. Mom you will be so proud because out of those 50 or so missionaries guess who won the cleanest award! Oh yeah... that is right... I did! I got a container of homemade chocolate chip cookies for it! haha. I gave the cookies to a Sister who is leaving, but I am just glad that I won! haha
On the day of zone conference it SNOWED! It was crazy. We woke up and it was snowing. Luckily we were inside all day, so we didn't have to bike in it.
Speaking of weather, it POURED RAIN last night. We were walking home from our last appointment and it started to pour. Luckily we got under an awning for a few minutes. We ran from awning to awning, so we could get a little closer to home. On top of the rain it was super windy. It was crazy. The rain slowed down finally and we walked home. While walking home we had to walk through huge puddle ankle deep. We were drenched too! It was fun though! I am just glad it was freezing cold.
Well April, the 25 year old, came to church again. We set a baptismal date with her this week for January 11. It is a long time away, but she smokes so we have to work with her on quitting. She is progressing really well. She is so bubbly and enthusiastic about life. I just love her!
We had a branch pie night this week. We were the judges for it. Luckily I only had to have a little bite of each one to judge. April came to that as well, so she is getting involved with the branch. It is great!
We did service a couple times this week. We got to clean this older couples windows. They were cool because the window came in so you could clean the inside and the outside of the window while still being on the inside of the house. We also got to do a service project for a younger less active couple. 
Well we ate at a members house this week, and I tried another new thing. I tried coleslaw. Lets just say I almost puked. It tasted like horse raddish. Yucky. I did try it though.
We taught one of our investigators Maureen this week. We have only met with her twice because she is so busy. The lesson was so cool! We were about finished and this scripture Helaman 5:12  just came to my mind. I really felt like I needed to share it with her. Well I did because I am not going to ignore the prompting, and she almost started crying. She loved it, and was like that is so true! It was amazing! I hope that we can meet with her more. She is so great! The spirit is great!
We went and saw a couple of less actives in the hopital one night. We went and saw one lady who we have met with before. We chatted with her for a bit, and then we went to visit a guy named Brother Laquire. We had never met him before, but knew he was in the hospital. The elders told us he loves singing. He was in the hospital because he face planted it on the floor in the nursing home. He broke his neck and was all bruised up. They had a lot of tubes down his throat for breathing and eating. What makes it even worse is that he was supposed to go home from the nursing home in one day, and then he fell. He was in bad shape and couldn't speak to us with the tubes even though you could tell he wanted to. It was heart breaking. We said a prayer with him, and were about to leave when I remembered that he loved singing. I looked at Sister Peterson, and said lets sing to him. We sang "I know that my Redeemer live," and that spirit filled the room. It was amazing to see the peace that it brought to him.
I get to go to the gym today to jump on the trampoline. I am stoked! Yes, I will be careful. Don't worry!
That was all for this week here in Somerset Kentucky!
I hope you all have a fantastic week!!
I love you all!
Sister Bradley

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