Monday, October 31, 2016

Don't let the bed bugs bite

Literally...So I heard this phrase a lot growing up, but this week it was a reality. We were on exchanges. I was still in my area, and Sister DeVuyst and I went finding and we were invited into an apartment. While we were teaching, we noticed that the couch we were sitting on had bed bugs and they were getting on to us... We are pretty sure that we got it all taken care of and that we didn't bring any of them into our apartment though. Fingers crossed!

Here's another joke. We were told this at Deseret Book today:
Why did the Mormon cross the road? To do work on the other side haha

But this week was an adventure! Exchanges for me was crazy. I was in charge of the area since I stayed. We had the run in with bed bugs, all but one of our appointments fell through, and the one that didn't was supposed to start at 8:15pm, but the investigator and the member who gives the investigator a ride forgot, so the lesson didn't start until 8:50pm, and so it had to be a short lesson so we could get home on time. 

On Wednesday, we had a hand off lesson. We had 2 investigators that we found in our YSA area who need to go to the family ward. Hand off lessons are always interesting. It went pretty well though. 

We also have a new investigator who we think has a lot of potential. He lost his wife about 2 1/2 months ago and he has a strong belief in God and Christ. We haven't taught him an official lesson, but we think it could be really good.

Oh, last Monday for FHE with our YSA ward, we got to help with some of the Christmas lights preparation. I helped string lights for bananas haha

With today being Halloween, we are doing 0 proselyting, which is very rare. Our mission is having an activity for most of missionaries in the mission. The only missionaries who aren't coming are the ones out in Globe and stuff since it is too far. 

This week I have been thinking a lot about how great the Plan of Salvation. This plan is so perfect and it is because our Heavenly Father loves us so much! He is so merciful. He gives us the ability to repent and become better. He does not punish us for making mistakes because we are human. I love this quote from Richard G. Scott's talk "Personal Strength Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ".  He said, "The joyful news for anyone who desires to be rid of the consequences of past poor choices is that the Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. Whereas the Lord warns that unrepented rebellion will bring punishment, when the Lord speaks of weaknesses, it is always with mercy." We do have weaknesses, but that is what the Atonement is for. It strengthens us and allows us to overcome our weaknesses and become better each and every day.

-Sister Smith

The banana lights I helped with haha

My Halloween "costume". This watermelon outfit is the closest I can get to dressing up lol

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