Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Another Transfer Gone

So this big news this week is....*drum roll*  Sis Ward and I are staying in Eagle Canyon together!  So tons of big changes haha.  This week was such a great week, end the transfer with a bang!  We had our highest lesson count yet and didn't even see a couple of our 'regulars'!  
General Conference worked some miracles and we had several people at church that haven't been in years including a couple families.  We also met with this family (Brent and Katie) we have been working with for a while.  She has been a member all her life but hasn't been to church since High School and he is a convert of about 3 years.  He told us his conversion story and it is the coolest thing ever.  So he was at work on the internet and saw a couple ads for  One of them was advertising/explaining the Book of Mormon.  When he saw it, he heard a voice in his head, plain as day, say that he needed to read that book.  That was right before lunch.  Brent goes home to eat lunch and cannot get the thought out of his head that he needs to read that book.  Which he thought was ridiculous because they didn't even have a Book of Mormon!  He would get it later from someplace.  Then he heard someone telling him to go to a box in the garage and look through it.  He goes out and rummages through the box but doesn't see anything so he turns to leave and he felt someone turn him around and tells him to look in the box again.  At the very bottom is a Book of Mormon.  How cool is that?!  He was baptized in 3 weeks.  It gave (and still gives) me goosebumps.  The people that have gone before have such a hand in missionary work now and it is comforting to know that they are there helping us and guiding us.  If I can help this family get back to church and sealed in the temple, my life would be complete.  It's crazy how much love you can feel for people that you have only known for a short while.  It's my favorite part of being a missionary.  Seeing how much the gospel changes peoples lives for the better.  Lots of people have such good lives already but the gospel brings that much more joy and peace into them.
Ok, so crazy story of the week.  I found out why you and everyone else has been having such a bad week this week.  Apparently, Mercury is in Retrograde.  Let me explain.  We were at Kelly's house (she is the Pagan lady we teach) and she was having a really rough week.  Lots of things going on.  But she should have known because Mercury is in Retrograde!  It happens once a year when Mercury is in a certain position in the sky and anything that can go wrong will in the 10 days leading up to it and the 10 days following.  The apex of the 'bad luck' is on October 21st.  So stay in bed and don't do anything!  Don't say I didn't warn you.  The funny (well kinda) thing is that while we were there, Kelly had a gold crown pop out, her cell phone broke, and we were on exchanges and the sister we were with had a severe allergic reaction to the parrots and we almost had to take her to the hospital.  Insane! haha  But now anytime anything goes wrong, Sis Ward and I look at each other and say "Mercury is in Retrograde." Keeps us entertained.  
Well, that's all for this week and hope ya'll are enjoying the weather!
Sis. Rae

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