Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day

*To the tune of Saturday is a Special Day* : Labor Day is a Special Day - The Day Everything is Closed on a Monday - We Sit at Home and Wash our Clothes - And Wonder What we are going to do with the rest of our Day.

Well you guys are lucky because we have a family History Center that has computers in it that we can email at! You just get to hear from me really late in the afternoon. Usually we go to the library because there are only 7 computers and 8 missionaries serving in our ward. So it's pretty fun. Also the internet is slow where ever we go, I guess that is the only down side.
Well this week has been a lot better than last week. We actually taught people and found a few people to teach! Yay!  Our main working area right now is Grafton. Which is like the slums I guess you could say, but there are a few really cool people who live there. Like Christine Lewis and her family, Floyd and Cindy, Sandy, and Donald. We were able to teach all of them this week! It was the best! Now. They all just need to come to church and be baptized :)
I got to do something really unique this past Wednesday. Elder Ostler & Moffett & Sister Curtis & I all sang at a funeral. Yay. We sang Abide With Me Tis' Evening Tide. It was an interesting funeral service. Half the people were nonmembers and the other half were less actives and a few active members. We are not a very musical group... but we did pretty good. We broke into the different parts and that was interesting. I have learned to stay on a note pretty well here on my mission, but I don't think I will be volunteering any time soon to sing in sacrament meeting or another funeral any time soon.
We moved Holly today. It was sad to see her go, but it was definitely something she and Ron needed to do. They lived in very poor and sad living circumstances and they found a very nice apartment to move into that is close to a hospital. It was fun moving his 900lb Pearl Harbor safe into the moving truck.  Just kidding we didn't even try - I'm pretty sure I would have been squished. One of the members of the ward showed up and he moved it all by himself it was intense.

We taught Paul and Patty this week the Word of Wisdom. Paul only agreed to some of it, he doesn't see the problem with having things in moderation. He loves to chew. Patty loves coffee.  The cool thing about our lesson was that right before it - Patty had gone to the store and she was looking at coffee pots thinking about getting a new one, and she decided that there was no point because she wanted to get off coffee. Paul hadn't been chewing for over 7 hours and he had been looking at a few magazine articles about people’s journey with quitting. So they are being prepared, but they are having a hard time letting it go! Just let it go! Just Come to Church!!
Is it really worth it!? Yes, it tastes good, and it can take headaches away. But once it starts causing the headaches is it really worth it? When you can't stop having it. Oh I can quit whenever I want to. I have quit 12 times already. Perhaps I have forgotten what the word Quit means. Well the world is definitely changing. Bad is now Good, and Good is now Bad. So much fun in the world. We need to be in the world but not of the world. Once we let the world overcome us is when things start to go down hill. Just remember that with the Lord all things are possible.

"Who's on the Lord's side who. now is the time to show"
Well I hope you are all having a great day! Having fun and working hard. Congratulations Bailey and Sean!!!  :)  Well I love you all.

Sister Karen Call

"It is our free choice whether we make and keep … covenants. Only a few of [Heavenly Father's] daughters have the opportunity in this life to even learn of those covenants. You are one of the favored few. You dear sisters, each of you is a daughter in the covenant."~Henry B. Eyring,

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