I cannot believe it's another Monday AND that it's November! How did that happen?? This week was wonderful, as usual, and we were able to really draw closer to the Lord.
So Monday was Halloween and Sister M and I got our inner project runway on and made dresses with Sister Hunt, the lady we live with. It was so much fun! We thought it was only going to take us a couple of hours, but jokes, it took us from like 1:30-9, and we still weren't done. There were plenty of catastrophes that took place, including the time when I was attempting to surge the front and back of my dress together and then somehow bunched the fabric up so I surged a hole in the middle of the dress where there wasn't supposed to be one. But Sister Hunt is a miracle worker and was able to fix it and you would have no idea it ever happened. It was an incredible day to sit and continue to get to know Sister Hunt better. She already is one of our most favorite human beings, but this just furthered the love and admiration we have for her.
Okay, being honest here, this week was really slow for us. There weren't a lot of people home and when we did catch people at home, there were lots of door slams. But that is okay because it was an opportunity for me to make a choice. I could choose to be upset and discouraged and mad at the people in Berthoud, or I could choose to have faith and press forward and pray for miracles to happen. I chose to do the latter and I was uplifted and strengthen by my Savior. I know that things are tough so that we can better understand and be more grateful for the easy, busy, full times of missionary work.
We did get to see Crystal this week and she's been reading the Book of Mormon and she loves it! She wasn't able to have a whole lesson this week, but she has a lot of questions so we will see her this coming week and answer her questions for her.
On Thursday we had an amazing district meeting. Our district leader was teaching about the spirit and then allowed us all to have an opportunity to share our testimony with the rest of the district. It was so spiritual and powerful as we were able to be touched so strongly by the spirit. Oh and then I got glasses later in the day. I'm not blind or anything but I get really bad headaches and part of the reason is that my eyes strain quite a bit, so the glasses help me not have a headache 24/7.
Friday we had MLC! It was so amazing like usual! I love all of the amazing missionaries we have here in the FOCO mission. They are so wonderful! There was a big emphasis placed on the Book of Mormon and what an incredible and miraculous book it is. I was really impressed by the power of God in the restoration of His gospel upon the earth today. I know that the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith by the power of God. It could come by no other way. This knowledge has been an anchor and a blessing to me because I know that it is because God loves us that we have this gospel today.
Friday night the ward Relief Society had a craft night and we went to meet the nonmember friends everyone brought. We were able to meet some really neat ladies, and see some less active sisters there. It was fun to get to know the Relief Society sisters better as well.
On Saturday we had a really happy and exciting moment. So there is a guy that sells kettle corn every Friday and Saturday. I wouldn't say we are frequent purchasers, but we are pretty tight with the kettle corn guy. We stopped by to grab some and we asked for the $3 small bag, but he gave us the $5 big bag for the price of $3. We've been trying to share the gospel with him, and he really isn't interested. He's taken the lessons before and just doesn't agree with everything. But his comment when we thanked him for our kettle corn deal was, "You both know and understand that there are more important things than getting $5 for kettle corn." We know that he recognizes and sees that as Latter Day Saints we have an eternal perspective and look to the Lord.
There has been a lot of tragedy in Berthoud in the last year and this past week another one occurred. A 15 year old boy committed suicide and it has really shaken the town up. I just want all of you to know that your Heavenly Father loves you, your Savior loves you, and so many other people in your lives love you as well. You're not alone and you are such a blessing in so many lives.
I am grateful for my Savior and His atoning sacrifice for me. I know that He has marked the path and that He leads the way back to our Father in Heaven.
I hope you all have an amazing week! I love you and miss you!!!
Random bird that was being walked around Berthoud
MLC's featuring the dress I made
When the kettle corn guy gives you a $5 bag for $3