Wednesday, January 21, 2015

6 WEEKS!!!!

I cannot believe that I am starting my last transfer of my mission....NOT OKAY. I think I could literally be a missionary for the rest of my life! I tell people that if I could be a missionary while being able to see my family, I could definitely do it for the rest of my life! It truly is "THE LIFE!"
Let me tell you about this crazy week....
To start off I should let you know that today was transfers and I am now companion's with Sister Briggs! She is amazing I am so excited to be with her!!! We are going to have so much fun together! She is from Orem, Utah too, so I already know that you are going to love her mom!
Monday- We were having the usual p-day when an investigator of ours called us and told us that she just lost her baby due to a miscarriage. It was so sad! We spent the rest of our p-day with her talking to her and bringing her ice cream! We then had what we call DLC the rest of the night! I love those meetings! Super enlightening!
Tuesday- We drove down south to Columbia Kentucky. We spent all day Tuesday there with Sister Parker and Sister Bunker. They are both wonderful! We walked into their apartment an were hit with the spirit! So cool!  I got to spend the day with Sister Parker! She is so AMAZING!!! I love her so much! She is a spiritual powerhouse! I met some amazing people in Columbia that day and saw a lot of miracles! Funny story for you: We knocked on this house and this couple from a European country answered. The woman goes we will pray with you because we love the Lord not because we love your church. I say the prayer and as I am saying it she ends it and says thanks for bringing these girls now by was so weird....
I think she didn't understand English very well, so she thought I was finished or something and she added her two cents to the prayer! HILARIOUS!
Wednesday- We left Columbia that morning and drove to Glasgow Kentucky where we spent the day there with Sister Webster and Sister Nesser. They are both awesome sisters! It was cool because I got to be with Sister Webster who goes home tomorrow. I love  her and learned a ton from her that day! We had a great time doing service, and teaching some fabulous people! It has been cool to see the miracles that are happening from focusing on SHEPHERDING GOD'S CHILDREN TO THE TEMPLE! It has been the focus of almost every lesson and it has been soo cool!!! We had dinner with this amazing member who has every talent and ability that I wish I had! I just sat and learned all that I could from her!
Thursday- We drove up to Louisville to go to zone meeting and got stuck in traffic for about 2 hours! There were a ton of accidents because it snowed like half an inch....RIDICULOUS! People here do not know how to drive in snow. haha! It is okay though because we made it safely to our meeting, but just ended up getting there late! haha. The rest of the week was really warm! We have been in the 50's! SO NICE! We went and did service for a less-active member that day and helped her organize and clean! I love organizing and cleaning! SO MUCH FUN! It is so cool how when you have a clean organized home the spirit can be felt so much more! We then had dinner at our investigator Jamie's house! She made some good food and we taught her the Word of wisdom! She loved it and was like this is what God needed me to hear! It was amazing! We then saw Ladicia and Abraham! The young marvelous super prepared couple! They are so great! We literally go there and the spirit is so strong! We taught them part of the Plan of Salvation and they loved it! they just soaked it up. They also told us all the things they were reading in the Book of Mormon and explained everything they read and how it applied to them! I can totally see them in the temple in about a year! LOVE THEM!
Friday- We had an exchange with the Radcliff Sisters! I was with Sister Rammel in Fairdale that day! It was tons of fun! We did service for our investigator/ part member family the Madrids. I love them so much! Jessica, who is the mom and the investigator, is HILARIOUS! We just sit and throw witty comments back at each other all the time! She is like my sister! Her husband is a less-active member coming back into activity! So cool! They have two adorable little girls Shelby and Kasey. Jessica set her own Baptism date and it is for February 28th! So excited! It has been so cool to watch because she has made a complete 180 in the last few weeks since we met her! She at first didn't really want to take the lessons. Definitely didn't want to come to church, and really didn't want to quit smoking. Since she is married to a member she knows a lot about the church and why we come over. Well, I am happy to say that we are teaching her to quit smoking today. She is coming to church, and she is planning on getting baptized now! SO GREAT! MIRACLES!  We saw this less-active Sister Elliot and she is working towards the temple! I love her and am excited for her! We also saw Emanie, who is a recent convert. We helped him prepare his talk because he was asked to speak in sacrament meeting. We saw a few other people too! Sister Rammel is hilarious and we had a great time together!
All of the missionaries in our ward.
Saturday- We had some meetings, then we saw a recent convert Sister Moon! She is an older lady that is so cute! She gave me a brand new pair of running shoes because they didn't fit her! so NICE! TENDER MERCIES! We then had lunch with our district at a place called Tumbleweed. I have never heard of it until I came out here. It was good! We tried this referral and let me tell you how interesting this was....We met two guys. One named Andrew, who is gay, and the other named Joseph who was definitely not. We had a great conversation with Andrew and he just kept telling us how much he loved us! Then Joseph kept sort of trying to flirt/ ask us creepy weird questions. Andrew was legitimately interested in our message, while Joseph just kept making random hilarious comments about the preachers on Tv and how good they are. It was such an awkward/hilarious situation! Then as we walked away there was a man sitting on the steps that heard us and asked us to say a prayer with him. We did and then he just got up and left. That was the weirdest 20 minutes of my life! We saw Ladicia and Abraham again and had a great lesson with them! We also saw a less-active member Sister Hilquist! I love learning from her and teaching her! Also, we found out that Sister Goodrich was leaving...
Sunday- We had an amazing CHURCH TIME!! I love CHURCH! I love partaking of the sacrament! It is amazing! After church we saw a recent convert named Paula! I love Paula so much! She read's and read's and read's, and I am pretty sure she knows more about the Gospel than I do! She has only been a member fro 6 months! We then had an amazing lesson outside with Derek! He is really searching for peace in his life and told us that he knows that we can lead him to it! We went and saw a new investigator Phillip. We didn't share much with him because he was high and so he was a little defensive and can't really feel the spirit. We go back this week though. He really is so awesome!  We saw some other investigators and members too! It was a great Sabbath day!
Monday- We had a crazy busy p-day yesterday visiting people and helping Sister Goodrich pack! It was fun stuff! We didn't e-mail because the libraries were closed, so that is why I am today!
PRAYER this week: Pray that Jessica and John can quit smoking. Also, Pray that Ladicia and Abraham will continue to progress.
Challenge: read your patriarchal blessing! They are amazing and I know that they help a ton!
Scripture: 2 Nephi 32: 9 ENJOY!
Sister Bradley 

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