Howdy, howdy, howdy!
So, where to start this week? Monday we got together with the Zone and watched the elders play basketball and then we played chair soccer (we all have a chair and if someone hits our chair we get two lives, and then we have to sit out. But if we knock over someone else's chair, we get back in. I won the second game by a miracle shot!) Then we had Gumbo again at the Wybles and did some role-plays as part of the elder's lesson there. That was kind of fun.
Tuesday we had a Zone meeting and basically it was about how President has been telling us that we need to do this and do that and change this and we are working super hard!! And we're beginning to see the fruits of our labors! And it's amazing!!! But with that, we are also getting a little burned out. Because HE WANTS A TEMPLE IN MCALLEN!!!!! And we want one too! So we're trying to work super hard!! But also, we are trying to remember that we need to BELIEVE that we can do it. Because if we don't believe, then nothing matters.
Wednesday we helped Brother Gothard destroy his trailer, and then moved apartments. It took us 6 HOURS to move apartments. Luckily, the elders helped move our ginormus-yellow-dirty-couch, and we were able to clean out a lot of the stuff that was just chillin' in our apartment from other sisters. Now we have a smaller apartment and we can feel the Spirit a lot more in the new place. (the new apartment is just another building in the complex.)
Thursday we did service at the Scotts: putting up planks so they can put up their second attic. And worked the rest of the day. FRIDAY we went to Refugio!!! It was really cold (~37 degrees + wind + humidity.) Needless to say, we were offered rides twice, got a free jacket for Sister Peyro, and our bodies were super cold. But we are starting to go through the ward list and find out which addresses/phone numbers are correct, and seeing who needs to be seen! Which was super fun.
Saturday was AWESOME! we contacted, found someone new! Had ice cream at DQ with Oj, picked up the elders, knocked doors... it was absolutely amazing!
Then yesterday there was a YSA broadcast. It was SOOOOO good! I loved it. I also spoke with Elder Messinger and Elder Gonzalez about (suprise) missionary work. But we all covered something different, and it was super good. So fun. And yes-- even though I'm a missionary and talk to people every day, I still get a little nervous about giving talks. (but who doesn't??) And we had 45 people at church!! yay! now that the holidays are over and everyone's back at school, we hope to get the numbers to keep going up!
January 9, 2017