It has been hot and humid and brrrreeeezzzzyyyyy!!! I LOVE the breeze! The breeze is my best friend! haha
Well last Monday was a regular Pday, we just email, shopped, napped, and wrote letters. Then that night we met a potential investiGATOR, his name is Cameron and he is 14. He is really nice, he has a Book of Mormon and said he would read it, so we shall see! Then we had a lesson with the Mcmillan's. We taught about Tithing. I love tithing! Mom and Dad thank you so much for always teaching us to pay a full tithe and doing it yourself! I was reflecting on the blessing I have received from tithing and thinking back to all those times we thought that we were gonna loose the house or something big like that and we have always been taken care of. It is because Mom and Dad have ALWAYS paid a full tithe. I am just so grateful for the blessing of tithing and the Lord always looking out for us!
Tuesday we knocked on doors, visited some Less Actives and Diana. We had Dinner at the Wozniak's. Sister Wozniak is pregnant with twins. She is the nicest sister! I am so grateful for her and her family!
Wednesday we did Temple Service! The temple is closed still so we were doing some major grounds work. We pulled weeds in the beds around the temple. Then we had Lunch with Sister Coleman, she is a true southern girl! She took us to the Cracker Barrel! It made me miss Thursday lunches with Grandpa Traylor! I thought of you grandpa the entire time we were there! Love you!! It was all good fun! Then we visited some other sisters and met with the Bevan's to clean up the Ward Roster. There are sooooo many names on that thing and most of the people on there have moved or passed away.
Thursday we had Zone Teaching Meeting. It was really good! The ZL's told us that we are now to wear our name tags on the right side instead of the left. Sad Day. I liked it over my heart. But what can you do? Later that day we visited Sister Rose. On Tuesday we got the feeling we need to visit her, and that something was wrong. We went and she wasn't in her room at the rest home. We thought maybe she was at an activity or something. so we left and on Wednesday we found out from the RS pres. that she was admitted to the hospital because she almost went into a Diabetic coma. So we went to the hospital on Thursday and saw her. She was so happy we came! She said she had prayed for us to come. Wow. I just love Sis. Rose she is a sweetheart and I am so thankfull that the Spirit kept directing us to go visit her!!! Then we had dinner with Sister Baez, she is a talker! haha but she is so much fun!
Then because it was the 4th of July and I am in the Zone by the Temple, we all went to the Temple to watch Fireworks. We got to go on the roof...yep the roof of the TEMPLE! It was awesome!! We could see the fireworks at Disney World, Sea World, and All around. It was a once in a lifetime thing and it was SO COOOOLLL!!! But we were so tired that night, we got to stay out until 10:30 and I was pooped! 10:30 is just too late for me now! haha---Oh yes, momma...I HAVE CHANGED!!!! ha ha
Friday we had weekly planning and went knocking, continued working on the ward roster, and we had another lesson with the Mcmillan's. Lawrence (the dad) is coming along slowly but surely. We are going to be patient with him. In order for him to give his permission for his kids to be baptized, they need to read the first few books of the new Testament. So we are going through those with them (which I LOVE! thanks MOM for sharing 'the Gospels' with me- I am so grateful that you taught me to LOVE the Bible, particularly the New Testament!!!. But I do think the Lord is teaching me charity...LONNNNNGGG SUFFERRRRINNNGGG in regards to Lawrence! haha Right mom?? haha After the lesson we met the Golden Rod Sisters for our exchange. I went to the Golden Rod area with Sister Rich and Sis. Hoffmeier stayed in Conway with Sis. Strein.
Saturday I was in Golden Rod. We rode our bikes A TON! and knocked A TON! haha But we did meet a nice less active, his name was Bro. Rainey and he gave us cold water and heck give me some cold water and a hot Florida day and I'll be your best friend FOR LIFE!!! We also met a nice Jehovah's Witness. We helped her in with her groceries and after Sis. Rich said, " I like Jehovah's Witnesses, we both knew we were not going to convert one another so we are just nice to each other" hahahaha! So true! Then we came back to Conway to exchange back. Then Correlation meeting. On the way home from correlation I had noticed a woman struggling to get up some stairs and so I hopped out of the car and helped her up along with Sister Hoffmeier and Sis. Bevans. I just love doing service! I wish people would let us do more of it!
Sunday all the Mcmillan's came to church!! It was amazing!! and it was Fast and Testimony Sunday and a Sister shared a story that when she was 8 she was raised Baptist and she wanted to be baptized. Her mom told her she needed to wait until she was 12. So when she was 12 she was baptized and when she came out of the water she could feel that something wasn't right. Fast forward to when she was 19 and she met the missionaries. She was then baptized into our church (by the right authority) and she said when she came up out of the water she knew that it was right and that this is the church of Jesus Christ. Wow. what a story! I love stories like that! The church is true, the Atonement is real, and Jesus Christ is our Savior!!! I love being a missionary! Oh! and we are meeting our new Mission President on Tuesday, so I will have to let you know next week how that goes.
Well I hope you all have a fabulous week and stay cool in the Utah heat!
Love you!! - Sister Forsey
Mom- The Zone Leaders slapped our hand because we all need to have more faith while finding people and we are not here to "sell" the church haha. Sorry to burst your bubble but the number on the back of the poem is no longer our number :( You are totally fine about the cookbook, take your time. Sis. Hoffmeier and I are kind of in a routine haha! We live on Frozen pizza and cereal. yup. I think you are mistaken about you loving me more than I could ever love you! cause I love you more!!!
Dad- Thank you so much for the email! I hope you liked the letter and poem! I have little time so I haven't read your email yet but I printed it out :D I Love you!!