This week has been full of ups and downs. It is a mission so I guess that is pretty normal.
Well Monday and Tuesday weren't very eventful. We taught our Recent Convert, T. He is just on fire! He is just jumping in and getting involved! It is awesome to see. We taught another investigator on Tuesday, C. He is pretty cool. We aren't sure if he has that true desire to know for himself but he is interested in learning.
Wednesday we rode our bikes to UCF to meet a member and then back about 7 miles to meet another member. It was exhausting. We taught our Gator, K that day. We talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how it is essential for us to be baptized. Just like Christ, who was without sin did to fulfill all righteousness we too need to be baptized even more so because we do sin everyday. She committed to a baptismal date of August 3rd, which is awesome! We are so excited for her! We will see what happens.
Then we rode home to get ready for the temple tour we were going on that night with our Gator, R and his roommates who are members. About 5 min. before our ride got there, President Berry Called. As soon as Sister Stratman said, "Hi President Berry!" I knew he was calling to tell me Grandma had passed on. Geez Whiz great timing. President Berry I just did my makeup!!!!! Needless to say I got on the phone and he told me. I cried but had to get it together for the temple tour. We knelt down and said a prayer and Heavenly Father helped me to hold back the tears and feel the peace that is found on the grounds of the temple.
We had a great Temple tour with R! The spirit was definitely there! R suffers from ADHD and terrets? I Don't know how to spell that..so we have had to take things slow and really explain things simply but on the Tour he told President Wood, who gave the tour, that he kept his attention better than any other Tour Guide. R loved the temple he really did feel the spirit there and he understood what President Wood talked about. It was cool.
When We got home president allowed me to call Dad and Grandpa. I am so grateful for that time I had to talk with them! And to know that everyone was doing okay. After I got off the phone sister Stratman had made us some Chocolate Milk and Vanilla Wafers. So we sat, ate Cookies and milk, and Cried, and she asked me about Grandma. Thank Heavens for good companions!
Thursday we had District meeting and it was a good distraction. The Zone Leaders were there and I asked them for a Blessing. The rest of the week like I said was filled with ups and downs. I am so grateful for the knowledge of the Gospel and to know that I will see Grandma again. She is probably playing Skip-Bo with Uncle Bill. Here is a little Paragraph I wrote for her funeral about the fun memories I have of her. ..
. What Can I say about My Grandma Forsey? She was the Queen Bee of the family and of Skip-Bo of Course! She was the epitome of class. There are two kinds of people in this world, those who like Neil Diamond and those who love him. Grandma Forsey loved him. I will never forget our mornings up at UM Creek filled with Neil Diamond, a great breakfast, and Grandma in her red cap. She always looked her best and was always a good sport when Aunt Laura and I would draw her eyebrows on like she looked mad. Grandma Forsey LOVED to laugh, I considered it a job well done when I could make her laugh on her way to the bathroom so much that she had to stop for fear that she would wet her pants. I will certainly miss her sense of humor, and her many stories that she told of us growing up. She was quick as a whip too! Her home will never be the same with her no longer in her big blue recliner. She was always the first smiling face I would look forward to seeing every time I climbed the stairs up to her house. I will certainly miss her more than words can describe. I am so grateful for her example to me and her wonderful spirit. She had such a strong testimony of the Gospel! She knew it was true and I have been so blessed by that testimony. As I am out serving the Lord and teaching others the Gospel there is no doubt in my mind that she is right here beside me. I feel her help as I teach and testify of the wonderful Gospel I have been so blessed with the knowledge of. I am beyond lucky that I get to be apart of her eternal family. She will always be missed but never forgotten.
Well I am excited to see what this next week brings. Hopefully not as much heartache as this last week. I will just keep going and look for Good Things to Come! I love you all and you will all be in my prayers, especially on Tuesday.
Love, Sister Forsey